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post #1 of 13 Old 08-02-2011, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Transporting fish for 2hrs

I moving about 2 hrs away and was wondering the best way to transport them. Do they need an air pump? I have 4 loachs, upside down catfish and a betta.

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-02-2011, 01:33 AM
No just bag them with 1/3 water 2/3 air and put them in a cooler and keep it closed.

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post #3 of 13 Old 08-02-2011, 04:00 AM
battery operated air pump, plastic container and 1/3 water in the container would be my choice in case theres any pit stops on the way.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-02-2011, 12:31 PM
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battery operated air pump, plastic container and 1/3 water in the container would be my choice in case theres any pit stops on the way.

I've transported fish a few times (only 2 hours) and this was not necessary. Just bag the fish with plenty of air and put them in a container where they can't move around that much and you should be fine.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-02-2011, 01:01 PM
I moved fish yesterday, took 6 hours and fish were fine. Most my fish come from auction where they spend 8 hours in their bags being handled a lot. When I order fish online they spend 2-3 days in their bags in a box. I avoid using buckets unless it is required, especially in a vehicle. The water in buckets sloshs around a lot more then bags.

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-03-2011, 01:16 AM
oh i forgot to add we add empty pakects of air filled plastic so the water wont slush plus i do lotsa un planned pit stops which would be why i use this method

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-03-2011, 01:37 PM
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oh i forgot to add we add empty pakects of air filled plastic so the water wont slush
Wont that take away all the oxygen in the bag that exchanges with the water? oh wait are you talking about a bucket setup? Nevermind lol

My 2 cents, instead of going with battery operated air pump go with a electrical inverter for your car so you can plug in your normal air pump, they cost about $60-80 but on the plus side if you ever have a large power outage you can use your car as a generator to run all your equipment. The down side is it will still pull the power from the battery even with the car is off but if you have a good battery it should be able to handle the 7.5 watt draw from the air pump all night and still be ok in the morning to start the car.
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-04-2011, 07:52 AM
thats when you travel with the tank fully planted or container with pump

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-06-2011, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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I can't really aford a pump right now so as long as bagging them is ok I will do that.
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-06-2011, 09:29 PM
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after i bought a couple of gouramies at my lfs i had some car problems and they stayed in their bag for close to three hours before i could get them into my tank. not the most ideal situation, but they made the transfer fine. i was more worries about the temp of the water getting too high more than anything. if you can keep the water at a steady temp, they should be fine for a 2 hr drive.
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