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Aquarium Power Failure, Tank Moving

 

*Aquarium Moving (Part 1)
*Dealing with Power Failures (Part 2)


By Carl Strohmeyer
Updated 9/8/16

AQUARIUM MOVING

There are many different methods for moving that work well, I will give you information on the moving method that has worked best for me when I moved aquariums, both small and large for my aquarium maintenance clients (some short distance, a couple as far as 800 miles).

Aquarium Moving
Moving Summary;

This is not the one and only method to move aquariums (and the inhabitants), but this way and variations of this method have worked very well for me with almost no losses over dozens of moves for my clients.
I also still use the Methylene Blue with AAP Wonder Shell method in transporting fish from LA to Oregon a few times a year (counting stopping time this is a 36 hour plus journey for the fish without a loss yet!)

For a much more in depth Aquarium Answers article that deals specifically with shipping of fish, as compared to this article that is aimed more at transport of fish and aquariums, please see this article: “Fish Shipping”

POWER FAILURES;

Sponge Filter with Battery Air PumpDealing with power failures is very similar to tank moving in that many of the same methods can be employed, so I will not repeat the same material, other than I will list methods of maintaining your fish while power is out.
It is also noteworthy that most healthy aquariums (with normal bio loads) can last up to 4 hours with absolutely no action taken!

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