How to ship livestock

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Hello! I'm going to start selling some of the cooler, less common macro algae I've been growing in my tank but I have never shipped any sort of livestock before. So I'm looking for any tips and advice. Like at what temps should I consider a heat/ice pack? How should it be packaged to prevent damage? Best delivery service? (Personally I've always had bad luck with fedex) Is there anything else that I haven't even thought of that I should keep in mind when shipping? Thanks!
 
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Shipping macro algea is quite a bit easier than shipping live fish and coral.

I don't think it makes sense for algea, but even shipping livestock, sign up at ship your aquatics.com for preferential rates on your shipping. Saves me $30/ box.
 
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