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Stray32
09/30/2008, 11:19 AM
I will be moving soon and upgrading to a new tank, and I will want to keep all or most of the 55 gallons of water I have in my tank now.

Besides the water I will have in a few well-sealed rubbermaid with my livestock, is there another way to more easily transport water? I have done this once before, and even my closed and taped rubbermaids leaked when the water sloshed around from the car.

What have you guys used to worked well?

Thanks

HappySkittles
09/30/2008, 11:25 AM
maybe put the tubs in big trash bags so if anything leaks the bag can catch it and it wont get all over your car

patsfan1130
09/30/2008, 11:34 AM
I have always used empty salt buckets. HD sells them as well. theirs are really nice as the lids have a rubber gasket which forms a great seal. Brute trash cans hold water well too but can be a pain to move around.

cdness
09/30/2008, 11:52 AM
5 gallon pails... lots of them.

They seal nicely and don't leak like rubbermaids do.

Do not attempt the garbacge can with wheels. That is a disaster waiting to happen.

hunter4268
09/30/2008, 12:08 PM
I use new 5 gallon plastic gas cans.

Aquarist007
09/30/2008, 01:42 PM
IMO
Unless the water is used to transport corals and live rock , fish ect then just transporting water can be an onerous task as to just making up new salt water when you have arrived at your new destination.