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Old 02/09/2018, 09:35 AM   #18
ca1ore
Grizzled & Cynical

 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Stamford, CT
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Why would a bucket be better? The conventional wisdom for shipped fish is to keep the bag sealed as long as possible because the CO2 buildup lowers water pH and shifts the form of ammonia to ammonium ..... which is much less toxic. I would think, for long trips, that an unsealed bucket with an airstone would actually be the worst thing you could do. I've never given this a great deal of thought, so perhaps I'm missing something.


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Got back into the hobby ..... planned to keep it simple ..... yeah, right ..... clearly I need a new plan! Pet peeve: anemones host clowns; clowns do not host anemones!

Current Tank Info: 450 Reef; 120 refugium; 60 Frag Tank, 30 Introduction tank; multiple QTs
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