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i am moving out of my parents in the next few months and i am not sure what the best way of moving my tank. i shop said to buy a new tank and get it set up before i move the livestock, but are they just trying to get me to buy stuff. please help

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Reply #1

Of course they are! New tank is a great way, but not cheap.

Move everything into buckets/containers with heaters, airstones/small pumps for heat and aeration. Set up the tank, then move everything across. Ditch any old sand, as you will have to clean it to avoid a tonnes of nutrients being released, so you'll kill any bacteria in it anyway. Add a sponge filter to you existing tank now, then you can use that to help transfer bacteria when you move, and let the new sand establish.

Have some AmmoLock, or similar on hand in case of a spike. Or even better, a big barrel of salt water.
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Reply #2

I just moved, corals did fine, fish not so good, i got some transit box from very help fish store (The Marinefish Shop, Holbeach TVM!)but i did not have strong enough bags and may have put too little water in with fish. Clean up crew fine as well.


Give your self plenty of time as it take longer than you think to strip out, catch and clean.


Good luck and hope your move goes well!

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Reply #3

What a load of crap,like mentioned above just wants to sell you another tank.I used to live in Cornwall and had a 90 litre marine tank many moons ago,I put the corals in buckets and fish in sealable polystyrene boxes you can get them from you're Lfs although yours seems to be a money grabbing Dick head,anyway that was a 5 hour journey ,soon as I got to new home I had a small tank ready to go just needed to add water(I bought that with me aswell) went to Lfs got new salted ro water filled up the small tank left it running for about an hour then slowly added my stock giving them chance to acclimatise by floating in bags ,I lost 1 fish out of 12 and my anemone and corals did sag for a bit ( think they had the right hump) lol but once I had setup my proper tank and transferred them after about a month all was back to normal,they ship fish and corals in this way from all over the world.
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Reply #4

Wish you good luck on the move and remember the worst thing possible is to panic,
think about it ,take you're time ,plan it ,you'll be ok I'm sure,all info above is all good help and advice from others.
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Reply #5

These buckets are ideal so long as you only fill them a couple of inches above the height of the coral wedge them in and drive carefully put a cotton pillow case over the top to keep them from direct sunlight or get some of those window sucker sun blocker things you can still see through so not obstructing vision for driving ,
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These buckets are ideal so long as you only fill them a couple of inches above the height of the coral wedge them in and drive carefully put a cotton pillow case over the top to keep them from direct sunlight or get some of those window sucker sun blocker things you can still see through so not obstructing vision for driving ,
Dave

Without a doubt the best thing I have bought for my Reef Tank is a series of these

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Without a doubt the best thing I have bought for my Reef Tank is a series of these

Yeah just remember that 1.  they're meant for carrying washing and not rocks 2. leaving them in sunlight makes them go brittle

I'll try and remember to grab a pic of what happened to my one tonight...

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Reply #8

No not them ones lol
Theses ones are the builders buckets meant for carrying cement etc ,tough and rugged ,
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Anyway he's only using them for transportation of corals from one place to another while moving they will be fine ,if yours went brittle they must have been some really crap ones,I've been using the same bucket for work,putting cement and filling with rubble for about 7 months and mine are still going strong.
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Reply #10

No not them ones lol
Theses ones are the builders buckets meant for carrying cement etc ,tough and rugged ,
Dave

maybe that's why I had the problem with mine then  lol lol lol

It probably was cheap crap, can't remember where it's from. I used it for lugging my RO around for a while then it was left in the shed for a year or two.  Then I put some arka rock in it to sell to someone and when I picked it up it went straight through!

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