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Old 03-03-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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anyone had to move after they set up their tank? Ive gotta move back home in may (from school) and well I just thought about this, its going to be a complete pain to move this thing,

I shoulda built one in my 10 gal and bought some darts, haha,

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:23 PM
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How big is the tank?
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How big is the tank you need to move?
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how big is yoru tank?
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lol 3 replies at the same time withe the same questions what are the odds
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just a 37 gallon, but I can't see how to do it without totally disassembling it, I was planning on draining the water, but its gonna make a mess trying to take the substrate out
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i woudl darain it as much sa you can and its not that large of a tank for you to be concern about mving it unless you have things in there taht are lose and not attached that you are worried about tossing around. I woudl take the frogs in a shipping container though.
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its only a 2 hr drive, and I was going to put everything alive in my ten gallon for moving
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i don't think you need to tear it down, just drain the water and carry it into the car, it might be a little heavy, but its the easiest thing to do, just put it on a dolly and roll it out.
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lol 3 replies at the same time withe the same questions what are the odds
A NEW DB record...man is that funny....people jumping all over themselves to be the first to help somebody.
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Its nice having people jumping to help, I am a member of a chevy truck forum and I love how fast people respond to questions, Its good to see something like that in another area of interest
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I moved a 29 Gallon last month and the only way to do it is drain AS MUCH of the water as you can. You might not be able to get all of it, but the more the better. I had about 1/2 an inch left in mine when I moved it. You'd be surprised how much moist soil + plants + .5" of water weighs - bring a friend!

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thats the nice thing about having a pump for the waterfall, Just put the loner peice of hose i have on it, and have it go out into a bucket, tada, I got almost all of the water out of it when i drained it to redo the setup this way.
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I moved a 55 gallon Paludarium. Just drained the water out, and put it in the moving truck. Survived just fine. When I got to my new place, I just filled the water back, turned on the lights, cleaned the glass, and was up and running fine.
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I moved my two darts and their tank cross country this week. From Salt Lake to Columbus Ohio. It was about a 27 hour drive. I put a digital hydro/temp guage in it misted it really good then put my frogs in deli cups (holes in top obviously) lined in wet paper towells. I misted the cups and closed em. I then put the deli cups in a cooler and stuffed the voids with news paper to keep them from ratteling (again misted). I figured the more moisture the longer it would take the temp to change and I also wanted to make sure the frogs would stay wet. Then end result is two very happy healthy darts. The tank I just carried to the car put it in the middle of the back seat and packed around it. success in moving that to!! Good luck
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Moving? Hmmmm I have moved my collection 6 times in the last 2 years, and its getting smaller everytime, and I am moving this week again! Hopefully with 3 less tanks. You get a system going.

The first move from D.C. to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO summer 07 = 2 55gal, 72 bowfront, 36 corner, 6 40breeder verts, 12 20highs. While there moved to a different house. Sold all the 20hs.

Second big move was to nebraska this past Jan. Moved 2 55gals, 36 corner, 6 40 breeder verts. from there i moved in Feb to where i am at now. And i am moving again this week just next door but still moving my collection, hopefully it will be down to 2-55 and 4 40vert!!!

So i have moved in the summer and the winter with no real issues, i did lose one frog from this last move, but he was a 2 year old sls basti i just left him in the tank for an experiment he did alright until i got here died about a week later, but he did manage 20 hours below freezing in the tanks. No plant loss either!
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