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katie88
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good news and questions
« on: June 10, 2010, 12:21:21 PM »

hey guys,

hope everyone is ok and that allllll the little fish out there are all good too.

well my good news is. . . . . . . me and my boyfriend just brought our first house together Cheesy im way over excited and just in shock i think!

but. .

my main question as you will have guessed is about my babies. now obviously i dont want to cause them stress with the move so have been thinking of pther options. firstly my new home is quite far away so driving backwards and fawards isnt really a option. on this note i dont really want to have to bag them for a long journey and then get them home only to have to re assemble my tank etc really dont want them to get stressed.

now the only option i have come up with is this. at the moment i live with my parents and they have a huge natural pond in the garden full of fish, frong, newts etc so i was thinking (please tell me if this sound like a bad idea)    i was basically thinking of putting them in the pond for a couple of weeks. this way i can take their tank over to the new house, let it settle and once i know its all ok i will litterally only have to do one car trip and when they get to the new house float them in bags as normal and then they are home.

does this sound like a good idea?

if not im stuck, because i cant afford a tank of the size i have in the new house, the one i've got will have to travel.

sorry this was long.

Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 01:47:07 PM »

Good for you! lemme tell you what I would do, as I just moved myself and this is what I wanted to do, but I couldnt.

Put your fish into tpperware containers for the trip there. Siphon all of your awuarium water into larg buckets with lids, put these buckets into your trunk or backseat, and then cart them as well as the aquarium over to the new house. of you have more than one aquarium, then you may need more room (I'd use a Uhaul or the like) and you can make it all in one trip. I personally WOULDNT put your fish in the pond, seeing as how they are so used to a controlled environment, but thats just me. Please please please tell me if theres a problem with this suggestion. I dont know much about pond life at all so I cant really halp with you there Sad
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 02:02:36 PM »

Well first let me say Congrats on the new house!  My gosh that is exciting isn't it! Smiley

Putting them in the pond would have it's pros and cons.  A con would be that they would be living a more natural environmental life.  However, it does open them up to all sorts of preditors and of course diseases which they have been sheltered from.

Like Kat said you can easily transport your babies from one place to another.  I bought my big oranda Thor from out of town and then we had to spend the night at my sisters.  I brought with me a  large rubbermaid tub.  I also brought with me a powerfilter which hung on the side of the tub just fine.  If you decide to go this route, you can leave them in the rubbermaid container with the power filter running for about a week, maybe more.  I would put their own aquarium water in the tub but fill it only half way so it doesn't slosh around much on the way to the new house.  You can always fill it when you get there.  Add water condtioner to the water then as you fill the tub and hook up the power filter.  Then you can set up the new aquarium and use as much of the water from the tub that you can.  Transfer the fish to their old aquarium.  Easy Peasy!  One other suggestion is to not tear down their old aquarium and transfer them to the tub until you've moved most of everything else and do this last.
Good luck on starting a new adventure with your fish in your own home! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 03:46:42 AM »

Congratulations! Cheesy (I'm starting to feel so young here, everybody are talking about husbands and kids and houses... xD)

When I moved my fish, I did it basically the way that Katarine suggested! I saved as much of the tank water as possible in buckets with lids, and then I kept my fish in two big glass jars (again with tank water), just so I could set the tank up at home, and put them in (: They didn't seem stressed at all, but maybe that's just because they're über-chilled fish! So after filling the tank up to about half with the water I saved, I just added some fresh water with some extra anti-stress conditioner and they're fine (:
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 04:00:18 AM »

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME!

This is very interesting to know how to relocate with our fish, we are not moving yet but eventually... never know.
I also heard that it is less stress for the fish if their travel container is kept in dark, not too much light so they can settle and rest.

Keep us updated,  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 04:02:39 AM »

Hanna: THAT TOO! That's important! (: And if it's hot/cold out, and you keep the fish in bags while moving, it's really good to have them in a box or wrapped in newspaper to keep the temp!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 04:14:14 AM »

hey guys Smiley

thanks for the replys!

i think im still a tad in shock to be honest, as were not in a chain i could me moving in 4 weeks :O im scared haha so much to sort out and do!

as for my fish, im still not sure what i will do. i def know i wont be moving them on moving day, already have a list as long as my arm for the things that need doing on that day, so it wouldnt be fair to them if i just plopped them into the water and ignored them while i was running round unpacking. i feel bad for thinking it ut it might just be easier if i left them at my parents for a few weeks while i got sorted but then i hate thinking that my fish will think i dont love them any more lol

am i still considering the pond option, give them a holiday for a few weeks. i might have come across wrong before, its a man made pond that my mom has let go natural aka no chemicals or filters. so all thats in there as i said before are goldfish, frogs and newts. . . . my boyfriend bless him wants them all to move on the same day as us but i just dont think i'd have the time to spend with them. . . .ARG!!!!! lol good job i love 'em

thanks again for all your answers guys, you really are a great help

*huge hugs all round*
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 04:49:55 AM »

Yes, moving is a lot of work! I have to do that twice during the summer! :'D So much of stuufff...

But it's a good idea to save the fish for later so that it won't be too much of noise around them the first days (: I actually can't see anything being wrong with the pond option either, as long as you'll have the time to keep an eye on your fish and how they adapt to the new environment!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 08:46:47 AM »

hullo all,

yea that was my thinking too nossie, as long as i keep an eye on them cant see any reason why they wouldnt like a holiday in the pond lol plus they can meet their cousins haha

ahhhh i dont know what im going to do yet. so much going on at the min i have no idea if im coming for going lol my other half is runnig round like a mad man at the min too. . . ah well, it'll be worth it.

nossie why are you moving twice :O and i know what you mean about so much stuff. . . i didnt know i had that many pairs of shoes until i investigated under the bed haha
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 11:19:20 AM »

Well, first of all I have to remove some things from my current apartment pretty far away, and to save money, I'll be living at my parents' house until August when we'll have a new apartment, and move things there again. In other words, I'm in pain :'D I have no idea where to store all the tank water when I'll move my 83 gallon! But that's another story, and I'm sure I'll come up with something Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 12:33:57 PM »

this is why tupperware is my best friend Smiley makes moving easy easy easy Smiley:)and Dont worry Nossie, Im only 18, no husband or my own house or kids (thank goodness) lol so you arent alone SmileySmileySmiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2010, 04:13:12 AM »

Nossie, sure you can get some canisters for the water, lol  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2010, 02:48:25 PM »

Kat: I'm 18 too! *sparkle* But I have a fiance and I'm moving to our own home... all the time xD (Okay, I did it once, but it still feels like... it never ends! @_@)

Hanna: Yeah, that would probably solve things, I have to keep my eyes open if I'll find some! (:

BTW, I saw the cutest bucket today! It was a transparent plastic bucket with little Orandas printed allover it! <3 I need one! :'D
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2010, 04:46:18 PM »

We can't help but get fish stuff when we go out.  My husband got a mug with two cartoon goldfish on it, one of whom is grinning and pooing, and the other is glaring at him and saying "I wish you wouldn't poop when I talk to you."  He thought it was so cute that it's on the shelf rather than in the cupboard.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2010, 06:11:30 PM »

Awww would love some... Cheesy
According to moving; a polystyrene box should do the trick too to keep the temp. And I think the canisters should be new ones, thoroughly rinsed with water with conditioner.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2010, 03:31:18 AM »

What a scary cup! xD

Hanna: The water in my country is always free of chlorine and the like (: Completely safe to drink right from the tap, as it comes from beneath the ground Wink So I only add water conditioners to new tanks + new fish, since it's helping to protect them from stress and such (: I ran out of water conditioner lately so I didn't use it for a while now xD Thought I'd get myself a nice, big bottle for my new tank later Wink And use that for a couple of months (:
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2010, 04:24:31 AM »

I suppose same good water quality as we used to have in Munich, just nice and fresch from the Alps. Well here in Down Under its a bit different but not too bad either, we can drink it out of the tap too. It is softer here. It is very hard in Munich. There I always needed some cream for my skin, not that much here  Wink So pro and cons to water
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2010, 04:47:42 AM »

Ahha, that's cool! (: I know that in Poland the water's so full of chlorine and crap that you'd develop tentacles if you drink it xD (unboiled, that is)
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2010, 05:22:57 AM »

This reminds me when we went back to Romania  for a visit (I was born there) I couldn't drink the water there. Even boiled one can develop tentacles and other growths. So I had to drink beer, I felt like walking on clouds all the time. And some Schnaps sometimes to kill the bacteria in the throat and stomach with all that polluted air...
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2010, 07:13:16 AM »

Oww... I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad thing... :'D
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2010, 12:49:00 PM »

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm schnapps... XD Love that stuff!
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2010, 03:01:52 PM »

Tentacles?  Ewww.  Then again, maybe they have that problem in Japan, too.  It would explain some of the cartoons...
When I lived in India, the water made me so sick, even the little bit used for washing dishes, cooking, and brushing my teeth.  And my water bottle grew algae after a few hours.  Even back here in the States, I'm still not comfortable drinking water out of a bottle.
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2010, 03:46:27 PM »

thats kinda gross.. Algae in the bottle? Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2010, 03:51:39 PM »

Nicole: Oh my! O_O I have pretty good reasons to be happy about the water we have here... it's so pure and so good (:
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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2010, 04:50:43 PM »

I was haapy when I was back in Munich, drank gallons of fresh water.
I fully agree with Nossie, a fresh and pure water has a gorgeous taste. We also like to gass it up with our WasserMax, yummm

Kat, yes, Schnaps is nice. Sometimes after a very stressful day, we have a shot of Schnaps and chase it down with a cold beer. Then we start cooking. BUT FIRST WE FEED HUMP AND HEP
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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 06:36:39 PM »

of course! heaven forbid I feed myself before my fish. They give me a death stare! "what do you mean you had barbeque? We havent eaten yet!" lol I always feeed before supper or else I feel bad:)
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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2010, 03:59:39 AM »

Same here, fish come first, then it's our turn, LOL  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2010, 11:21:06 AM »

yup yup thats the way to go~ Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2010, 02:03:24 PM »

Us too.  One of us wakes up at 9am to turn on the tank light and feed the fish (and goes back to bed for a bit on days when we work afternoons), then breakfast for me around 10:30 (if I'm not in class), then fishie lunch anywhere from noon to 2pm, depending on what is going on, and our lunch right after, then, if we're home, sometimes they get a snack anywhere from 4-9pm, then our dinner, then their dinner and lights out for them at 11pm.  We keep the portions small so they don't get over-fed.
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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2010, 02:11:39 PM »

I always feed my fish a big breakfast cause most of the time Im not around at lunch, and then a big supper. I think my fish are getting fat XD
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