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Old 08-19-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Styrofoam for shipping insulation

I usually insulate my shrimp and plant boxes by lining the inside with styrofoam. I have ordered so many things online that I have just been re-using the little squares, but my supply is finally running low I was wondering, where do you guys get the styrofoam for your fish/shrimp/plant boxes? Do you buy them pre-cut or do you cut them yourselves?
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I got a good deal at TSK supply. I've seen some good deals on Ebay too.
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I recently drove from Ft. Myers to Tampa. On my way up I stopped at this shop in Gibsonton. I thought it was a Tropical Fish store, and it was, but it was so much more than that. They not only cater to hobbyists, but to retailers as well. I'll be visiting them next month for some livestock on a new tank I'll be setting up.

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I use the stuff from home depot, it's the cheapest effective method I've found so far. I get the ones that are already precut into around 1.5x3ft or so sections, rather than the big 4x8 sheets which don't fit in my SUV well without cutting them down.

The precut ones are in a stack of 6 so I just keep them bound together, draw out the template lines, and then use a styrofoam cutter to cut them all at once.

Each pack of styro sheets is around $8 give or take.
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I use the stuff from home depot, it's the cheapest effective method I've found so far. I get the ones that are already precut into around 1.5x3ft or so sections, rather than the big 4x8 sheets which don't fit in my SUV well without cutting them down.

The precut ones are in a stack of 6 so I just keep them bound together, draw out the template lines, and then use a styrofoam cutter to cut them all at once.

Each pack of styro sheets is around $8 give or take.
+1 yeah the home depot or Lowes stuff is your best bet
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