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Old 07/05/2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Moving a fish tank with furniture sliders

Just before I fill up my new 105 gallon + 40 gallon sump, I'm considering putting furniture sliders on the legs of the metal stand. Has anyone ever tried this? Doing this does it make it possible to slide the tank full of water, rock etc across a wooden floor.

I just have some doubt that these "sliders" will make it possible!!!

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Old 07/05/2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Yes. Get the big ones. I know for a fact they'll do it on carpet. Know how two determined people who can synch up can practically 'vibrate' a heavy piece into motion by very tiny movements? Works, with these. I've moved my 54g tank a few inches to solve a problem. I have no doubt I could move it across the room if I wanted to take a while doing it. Just expect to go very slowly and get good quality. Those from Lowes are good.


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Old 07/05/2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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I've used the sliders to move furniture across the floor, it's very easy once you get it going. However my question to you would be, why are you planning on moving a full tank across the floor???

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Old 07/05/2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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You are talking about approximately 1000 Lbs. an easier way would be to pump most of the water out , move it , then pump the water back in . Corals are fine with a temporary exposure to air, when you pump it back in put a plastic bag on the end of the hose to stop a sandstorm.

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Old 07/05/2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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I'm sure it can be done but I agree that you may want to drain it at least most of it before you start sliding it. You could also be asking for trouble depending on the stand.

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Old 07/05/2008, 03:24 PM   #6
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I saw a video of someone doing this on UTube. LOL!!!

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Old 07/05/2008, 04:39 PM   #7
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Couldn't it also be damaging to the seals?

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Old 07/05/2008, 06:12 PM   #8
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what about a rock slide?

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