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Hey from North Carolina USA!

Postby mrnmrskyle on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Hey,
Well, I have just recently gotten into puffers due to always having a full reef tank. I realized now, man reefing is way hard work (took me year to figure this out lol). I have a 100 gallon shallow reef tank 6ftx2ftx14in. The tank was org. a 180 and the acrylic front on it blew out. (luckily on my back porch when i test watered it from the previous owner) My puffers are a blue spot, stars and stripes and my burr puffer. The Burr being the biggest at about 3 inches and the other two are closer to 2 inches. My tank has t5 lighting so that I can still grow leathers, toadstools, xenia, anthelia and kenya trees. lol. I have an ASM G 3 Skimmer, and a 75 gallon sump, 2 filter socks, external awaikia (spelling? For the $400 price tag I should be able to spell it backwards lol) There is probably 40 pounds of rock in the sump. There is also a seperate compartment I built from excess acrylic in the sump that amounts to a 15 gallon refugium filled with multiple algaes, pods, and rock rubble.

This pic is before the puffers and other fish, just some clowns in there (maybe chromis... can't remember if they were at this time)
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Re: Hey from North Carolina USA!

Postby puffykid on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:34 pm

I like it. Once I stop moving around I want to try this out.
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Re: Hey from North Carolina USA!

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:59 pm

[welcome]
Your pic is too big to fit on my screen.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Hey from North Carolina USA!

Postby nphilli31 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:05 am

Nice set up. bet they will be happy in there! :-D
So many water changes, so little time.
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Re: Hey from North Carolina USA!

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:48 am

Welcome to the forum, nice looking tank. Remember puffers can jump and need lots of room to swim, even more so if you have mixed puffers and wish to avoid conflict.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Hey from North Carolina USA!

Postby mrnmrskyle on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:34 am

thanks everyone, i will be making net lids to go between the top braces... right now they are all so tiny that I will have a while before I need to upgrade... seeing as the tank was ORIGANLLY a lot bigger it kind of sucks, but hopefully I will be able to upgrade to a 210 or maybe even an 8 ft 300 once the time comes... i had a 350 I was looking at after this tank exploded but I had already spent soo much money ordering acrylic to fix it and all the stand molding I just couldn't see it... but someday
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