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27 Oct 2013 13:06 #1 by CrustyCrab
Keeping fish in good condition on the way home on trips over an hour, always required stops to refresh the water, and my last collecting trip was with Joukeder in West Cork, which meant a 5 hour trip with fish. So this is what I came up with, using bits that I had laying about.


Photo 1
Shows Lid and bits and pieces needed.
3 x Old Rubber Suckers
1 x T piece Airline Connecter
1 x Straight Airline Connecter
I x Airstone
2 x Airline 1x 4 cm. 1 x 15cm
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2 x Drilled holes in the lid
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27 Oct 2013 13:08 #2 by CrustyCrab
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Photo 2
Shows Pieces for Air In
Photo 3
Shows Pieces for Air Out
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27 Oct 2013 13:09 #3 by CrustyCrab
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Push Connecters through holes (Photo 4)
Add Airline to connecters,
Short length to T Piece.
Long length to Straight connecter
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27 Oct 2013 13:11 - 27 Oct 2013 13:21 #4 by CrustyCrab
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Photo 6
Seal with Rubber Suckers with centers drilled out
Straight Connecter has 2, 1 on Each Side
T Piece needs only 1 Sucker


Photo 7
Add piece of led to hold Airstone in water
A "Live" Sponge Filter can be used for longer trips, Kept mature in, or on the inlet of an External Filter
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27 Oct 2013 13:16 - 27 Oct 2013 13:23 #5 by CrustyCrab
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Photo 8
Poly-Box with 2 x Transport Boxes in place

Airline will connect to an Eheim airpump, run from the car cigarette lighter socket, via an 12v to 220v inverter




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27 Oct 2013 14:15 #6 by paulv
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Very tide job, ive done similar myself only only used a strong plastic bag and a small car pump compressor bought in aldi.

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27 Oct 2013 23:54 #7 by Fishowner
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you came to west cork and never called !!!

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28 Oct 2013 00:16 #8 by irish-zx10r
will the heat of the car keep the water warm great idea

Something fishie going on here

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28 Oct 2013 09:13 #9 by paulv
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If your transporting very temperature sensitive fish you can buy a small car kettle for making 1 cup tea and adjust water temp with that. Vast majority of fish will be ok even at 10degs.

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28 Oct 2013 10:28 #10 by JohnH
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If your transporting very temperature sensitive fish you can buy a small car kettle for making 1 cup tea and adjust water temp with that. Vast majority of fish will be ok even at 10degs.


You're right Paul, I have brought fish back from England in the car lots of times without any heat other than the ambient temperature within the car and not lost any due to temperature issues. I did once lose almost everything because the fish I collected on that occasion were only recently fed and my suspicion was that the uneaten food which the fish had regurgitated en route into the confines of the bag had created a build-up of ammonia and that was what had caused the deaths.

Anyway, that has totally nothing to do with the subject here, just reminiscing.

However, to add to Crusty's earlier suggestion, if temperature was going to be an issue a small heater could be connected to the inverter he suggests can be used - but in all honesty it wouldn't be especially necessary under most circumstances.

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


ITFS member.



It's a long way to Tipperary.

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28 Oct 2013 10:41 #11 by CrustyCrab
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Small heat packs can be picked up for a €1 or 2,and taped to the lid of the poly box,
but in my case its keeping the fish cool.
Ice cubes or bags of frozen peas have done the job for me, but the best are the plastic freezer blocks.

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28 Oct 2013 12:41 #12 by Melander
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Very handy, thanks for sharing the idea.

I have often thought about transporting fish across borders but never got decided on going ahead with it, if I do this will come in handy.

Andreas

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28 Oct 2013 18:32 - 28 Oct 2013 18:32 #13 by Acara
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Poly boxes are generally all you need for aprox a full day, but if you're worried, put some warm water in a plastic softdrink bottle. I s'pose I should add to use common sense and a bit of thought doing this, not everyone out there does!

always on the lookout for interesting corys.pm me if you know off any!
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30 Oct 2013 13:26 #14 by sheag35
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You always were a ingenious bugger crusty nice one

Fishkeeping the Only way to get wet and wild

currently 25 tanks, and breeding is the aim of everything i keep
location:Limerick

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