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    greydragon

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    shipping fish

    Post by greydragon on Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:43 pm

    hi everyone i was wondering what all do you need to ship fish all over the US?

    joefish72

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    Location : Fort Myers

    Re: shipping fish

    Post by joefish72 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:54 pm

    There are a lot of variables are you wanting to be a retailer?
    If so you need a 100% oxygen set up.
    Heat packs & cold packs
    Insulated shipping boxes
    plastic bags
    An account with Fedex (they require a test shipment)

    That pretty much covers the basics.
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    Fern
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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by Fern on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:58 pm

    http://www.4fishstuff.com/index.php?cPath=44&osCsid=7mho700r0gq9ol3e9mm9jova43
    That's the Florida supply place for most of the stuff you will need.

    Pretty much what Joe said except I got set up with sw air cargo and for the small stuff I use usps.

    greydragon

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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by greydragon on Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:43 pm

    thanks for the info
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    Fron

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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by Fron on Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:32 am

    You should check out the new breathable bags no Oxygen needed in the bags. Cuts down on cost as far as an O2 tank and shipping becomes cheaper due to smaller box being used. here is a link this is the only place that sells them for now.

    http://www.novalek.com/kordon/breathing_bags/index.htm
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    Fern
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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by Fern on Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:34 am

    I personally dont like those bags, they are prone to leaking 1/2 of them I have gotten have been leakers.
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    FishVixen
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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:11 pm

    I've received fish in them with no problems

    joefish72

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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by joefish72 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:58 pm

    I agree breather bags are a waste of money, people have been shipping fish for decades and never needed breather bags. I have shipped thousands of fish using oxygen in regular bags and never had any problems.
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    FishVixen
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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:02 am

    I've received fish in them but I always used the O2 method.
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    Fron

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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by Fron on Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:44 am

    LOL...I agree with shipping fish in a bag with O2 have done over a thousand myself that way but since the breathable bags it has cut down on my cost and are not a waste of money they actually save money. They also save some of my customers money I can ship more fish for less money. I also know for a fact a fish will do better and can live longer in a breathable bag vs a bag with O2. But I guess like everything else it is just a matter of preference some believe hang on the back filters are best other believe in wet drys they both do the job of keeping the fish alive.
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    FishVixen
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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by FishVixen on Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:17 pm

    boy how true in this hobby everyone has their own preferences and styles. One reason I started this hobby I could do it my own way.
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    Fern
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    Re: shipping fish

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:56 pm

    I use bags that are 3mil thick, too many rowdy fish popping bags!

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