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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    This is probably overkill worrying, especially given that I've moved the tank (fish-in) before. However, I don't think I can lower the water as much this time, because it's densely planted and has way too much livestock (6 glass cats, 3 otos, bazillion snails, 8-12 amanos, 2 platies, 6-7...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    My sorority sisters were given 7 fat heads (5 of which are rosy reds) as part of a scavenger hunt. Deemed just "feeder fish" my sisters told me to just put them in a bowl until they eventually die out. Being vegetarian and unable to watch anything in distress (the same goes for most insects &...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Wondering if anyone can answer a question that has been plaguing me for a while... I am moving to a new apartment in a couple of months, and I will be bringing my 75 gallon AGA planted with me. Good news, the apartment is a block away, and both buildings have elevators. Bad news: I'm pretty set...
  4. 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...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have to find at least 2 strong men who can move my tanks NOW. I need them moved from today (Thursday, Oct 30 — this Saturday, Nov 1). I will pay $100 an hour for the movers. I hired a LFS to move my 75g and 20long tanks this morning. But yesterday their phone number was "temporarily...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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?
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I will be having my hardwood floors refinnished in a few weeks. I have 3 well established planted tanks that I need to move to get this done. One is a 20 gal, I am not too worried about moving that, I plan to drain it to a few inches and I can "scoot" it to my bedroon, only about 5 feet away. I...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Well next month My 29 gal, fully stocked tank, is moving (with my girlfriend) to a new home about 45 min from their present location. My question is, how long does the good bacteria in the gravel and filters last without circulation? Would there be enough bacteria surviving the 45-50 min...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Anyone have any suggestions that they can share on what it takes to move a tank? I have a 29 gallon that I would REALLY like to move about 12 inches over to cover the plug. (Also might be a good time to paint the back.) I used to have a couch in front of the plug, but I rearranged my...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm most likely going to be moving a block from where I currently live in about 2 months and wondering if I could empty all the water out of my 29 gallon tank but keep the gravel and plants in place during the moving? Would that be too much stress on the tank which could cause it to break? I...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I just got my new 75 gal all setup a few weeks ago and have been getting all the filters and stuff setup the way I want, and finished the tank cycle, was fast because use old filter and so on from old tank, anyways I need to move it out of the living room now, into extra room, so few...
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