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patadams66 09-23-2011 12:05 AM

Today was my lucky day!
 
so Strand, who i met on here, is moving across the country and gave, (GAVE!) me a 10 and a 15 gallon tank.

both planted the 10 has Corys Cherry Barbs, Brilliant Rasboras, Blue Ramshorn snails, red cherry shrimp, and some nerites.

the 15 has a figure 8 puffer! (i win)

now i have no clue about this figure 8 or brackish tank.

he gave me a run down, but ill take any advice i can get :D

Thanks Strand!

Romad 09-23-2011 06:59 AM

Nice score! It sounds like he was glad to have someone to care for his fish since he can't take them with him.

I can't help with the puffer but I've seen lots of info. about them on the forum.
Good luck with your new fish.

Santaclaws 09-23-2011 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patadams66 (Post 837041)
so Strand, who i met on here, is moving across the country and gave, (GAVE!) me a 10 and a 15 gallon tank.

both planted the 10 has Corys Cherry Barbs, Brilliant Rasboras, Blue Ramshorn snails, red cherry shrimp, and some nerites.

the 15 has a figure 8 puffer! (i win)

now i have no clue about this figure 8 or brackish tank.

he gave me a run down, but ill take any advice i can get :D

Thanks Strand!

Congrats on the new fish I am sure they will be happy. You can also check .:-)The Puffer Forum • The Puffer Fish Care Community hope its ok to put that link up

BarbH 09-23-2011 10:25 AM

Congrats on your new additions :-D

patadams66 09-24-2011 09:05 PM

Thanks barb,

also.

its unsettling how heavy a 15 gallon tank can be.

i have carried my 55 empty, and once with all ~50lbs of gravel in it

but this 15 gallon, with just enough water to transport the fish in it (about a mile) was almost (and probably was considering my aching triceps) more than i could handle lol.

i cant wait to post some pictures.

zof 09-24-2011 09:18 PM

1 gallon of water = about 8.3 pounds

7 gallons of water x 8.3 pounds is 58.1 not counting the weight of the tank and other stuff

Nobody actually realizes how heavy water is until they have to carry it ;-)

patadams66 09-24-2011 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zof (Post 839372)
1 gallon of water = about 8.3 pounds

7 gallons of water x 8.3 pounds is 58.1 not counting the weight of the tank and other stuff

Nobody actually realizes how heavy water is until they have to carry it ;-)

there were two rather large rocks + gravel in it and the filter hanging on the back.

I was in a hurry haha looking back i have no clue how i got it down two flights of stairs and into my car with out dropping it.

mileshs95 09-24-2011 10:20 PM

brackish fish are great to look at, but a burden to take care of, lol

patadams66 09-25-2011 08:32 AM

i dont see what the burden would be? adding salt?


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