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Moving to new home #1
Currently, I have 2 tanks - Tropical and Marine.

I want to keep them but only issues I'm having is, my wife wanting to move to a new home.
I'm trying to figure out what I do with these 2 tanks I've got. I've tried sell fish on facebook but for some reason, my post was removed due to breaking their rules for selling live stock.

Right now, i'm totally stuck what to do with it.

Myself and my wife have agreed to give it away for nothing but first, I need a solution how to deal with it.

Moving date - not sure but we're hoping to move around end of July or Aug this year .. we're hoping to find someone who is able to look after for a week or so. Once we have all the flooring done at the new home, we then set it all up and go from there. If anyone of you suggest me about keeping in a bag/bucket/etc.. then tell me how I do it all under 2 or 3 hours? and to travel and then set it up at the new house but we don't want ANYTHING to be setup in the house - although, I could put it in the garage but don't know if it has any power point inside the garage or not. But if there's any issues, etc.. we will consider giving it away for a small fee and never go back to this hobby again due to heart breaking for me.

Jewel Lido 200 + Stand + LED Lightings + Dosing + RO Unit + RedSea Test Kits + etc...
Jewel Vision 180 + Stand + API Test Kit (just pretty much basic)

I've asked my LFS if they could take my fish but they simply won't accept it.
So I'm hoping someone who can take care of these following :
2 x ClownFish (Snow Onyx)
3 x Damsel
1 x Cardinal
Severals Turbo/Nass Snails

Golden Nugget Pleco
2 x Clownloach
3 x Zebra Loach
3 x Polka Dot Loach
Not sure, but expect around 3 Kuhli Loach (they always HIDE!)
1 x Ruby Shark
3 x Siamese Flying Fish

Let me know what I should do for the meantime?

Sorry my english is not perfect but I do hope someone can understand me.

Thanks
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Re: Moving to new home #2
Where abouts are you in the UK?
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Re: Moving to new home #3
Derby .. DE24 area
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Re: Moving to new home #4
What a difficult situation you're in.

If you do decide to sell/give them away, then www.aquarist-classifieds.co.uk is probably your best option - this also increases the likelihood of the fish going to a good home by experienced fishkeepers (than, for example, generic classifieds websites) which may be more reassuring for you.
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Re: Moving to new home #5
Well,

Option 1 : I want to keep all my fish, but I've no where to store them temporary - I'm not sure if my Garage have any power installed or not. - It's a newly built home - they told me they have 1 plug but I'm not sure if that'll be enough to power everything as I'll be probably using it for some machinery (i'm a hobbyist woodworker) and to do some DIY around the home. - I will eventually get the electrician to do the wiring to have it proper fusebox, etc.. but how long that will take? So then there's Option 2.

Option 2 : Maybe I'll give that aquarist-classifieds a try and see if I get fair money for the whole lots .. and then I'll be able to try start over again once I'm settle in the new home (bigger tank maybe!)? (Thanks fcmf for that suggestion - will have a good look before I post it there).
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Re: Moving to new home #6
In these cases, many times I've seen fellow hobbyists (especially from local clubs) take them temporarily. You just need to get the word out locally.
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Re: Moving to new home #7
Yea, i've posted on Aquarist-Classifeds but not a single response.
I've post on a few facebook - again not many replies.

What am I doing wrong? :(
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Re: Moving to new home #8
Well you could ask the lfs if you can put a flyer up