Moving tank

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  1. gaboon

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    I'm moving my tank across the room so gonna start draining it into containers in about an hour or so. Taking out LR first then live stock into another container.

    Anything I should look out for?
     
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    mmh.All sounds good.Dont crack it now :p
    Dont forget to level it out again :)
     
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    Didn't level it out the first time:whistling:. I don't have gloves, could this get painful with bristle worms etc?
     
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    I suggest try and get yourself a pair of gloves.While moving rocks out of my old tank,i got some nasty cuts because of not wearing gloves.
     
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    shit. I don't have polystyrene on hand and I have to move it tonight. Tank is only 250L, does that make a difference?
     
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    Another question, could I leave livestock in about 5cm of water and drag tank? Want to reduce stress as much as possible but will still have to put LR back in. I wont do any aquascaping as all LR and livestock will be going into the new tank in a week or so.
     
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    You can try, but I don't advise it. 1 it will be ****** heavy, and 2 it will probably brake.
     
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    I don't know were you live, but watch out that the water in the containers don't get cold, best done in day time when it is warmer.
     
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    Tank and polystyrene is 6 months old. Thanks Thalion, will remove LS. I'm hoping to complete in max 2 hrs. Miss monitor temp closely and Jager is ready just in case.
     
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    Just about finished and look what I found
    [​IMG]

    Who wants him?
     
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    He is a beaut
     
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    Found hundreds of these guys when i was emptying out my 6ft.
     
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    My limited knowledge about these guys suggests my cleaner shrimp should be dead, they've both been in my tank for 6 months. Does anyone have more info?
     
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    amazing little guys. So far it looks like I've just lost a big hermit. I really underestimated how long the move would take.
     
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    How did it go ? Are you all ready for your Idol Marine tank ?
     
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    It wasn't fun to say the least, new tank is in place and have started filling with RO.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Time fly's when you are having fun.;)
     
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