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    Need some help with this one. I plan on moving my tank to another part of the room and was wondering how long can I keep them in a heated, filtrated plastic bin. I plan on repainting the stand so I am looking at least a couple of days. Is this going to stress them out. Since I never did this before, do you put the lid on , put lighting over them. Any advice would be helpful.
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    Hey,
    i kept my 5 juvies in a 5g bucket all day, had an air stone and heater. I added a little salt and didnt see any signs of stress. I would just try to get everything done asap, but i dont think you'll have any problems
    I do what I must do, to do what I wish to do!
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    Hey Jim, I haven't done it but I've heard guys on here have had to move their discus to new 50 gallon Rubbermaid trash cans for at least two weeks.
    Need to thoroughly wash the can first even though new. A cover would be wise. Haven't heard anyone having problems doing this.
    Funny, I was just going to compliment you on your stand in your last post, very nice. So, what color you going to paint it?
    Good luck,
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    Default Re: Moving the tank

    Quote Originally Posted by wgtaylor View Post
    Hey Jim, I haven't done it but I've heard guys on here have had to move their discus to new 50 gallon Rubbermaid trash cans for at least two weeks.
    Need to thoroughly wash the can first even though new. A cover would be wise. Haven't heard anyone having problems doing this.
    Funny, I was just going to compliment you on your stand in your last post, very nice. So, what color you going to paint it?
    Good luck,
    Bill
    i would be one of those people. put them in a larger tote and put all the filtration/air/heater in there and they should be fine for a few days. you do not need to feed while they are in there either.

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