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Moving to Dallas. Need guidance.

I have several large aquariums and I'm trying to decide if I should just sell them and buy new when I get there. I'm not planning on taking any fish or plants with me anyway.

I have a 90 and a 75 gallon on a custom stand I made and painted.

I have a 75 Gallon with wood canopy. I have a 40 gallon Hex, and a bunch of smaller tanks.

I've read that leaking is a common problem after moving larger tanks. Should I just sell them before I go or take the chance on moving them?
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If You have old sheets and quilts and wrap them up well It shouldnt be to big of a problem.
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I filled mine with towels and beding then wrapped then.
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So you guys think these tanks are worth taking? I don't have to worry about leaking?
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I have moved my 120gal tank twice now and have no problems with leaking (it was only 10 miles or so though). As long as you pack it carefully I don't see it being an issue. You can fill it up with water when you get to dallas and leave it outside for a few days to make sure its not leaking.
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I have moved a 75 and 90 on a pickup bed and no leaks.

You can always get a new tank but when you build yourself a nice stand and canopy it is irreplaceable.
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Personally, and these are just my thoughts on the matter never having done it, I would keep the stands and hoods and sell the tanks. You wouldn't get anything to speak of for them, but then you wouldn't have that worry. But that's just me. The stress isn't worth it .

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how are you planning on getting them there. yourself, a moving company...ect.


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I'm thinking of using the Pods service. You rent this portable storage thing and they move it for you.
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Nobody said "don't"?

My large moves were done by moving companies (since the company paid for them) and they built crates out of 2x4s for the tanks and they were padded just with paper. I think for Pods, that would be excessive since you load them yourself and all that does is protect them from being crushed. On the other hand, you have too many tanks to sit on your couch. A good website for how to pack things (and how to move in general) is the unfortunately named http://movingscam.com/ .

You might want to lose most of them, and only keep the ones that will be hard to replace. They just take up so much space and there's not much you can put inside them and you can't really stack them. Do keep stands and canopies, though.
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So you guys think these tanks are worth taking? I don't have to worry about leaking?
If that were true, then nobody would ever buy used tanks, since they will always be moved around. I think the problems you may have heard is when you move tanks not completely empty, that still contain the substrate and some water. When moving not empty tanks, the extra weight and the water moving around will stress the glass and could cause it to leak/break in the future. But as long as you empty the tanks, there will be no problems of any leaking.
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