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Old 07-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Can i use compressed air?

Can I use compressed air (like air duster cans) to bag fish for transport?
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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duster cans often contain other things besides air. what would be the purpose of the compressed air
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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It would be to package like the lfs does, so that it will last a 4 hour trip.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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I would just use a really big bag, like 'shopping bag' sized. If you try to close it at the very top and then twist it down a little bit it will have plenty of natural air. Or you could just go get some 5 gallon buckets from home depot.
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You might be able to rig an air stone in a bucket with a vent
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Hmmm.. Oddly I'd want to know a) how far are you transporting them b) what kind of fish and c) how many .. Before I'd even think of offering any advice..
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Go to Walmart buy a thermal fish bucket and a battery power bubble box. This way the water temp will stay the same. If not all the local fish stores by me use a air gun. I don't know if its bad or good.
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Hmmm.. Oddly I'd want to know a) how far are you transporting them b) what kind of fish and c) how many .. Before I'd even think of offering any advice..
Agree with this. I have too much faith that people know what they're doing.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:07 AM   #9
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Do not use the canned air. Bad idea. But blowing the bag up with your breath is as bad. Most shops used compressed air (like from a small aquarium pump with a filter). Oxygen top off is too dangerous. Keeping the temperature stable is also pretty critical. I usually don't order fish in the middle of the summer or the winter. Spring and fall give a shipment the best chance of live arrival. Good luck.
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An air compressor would work also, like one you use in say a wood shop
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