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Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by l_l_l on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:15 am

Ahh shoot!
I thought I was going to stay in that place for a long time!! But things have come up, and the result is I have to move out of this place. Sad

I am going to do this move in a more efficient way, with tricks I have learned from moving the last time.
With enough luck, I'll be able to do it very fast.

First of all, I am planning on rearanging my aquascape in my main tank, and moving the endlers out to their own 20g long.
I really love them but I have new plans for the 77g.

I will first remove all the hardscape I'm planning to use from my tank and try different layouts, all the plants will stay in the tank meanwhile, to make sure I don't stress the fish too much.

When I'm satisfied with what I have, I will proceed with the move.
I will remove the fish, separate the more aggressive cichlids, and put the other schooling fish together.
I'm probably going to put my celestichtis margaritatus in with the endlers.

Then, I'll remove all the dirt and the substrate and move the tank.
After this, I'm going to put my dirt layer again in the new home, cap it again, add the hardscape and plants, fill it up and add the fish.
Since it's all going to be in winter, I'm going to put the fish in a large cooler/thermos thing..

That new place I will have will permit me to have a nice setup for 3x5 gallon tanks + 1x 20 long, this is super.

Wish me luck! Smile
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Post by CAAIndie on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:49 am

Good luck with the move! Sounds like you have a plan all set. Will you need to move far?

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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by l_l_l on Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:08 am

Thanks! Fortunately, the move is about 1km away, makes everything a lot less stressful! Smile

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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by guppyguy on Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:45 am

I wish you luck and hope everything goes well for you and the fish get to there new home safely.


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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by alexmtl on Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:50 pm

Best of luck ! You are a good planner so this should go smoothly
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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by Starfish on Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:01 pm

Hope all goes well and that you and the fish settle in nicely.
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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by GaryE on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:46 am

It's only scary the first time you move tanks. After that, it's a chore. It'll be fine.
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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by Fishypastor on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:58 am

May your slimecoat be thick,
And you fish free of ich.
May your ammonia not spike,
And your nitrates be right.
May your fish be stress free,
And your move be a breeze.
God speed to your change,
Watch over your pH range.


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Post by Tashina on Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:14 am

Ewww moving!!! pale I moved way to many times and even overseas but never with fish. Yet!!!
Good luck and good weather for your move, hope it will be quick and smooth!
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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by l_l_l on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:55 am

Thank you all for your support.
I have now a lot of good words and a nice poem to accompany me in my move.

As Gary said, it should only be a chore this time.

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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by l_l_l on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm

Time to update on this move!

I did it in two days.
First day was the 10 gallon and 2x5 gallon fry tanks...
It went really well. I did lose 3 fry tho. Sad

This is my fry setup on it's new rack:


This is the 10 Gallon Betta tank in my room:


One week later, which was today, I moved my big 77.

This is me, I'm happy about being able to fit the tank and the stand in my tiny Versa..


This is the hardscape I had decided:


And this is the tank, with all the plants and fishes in..


Whew! What a chore!

Now I have to clean my place.. Sad

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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by guppyguy on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:26 pm

Wow looks great. A job well done. Now the fun part of cleaning like you mentioned. One step at a time.

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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by CAAIndie on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:41 pm

Congrats on the move! Looks like it went fairly smoothly. Sorry about the fry.

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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by hello_rockview12 on Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:09 am

The new scape looks great! Well done, sir! You're gonna be an old pro at moving.
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Re: Another move!! OH NOES!!!

Post by alexmtl on Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:05 pm

Nice looking 77 David ! Glad to hear no issues.
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