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Old 11-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #381
 
I'm feeling really bad now about my Puffers.I have 4 in a 5 gallon Nano tank.They are so small and don't really do much.My Mngr said it was fine.Now I'm second guessing it.Your getting a 10 gallon for yours?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #382
 
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My point card fell apart ages ago, but the guy at the store knows my phone number off by heart. When I call they answer "Hi Matt"

MY 220 IS CYCLED!

Woo hoo!

And the nitrates in my Silver Dollar tank are back to being 5 ppm, like usual.

The test tubes for the 220 and the 55 looked identical. She asked me if I accidentally took water from the same tank twice, lol.

I already put the Balas downstairs in the big tank!
I stressed the poor bastards out catching them. I suck at it. Hopefully they're ok.

I got a 10 gallon kit for the dwarf puffers today, so now all I have to do this afternoon is set up the 10 gallon, set up the kid's 5.5 gallon, and make a video of the 220.

I bought plants for the 10 gallon. I'm going to use water, filter media from an establish tank. Plus gravel in a nylon from an established tank. Also got some bacteria in a bottle for it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #383
 
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I'm feeling really bad now about my Puffers.I have 4 in a 5 gallon Nano tank.They are so small and don't really do much.My Mngr said it was fine.Now I'm second guessing it.Your getting a 10 gallon for yours?
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Yeah, I got a 10 gallon and I think I'm going to put in 5. Prob is they are hard to sex and it would be better if I could get 1 male and 4 females to lessen aggression.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #384
 
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VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO ohhhhh yaaaa!!!!! video?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #385
 
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So I got the 10 gallon set up. As usual I was a walking disaster. I took water out of my 35 for the 10. I was siphoning into a bucket and didn't realize the hose came out of the bucket. I was flooding the kitchen and I didn't even notice. My kid noticed, thank God. Before it got out of hand.

Also, slipped getting on the stool and spilled water all over the counter.

Also knocked over an open can of 7Up on the counter.

Oh my. Typical.

Anyway, it's set up. I got 4 live plants in there. That's 3 planted tanks I have now. The water in the tanl was from an established tank. Some people say it doesn't help, some say it does, I figured I might as well. The sponge in the Aquaclear 20 I'm using is a chunk I cut off the established Aquaclear 70 sponge. I also stuck the rest of the sponge in the tank, figured it couldn't hurt. I also put a nylon of substrate from my Silver Dollar tank. I'm also going to add a bottle of live bacteria.

So hopefully I can add dwarf puffers in the next day or two.

I put a Betta log (I think that's what it is) in there because it said the more ways you separate dwarf puffers the better. That's also why I got 4 plants.

Oh, I put one of those ammonia remover packs in the Aquaclear too, to be safe. Dwarf puffers need good water.



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Old 11-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #386
 
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yes you should put something in there asap because the good bacteria will die off if there is nothing producing poop -> ammonia. Even a platy or guppy or something till you get the puffers or who ever is going in there.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #387
 
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I'll put a molly. They are dirty. Just have to get the temp right first.

They easier to catch than the Balas. THEY FAST! Man, they were darting around avoiding me like crazy.

Edit: Ok, the temp in the two tanks was the same so I added a Molly to the 10. Poor little bugger is going to be lonely.

Holy cow, he was easy to catch. He practically swam into the bag.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #388
 
My Puffers will only eat live Blackworm.They just attack them.Mine won't eat snails tho.I think with Dwarf puffers it isn't as important and the figure 8 Puffers
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #389
 
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Hopefully mine eat snails because my RTS tank used to have two adult apple snails. Now it had a bunch of babies. They are TINY, a couple of millimeters at most, as they get larger I hope to take them out and feed them to the puffers.
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My Puffers will only eat live Blackworm.They just attack them.Mine won't eat snails tho.I think with Dwarf puffers it isn't as important and the figure 8 Puffers
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How often do you feed them live Blackworm?

How long have you had them? Do you have a lot of hiding spots in the tank?
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