Moving and estabilished aquarium?

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  1. Guest

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    Does anyone have a few tips on moving an aquarium?
     
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  3. ivyspig

    ivyspig Plankton

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    Cross your fingers and hope everything makes it through the move!! ;) Seriously, use plastic trash cans, 5 gallon buckets, etc... to put some of your tank water and livestock in. You should try the discussion forum at www.reefaquariumguide.com because this question has been answered many times and will give you more insight into moving a marine aquarium.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Well, we should answer on this forum, eh? ;D

    I moved my tank from NYC to Chicago once in my car without any casualties.

    I individually bagged all my fish and corals. I double bagged each one and used twice the normal amount of water and twice the amount of pure oxygen from the tank at the fish store. I placed all the bags in styrofoam coolers.

    Then I took out and wrapped all the live rock with paper towels and placed it in styrofoam coolers.

    I also bagged the sand (with some water) and saved as much water as I could.

    It took two days, but I set up the tank right away and everything lived.

    hth

    wahoo!!!!!
     
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  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    That does have a lot of interesting ideas. Although I think he kinda loses it at the end with the 'across country' stuff. He could of provided details on how to bag everything.