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Advice On Moving A 125G

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Sab2   

I'm considering buying a 125g tank. It's out on pensacola beach and I live off Davis. I have a van/trailer but I'm worried about it getting damaged during the drive. Would it be better to hire a mover?

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kbass   

You should be fine moving a 125. Make sure you have plenty of help...it is going to be heavy. My two cents for what it is worth.

 

But I don't like paying...when I think I can do it. :)

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drauka   

125 isn't bad.  you and 3 friends.  a fullsize truck and lots and lots of buckets(if buying a complete system), some straps.  I've never used a moving company but most of the stories I have seen on the net say they seem to be afraid of moving tanks.

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TrentN   

Is it a full setup or just tank and equipment? A full setup, just like kbass said lots and lots of buckets. Just tank and equipment is easy. A couple of ratchet straps to keep it from bouncing around.

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Sab2   

It has a stand, canopy, basic LED, and canister filter. It was a freshwater setup it's going to be completely emptied out since I'm converting it to saltwater.

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My biggest fear was a bump or maybe a rock flying up and hitting the glass

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SloGo   

The glass is strong than you think. Move it slow. Keep it level. Use moving blankets. Don't bump it and support the edges and you should be fine.

I moved one not long ago in the bed of a pickup truck with no issue.

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TrentN   

It's not hard at all. I moved a 180 gallon tank and stand from Panama City Beach to East Milton. In a 98 Dodge Dakota 4x4. Just put 2 ratchet straps across it so it couldn't catch too much air.

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TrentN   

Oh yea I forgot I also stopped in Fort Walton Beach on the way back and grabbed a 29 gallon bio-cube that I'm working on getting a scratch out of. So I had a load in the bed of that truck and the tank made it with flying colors.

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