12-01-2007, 06:52 AM
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Nice find. I moved Thursday and had to transport my 55 gallon saltwater tank. We put each fish in its own bag like our LFS does. Our LFS actually gave us bags to use, so yours may do the same. Those bags may allow you to capture more air. I put some water in each bag, caught a fish with a net and put it in, held the ends of the bag wide open to get as much air in as possible, then quickly brought them together and twisted the bag to lock in as much air as I could.
Our ride wasn't 2 hours long but we had to break down the tank well before the movers arrived, so the fish were in their bags for several hours, maybe even pushing 4 in total. 8 of 9 of them were and are fine. One didn't make it. If you get a lot of air in their bags, don't jostle them too much, and keep their temperature regulated you should be fine. Might putting their bags in cooler help them retain their temperature?
You'd be surprised how many people suggested I simply blow "air" into the bags! Last I checked, human beings didn't exhale air. :P
There may be better ways of doing it, but this is how we did it and it worked. Well, mostly.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!