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Shifting fish from pond to tank (with water), need help (in Southside BNE)

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Will be (at some point soon) needing to shift fish and water (about 700 litres I'd like to save) out of a 2 metres pond, remove the pond, place a large tank and new sump in it's place (7x3x2) and then move the water and fish back into the new tank.

Going to be a big project and I need something to hold the water and the fish while I do the move. Fish are:

3 large 7-spot archers

3 primitive archers

2 bass

1 large raphael catfish

2 snakehead gudgeons

2 lungfish

+ 600-700 litres of water

(just to illustrate that something shallow like kiddy pools wont work)

Only need the large container for one day (hopefully can get it all done in a 1/2 day) but not keen to go buy an IBC for one use.

Welcome to any suggestions, happy to pay someone for their time and assistance.

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Would he bestly reccomnd getting a cheap secnd hand ibc and running your filters from this while setting up the new tank... The fish will be more than happy in there for a few days even. Dont want to be rushed when moving a big tank like that.

A member here might be able to lend you one though... Especially since it concerns those precious lungfish.

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IBC is likely the way to go. I've sent an email off to someone who used to sell IBC's for about $100, but I know they're clean and ready to go. Just means I'll have to store an IBC when I'm done, but not such a bad thing I guess; they're always useful. =)

Still more than happy to borrow and pay someone for the assistance if available. I'm sure an extra few hands on the day will be a good thing when trying to get everything level on a very un-level foundation.

Plus I'm happy to pay someone else to help wash 60 kg of sand. YUCK.

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Two would absolutely do the trick. About 400 litres each, yeah? Obviously IBC might be best (all the water in one place and a bit bigger for all the fish to fit, only run one filter, etc) but if that falls through I will take you up on that offer.

Tank order has just been done and I haven't put a rush on it. Probably in the next month or so. Thank you!

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I would! But I had a very....lovely....day today...

My ute, who has served me faithfully since 2008 finally died today. There was a great and terrible noise, and a great and terrible silence and now I officially own NO CAR.

Buggerit.

I'll have to look at buying an IBC and paying for delivery. Thanks anyways guys!

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