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post #11 of 15 Old 01-23-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so what is an acceptable nitrate reading? I found this: Best Deal Salinity Salt Refractometer 4 Aquarium Hydrometer Softcase | eBay Is this suitable?

I'm currently researching figure 8 puffer and Indian mudskipper with a built in plexi or some kind of mesh shelf that I would put playsand on that would be home for the skipper. I'm also thinking of making a barrier for possible fry of guppies or snails, although wondering if they can be put in a small breeding house? I know you guys like mollies but I've heard they can be quite messy fish and need 5g per? Plus fancy guppies have always been a fish to-do for me.

Thing with mudskippers is that they require a humid warm air environment,so I need an enclosure. If I have a hob filter I'm not sure how it can be completly enclosed... ductape? lol Then there is air exchange issues.

I'm thinking over the course of a year of turning to full marine. This way I can learn about a full spectrum of marine keeping. How do you think I might make this successful?
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-23-2013, 06:22 PM
That Refractometer will do ya. Acceptable Nitrate reading is anything under 30 after cycling.
I don't know anything about your Mudskipper, therfore can't offer any advise there. I know that most HOB filters have lids, and this keeps moisture in them at all times, make them very humid.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-23-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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I mean for like sneaky escape artist critters, its not like I can put a top to completely cover when you have accessories that hang on the tank.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-24-2013, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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I was going get that recently as a divider. for my tank but then decided to go for this: Shop OPTIX 1'6" x 2' Clear Acrylic Sheet at Lowes.com
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