Coral & Fish Collecting

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  1. maxisoft

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    Hi Guys,

    Going to the coast in a month, and wanted to know "FROM THE EXPERTS" what is a safe way of bringing back livestock from Durban to Jhb? I have read @RiaanP mention a few times and I quote "Trick is to get it back to Jhb" What is the trick?:blush:
     
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    Battery air pump
     
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    Two very important factors:

    Oxygen and Temperature

    Have never done this, but my logic says that you need something like a battery airpump to give your live stock oxygen. Then you need to keep the temperature constant. Preferably between 23 - 26 degrees. I'm sure you will be able to regulate this using a vehicle with climate control. Just don't let direct sunlight get the better of you!
     
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    Only used a small filter with oxygen. Boyu Filter. Works well clearing the water up with the filterfloss and carbon.

    No heater was needed because it was in Margate and was pretty hot.
     
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    oh when you driving. Just a battery powered air pump.
     
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    So do I seal livestock in a polystyrene container with an airstone or in plastic bags?
     
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    I used plastic 9kg soap containers, Square design with tight closing lid. Do not want your water from spilling out and wetting everything else in your car.

    Then in the middle of the lid, a small 5.5mm times 2. For airline pipes. One for battery airpump. Other with short piece about 20-30mm inside container sticking up about 50mm. For air escape. so minimal water splashing out.

    2 times water changes on your way back. Take those RO 5L containers.

    I kept my holding tank and the water for water change all next to each other. In the boot. No sunlight. Temp stays better in the boot than in the car.
     
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