What type of water do you use for water changes while you're on the road?
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From: "Bob Sinclair" <rjs_at_silcom.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 11:09 PM
Subject: NANFA-- RE: Collecting Vacation - PLUS Information Needed...
> 1. COLLECTING VACATIONS
> Living here on the left bank of America, and given the scarcity of
> aquarium species in our local California waters, I take long driving trips
> to the southeast at least a couple times a year.
> While my practices appear a bit different from what others have posted, I
> virtually no fishes when keeping my "catch" for as long as 10 days to two
> while en route.
> I use a 52 qt. plastic Coleman camp cooler with battery-powered air
> fastened to the lid with "hooks & loops" tape, the lid drilled for an air
> running down into the water with a bubbler stone at the to keep it under
> I do a partial water change at least once a day...about half the
> an appropriate amount of NovAqua or similar each change.
> Finally, I keep the water cool by putting zip lock bags of ice in the
> chest tray (not directly in the water), checking every once in a while
> really not, to be sure the water stays very cool...even cold. This
> worked well for me for a number of years with no major problems.
> 2. INFORMATION NEEDED
> Not long ago I posted the following message, and so far have received
> replies...neither writer, unfortunately, being in a position to help with
> hard information.
> My trip is still a little over three weeks off, but I really can use
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> RE: Need advice - Portland to Duluth, then onward to Santa Barbara CA
> Next month I'll be driving from Portland OR to Duluth MN for a
> of motorcycle types - motorcycling being another of my many avocations.
> I'll have my collecting gear with me. Not being at all familiar with
> collecting possibilities along the route to Duluth and return, I would
> to have some specific information - locations, species to be found, etc.
> in any or all of the following states. I plan to generally travel on the
> Interstate concrete slabs, but will have plenty of time for diversions
> where advisable.
> Portland to Duluth...
> North Dakota
> Duluth to Santa Barbara
> I'm partial to darters and killies, but am interested in collecting a
> species of other types as well, especially those suited to a community
> tank. (All my species-specific aquaria are full up, and I don't have room
> for more...at least that's what my wife tells me!)
> Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
> Bob Sinclair
> Santa Barbara CA
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