NANFA-- Fish Transport Systems

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 16:16:56 -0500

> Jeffrey Fullerton Wrote (in part):
> > [snip] This idea is a combination of BG Granier's "miner hauler"
> > and sponge filter idea from Konrad Schmidt.
> Both ideas sound interesting. For the sake of those new to the list (like
> me!) could someone please restate what these are?

BG's "Minner Hauler" is a simple cooler with an aeration system. I added
an airstone driven sponge filter that Konrad wrote about back around the
time I joined NANFA around 1996 or 97. I cannot rememnber the brand name
of the sponge filter I use but I will post it as soon as I come across
it. I think the idea of running the filter in an aged aquarium or
outdoor pond to establish a bacterial population is a very good idea. Of
course I learned while transporting bigger fish like adult Fliers -
Centrarchus macropterus that a larger sized sponge may be necessary to
handle the increased bioload and prevent ammonia burns which afflicted
the fins despite the existing filter and water changes.

Or you could run two smaller filters in the same cooler with a dual air
I am in the process of creating a web page about my pond and fish
keeping activities . I intend on including pictures of this setup along
with the construction of a lava rock biofilter and the use of an
airstone as a deicing system in winter.


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