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I have a an aquarium with normal glass, in the next couple of months we move to another city.

Detail

Size of the aquarium is 90 x 40 x 30 cm, it has so many plants that I use CO2 capsule and filtration. I have shrimp, fish, snails, and the plants.

The floor is well built-up with aquarium specific soil (around 5cm) and some branch to which I stick some of my specific plants on top of them.

Questions

How to move it to have minimum loss?

Is it possible to move the aquarium without break the glass, in a acceptance way, or acceptable weight?

EDIT

Added images:

Aquarium Image Sample Aquatic Plant 1 Sample Aquatic Plant 2 Sample Aquatic Plant 3 Sample Aquatic Plant 4 Sample Aquatic Plant 5

  • Don't worry about the strength of an empty aquarium . I now have a couple 55's I move around the yard without problem ( 122 X 30 X 45 mm) . – blacksmith37 Jan 9 '19 at 19:52
  • Empty... the issue is that it's filled – deadManN Jan 9 '19 at 20:29
  • You cannot move a filled aquarium, you'll need to drain it. How long is the journey to the new location? – Henders Jan 10 '19 at 9:14
  • 400~500KM on car, and 1~2 hour consumed in the traffic of central city – deadManN Jan 10 '19 at 13:39
  • Full is not a reasonable possibility ; 300 + lb ( 150 kg) plus movement of the water. I once moved a 55 g ( 200+ L) about 1/3 full with the top sealed with tape ; I would not try it again. – blacksmith37 Jan 10 '19 at 16:00
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It depends on who will move it . I assume you don't want to disturb the plant roots. If you are going to put it into a car yourself it should be alright. Put fish and shrimp into a bag or other container. Remove any rocks , wood , or other decorations, remove the water to about 1 cm, lift it carefully by the edges of the bottom ( not the center) and set it somewhere flat .It will still be heavy , about 50 # or about 25 kg. You may be able to leave the branch. Put plastic film over the top to maintain humidity for the plants ; they should be good for a day or two. If it will be moved by others , I think you will need to empty it completely. When empty the glass itself is very strong.

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  • so, but that weight, it won't damage the glass? (it's man made aquarium, not the corner round glass, and i'm worry if the bottom fell off... i think i also need to add image :-s give me time, i'll update and inform you by the night or tomorrow – deadManN Jan 9 '19 at 5:59
  • Why don't you want to move it by the center? Surely it should be supported all around or the center could droop and the additional strain will crack the bottom? – Henders Jan 9 '19 at 9:10
  • I guess I am too old; I have had accidents lifting the center of stainless frame aquariums. – blacksmith37 Jan 9 '19 at 19:45
  • @Henders i'm not sure what you mean, but it currently is placed on a Styrofoam, and buttom of it is a flat sheet of stone... – deadManN Jan 9 '19 at 20:28
  • @blacksmith37 i add images.... – deadManN Jan 9 '19 at 20:29

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