Most people dread transporting a fish tank since it can be stressing and challenging. It is also tasking but if it is done in the right way it is very rewarding. As a senior maybe you may have has a fish tank for a long time that you may not want to give up because of the attachment you have. The good thing is that you don’t have to give up your aquarium as you can move with it. Even though removing the fish to transport them separately may be an option, it is stressing for them since they don’t want to be removed from their natural habitat at the same time most aquariums are very delicate and should be handled with care. If you are thinking of moving a fish tank therefore, you have to have proper preparation.
The first step of preparation is making sure the new location is in check. This is mostly in terms of cleanliness not only at the surface level but also beyond the surface level which can be achieved by placing a Styrofoam mating under the aquarium. You should also prepare containers or buckets that you will use while moving as you may need them. Some rags or drying materials may come in handy in case there will be any spillage as you move the fish tanker.
The transportation process
When transporting the fish tank, you will first have to siphon water from the tank to the container that you will put your fish to make an easier transition process. Syphon as much water as possible as that will make the fish tank to be easy to transport. Don’t remove all the water from the tank however as you don’t want to disrupt landscaping of the fish tank and the gravel bed.
To transfer the fish to the holding container, you will need a fish net to hold the fish. It is also advisable to partially close the container that will hold the fish so that it is easy for you.
The holding tank will need as much aeration as possible hence you will have to remove any available external attachments especially if it is a case of a large aquarium.
Place the tank carefully in the truck that you are moving with. Place all you containers well as well.
Upon reaching the new site, you can now set the aquarium with all its external attachments so that it can be able to run normally.
Once everything is set, you can fill it with water and test how it works. This will help you make any necessary adjustments if they will be needed. Once the water condition is suitable, then the fish can be placed inside.
The last step is cleaning up any mess that you may have created.
As it is clear from above, transporting a fish tank is simpler than many may perceive. Don’t hold yourself back if you are considering transporting a fish tank.