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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Best way to move 3 aquariums across town?

I am moving and I have one 20 gallon, one 30 gallon, and one 40 gallon. They all have either fish and shrimp or fish and frogs inside of them. What's the best way to move everything and *hopefully* have no one die???
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 12:52 AM
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Two ways that I've used.
One, assuming it's a quick move: Bag the animals and plants. Take the water out of the tanks (I carried much of the water in several 5 gal buckets to ease the restart of the tanks.

The other is to drain all but a couple of inches of water out of the tanks and move them that way. You are more likely to develop leaks with this method, or at least that was my experience. I saved the water I drained out and replaced it when I got there.

It all depends on how your are moving (vehicles, professional movers, etc.). Or you can use a mixture of the above. Good luck.

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I would also prefer the method of draining the tank while the fish and others are in the bags with enough water. Just like how you bought them.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 AM
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I'd recommend the first method Mygala listed - the second is better suited to repositioning a tank in the same home.
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