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Old 06-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #1 
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Moving soon

and I need some input.

Bowser and Honey will be the easiest ones, but the boys, rabbits, oto and Kite are going to be hard. Kite most def because I'm scared of hurting his/her fins simply by trying to get it into the net. Honey I can put in a cup of water, make sure it stays warm and Bowser can go right back into his cup. Boyfriend suggested I use the bags that we got our fish in since I've held on to almost literally everything, receipts and bags, but I wanted to double check with you guys. They'll be perfectly fine in whatever I put them in since it's about a 5-10 minute drive, but...

Also, I'm using a hamster tube for Bowser's bed and have it propped up on the tube for the filter. Bowser's been playing with bubbles and I want to put the filter in a different area but have no way to prop or otherwise hold the tube up. Honey plays with the tube from time to time as well, so getting a plastic betta hammock leaf won't work -- Honey'd just drag it down and Bowser would be without a bed. At the risk of sounding redneck, would it be safe to use duct tape on the hamster tube to keep it in place? But without the filtertube, it's not held up, so leaving it cock-eyed on one end of the tank won't work.

Ideas are much appreciated!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #2 
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How far are you moving? If we're talking a few days road trip you should make sure you have some preconditioned water for changes and a eyedropper or something to remove debris from the cups.

If its only a few hours or closer, they should be fine in their cups for a few hours. Just mae sure the temp dosent get to hot or cold if you have AC in the car.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #3 
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It's a 5-10 minute drive. Kite's a butterfly loach and I always have issues catching him because it's always "Hah! You're not getting me off this! I'm staying put! Hahahaha!!" even if I manage to get him up out of the water, I just simply can't get him easily into the net. Last time I did it looked like his fins took some damage but it appeared to repair really, really fast. And the time before that it looked like i bruised one side of his body because I could not get him off the damn wall.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #4 
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Wash your hands with just a teeny bit of dish soap, rinse them really, really well and catch the fish with your hands. It's actually the safest way for the fish.
About the tube, no, no duct tape.

You can permanently attach it with a little dab of aquarium sealant (silicone) while the tank is broken down for your move. Or, you can get a little suction cup and attach the tube to that with sealant, then just stick it where you want it.
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