Moving Tank advice

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  1. JackSplat

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    I have decided, for various reasons, to move to a new house.

    Now, having quite a large tank, I would like to move that as well.

    Can you guys give some advice on how to go about this?

    Appreciated as always
     
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    It's easier to pay someone to do the move. If you can afford it rather pay someone than to struggle with some friends.
     
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    Do you want to move your 800L tank?
    What is the dimensions again?
     
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    I tend to agree.

    The tank is 1100x1100x600 mm Riaan. The sump and the rest is all under the tank and should not be an issue.
     
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    Depending on the distance you need to move. That determines different options.

    Short distance, one day move. I prefer to use multiple of the same type of containers. I do not use cooler boxes at all. Put rocks into the containers, ensure they are extremely stable. Put corals and fish with the rock in same containers.

    This will prevent a lot of temperature differences. Do not put any container in the sun.

    Last bit of water with substrate you can leave in the tank. No need to dig all the substrate out, depending on the depth and weight of that wet sand. If a thin layer, just leave it. If deep layer, you would have to take some pout to lessen the weight.

    Move the display on top of the stand if you can. Have about 10 to 20% extra water available at the other side to top up. You will waste and mess some.

    Get a lot of friends together. And buy beer and pizza.

    I moved my 3.2m tank with the help of my brother, son and 7 laborers. Problem with laborers from the side of the road is that they do not always understand what you want to do.
     
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    Thank you Riaan, much appreciated, as always!
     
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    Do you have enough containers to hold 800L water?
     
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