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reefer

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I'm having my house recarpeted. I need to move my tank for about a week. I have a 125 G with a 55 G tank as a sump. I'm thinking I'll drain the 55 and set it up in the laundry room, put the sand, rock, and livestock in the 55 after refilling it with the original water. Can I store the water from the 125 for a week so that I can refill the 125 with it when the carpeting is replaced. Will the stored water go bad during the one week process? I don't want to cycle things all over again if I can avoid it.
 

Witfull

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if it is kept airated it will be fine...throw a PH in each container.

it would a good time to go barebottom.
 

cronicreef

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you could save the water but after your done taking everything out the water is going to be really cloudy with all the depre comeing off your LR. I wouldn't touch your sand bed if you can get away with it. Try to remove most the water into something and move your 125 with the sandbed untouch.

But you should have some water in the 125 after you move it so that you can have some kind of water movement. If you put the fish in your 50 and the LR in a seperate container you might be better off when you rebuild your tank. Plus I would think that your fish wouldn't be as stressed out from the move!

You might even want to make some fresh water incase something happens! It's a good time to do a large water change too!
 

acropora

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Making some extra water is a good idea. A large container with good water circulation and protein skimming would be good also. Did you ever consider not moving the tank,a nd having them carpet around it. This is a solution if you are not planning on moving in the near future. I carpeted around a tank in my home and later went to a bigger tank and just cut some more carpet.Several years later when I moved the tank out,(several water spills later) I refloored the entire room.
 

reefer

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I've thought about it. My plan is to build a plywood/tile pan to put the tank on after it is carpeted. If it leaks or when Im maintining all drips will go into the pan first. Only about a one inc lip. Enough to catch the minor stuff.
 

Katchupoy

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Im with schottman on this one. Why not go around it, since it is going to be covered, unless you are planning on moving the tank in the near future. Still, they can fix it by patching it and you will not even know that there is a patch.
 
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