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Ok on the 30th of this month I will be moving to my new house and will need to move a 46g, 55g, and a 20g tank and I'm not sure on the best way to do it. I wanted to get about ten 5 gallon buckets and fill them with the tank water put the fish in them an just move the tanks and fill them back up with the same tank water. the problem I have is the buckets every one seems to sell them without lids the buckets are $4.99 ea & the lids are like $3.79 ea witch for 10 buckets is around $90 or so I know its cheap but I realy don't want to pay that much just to move my tanks to my new house. also selling/getting rid of my fish and getting new once once I have it all back up and running is not an option I will consider just incase some one is thinking along those lines.
 

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why do you need the old water? you could just get 2 or 3 and then use the water from your new house to fill them up. When I moved with my 55g, all I did was put all my fish in a tupperware container and everything was fine. Your gravel and filter media hold all of the bacteria cultures you need.
 

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I know but when ever I've done large WC in the past it always kills all my fish some one told my it was old tank syndrome or new tank syndrome I cant remember witch. I have a lot of money in my fish and I hate killing them by accident also.
 

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You don't need the water. Buy a few large rubber maid tubs. Use them for water and fish. 5.00 for one of those gets you more water and more fish storage. Don't fill them too high though or they will spill. The most important thing is keeping your bio alive, keep that in the water in a 5 gal bucket. Do a larger water change now, then the water change again next week will not be as big of a shock.
 

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MightyWarMonger said:
I know but when ever I've done large WC in the past it always kills all my fish some one told my it was old tank syndrome or new tank syndrome I cant remember witch. I have a lot of money in my fish and I hate killing them by accident also.
Do you treat the new water with anything?
 

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ha ha well I've been nusy and forgot to finish this thread, I moved useing like 4 5gal buckets all thae fish made it just fine and I do treat my new water.
 
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