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Bev C
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Hello I am Bev from West Virginia just love having a forum for fish .. thank you so much Cory and Co-op Team for the forum .. there is no fish store close to me have to travel to Ohio 1-2 hours  to buy fish I  wished there was a fish club near me .. since there is no local places  I have learned allot already from Cory and Aquarium Co-op & Prime Time Aquatics and I am still learning more ... 

I have had a aquarium for 11-12 years started with 10 gallon in a year moved to  20 then  29  gallon had the 29 gallon for years .. then my brother gifted me a stand he built and a new 55 gallon .. in September 2020 .   I just love it .. I just have a  freshwater  community aquarium with different mixture of tetras  ,  mixture of cory catfish and a bristol nose pelco   ..

Since I had smaller tanks always used artificial. plants . but now with my larger tank I just bought my first 2 live plants from Co-op the moss balls   .. thought I would wait about a month and if they survive and they  do not get ate up from my  bristol nose will buy more  plants  .. already upgraded my light for a planted one and got  some Easy Green  .. and hopefully I can  transfer to live plants .. wish me luck .. I am sure I will be asking .. allot of questions on fish and plants ..Have a Nice Day everyone 

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How do you keep your fish alive on such a long drive home?

I'm guessing a much larger bag and oxygen dose than with my quick 10-15 minute drives.

Look for the low-light easy plants (use the filters) from the Co-op and you'll do fine with plants. The ones I ordered were gorgeous on arrival and doing well. 

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Welcome to the forum!  I understand what its like to live a long way from fish stores.  Takes some extra effort, but road trips are always fun anyway, right?  I don't expect you'll regret switching to live plants.  They really add some next level fun to the hobby and make for beautiful, more natural aquariums.  Good luck!

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On 11/8/2020 at 1:49 AM, MichelleN said:

How do you keep your fish alive on such a long drive home?

 

Keep in mind fish often travel for days from the other side of the world before they're available at your local fish seller.  I'm also sure they get handled kind of rough along the way.  A 1-2 hour drive should not be an issue so long as the fish are healthy and handled properly.

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  • 2 months later...

hello everyone 

@MichelleN

i have a styrofoam cooler that i use and pack the bags of fish in and i use air  during the summer and hand  heat packs warmers for  winter i always make sure the fish shop is my last stop before heading home I also make sure no light hits the cooler if i carry them in first thing  i have no problems  so far 

@DemonHunter77 i live in Ravenswood i go to Belpre Aquarium in Belpre Ohio  they are a very small older shop but they know their fish .. and sell very healthy fish  .. i was recommended to them when i started out with  my first aquarium  been going to them ever since  if i look for a certain fish they will help get it for me  Brian is the owner’s son he is very good 

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