How to Move a fish tank

February 22nd, 2021
How to Move a fish tank

There are lots of things to think about when you are moving house. You need to think about moving your personal belongings, and you need to think about moving those larger pieces such as appliances and furniture. 

Another essential thing to think about is your pets. These could be furry or scaly, big or small. The main thing to think about is making sure that those pets get to your new house as safe as possible. This may be easy enough if they are simple to move, such as a dog or cat. But what about if they are in the water? 

Moving a fish tank is different from moving other pets, so to help make sure that you get the process right.

We have put together our guide on how to move a fish tank.  

Have everything that you need before you move 

It is vital to have all the equipment that you are going to need to move your fish before you have to move them. This saves you time and makes sure that no mistakes happen. Some of the equipment that you need to have to hand include: 

Move your fish into your containers 

The first thing that you need is to move your fish into their transport containers. This helps them to get settled, and it also means that you can get on with cleaning the fish tank. Fish can quickly get stressed when moving, so you need to do everything that you can to keep them safe. Always use fish tank water to fill their travel containers and leave air at the top so that they can breathe. Try to put them together in groups as this will help to reduce their stress.  

Get the tank ready 

Next, you need to get the tank ready to transport. You need to empty the plants into the bucket; if they are fresh, then make sure that this is with some water from the tank. You also need to make sure that you take as much water as you can from your tank, as this can be put back in the tank when you get to your new home.  

It would be best if you packed the tank properly, so it doesn’t get damaged. Wrap packing supplies around it and make sure that everything that can open gets closed with packing tape. If you are going to put it in a box, then make sure that you don’t have too much space in the box and that there is plenty of packaging supplies around it so that it won’t move around.  

Of course, if you do want your pets moved, then one of the best things to do is speak to an expert. Expert moving companies can help to make sure that you can move your home quickly and that everything that you need to move gets where it needs to be in one piece.