moving my tank/fish- need help ASAP

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i need tips on how 2 move my 10 gallon tank. ??? i plan on moving @ the end of this week, about 10-20 min. across town.i got a brand new bucket w/ lid to put H2O in w/ my fish, and i'm gonna take all but about 2 gallon of water w/ me. any tips?!
 

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Drain the water down in the tank so you have just enough to keep the gravel wet. Don't fill the bucket up too high with the fish in it. If you could get your lfs to sell you or give you some fish bags, that would be a much easier way to transport them. You may lose your bacteria in your filter. Keep it wet if you can.
 

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I always used those Ziplock disposable containers. I moved my fish about 4 times back and forth from college in them.
 
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thanx guys. i have an undergravel filter thingy, and when i look up at the bottom of my tank, there's green SOMETHING on the bottom.it looks sorta like algae. do i need 2 clean it?
 

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If you have an undergravel filter, you will have to thoroughly clean your tank before adding the fish back in! All the nasties have been held down there under your gravel, and when you turn the filter off, they will seep back upwards.
 
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even if i do clean that **** out, i'm still using the same water and filter, do i have to recycle? i read somewhere that if you take EVERYTHING out, you have 2 recycle coz it kills all the good bacteria
 

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#1 rinse your gravel and undergravel filter in some of your saved tank water, (don't use chlorinated tap water), #2 be sure to keep everything you want to save bacteria on wet as you are making all these changes. Then if you use the same filter material, gravel etc., there should be enough bacteria to keep it going if you don't have a heavy fish load.

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OK. thanx 4 the help, sustina-flower
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what's the deal w/ romans 8:26? i looked it up in my Bible, but i am wondering why u have it on your sign. whaz up w/ the weather?
 

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