Moving my nano tank - How should I do this?

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Matt, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. Matt

    Matt

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    JHB
    I'm moving my nano from my bedroom to my lounge (just across the hall really)

    Tank size: 90L

    I know for huge tanks you drain them completely before trying to move it, does the same apply to a little nano??

    Could I drain it half way and then move it?? Want to minimize stress / effort etc whistling.gif
     
  2. Guest




  3. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,828
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Germiston
    Matt,

    Going out on a limb here, but I'd say it will be ok if you drain half way and move. Obviously not letting the glass bottom carry the wait of the rock and water, but on a piece of chipboard bigger than the tank bottom.

    Move very slowly. And make sure all you rocks are secure. You don't need them to fall and crack pane.
     
  4. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Hi Matt - I would do the following - IF you live rock is not glued together, remove your live rock and corals first - place this in a temporary bucket or something.
    Then, drain at least 80% of the water out (the fish can stay there, if you want - otherwise you can catch the fish as well - but this will place a LOT of stress on the fish)....

    Then, with only the sand-bed, and +-20% of the water in the tank, then try and move the tank VERY VERY carefully!

    Good luck mate!
    Cheers.
     
  5. OP
    Matt

    Matt

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    JHB
    i'll be moving the stand and tank in one, so i'm sure it's safe to leave a bit of water in?
     
  6. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,828
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Germiston
    Should be ok. Would be even better if you could slide it on the floor.
     
  7. lIghty

    lIghty

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,052
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    if you have tiles on the floor, try pick up stand and tank onto a towel and pull it will someone holding it.
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Moving nano tank Forum Date
Moving a nano tank Beginner Discussions 8 Oct 2013
moving a 1.2m DSB General Discussions and Advice 19 Jun 2017
Starting with NSW and moving on with salt mix, yay or nay? General Discussions and Advice 15 Jun 2017
My African Red-knobbed Starfish is not moving since 1 day after eating General Discussions and Advice 25 Apr 2017
[wtd] Small amount of phosphate removing media to swap for frags Wanted 22 Mar 2017
Advice for moving my tank General Discussions and Advice 16 Mar 2017
Condy Anemone wont stop moving Anemone's 20 Feb 2017