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 Post subject: Re: Bagging fish for shipment.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:29 am 
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Either Allen used some of these bags to send my fish, or I saw some somewhere else... maybe wetspot?? I remember having some anyways. very cool bags indeed.


We did clean and reuse the bags from Germany. I have looked around for them and they are hard to find. I know kensfish only have the large corner-less bags.

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what was the name of the packaging company that used to be a sponsor on frontosa.com? I almost thought I saw some there.


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I do up a 5g bucket with 1/2 dose of stress coat, 2-3x dose of prime in it. I use 1/2 that water and 1/2 tank water. I starve them for 2-3 days before shipping. 1/3 water and 2/3 oxygen in the water, I use medical oxygen and a funky torch wand that I found, I keep it on low from the bottle and use the knob on the want to turn it off and on. I have recently started adding a snippet of poly filter cloth to each bag to suck up any ammonia, it works well.

Other than that I do it all about the same way.

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Here is a link to some square bottom bags from Uline. I buy my 4x18 tube bags from them and they are great. Their 6x18 are not as good I do find some leaks in some of these. I'm gong to have them send me some samples of the 4x2x14" and see how well they work.

http://www.uline.com/BL_154/2-Mil-Gusse ... +Poly+Bags

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Thanks guys, awesome information


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wetspot has the conerless bags. thies are specially printed with advertising on them maybe give them a shout im shure they would sell some.

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just an update on moday 3/14/11 i sent out 14 boxes of red flank. over 250 of them. using this packing method. out of 250+ fish sent to 12 diffrent addresses only 16 doas. the largest number comming from a shipment that didnt arrive for 5 days{ usps didnt come thru}, and other that took 4 days.

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In winter time you have to worry about heat pack's dieing. I don't think they make a heat pack that will last 5 day's.

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yea i used 78 hour heat packs but they dont stretch 5 days. any way a bunch of redflank pundi are now spread across the country. even sent daves rare fish a few. 36 of them

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water change the day before dont feed for 3 days bag buddies i also use poly filter

im so lucky to have a Uline about 3 miles from the house


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I'm a fine arts graduate from a local university, so I can still go into the welding shop and use the O2 bottle if I need to start shipping fish at some point :D I've also had to use their address instead of my apartments for receiving fish shipments-nothing worse than loosing a box of fish in the mail.


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I don't know if I'd take my fish into a welding shop.. At least, I know I wouldn't take fish into the welding shop where I work.


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Big Jim wrote:
In the dead of winter I use 2 heat packs in a 12x12x8 box. I use 1 heat pack in a 12x12x5.5 box. As it starts to warm up I will only use 1 heat pack in both box's. In the summer I don't use heat packs.


How hot do these heat packs get? Or, how hot do they make the water?

What kind of temperature would you want it to be outside to ship without heat packs? With just one heat pack?

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Big Jim wrote:
In the dead of winter I use 2 heat packs in a 12x12x8 box. I use 1 heat pack in a 12x12x5.5 box. As it starts to warm up I will only use 1 heat pack in both box's. In the summer I don't use heat packs.


How hot do these heat packs get? Or, how hot do they make the water?

What kind of temperature would you want it to be outside to ship without heat packs? With just one heat pack?

Thanks!

It all depends on where you ship your fish. I shipped all my fish this week with one heat pack. The lows here were only 55 and highs were 72. the coldest place I shipped to the lows were 42 and the high was 60.

In the dead of winter and the lows get into the 30's I'll use 2 heat packs in a 12x12x8 box. In a 12x12x5 inch box I'll only use one.

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yea jim i was kinda surprised to see a heat pack in my box this week. highs are running in the mid to high 80s here. but that is the catch, it is colder in some spots but not all.

also some heat packs get hotter than others. the uniheat packs have different temps on different sizes. the 40 and 72 are the best to use in my opinion. they dont get to hot but maintain the temp better.

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