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Question Moving 10G Advice

painting my apt, and moving some furniture...may need to relocate my 10 a few feet...it is on a 3ft., sturdy, wood, end table...

every fiber in my being says NO! But, what if i removed 75% of the water? would this increase my chances of a success enough to attemp?

any input would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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A 10 gallon isn't heavy in my opinion. Dumping 75% of the water, and having two people move it 10 feet way shouldn't be too much of a problem.

If you can manage to lift it while it's still on the end table that would be even better. I say chances of success without damage is 100% unless you trip.

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I drained half of mine when I moved it to my home-made stand. It only weighed about 60 lbs. Just do it very carefully. 10 gallons of water on the floor is still a hell of a mess.

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10 gallons water is about 75-80lbs, plus weight of everything else, so if you take out 1/2, enough to not slosh when moving, should be ok
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Well mine has a ton of rocks so maybe I should have drained a little more. it really depends on the tank.

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i was told 1 gallon of water equals 8.34 lbs .....so figure 10 lbs per gallon water and substrate......

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I'll never admit it publically but about 12 years ago I moved a 20 gallon tank a distance of 60 miles by draining 75% of the water, but leaving the gravel and fish in it, picking it up by myself, walking out the front door, tossing it in the back of a uhaul on the floor and driving off.

The tank didn't break or spring leak and a few of the fish actually lived. It was carried up three flights of stairs on the other end.............

That wasn't my original plan but after loading up the truck I was so darn tired I developed a really bad attitude about doing any more work for a few darn fish..........
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