Moving an aquarium might be difficult because moving fish requires a lot of care in the plan adopted. One has to take an option that fits the moving of the fish and also how to move the fish aquarium. When you follow the procedure of moving, it becomes an easier task.
What are the procedures for moving an aquarium?
1. Gather everything that is in the aquarium earlier
You will have to move your fish tank empty. This means that you must have a plan of moving all that is inside it, including the plants, fish, and decorations.
Here are several requirements you will need when moving an aquarium:
- A fish container. These are used for transporting large fish, especially if they are moved for longer distances. The fish container should be clean. Small fish can be carried by use of firmly secured plastic bags only shorter distances.
- Plant bucket. A bucket has to be deepened in a water tank when traveling.
- A tape for packing. These will be used for sealing buckets lid or a container that is in use.
- Fishnet. Used for moving the fish from the aquarium to the container being used for transportation.
- Hosepipe. For draining water from the tank.
- Supply packaging. These are for carrying the decorations and the tank.
- You must remember to carry items like food for the fish, table, and also water chlorinator.
2. Change the fish into their carrying containers.
You must move your fish into their container that you will use for transporting. This must be done in advance to give you time to clean the aquarium. Water from the tank must be filled in the container that is being used to transport and leave an air breather on top to make the fish comfortable.
3. Keep the tank in a position of traveling.
After putting the fish in their transport container, you now have to organize how to move the aquarium.
- Put the plants in a bucket and fill it with water that is in the tank. Air should be left in at the top to avoid spillage.
- Drain the remaining water by the aid of a hosepipe and put in a bucket that can be sealed
- Pick the decorations, wipe them, and then pack them. If they are fragile, use a paper that is filled with air before placing them inside.
- Move any sand from the tank in a bucket.
- Clean the tank and ensure it is dry.
- You should label the containers containing the equipment for easy rearrangement.
4. Pack the tank.
An aquarium should be carefully handled to avoid any damage. Moving your fish tank should also be a careful procedure.
- Remove the lid and place it in padding that is air-filled.
- Take the board that is insulated, cut it into size, put it at the tank’s bottom, and fill it with towels.
- Fold your tank in plastic padding then place it in a box used for moving. The box should have enough space to accommodate the insulation and the aquarium.
5. Load all the equipment’s
On the day of transporting, put everything on the truck. If possible, carry the fish in your car to be safe from high temperatures.
6. Place everything back
On arrival to your destination, consider where to place your aquarium. Check your tank to ensure there are no cracks.
- Put lace sand at the bottom.
- Place the decorations and plants, fill it with chlorinated water, and use a fishnet to place it back.
- Add some water.
- Water should always be chlorinated before adding to the aquarium.
You can now use your normal feeding schedule for your fish after making sure they are at a safe place. Always ensure to check them regularly to make sure they have well adapted to their new environment.