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Unread 03-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Can air from a air compressor be used to fill fish bags when shipping Dumb question I need to know by tomorrow



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Yes it can, but it's no different than simply grabbing the bag and closing it with room air. Air compressor air has no more oxygen content than ambient air. An O2 bottle will give you pure oxygen which will keep the fish longer.

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If you don't have access to oxygen, your next best option is to use a Jungle product called "Bag Buddies". These are tablets that reduce the stress of shipping and release oxygen into the bag. Not as much as filling the head space with O2, but better than just "air" which is approximately 80% N2 and only 20% O2



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If you are not shipping over-crowded or for more than a couple of days normal air will suffice. The one advantage of compressor vs lung power is that you will avoid the CO2 exhaled from your lungs. Probably not a big deal however.



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If you are not shipping over-crowded or for more than a couple of days normal air will suffice. The one advantage of compressor vs lung power is that you will avoid the CO2 exhaled from your lungs. Probably not a big deal however.
You should not need the blow into a bag to fill it with air. If you hold the bag open by the top, there will be more than enough air in the bag.
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