Would adding a small brackish goby be helpful in cleaning up after the puffer? Chlamydogobius eremius, the Desert Goby, seems a likely candidate and the Bumblebee goby seems to be a favorite F8 tank mate.
Is 243 gph turn over enough flow?
Do you think it is visually complex enough?
Pufftastic wrote:Gobies can sort of act as cleanup crews, to an extent, by eating small bits of food the puffer leaves behind, but you'll have to make sure to feed them as well. They definitely have an impact on the tank's bioload.
For a 29 gallon? Probably. F8s enjoy having some current to swim in, but also need quiet spots in the tank to rest and sleep. You can add one or both of your other filters if you want, especially to increase your biological filtration, but you'll need to make sure the puffer isn't being blown around the tank.
You really have a lovely setup there. It's hard to find the exact balance between leaving ample swimming room for the F8, and giving it plenty of decor to explore. Your tank looks just right to me.
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