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Oxygen for filling shipping bags

7 years 2 weeks ago #34898 by rsnsani
Thanks all for you tips and recommendations - they were useful.
I decided to go with a system tony44 recommended. So far it looks nice. Hopefully it'll do the job well.
Cheers,
R.

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7 years 2 weeks ago #34896 by tony44
heard you picked up your set up how is it and did dave take care of you

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34875 by tony44
no tony from Westchester he will set you up with o2 tank and valve nice to see you are still around mike no more nice fronts

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34874 by mikeg2929
The rumors of my demise were overstated. Who is Dave and what will he set me up with? Is this Tony V or tony the police officer from mount prospect?

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34873 by tony44
whats up mike are you back at it? give this guy a call he will set you up 708 870 3085 dave

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34871 by mikeg2929
One man's opinion, your mileage may vary.

I have shipped hundreds of bags in crappy conditions and never used oxygen. I had bags out on 9/10/2001 that took 5 days to reach their location and I lost 1 or 2 fish out of a hundred or so.

Oxygen doesn't hurt, but it is really only useful (again, IMO) if you are shipping multiple, bigger fish in a single bag.

Moe important - again IMO - 1) Purge the fish for 2 days 2) use fresh, treated (for chlorine) water at approximately the same temp 3) use a larger bag 4) that is 1/3 water and 2/3 air. Big fish packed singly. Fry packed 6 to a bag.

My losses, when I shipped, were absolutely insignificant. Maybe a fraction of 1%.

Good luck

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34870 by rsnsani
Thanks Tony44 a ton. d3bue6wpedowso.cloudfront.net/media/kunena/emoticons/smile.png
What you describe is very similar to what I was trying to set up. Something like what PetsMart uses when they bag the fish. I just could not find a small oxygen bottle in my local hardware store and have no idea what sort of valve should I put on it. Are they called toggle valves? If you could give me some more info on parts I would be most appreciative.
Thanks again,
Ruslan

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34869 by tony44
I use a small bottle with a balloon filler like they have at jewel it is a green bottle no med o2 but for welding

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34867 by TANK
I use an oxygen concentrator like this one. I have been bagging my fish the day before he swaps with no losses.It produces 90% oxygen.
chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/hab/4366663361.html

Tank

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7 years 3 weeks ago #34865 by rsnsani
Hi All,

I am looking for a system to fill shipping bags with oxygen. If I buy medical grade cylinders, I have hard time finding anyone who would fill it without a prescription. If I buy industrial grade, they are huge and do now have toggle valves to make it easier to use for filling.
Anyone knows what are my options to get a small, 2-3 Liter bottle with toggle valve (or functionally equivalent) that I'll be able to fill somewhere? Where that "somewhere" would be?
Thanks all for reading this and thanks for any suggestions.
Ruslan

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