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Sasq40
03-05-2017, 06:21 PM
I'm getting ready to my 160 bow front to a different wall in my rec room, I'm trying to find a solution for all the water. I thought I had more tubs but there all in use in storage, if it possible to stick my water in the bathtub during the move? I have about 50g worth of storage and proably another 40 or so waiting in my mix chamber. I can go buy new totes but I don't want to spend 100$ on tubs I won't need after

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whatcaneyedo
03-05-2017, 06:48 PM
I'd wouldn't do it. Soup scum from your bath tub would contaminate the water. Why not borrow some buckets, bins or garbage cans from other hobbyists in your area? Someone may even have a stock trough that they're not using. Locally there are a couple of stock troughs that people bought solely for tank moves that are passed around from time to time.

Sasq40
03-05-2017, 06:57 PM
I'm just buying some new since I can proably charge them to my company after lol. What's the best way to clean them out for using

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DKoKoMan
03-05-2017, 07:53 PM
Ya definitely don't use the bath tub as previously mentioned soap scum, chemicals used in the plumbing etc.

dino
03-05-2017, 08:06 PM
solution buy a 300 gallon for the new spot and just pump over the water lol

SeaHorse_Fanatic
03-05-2017, 09:08 PM
solution buy a 300 gallon for the new spot and just pump over the water lol


Hmmm, that's a great idea. I'll have to use this when it's time to move our tank.

input80
03-05-2017, 09:41 PM
solution buy a 300 gallon for the new spot and just pump over the water lol

Awesome solution :biggrin:

newbie2
03-05-2017, 09:47 PM
I moved a 120g literally two feet, cleaned rock a bit, removed sand, and re-ran my electrical and it took almost seven hours in total start to finish. I had 150g inn tubs (thought I had a lot) and ran out of tubs. Used some buckets. I also planned on using my water over again and only had 50 gallons extra water. Ran out of than too. Had to make r/o to top up last 10 gallons (thankfully I had aquaforest salt that mixes fast). I would definitely ask local reefers for buckets/tubs, powerheads, heaters etc. and help. There was two of us but needed more hands to speed it up.

jason604
03-07-2017, 08:31 AM
I remember when I upgraded my tank and move to a new location across the room. Took way longer than expected and my tank ended up crashing n killed almost everything. Pretty rough.