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post #1 of 6 Old 12-29-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Moving long distance

What are the chances of moving a 75g full of precious fish, a 55g full of precious fish and a 10g along with 2 bettas over 700 miles/12hours? I plan on putting my bagged fish in styrofoam coolers, making sure there's as much oxygen as possible in the bags. I will also be fasting them for three days to ensure minimum urin and feces.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 05:51 PM
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i moved 110 gallon tank with about 30 fish 13 hrs
i went to home depot got a few 5 gallon buckets put tank water in them and bought a portable air pump for like 10 bucks drilled a hole in the top lids barely big enough for the hose and just switched it between buckets as i went the fish were fine
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
Thank you for the suggestion....

....I would have thought that plastic would somehow be toxic, but reading about others experiences, a ot of folks use that method! That's what I'll plan to do then, but what about temperature?
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 09:23 PM
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I kept them in side my vehical so they were fine
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-31-2011, 11:12 PM
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heater plus 2.50 cent bucket goes a long way for temporary moving of fish!

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-02-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
Thank you

All the suggestions I've received from y'all will sure save me some stress trying to figure all this out! Now, where do I get an air pump I can use in the car!
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