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I'm planning to move to a new house at 15 minutes driving distance next month. Currently, I have two 80G tank for adult Kasanga and Duboisi, and one 55G for 50 Kasanga fries. What is the best procedure for moving these guys? What is the minimum amount of water to bring? I guess lots of buckets will ne deeded. Any tips or advice please~~
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I'm planning to move to a new house at 15 minutes driving distance next month. Currently, I have two 80G tank for adult Kasanga and Duboisi, and one 55G for 50 Kasanga fries. What is the best procedure for moving these guys? What is the minimum amount of water to bring? I guess lots of buckets will ne deeded. Any tips or advice please~~


I am going to be doing this as well, my plan right now as I only have one tank a 240 gallon, is to buy another tank and get it set up at the new house which we haven't bought yet. Take 2 canisters now running there fill it and get it up and running. Then move the fish to the new tank, then move the 240 to the new house. Sounds easy right? Least I hope it can work out that way, best scenario is the house we will be moving to will be empty. That being said we have not listed ours yet, but soon!
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I'm planning to move to a new house at 15 minutes driving distance next month. Currently, I have two 80G tank for adult Kasanga and Duboisi, and one 55G for 50 Kasanga fries. What is the best procedure for moving these guys? What is the minimum amount of water to bring? I guess lots of buckets will ne deeded. Any tips or advice please~~
Buckets works well. There are battery operated air pumps that you can get. Or a small power inverter for your car plugs into a cigarette lighter to run a few pumps off of. Air pumps are only around 5 watts each for the single tank units.

So you put all of your fish in buckets with lids. Drill a 1/2 hole in the lids and stick an airline through it. And then if possible, use a small established box filter in each bucket to consume any ammonia and you're god to go. Then just empty the tanks and slap them in the back of a truck on some thick blankets folded up a few times for shock absorption and cover it all and you're on your way.

Then just set the tank up at your new place like you are doing a large water change.
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Do you have any fish keeping friends around you? That can really help, especially if they have fishrooms and know what they are doing. They can hold your fish for a little bit while you move, set up new tanks, etc. Just a thought.
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I like the 29g and up vat like containers at Lowes with tops. You have to watch the weight, but they work like a charm, handles, close completely, hold a lot of water.
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