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05 May 2015 08:21 #1 by trent
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hi everyone. im send sending 2 pairs of angelfish to uk but it going to take 24hrs. i have a polybox. any suggestions on bagging heating etc ? thanks

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05 May 2015 11:29 #2 by serratus
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Hello, try to get 4 large bags so each bag fills a quarter of the box, fill each bag with just enough tank water to cover each fish leaving the rest with air. Can buy heat packs and can add ammonia remover like zeolite, keep bags upright and wrap in newspaper.

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05 May 2015 13:08 #3 by ceech
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Plus one
Ebay has heat packs. seachem stability i have used in the bags while sending fish before and also seachem prime.
Also i would not feed the fish for a few days before you send maybe 2 or 3.

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05 May 2015 13:33 #4 by Eric
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Line the box with aero board and bubble wrap. Wrap the bags with newspaper. Make sure you use a heat pack. I used a 40 hr pack recently and they're fairly cheap on eBay

Eric

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05 May 2015 16:42 #5 by trent
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thanks guys. also would oxygen tables work and would you have a link for heat packs please

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05 May 2015 17:14 #6 by trent
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sorry cant see link it only blank

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05 May 2015 17:26 #7 by Eric
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Ok type "shipping heat packs" into eBay and you'll see the uniheat 40 hr packs there.

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05 May 2015 17:40 #8 by trent
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great thanks eric. do you mind me asking which corier you use for shipping ?

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05 May 2015 18:04 #9 by Eric
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Parcel motel

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05 May 2015 19:05 #10 by trent
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great thanks eric. do you mind me asking which corier you use for shipping ?

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05 May 2015 19:06 #11 by trent
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sorry just repeaated myself

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05 May 2015 19:32 #12 by Gonefishy
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Eric wrote: Parcel motel

Eric


Will parcel motel transport live fish? Is it possible for them to deliver fish from UK to my Antrim parcel motel address and then get it re-routed as normal to Dublin? How about import regulations? Thanks Eric...

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05 May 2015 19:34 #13 by trent
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im liking your idea gonefishy :)

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05 May 2015 19:36 #14 by Eric
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Yea it worked that way for me twice so far with them. Regards the import regulations ill leave that decision to take a chance up to yourselves ;) ;)

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05 May 2015 19:39 #15 by trent
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nice. may try and get some l-nos and killifish

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05 May 2015 20:18 #16 by swai
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I called parcel motel about this a while ago, they said they will not sign for a package containing any living creature. Also the package has to be labeled as live fish for import reasons.

Also I heard today apc courier company in the UK which was the only licensed courier to transport fish in UK suspended there service pending a review. Don't think what this will mean for the future.

Marino, Dublin 9

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05 May 2015 20:20 #17 by swai
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Marino, Dublin 9

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06 May 2015 19:44 #18 by JustinK
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I had fish delivered to Antrim from UK. I'm sure royal mail delivered it. I collected it from Antrim myself.

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07 May 2015 10:21 - 07 May 2015 10:25 #19 by ceech
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Royal mail deliver corals and fish in the uk and scotland. That is who a friend of mine gets his packages from when he orders fish and coral i asked him yesterday.
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07 May 2015 11:12 #20 by swai
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I know packages do get sent through royal mail but you cannot label the box as live fish so the box could be just thrown around or delayed. Whereas the overnight courier would also be insured and if the fish arrived dead you could claim them doa from the seller or shop.

I guess it's a risk if you are willing to take it.

Marino, Dublin 9

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07 May 2015 12:41 #21 by ceech
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yes you are right about this. I know that depending on the fish you send sometimes you can insure them. At least with Marine fish.

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