well its been a while since ive posted a thread but ill have a go, well we are having new carpet and i have to move my 40 gallon tank how can i do this for i havnt done it before thanks for any help :icon_bigg
I would save 40% of the water(in some clean buckets) of the 90% that is being removed, just so it would be like doing a 50% water change when you get the tank in its new place and add water back into it.
Maybe this is unnecessary, but that is what I have all ways done for the livestocks sake.
I did not know you have discus, you may want to keep more than 50% of the tanks water. How ever much water you leave in the tank during a normal water change is how much you need to save to put back into your tank after it is moved. Make sense?
As long as the plastic tub is clean as a whistle and holds water, that should work.
I just changed out my substrate the other week. I went and purchased one of those rubber maid tubs and suctioned the water from the tank to the tub. Worked pretty good, only problem is all my fish kind of turned really white. It has been at least a couple of weeks and none of them has died but I know the discus are little more tempermental.
Remember, rule of thumb is a tank weighs 10 lbs per gallon of water, more like 12 lbs if there's a lot of rock or other dense ornaments. This takes the actual tank and substrate into account. If you're removing just water, it's a bit over 8 lbs per gallon. so 40g = 400lbs. 20 gallons of water out is maybe 175 lbs. So half full is still 225 lbs or so.