Moving My 80gallon

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by 11binary00, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. 11binary00

    11binary00 New Member Member

    so I have an 89 gallon tank with canister filter lots of live plants and 7 angel fish and a 6inch pleco.

    I'm moving next weekend and was thinking individually bag each fish and each plant with a damp paper towel. then drain the tank, but leave the canister sealed and full. then remove the sand ( I'm thinking about getting new substrate but not sure if that's a good idea during a move). once tank is empty move it fill it with new substrate and water that has prime and is at 80 degrees. then float the fish and hope all goes well...and thought or ideas would be great. 7ac85b395ffb352a72d5ea72d09dbeff.jpg
     
  2. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    yes bag all the fish, im moving soon too with my 6 tanks. Im not ready or exited about it ...
     
  3. OP
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    11binary00

    11binary00 New Member Member

    mines not a far move 10mins down the road so I'm hoping for no deaths and my tank doesn't crash I'm really happy with it right now
     
  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Shouldn't be bad at all, such a short move.
    I would bag the fish up, and just keep the media wet, and maybe oxygenate it with a battery powered airstone.
     
  5. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    The tank should be the last thing to break down and the first thing to restart. If your changing the substrate you will go through a mini cycle since the sand does carry some bacteria from it. So If you have a QT or a plastic tube I would put the fish in there for a few days as a temporary space until your tank is ready for the fish.
     
  6. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Perfect advice for the OP!
    I would do exactly what @Fashooga mentioned if I was moving my aquarium.
     
  7. Mom2some

    Mom2some Well Known Member Member

    I will dissent with the above posters. I would go ahead & change the substrate now with the move since it will so much logistically easier while the fish & plants are out of the tank already (or go to bare bottom for a little bit while you get set up in the new space). You will probably have a very small cycle bump, but your filter media should catch up quickly. Just test & water change as needed. No more stressful for your fish in my opinion than a smaller Quarantine tank with your same filter running.
     
  8. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    same distance for my travel
     
  9. OP
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    11binary00

    11binary00 New Member Member

    so my move went pretty well. sadly I lost a platinum Angel and a philapino blue and a ba tetra, not idea why. also the bulb on my tiger lily broke off hope it doesn't die. was able to setupp my 35 gallon and move the 2 angels that I think are a pair into it today. also added my Platt fry to the main Platy tank. attached some pics. 7df6225d24b9d8727281ec5e35409df3.jpg ed0948d14a446412ee9b82729305b19b.jpg afbd188b2000aecb0d85b580c74c25db.jpg ac577c2667a4378180e1cec8e8652aab.jpg e2c1af902aa1d49f70601cb252f997b6.jpg 4f11ab441c53901716bb1d2b875e4277.jpg 452ab550cd731811994df48af97af3e2.jpg ebc8fbd29101fd755a212e8d5ff29977.jpg c900e15ee00be808d3b27cd89bfb1361.jpg
     




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