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    BUGZME - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Default Thermos swapping

    How do you all do this? what type thermos? How do you send the frags? I just want to be ready for the swapping season!
    THANKS JEFF
    2-45 GALLON FRAG TANKS
    55 SHOW TANK

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    We ship frags around using any of the soup type (wide mouth) thermos's, they can be had for a few bucks, or a few more if you want it to say Campbells or something on it. They fit just right in the USPS shipping boxes. When the weather is not freezing or boiling hot they will hold enough temps long enough to ship Priority USPS, 2-3 day delivery to most anywhere in the US for around $5-6. I think out of about 20 shipments only one was reported not to arrive in great shape. We sent one to Repto and somehow the thermos got crushed or something and lost a lot of the water, but last report was some of the critters came right back.

    You can even get fancy and 'pad' the thermos the inside of the termos with chaeto ... not sure if it helped or not, but it definately didn't hurt.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Bugz, It's an awesome way to ship... how about we just meet at a meeting to do our own swapping should we get paired up this spring.
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

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    BUGZME - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Sounds good to me! Where do you buy your thermos's at?
    THANKS JEFF
    2-45 GALLON FRAG TANKS
    55 SHOW TANK

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    Reef_Angel - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    You can get thermo's at Walmart, K-mart, Grocery Stores in their kitchen supply isle...basically any department store. We all found ourselves using all sorts of other kitchenware containers depending on what type of frag we were sending. It got real interesting to see what unique ideas everyone was coming up with!
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    What are you guys up to? This ain't some kind of drug runner plot, is it!?

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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    DUDE!!! Shhhhhhh.... I mean, why no... whatever would make you think such a horrible thing like that???
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

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    jerryc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    PLEASE DON'T TALE ON US 0 the police don't no that this Hobie is sooooooo
    addicting :smt095
    I HAVE A PROBLEM' I'M ADDICTED TO MICROMUSSA

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    davejnz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I recently found a thermos at K-Mart that holds 20 oz,has a wide mouth,and is vacuum-glass insulated.Worked great when i sent a SPS frag to MD in 35degree weather.Only cost $9

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    jerryc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Howe much for the overnight shipping on a thermos
    I HAVE A PROBLEM' I'M ADDICTED TO MICROMUSSA

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