I'm pretty much just asking for prayers / good thoughts / positive vibes for all the fishes in the tank. Fatso is still recovering from her ordeal, so I really wish we had not moved the tank tonight, but it was getting scary how much the tank was tilting. Funny thing is...it's STILL not level. It's still not level the same way! I"m guessing the tank is actually crooked...or the stand. It's just a "TeenY" bit, but it gets more obvious as time goes by, so that makes me think that it's the flooring it's on! Scary> We've got them set up on the second floor..
One good thing, I found two khulies! Didn't know how many (if any) we had left. They're both HUGE. It was a lovely site to see them out after the move.
A 55 gallons weighs at least 440 pounds. Can you put it downstairs? It may be causing a problem with the floor. In some of the older posts, you'll see where other members of LOL have braced the floors of the their houses when they have big tanks. If I remember correctly it was for tanks much bigger/heavier than a 55. But many people are very careful to put the tank straddling studs in the flood.
If you need to replac ethe tank, keep the filters running, so you don't lose the cycle. Put the fish in a big rubbermaid container until you can get the new tank established.
When I moved my 29 gallon, I found 8 horsefaces I hadn't seen in months. THey were all under the sand. I thought they had all died. That was pretty cool.
Last night we moved that tank back and forth a few times. There was always a slight shift. One side or the other. This house is old and (truthfully) built like garbage. We don't own it.
I know a 55 gallon is extremely heavy. Water is VERY heavy on its own. WITHOUT the tank and the stand! Together.....
Not a new tank. Got second hand in the summer time.
I'd knock the water down to half but how can I filter it that way? We *DID* speak on the possibility that it might just not be doable here. At least we both realize that possibility. I will talk to him tonight about it, again. This is just one of those things that you can't "Wait and See" for very long, I'm getting that. I was worried about breaking through the floor......now I"m terrified it will fail!!!!!!
Well hey at least we got the stud straddling right...fat lot of good that does in a crooked house. =/
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