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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #11
awesome that has just pretty much backed up the theory i had anyway and already answered my next forum question, thank you!!

would you suggest this would be the best way as i was planning on setting up a new tank upgrade anyway, and would be able to set it up ahead of the move as i have a two week over lap from one being available to when i actually leave the old one and it is only a few roads over.
they are only babies in a 3ft tank atm and i have a 4x2x2 or possibly a 5x2x2 ready to be bought and also considered the setting up of the new tank ready letting it cycle over the two weeks and introducing my fish as if just bought from the store

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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #12
Well, when I was away from college for a long period of time, for the drive home I would put my Beta in a used Gatorade bottle so he could fit in the cup holder... Probably not the best way to transport him, but it was my price range and easy to do...


I have yet to move a large aquarium.... let's just say I'm not looking forward to that.
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #13
Hi, the link to this article seems to broken. Would you mind posting it again as it seems to be a useful one to read!

Thanks!

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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #14
I think it moved here:-
http://www.fishkeeper.co.uk/Article.aspx?id=46

In addition to what they say I'd add that you should get a bottle of amquel or prime just in case the filter does uncycle and you should test the PH, KH and GH of the water at the new location. If it is significantly different to your fishes requirements you may have to soften or harden the water before using it for water changes.
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #15
Have to get my aquariums and fishies to Finland at some point this year not something im looking forward to
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #16
I was wondering about this the other day, what do you do with your tanks if you move ?.

Well its answered all my questions (gr8 article), and convinced me never to move !

Where do you get the polystyrene boxes from, lfs ?

I recently asked 2 lfs for a couple of bags when I was moving my fish to a bigger tank, offered to pay - they both said no (shocked me a bit that).
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #17
If all else fails, try eBay - you can get poly boxes and fish bags on there. (And heat packs).
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #18
I am moving next week, only within the same town so not too bad but still involves a complete tank dismatle nonetheless.

I am confident about the tank move but does anyone know a good place to buy buckets with sealed lids to transport tank water? I have seen some on ebay but I am concerned these may not be sterile.

My father recommended buying buckets that would traditionally be used for making wine as these are sterilised but I cannot find any for a reasonable price.

What has anyone else used in the past?
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #19
Hi

Any water carrier intended for storing drinking water when camping would be suitable as they have to be "food-safe".

I got two 25 litre carriers for ?5.99 + p&p for storing RO in on eBay recently. The seller also has other sizes available.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220719500815
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Re: How To Move Your Aquarium When Moving House #20
That's ideal!

Great, much appreciated