Bethany92 Posted March 18 Share Posted March 18 Hey there! I’m about to move in July about 3 hours away from where we currently are. I have 4 tanks to move and I never moved tanks from one house to another. This is a long post, I’m sorry. I just want to be sure I do this correctly and not lose my fishy friends. I already know to keep the filter media submerged in some of the old tank water using a bucket with a good sealing lid, and I’m assuming to keep each tank’s filter media separate in the corresponding tanks’ water. However, to move the tank, substrate, and all the livestock, I’m not sure what I’m doing. I wasn’t going to do this until we were ready to move the tanks and I would be a same day tear down and set back up, if possible. Basic questions: Do I keep the substrate? Can I put all the live plants from all tanks into the same bucket of dechlorinated water? Tank 1 is a 40gal with an axolotl and sand substrate. I’m planning on putting the axolotl into a plastic tub (6qt) with an air stone and ice packs in a cooler. I also have the tank chiller to move, which I was just going to empty the water out, run a few cycles of vinegar through it, let it dry out, ditch the existing hoses, and then hook it up with new hoses. Tank 2 is a 40gal with 6 pea puffers and 6 cory cats with sand substrate and live plants. How much water do I need to transport the pea puffers and Cory cats? And I was planning on separating them into species only containers for the move. Would 6qt containers work for this? Battery powered air stone, or will they be okay for a three hour drive? Tank 3 is a 20gal with 6 neon tetras, 4 Gertrude blue eyed rainbow fish, 6 cherry shrimp, and 2 mystery snails, live plants and a lava rock type substrate. I was honestly planning on getting a new 40gal tank for them and moving my betta into this 20gal after we move. I was going to just do mystery snails in one small container, cherry shrimp in another small container, then the fish all together in a 6qt container. Tank 4 is a 5gal with my betta and live plants. I was just going to get a small cup to transport him in, kinda like the fish stores use to keep them in. Then I was going to tightly pack the containers in a box to limit jostling in the car, but if they need an air stone running in every container, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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