NANFA-L-- Frugal fish transporting and keeping - cheap coolers and more
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 13:01:40 EDT

This goes along with the recent thread of the better ways of transporting
fish. Bringing them home in plastic coolers is much better than the way I used
to do it.

When I was in the wholesale business, I learned where many of the Goodwill,
Salvation Army and similar used goods stores were in central Indiana.
Between sales calls, I would occasionally have time to check them out, primarily
for their used book sections. I have seen perfectly good plastic coolers for
$3 or $4. There are sometime assorted clear containers with lids that could be
used to segregate specimens. (I think the idea of breathable bags will work
out better.) I've kept fish temporarily in larger ones using a sponge
filter once they are home.

Used aquariums I have found to be overpriced in places like this. There
have been exceptions. Garage and yard sales are usually better.

In large cities I found the better socioeconomic neighborhoods produced
higher quality goods and a larger book section at the local Goodwill Store.
Large college towns also had good selections.

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
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