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So I have to move the fish from my 10 gallon into a new 29 gallon. I am also going to transfer the fish from my 5 gallon to the 10 gallon. I am moving the 10 gallon tank to a new stand and bringing the 29 gallon and its stand into the room. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to do this safely? Both tanks I am moving are glass and I am afraid I am going to break them.
 

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Empty the water, place the fish in buckets and pick the tanks up and move them. The smaller tanks don't have near the amount of weight on the joints as a large tank. I think it would be hard to damage them unless one was dropped or something like that. If it was 7 foot long that would be a different story but a 10 and 29 gallon could be moved by one person easily with the water out.
 

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With a 29, you will want to move it with no water and no substrate. In a tank that size the weight of the substrate starts to become substantial. Otherwise, I like Flyin-Lowe's approach.
 

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For the 29 gallon - use buckets.

For the 10 gallon - it depends on how strong you are. I've moved a full 10 gallon on more than one occasion.
 

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take out half the water and you are looking at 55 pounds.

10g dont weight more then 5 pounds, or atleast it feels that way, I moved my 52g by myself with about 7 gallons of water plus the substrate, its rough but it can be done with the proper arm span.
 

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Thanks everyone. I am moving the tanks around tonight so I will let you know how it goes! Heres crossing my fingers nothing cracks!

Also, any suggestions as to how to catch a feisty 4-5 inch algae eater? He tends to flip out and smash himself into the sides of the tank if I move his rock or go in with a net.
 
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