The Zippy - the innovative and highly successful
fish transporting system
Moving Fish can be a time consuming and
difficult experience for you and a stressful one for your fish.
Here is a simple way to improve the whole
process. Whether it is taking koi to an annual show, bringing new
purchases home or just transporting them to your new house.
The Zippy makes the whole process simple. This
easy to store tank can be assembled in seconds and is ready to
use. Half fill with water that the fish are currently swimming in
(not fresh tap water) and prepare for a stress free move.
Once your fish are loaded and the 'zipable'
cover is closed the can
the luxury of being transported safely in a greater volume of
water than any boxed fish could. Your fish cannot damage
themselves against the liner unlike rigid tanks. Coupled with this
they are not in a sealed environment which means there could be
high levels of gaseous exchange.
There is no need to worry about where to obtain
heavy and cumbersome oxygen cylinders. When using an air pump
connected to the vehicles 12 volt supply via an inverter, the
heavy aeration will ensure constant high levels of oxygen together
with carbon dioxide and ammonia being driven off. The Inverter
allows a normal 2 pin plug to be powered from the car battery.
These Transporters are superbly made and can be
manufactured to any size you need to enable this unit to fit into
the back of your car or van.
Makes the job of transporting your fish to and
from the Koi Shows a lot easier and of course it is safer for the
Koi and gives you, the owner more peace of mind that everything is
alright in the back and your Koi will arrive in top condition ..
Zip cover ensures that the water cannot slop over the sides, as it
would with other tubs that may be used for the transportation of
your Koi ... and keeps all the water in the transporter -
regardless of the terrain.
Any water that may find its way onto the top of
the closed cover will stay within the structure due to the
cleverly designed recessed top. The water will then drain back
into the tank ensuring that your vehicle stays dry ...
Transporters, not dissimilar to these have been
used in Japan and the Aquatic Industry now for many years ... but
those tend to be very bulky and of course heavy - whereas when you
have finished with the Zippy - it simply takes apart and folds
away for easy storage until it is used again ..
The Zippy can of course be also used as an
emergency tank, or a quarantine or
medication tank .. so the Zippy does have other very useful
purposes and will prove to be worth its salt and the initial
The Zippy can be manufactured to fit your
vehicle and you will never have to worry about polythene bags and
boxes again. The 'zipable' cover keeps in both the water and the
fish, regardless of terrain and enables easy access. It is
assembled in the same manner as other pools available in the
range, and a 1.5" slide valve kit is available to control draining
For a quotation please contact us with the
measurements to fit your vehicle. We do recommend a distance of at
least 15cm from the water surface to the rim of the tank. A
complete aeration kit (20 ltrs per minute air pump, the Inverter,
a 75cm air diffuser and 5 mtrs of 8mm airline is available if
required at £150.00 ...
You can contact us on email and it would
be helpful if you could sketch out the back of the vehicle giving
the dimensions so that we are able to give you an accurate
quotation on a tank that would be ideal for your vehicle ..
As a guide only we can give you a couple of
examples of the price you would expect to have to pay for a
transporter of a similar size ...
A Transporter with a size guide of say 75cm x
65cm x 40cm would cost you in the region of £250.00 including
delivery and Vat if applicable .. UK mainland only ..
A Transporter at the other end of the scale
which is the approximate size of the Quad Show Vat at 1.25 mtrs
square x 80 cm deep would cost in the region of £350 including
delivery on the UK mainland and Vat ..
The approximate lead-in time for your Zippy to
be manufactured for you and delivered to your door is about 3
weeks .. so please allow plenty of time as we are not able
to shorten this waiting period ..