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    TheLittleMermaid - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Transporting corals

    This will be only my second or third swap I will be attending. I was wondering if I could get a little input of the best way to transport corals. Should I use a cooler? Will hand warmers work? Please give ur input or ideas. I will be there for a few hours so I'm trying to find a way To keep the frags temp warm enough and safe.
    Just keep swimming, ...swimming, swimming....

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    Yup a cooler and either a hand warmer or water bottle with warm water ( wrap em in a towel or newspaper so they don't cook you new goodie) ad you should be golden.

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    rosebud161616 - Reefkeeper
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    Some hand warmers that you get have a sticky side so you can just stick them to the top of the cooler.

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    I use coolers and some 1or 2 liters bottles with warm/hot water.

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    thepanfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here is what I do:
    Buy your frags then ask the vendors to put them in a corner of the table as sold, mark it down on a map of the swap. Return before leaving to pick them up.
    I use a picnic cooler with bubble wrap on the bottom and fill it halfway with packing peanuts. Then tape some hand warmers to the lid, seal the lid and you're good to go.

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