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Just curious if anyone has one of these or something similar. I have to move my main DT to make way for new flooring and I really am hoping to be able to get away with only removing water and live stock and leaving everything else intact. We have low profile corner rollers, we just need to be able to lift each corner about 1" to slide the rollers underneath.
 

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How big is your tank and how solid is your stand? Lifting a corner can crack your glass if your stand flexes even a little. It would be beat if you could lift a whole tank at one time and place rollers at the ends and in the middle.
 

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I have a more crazy idea but I done it before... I used a car Jack and some 2x4 long way to hit the stand to slowly jack it up and put whatever on the bottom. A hydro Jack or the twist kind. Something easy and smooth to go up and down... Just my 2 cent .. no refund or not liable if something happens...lol
 

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I used those plastic slides when we redid our floors years ago. The flooring was done right up to the tank and then I drained the tank 80% down and was able to lift it enough to get the slides in both sides and on top of the new floor. Then able to slide it across the room and finished the flooring. Once it was done I slid it back and refilled.
 

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my tank minus the water probably weighs 1000 lbs. That would scare me to death. I'm gearing up to do new tile and replace the laminate but I plan on cutting the laminate right up to the tank and tiling around it. I can always add in new tile down the road if I ever move the tank.
 
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I was just hoping I could get away with leaving it in place until we worked right up to it then drain most of the water, remove fish, critters and essential corals and rocks and go from there. I don't want to have to undo plumbing or take tank off the stand if I don't have to. Ideally if we wait until the last minute it should be down 2-3 hrs max before we slide it back in.

We were looking at these corner rollers, they only lift the tank abt 1/2" off the ground and have a max load of 1300 lbs. I just need to be able to lift the corners.....hence the monster crow bar. I was originally thinking of furniture dollys, but I think I like these better.
 

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my tank minus the water probably weighs 1000 lbs. That would scare me to death. I'm gearing up to do new tile and replace the laminate but I plan on cutting the laminate right up to the tank and tiling around it. I can always add in new tile down the road if I ever move the tank.
I was thinking of doing that as well if our other plans didn't pan out. Drained of water and most rock I think I'd be looking at about 600lbs. And if Im only lifting an inch, Im not so worried about tipping or being top heavy. My tank is 72" long, but its only 12" tall. My stand on the other hand is tall enough to make the tank almost eye level with me and I'm 5'4.
 

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Just curious if anyone has one of these or something similar. I have to move my main DT to make way for new flooring and I really am hoping to be able to get away with only removing water and live stock and leaving everything else intact. We have low profile corner rollers, we just need to be able to lift each corner about 1" to slide the rollers underneath.
im sure i have one in my garage somewhere of you need one.
 

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Shouldn’t be too bad if you drain it and remove some rock and coral into a vat. I’d do a 100% water change at same time. That way you can keep the corals and rock in the vat while you refill the tank.

It’s not over 300/G is it?
 
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Shouldn’t be too bad if you drain it and remove some rock and coral into a vat. I’d do a 100% water change at same time. That way you can keep the corals and rock in the vat while you refill the tank.

It’s not over 300/G is it?
No, for as long as it is, the total water volume for tank and sump is only about 125gl.
 

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125 isn't bad. As long as your stand is solid, a couple people could pick up one end and set it on the dollys, then do the other end. I'd feel ok with a 125g.
 
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125 isn't bad. As long as your stand is solid, a couple people could pick up one end and set it on the dollys, then do the other end. I'd feel ok with a 125g.
Stand is super solid 👍I think it will be okay as well, just need to get it up off the ground haha!
 
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surely you can find a couple guys to do that for you. hint: beer goes a long way.
I can run over if the need be. Hopefully someone is closer though.
Thanks James, I appreciate that and will keep it in mind.
 

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