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post #1 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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75 gallon tank start up.... want green spotted puffers eventually!

I just got a 75 gallon tank and stand and am looking for advice for the best set up. I've had tanks before, but nothing bigger than 30 gallon. Obviously, this is more complicated. I haven't purchased anything for it yet, it's just sitting in the family room. Eventually I want 2 green spotted puffers, but want to make sure everything is ready before I buy them. Advice welcome and greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 07:12 PM
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I just got a 75 gallon tank and stand and am looking for advice for the best set up. I've had tanks before, but nothing bigger than 30 gallon. Obviously, this is more complicated. I haven't purchased anything for it yet, it's just sitting in the family room. Eventually I want 2 green spotted puffers, but want to make sure everything is ready before I buy them. Advice welcome and greatly appreciated!
plan everything before you fill it with water
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 07:28 PM
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Eventually I want 2 green spotted puffers, but want to make sure everything is ready before I buy them. Advice welcome and greatly appreciated!
Well from what i rememebr about them they are brackish fish, Even though many petstores sell them as freshwater fish, they are not by any means. When keeping your puffers, you must be sure to have some salt in the water to keep them alive.

Puffers are pretty hearty but require some basic care that need to be addressed. Puffers can even survive in fresh water for some time, but in fresh water, they won't thrive and will eventually die.

IUf you want to read more about them from where i found my info then check out this website Green Spotted Puffer Fish
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, that's where I'm starting. I'm going tomorrow to buy a filter (or two). I'm just not sure what type is best.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 PM
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Green Spotter Puffers are brackish fish but you want to introduce salt into the aquarium slowly. The store has them in freshwater so over a several days you should introduce salt to raise the salinity or else you'll shock the puffers and kill them.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-23-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the replies! I've actually decided to make it a saltwater tank so I'll be switching over to that forum!
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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as for a filter i suggest a canister

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