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Hey Guys I am moving in about a month or so and I wanted some advice on the best way to move. I am moving about an hour away so not too far. I have a bunch of 5 gallon buckets with tops that have holes cut out so I will probably transport my fish that way. My main question revolves around preserving my beneficial bacteria population so I don't have to recycle my tank. Two main questions:

1. What is the best way to transport my two FX5 filters? How long can I leave them filled with water without running? I could drain them but not sure how my bio media would hold up.

2. When I make the move I am planning on changing my substrate. I know my current substrate contains BB but with my two FX5 filters and large amount of lace rock, I am hoping this won't matter too much. I am also planning on using Seachem stability to be safe. Anything else I should consider?

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Should be relatively simple. I would keep the media submerged in water. One or two hours isn't anything. U could always fill a bucket with the media and add water from your tank in there. Throw a bubbler or sponge filter in.
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I will be moving soon as well. Good luck to you too. Your best bet is to keep the media submerged, keep an air stone running with an air pump that can run off of your cars power. Try and keep the heat decent as well in the water. The fish in 5 gallons will see the temp drop over an hour so you may wanna toss a heater in there while in the car.
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you wont need heaters your in texas lol
maybe air bubblers depending on how many fish are going in each bucket but good idea regardless
and your filters will be fine
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Yeah you don't need heaters, but I use sponge filters and bubblers.
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Should be relatively simple. I would keep the media submerged in water. One or two hours isn't anything. U could always fill a bucket with the media and add water from your tank in there. Throw a bubbler or sponge filter in.
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you wont need heaters your in texas lol
maybe air bubblers depending on how many fish are going in each bucket but good idea regardless
and your filters will be fine
Thanks but I'm in Philadelphia not Texas lol. Regardless it should be warm so I shouldn't need heaters. I will probably add a few air stones to be safe. Just wanted to make sure my filters would be ok since they won't be running for a few hours.
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Tyler,

Thanks for posting this....i'm also moving in a month and will go with the info above...
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Heard this works too. I've only used it for bait when I used to fish with bait but a buddy used it to transport a bug colony of trophs and swears by it.

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these are some good points/suggestions, how about if you moving to different states let say 24-36 hrs drive?
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