One of the most unique challenges of moving to Baton Rouge is figuring out how to move a fish tank to your new home. Some fish aquariums can be quite large and fragile, making it a tricky task to complete. Even figuring out what packing supplies in Baton Rouge to use to get it done can be tough. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve outlined steps to take and which packing products for moving fish you need to be aware of.
Preparing your fish and the tank for the move
You will want to change about 1/5 of the water every day for a week before the move-in day. Additionally, try not to feed them the day before moving. This will help to keep the fish happy, clean, and comfortable until you’re able to establish their home again.
Most of the packing products for moving fish are going to be in your home already. Plastic sandwich bags are perfect for this, depending on the size of your fish. You’ll want to fill the bags 2/3 of the way with some of the water from the fish tank and then transfer your fish individually to each bag. Make sure the bag has enough air for your fish as well.
If your fish tank or aquarium has plants, you’ll want to put them in large, water filled bags and put them in a safe place for transport. Once again, it’s best to use water from the tank so that the environment is consistent once the fish and the tank are established in the new home. Pack pumps, heaters, and other accessories like you would with any other fragile item into cardboard moving boxes, secured with bubble wrap and/or packing peanuts. The same process applies to your empty fish tank/aquarium. Make sure there are no unattached items inside that could cause damage during transport.