Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge are both in Eastern time zone with Chattanooga. The time zone to Central which would be an hour behind not ahead is just on the other side (west) of Chatanooga. Hence if you were in Gatlingburg/Pigeon Forge area and it was five eastern time it would be the same in Chattanooga. When you cross into central just west of Chattanooga you gain an hour. Eastern time before crossing being 5:00 then when you cross into central it would be 4:00. I go to South Pitsburg sometime to shop and I have an hour more time to shop than if I were in Chattanooga. So I do not know if you just made a mistake in your message or I am just not understanding it. I am a NANFA member "North American Native Fish Association" and I have transported fish for over 18 hours by automobile. I use an inverter plugged into my cigarette lighter which produces 120 volts just like home and the fish have a constant air supply with the air pumps I plug into the inverter. I have never done tropicals but I do not see why they could not be transported the same way. I also disolve some bag buddies in the transport water. This stuff sedates the fish mildly for the ride so they are not stressed. I have shipped fish and they take three days to get to their destination with no casualties. A ride in the car for a few hours even just in the stores bag I think would be alright. I use Kordon Breather bags for transport. Shipping by USPS. I get their free box that you can stuff anything in no matter the weight and it only cost eight dollars. You squeeze every bit of air out of the bags. The bags let O2 out and take in Oxygen. And I have those bag buddies in the water before I fill the bags. I then line the box with styrofoam and put an inner bag. (garbage bag) then I stuff news paper around the breather bags so they can have air around them. Also this is the procedure that the Postal service says you have to use. The styrofoam then the inner layer then the bags of fish then the newspaper enough to absorb the liquid in case of a rupture. Works great like I said I have shipped fish as far as from Chattanooga to Washington State without a casualty.
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