Transporting fish from fish shop

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  • #6014
    cooljim
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    Hello everyone

    I have noticed through reading the feeds that a lot of people buy there fish/corals from a reasonable distance from home and then drive them back. The best marine shop near me is an hour away. I was wondering, how everyone gets them home safely? I am worried about them being cooked in the weather at the moment or too cold in the winter. How is everyone else doing it?

    Thanks

    #6025
    discreet.jim
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    I use a polystyrene box that some mail order fish came in, my nearest shop is about an hour away as well

    #6026
    discreet.jim
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    I knocked this up for single fish purchases.
    Works a treat keeping temperature and stops the bag getting snagged/broken also

    #6047
    amusing_jim
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    Awesome. Thank you both! I will try and make something similar.

    How long do you you could transport a fish for like that?

    #6060
    barker.piter
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    An hour is nothing. I’ve frequently transported fish a couple of hours away. Any more than that I would put the bag in a poly box. The fish shop should have a spare one laying around if you’re worried and most reputable lfs should ask you how long your journey is and pack accordingly.

    #6074
    parker_ynelly
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    My last not so local LFS visit was a 5 hour drive from AAC back to Plymouth 2 weeks ago with 10 fish and a couple of SPS colonies, every fish and coral bagged individually, 3 x large poly boxes everything was fine when I got home, doesn’t matter what the outside temperature is once they are sealed in a poly box, the greater the volume of water the longer it will keep it’s temperature.
    As already stated any reputable LFS will have poly boxes and will pack accordingly

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