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Old 05-12-2019, 08:03 PM   #1
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Aquariums in an RV

I know this is a long shot, but I love aquariums and haven't had one in a long time because of all my traveling for work. I've been looking around the internet for ways to travel with aquariums and haven't turned up much.

I typically move 6 to 8 times a year. Possibly more now that I'm truly full time. Is there a way to have an aquarium survive moving around that much, or am I destined to be without my aquatic friends forever?
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Sloshing is going to be your biggest issue
Water damage KILLS and RV and does it quickly


Subfloors do NOT play well with water
Wall panels do not play well with water
Water can get sucked up into insulation and then MOLD/MILDEW occur
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:30 AM   #3
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Im betting most aquariums are not designed to have live loads placed on them regularly. Even if you had a lid on it, the water sloshing back and forth would be a recipe for disaster if it ever failed, and flooded your rv. If you ever got into an accident, the aquarium, and your friends would become very heavy projectile. How about a small fish bowl that you can just put a lid on while travelling.
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Thanks for the replies. The last few days have been crazy hectic for me so I totally slacked off in responding. I didn't mean to start a thread then abandon it.


I've been considerign things like what the two of you are saying. They are all completely legit issues that I can't seem to find a way around.
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I tried that 2 years ago and it did not work out for me anyway. I had a 3 gallon plastic aquarium and went through 2 Beta's in 6 months. For travel, I would place the aquarium on the shower floor about 1/2 full and never had any spillage in our fifth wheel. I believe the fish demise was due to not keeping a constant water temp. I had a heater, but the RV inside temp change was too much for the heater to keep up with, 70's in day, sometimes 50's at night and whatever on travel day.
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I know some full timers that had a Beta in a bowl for over 2 years. They covered it with Saran Wrap and set it in the kitchen sink with lots of bubble wrap holding it in place.
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