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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello All, Well I am thinking about Plan B! I want to move a 60 gl. acrylic planted tank with 4" of gravel and some water in it, because I don't think I will catch the loaches and some other small guys. I thought I could get a couple of guys and a plywood brace to carry it to the next room...
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    Hello ya' all, I need a little help about moving my tank. I have a 60 gal. acrylic planted tank. I have approximately 3 1/2" to 4" of substrate. Eco-complete with a layer of natural gravel. If I can recall I think I have about 3-4 bags eco, and 2 natural gravel. I think it's about 90 - 125 lbs...
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    It's official. I have a moving day for my tanks. Oct 30. Two days before I must be out of my apartment. The guy confirmed that I will have to strip the entire tank, including plants and substrate. Further, he charges by the hour so the more work I do in advance to prepare for the move, the...
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    For the next 3ish months I'll be away at school, but I want to start a planted tank. Will it be a problem to remove all the water/inhabitants and move the tank home for winter break? I'm assuming if I end up buying plants that can grow both emersed/submersed this won't be a problem, but what...
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    Hey all - In about 2 weeks we're getting our house re-carpeted. My dilemma is how to go about moving it, so as not to disturb the fish & plants too much, but also not damage anything. One of my biggest fears is putting too much stress on the stand by sliding it, causing it to bow or buckle and...
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    I have a 10 gallon tank that needs to be moved over about 3 feet and up a couple of feet on to a shelf. I'd like to drain about 70% of the water and move it with the 30% of water in it. Is it ok to do so on a small tank? I don't think moving it a few feet warrants a teardown. Any advice?
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    Next week I'm moving to Frederick, MD, and I'm taking my tank with me. It's 5g acrylic, it's my first, and I don't really know how to move a tank. I know a lot of people bag the fish, uproot the plants, remove all the water, etc. I would do that too, but I have RCS fry ~5 mm long, and I want...
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    I recently adopted some fish and got a new tank from a friend. It's a 90 gallon tank and I moved it to my place last night. There are two residents: a Tiger Oscar and a Convict Cichlid (neither good for planted tanks, DOH!). We saved about 20 gallons of water from the tank before we moved it...
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    Hello folks, I am finally done with this semester and am moving to my parents' house for the summer tomorrow. They live 3 hours south of me, and I have never moved a fully established tank! (Details for my tank are in my signature.) Please share any suggestions or experiences, and comment on...
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