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    Need tips on Moving a fairly large reef tank

    Hi everyone,

    I may be moving in the near future and wanted to get some tips on how to deal with my 350gal reef tank.

    It looks like I may need to sell the old house before I close on the new house. How would you guys handle the move. I don't want to break it down and set it up twice if I don't have to.

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    That's a tough decision but if I were you I would sell everything and start over in the new crib. If you really like the tank get a storage unit for a few months.

    Few years ago that's what I did sold everything including tank and started over again with a new set up.


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    Do you have any buddies close by that can house what you want to keep for that short period of time while you move from one set up to another? Agree with RR-Man, this would also be a great time to sell off the old stuff and integrate some upgrades :-)

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    It would only be at most a month. I guess I could set up a couple smaller tanks at a friend's house for the livestock until after the move. Since it will be a local move, taking the tank to a local storage place will be a pain but it can work.

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    Let me know if you need some extra hands moving things around, I'm happy to help!

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    sell all livestock and use the money to buy new stock once acclimated, You might sock away of your favorites, chances are if you try to save all you loose all.
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    Another vote for sell it and start again. To me, it wouldn’t be worth the risk.

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    I lost it all to AEFW before the move Need tips on Moving a fairly large reef tankNeed tips on Moving a fairly large reef tankNeed tips on Moving a fairly large reef tankNeed tips on Moving a fairly large reef tank


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    I lost fish and corals that I had for 5+ years during my move from Beaumont to League City a few years ago. Even just a short, well planned move cost me everything. Broken heater in a 55gal barrel turned everything to soup. Took 2 years before I had the heart to jump back into the hobby. It can be done right if planned for in advance, but be prepared for mishaps. You can't plan for everything. Good luck!
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