I wanted to gather all of the tricks ya'll have used for moving from home to home with your fish and tanks... I will be moving to Houston from Lubbock tx soon. This is a 10 hour drive. I DO NOT plan to leave any fish behind! they are like family to me lol. I have several ideas of my moving technique, but would LOVE to hear your ideas as well to tweak out mine. My first idea is a styrofoam cooler with a hole at top for a bubbler air stone to be in cooler for road trip... just gotta figure out how to power this bubbler for 10 hours...
Hello all! I am new here and found this forum while trying to get some help relative to my questions. I figured it would be best if I asked here first. Any help would be most appreciated. :)
I got a Parrot a few months back and have had a wonderful time with him/her. s/he is sweet and clever. But unfortunately I can't keep him/her much longer and was wondering if anyone here had any advice. h/she is about 4 inches.
Hello! So in two weeks i will be leaving for college and i plan on bringing my parrot cichlid with me. She has been in a tank a little under 20 gallons for the past year, but the tank i'm bringing with me is a Fluval 12g tank. She is about 5 inches long, is this new tank a big enough one for her? and the drive to my college is about an hour and a half to two hours away, what is the best way to transport my fish with me without her dying or anything? Or is this whole idea of bringing her with me a bad one? :/
I have a Blood Parrot in a 30 gal. tank and he's about 4" from nose to tail. Is his tank too small? oh and theres also th 10" pleco in there. Does he need a bigger space right now or can he wait a while longer?
i have recently purchased 4 smashing parot fish (one blue, one pink, one green and one orange) The orange one (bruce) was and has been very agressive towards the others... today i have found out why!! bruce is actually a female and has laid her eggs (she's doing so now as we speak!) I've cornered off part of the tank so the others cant get to her and she seams fine..
My problem is we are moving this saturday.... how do i transport her without disturbing her and her eggs?
I can put the others into bags to move them but i dont want to upset her.
I am getting a 75 gallon tank tonight. I don't want to have to re-cycle it and risk killing my fish. But i think one of the filters that comes with the tank has the same size filter. So if i just put my old filter in the new tank will it be ok? I am also maving all the gravel, plants. decor in the new tank from the old.
I am getting a new 90 gallon tank and i was wondering how i can do this with out having to recycle it? I can't move a filled up tank and the new one is going right where the old one is. I was thinking that i could just take the water and put it in big buckets and they syphon it in the new tank. Or is there are way that i can do this with out moving all 50 gallons of water? Could i just keep some of the water and then add new will that keep me from having to cycle it because they have to go back in there the same night.
So after testing my levels last night, and realizing that the ammonia in the 55 was at 2, I pretty much freaked out. Maybe I was just paranoid, but my largest BP, Link, was swimming vertically next to the heater- which seemed a bit odd. I figured it must have been stress. I decided to temporarily move my cichlids into my 20 gallon cycled tank, and move the 2 goldies back in the 55. My 55 has been set up for over a month, and I thought it was cycled but apparently not.