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Mudskip 07-09-2009 02:40 AM

mudskipper tank setup newb questions
 
i am setting up a tank for indian mudskipper, i have a couple of simple questions.

I have never done anything thing with brackish water so the first couple of questions are related to that:

1. does brackish water cause erosion to internal filters and heaters??
2. I was planning on using this internal heater:
TetraFauna Aquatic Reptile Heater at PETCO

is this ok in brackish water??

3. I was planning on using this internal filter:
Tetra ReptoFilter For Frogs, Newts, & Turtles at PETCO

same question is this ok in brackish water??

4. what are some good salt to put into the water (band names??)
5. what kind of water to use i have a pur filter on my faucet is that good enough??
if not how about using the water pur filtered water then using a tap water conditioner??

thanks you very much

andycl 11-11-2009 07:29 PM

it does not have to be brakish if you buy them in fresh then they should be in fresh if you buy them in brakish then
they should be in brakish. by the way what size tank do you have.

molliefan09 11-11-2009 09:00 PM

just because they come from freshwater, they are brakish inhabitents, so to ensure that they live to the appropriate age and stay healthy, they should be converted to a brakish tank. They should be slowly acclimated to the brakish water. Dont go and change from fresh to brakish immediately. You should slowly increase the salinity as not to put them into shock. Most brakish inhabitents can be converted to freshwater, however, as previously stated, they will not live their normal life expectency....

just as a side note and reminder as i am all of a sudden seeing numerous posts on the mudskipper.....please besure to do your research before you decide to get them. As i see all too often that people get pets because they are "popular" for that time and when the fad wears off the pets are left to suffer

TRIGGERMAN 12-02-2009 06:41 PM

mudskipper tank
 
Well 1st of all if you read the reviews right there on the petco site you would see the few people who bought that piece of crap agreed that it was just that. 2nd Just use a regular glass or plastic case heater lay it down in the water you can even cover it in some mud.25 or 50 watt would probably do the job considering you are only going to have a small amount of water in the tank anyway. If you really want it to look nice and not be able to see the cord I would say put on a nice background and cover the cord inside the tank with plants or vines of some kind. As far as salt goes you can buy any kind of aquarium salt..even regular kosher salt is the same thing. If you end up just buying it in the fish store you can get the 1/2 gallon milk container size it's like 5 bucks and will last you forever. Filtered tap water is fine but you are probably better off using your regular water because of the hardness and elements inside it. Tap water conditioner is an absolut must with any type of fish etc. If you go and buy the gallon size stress coat it will be your best bet. You might spend 40-50 bucks now but it will save you a small fortune in the end. TRUST ME.

Anything else feel free to ask.

Twistersmom 12-02-2009 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by TRIGGERMAN (Post 284067)
As far as salt goes you can buy any kind of aquarium salt..even regular kosher salt is the same thing.

This is an old thread, but for anyone who is considering keeping mud skippers, kosher salt will not make a tank brackish.

jmlampert23 12-02-2009 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Twistersmom (Post 284163)
This is an old thread, but for anyone who is considering keeping mud skippers, kosher salt will not make a tank brackish.


i was going to write the same thing. Why do people feel the need to post things that are not even close to true.

aquariangel 12-04-2009 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmlampert23 (Post 284218)
i was going to write the same thing. Why do people feel the need to post things that are not even close to true.


Arrogance or ignorance, take your pick.....:|


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