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i bought a house and ill be moving. its about a 30 minute drive from one house to another. now my question is im going from a 75 to a 125 whats a good way to transport 28 trohpeus that range from 2.5-3 inches without stressing them out and getting them safely into their new home.
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I use large snap top buckets which hold 5 litres. This way the fish seem less stressed than bags. Also fast them for a couple of days prior to moving so they dont polute the water too much.
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I use large snap top buckets which hold 5 litres. This way the fish seem less stressed than bags. Also fast them for a couple of days prior to moving so they dont polute the water too much.

should i split them up into two buckets or just put all of them into one bucket as they are all going into the same tank.
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IMO It's best to use two buckets.
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I agree with damba, snap top bucket or one large rubbermaid tote. Use the water from the tank and put in some ammo lock. They should travel well with no problems. Good luck.
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thanks. it will be a couple weeks before i move, i just wanted to ask and make sure i was going to be doing it right. ive had them for about 1.5 years and going good so far.
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For 28 fish of that size, I'd recommend at least two 5gal buckets with snap-on lids. If they're only going to be in the buckets for 30 minutes, adding anything else won't be needed. Anything more than that, I'd get a couple of cheap battery operated air pumps (like this)to aerate the water and add about 2 drops of Seachem Prime per bucket filled halfway with tank water to help neutralize ammonia, nitrates and nitrites. Drill a little hole in the lid to put the airline through so you can snap the lid closed all the way.

I've done this plenty of times driving fish across Houston which takes about an hour each way sometimes and have no problems.

Good luck with the move.
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For 28 fish of that size, I'd recommend at least two 5gal buckets with snap-on lids. If they're only going to be in the buckets for 30 minutes, adding anything else won't be needed. Anything more than that, I'd get a couple of cheap battery operated air pumps (like this)to aerate the water and add about 2 drops of Seachem Prime per bucket filled halfway with tank water to help neutralize ammonia, nitrates and nitrites. Drill a little hole in the lid to put the airline through so you can snap the lid closed all the way.

I've done this plenty of times driving fish across Houston which takes about an hour each way sometimes and have no problems.

Good luck with the move.
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For 28 fish of that size, I'd recommend at least two 5gal buckets with snap-on lids. If they're only going to be in the buckets for 30 minutes, adding anything else won't be needed. Anything more than that, I'd get a couple of cheap battery operated air pumps (like this)to aerate the water and add about 2 drops of Seachem Prime per bucket filled halfway with tank water to help neutralize ammonia, nitrates and nitrites. Drill a little hole in the lid to put the airline through so you can snap the lid closed all the way.

I've done this plenty of times driving fish across Houston which takes about an hour each way sometimes and have no problems.

Good luck with the move.
+1.... I've made longer moves with more fish using a 20 gallon rubber maid. I usually error on the side of caution and run a sponge from my hospital tank on a battery powered pump.
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+1.... I've made longer moves with more fish using a 20 gallon rubber maid. I usually error on the side of caution and run a sponge from my hospital tank on a battery powered pump.
Another great idea! Thank you.
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