Tank Relocation

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Nov 14, 2006
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Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Hi there all

Was just wondering what the best approach to take with moving my Rekord 70.

I need to move it to a new location in my sitting room. I have a few fish and quiter a few plants.

How much water do i need to take out before it is safe to move ? Can I put the fish in a bucket of tank water while i move it ?

Tanks are designed to be structurally stable in a static position. This means the safest way to move it is empty, no water, no substrate. You risk stressing the seams & frame with anything in it, this could lead to leaks in the future.

I have a 72 gallon someone moved with substrate, a few inches of water, & fish. The top brace cracked, it's now held together by a welded steel brace. Since this tank had that sort of stress, it stays in the basement.

A bucket is fine for holding fish, add an airstone if it's going to be more than an hour or so, and put something over the top to prevent jumpers.

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