This rain is going to bugger with my tank move tomorrow!

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  1. RocketRooster

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    I didn't make any arrangements for heating the LS containers on the back of the bakkie. I had assumed this heat we've been having would continue and the water temps would be fine.

    Now I'm worried about temp drops on the way home. I am going to put the fish and critters in a cooler box and wrap it with a blanket and tarp, but what about the corals and live rock?

    Any advice? Am I being overly cautious?

    Thanks!
    Riaan
     
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  3. Albert Terego

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    I am sure they will be fine - I'd have worried more about the extreme heat than the cool weather we are having today.
     
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    if you're worried about the temp dropping while on the move, maybe take some warm blankets to wrap around the holding containers. BTW, what time are you planning to collect your goodies? Am working tomorrow and would have loved to help with the move. the 100L bin is still available for your use if you like...
     
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    pfff! speed reading and didn't see you had that thought already... :p
     
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    RocketRooster Thread Starter

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    Thanks gMan. I'm gonna be on the road at the crack of sparrows. I want this to be a chop chop job so I don't have to fiddle with things until late at night or have an emergency after all the shops are closed.

    I have a new 70l bin, two 30l trunks, a 100l trunk and 5x 25l plastic jerry cans and a cooler box. The seller also has a 100l bin and some jerry cans, so I reckon we will be sorted for tankage.

    I do have a bit of an emergency wrt piping though - I can't find any 25mm hose to connect to the eheim pump @Ridwaan lent me to evacuate the tank with. Builders was all out and my local hardware only had 1m of the stuff.
     
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    Temp is forecast or 15-20c. If the stock is bagged and in poly boxes I would make some heat packs out of zip bags or heat up hose things you freeze for cooler boxes.

    Just make sure you acclimate the fish when reintroducing, make sure you bring the water temp up to that of the water the fish are in. You don't want the temp to drop then rise too quickly.

    I would not worry too much about the LR.
     
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    Thanks Keith! I do have a few of those in the kitchen.

    Do you perhaps have some 25mm hose I can borrow? Pretty please sugar on top! :crying:
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    on the 25mm hose, check with Wild On Pets at Greenstone, the may have - 0114524870
     
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    Thanks! That's not too far from work.


    I have one more question - is it okay to ship inverts in the same container with fish?
     
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    Inverts are ok with fish, But do keep the corals seperate
     
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    Yes you can borrow, but you can also get from Hose Center. They are in Edenvale.

    18 Edendale West Road, Eastleigh, Edenvale



    http://www.hosecentre.co.za/
     
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    Hey bud i did a 250L(4foot) tank move last october was just as worried as you at first but if you pre plan everything before you have nothing to worry about, i bought 4x 90l plastic containers with lids which i moved the fish and corals in(separate of course) then i had 25l containers for the water. did the tank plumbing at the new location put the water in then the rock followed by the corals and lastly the fish sat back cracked a beer and watched tank is 100% never lost a thing.
     
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    Thanks once again! I'll pop by them during lunch.
     
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    Thanks! I hope my karma holds up as well as yours did.
     
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    This is the best advice on this thread, the transporting is secondary to this IMO
     
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    You can actually be glad that its overcast and rainy tomorrow.
    temp drop is expected and can be handled.
    Cooking your drums in the sun on the back of the bakkie while loading and unloading is another bigger concern.

    If you can hold all LS in the same type of containers would be better. Then you will have the same temp drop on average and less issues reintroducing the fish corals and rock.
     
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    All the ls except corals and lr will fit into the big trommeltjie I got. The cooler box will also be big enough, but it will be cosy. I'll tank the urchin separately to avoid mishaps.

    I got 25mm thickwall pvc at Hose center! R25 a meter. Utter bargain and just goes to show how retailers rip off the public! Thanks Keith, I owe you a Reefer's Dose!
     
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    No bud the LFS do not rip you off. I gave you supplier that some buy from. Perhaps I should have kept my trap shut. I will not go to that place again if divulgence is perceived as a tit a tail rip off.

    I am now considered as a rat. Yes. Sucks....

    Why not just say thanks for the contact and leave it at that. ...
     
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    Keith, I am not following you. My local hardware store wanted R54 for the one lousy meter they had left on the shelf.

    I have no idea what an LFS would charge for it - my statement is not aimed at any lfs.

    This hose center place - I am grateful for the heads-up but clearly I stepped on one or more toes by publically announcing a retail price that anyone qualifies for. Your response only makes me wonder if Lfs prices are also of the R54/m variety...
     
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