Removalists Melbourne How To Move A Fish Tank Safely Part-2
Here’s the part-2 of the series “Removalists Melbourne: How To Move A Fish Tank Safely.” You better read part-1 before coming to this article.
OK, in the last article, I mentioned about a method to transport fishes safely for longer durations. It’s the method used to export and import fishes from country to country. If you love your fishes so much, you can use this method to transport them safely to your new home in a different state.
* You need strong polythene bags to fill water and put the fishes. Well, you can buy polythene rolls from your local hardware shop and make durable bags by tying the ends tightly. It’s better you choosing transparent material for this purpose. If not, you can buy them online as well. They come in different sizes, so you can select the right size depending on your requirements.
* Next you need is the oxygen supply for the fishes. Find a way to get an oxygen can to fill the fish bags. When you fill the fish bags with the proper amount of oxygen, the fishes can live in there up to 2-3 days safely. Don’t leave any food in the bags for the fishes (since the environment is new, they don’t eat until they get settled.)
* The next is rigifoam boxes. The oxygen filled bags (with the fishes) can go into the rigifoam boxes for safe transporting. Once you followed this method, you can even ask the Removalists Melbourne you hired to transport them for you.
OK, if you are just moving into a new home in the next town, you can think of a straightforward way.
* Get a leak-proof, clean, and lidded buckets depending on the number of fishes you have. Keep your fish net ready, and make sure it has no holes or damage. The fishes want to live in the same environment that they are used to, so drain some water from the tank and fill the bucket(s.) Don’t over fill the buckets to avoid water sloshing. Well, you might think to move the tank with the fishes as it is, but it’s too risky as the water-filled tank is more susceptible to damage.
OK, if it’s room to room transfer, you can try without emptying the tank.
* Use the net to catch the fishes safely and transfer to them into the buckets. You might need more than a bucket depending on the number you have. Just make sure every little fellow is transferred into the buckets.
* Be careful when closing lid. The fishes need fresh air to survive. Have you seen those battery-powered air pumps? You can use 2-3 of these pumps for additional safety. Depending on the condition, you might need heaters as well.
* Now you can drain the tank fully (if you got gravel, remove.) Wrap the glass tank carefully with packing materials. You can always ask for help from Removalists Melbourne staff to pack the glass tank effectively. When the tank is transported into the new home safely, find a suitable place, and start setting it up immediately. Use water from the buckets to fill the tank (fill the tank with dechlorinated water.)
* Transfer the fishes safely into the tank with the fish net. After you set up the tank and the fishes are in, keep an eye on it for unusual signs of the fishes. It’s always better to speak with a fish expert before planning your fish tank move. Great, I wish your fishes will survive the journey.