I moved from New Jersey to Florida about 2 years ago with a 55 gallon tank, 8-10" oscar and a 7" pleco. The were in a cooler form about an hour before I left New Jersey til I could get the tank set up here. It was 2 days in the truck with me, and another day waitinng for the tank. They made it in a Coleman cooler with a portable air pump. All I did was put a little hole in the top of the cooler and fed the line in. After the first couple of hours they stopped fussing and just went along with the ride. They did not want to eat while they were in the cooler though. About 8 hourse after they were back in the 55 gallon tank they were back to eating and normal activity.