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Old 02/09/2018, 02:35 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by ca1ore View Post
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.
No feeding, you not going to have much ammonia. The volume in a bucket is so much more than in a little bag.
IMO we worry about ammonia when we looking at 36+ hrs in small volume. Consider add ammonia binder for long long trip. Suffocation/hypoxemia trump over ammonia every time.


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