Atlanta Moving CompanyWhen you hire Buckhead Movers as your Atlanta, Georgia, moving company, we will handle of all your moving needs with care and professionalism, and when it comes to moving a fish tank, we are especially attentive. We know that the ecosystem in your tank may be fragile and the fish you enjoy may be sensitive to jostling. However, some customers choose to move their fish tank on their own, so if you’re planning to do so, here are some helpful tips.

For starters, use the existing tank water to transport your fish during the move. If the fish will be out of the tank for less than two hours, you can usually transport them in sealed bags that are half filled with air. For longer trips, use a sealed bucket, rather than a bag. Your Atlanta moving company may even have specialized moving materials to help move your fish properly.

Here are a few other suggestions:

  • Don’t feed them in transit. Fish likely won’t eat while they are being moved, and the uneaten food will only diminish the water quality of their temporary home.
  • Minimize their movement. It’s generally a good idea to have the bags in a cooler or other stable, enclosed environment. Don’t let children or others pick up the bags to “check on the fish.” This may only add to their stress.
  • Plan ahead. Make sure that, once the tank is in place in your new home, the water in the tank is properly conditioned before putting your fish back in.
  • Pay attention to live plants. Most aquarium plants will do fine as long as their roots are kept wet during the move. However, they can also be sensitive to movement, so take care as you uproot them and prepare them for transport.

An Atlanta moving company like Buckhead Movers knows the importance of getting your fish settled in their new home quickly, so we suggest you get your tank set up as soon as you move in. Once the fish are back in the tank, take care to only feed them a little bit at a time until you can see them eating heartily again.

A professional Atlanta, GA, moving company knows how to handle delicate cargo like a fish tank with ease. At Buckhead Movers, we have been moving fish tanks and other sensitive items since 1985, so call or e-mail us today to find out how we can best serve you.