So I got the filter in (the cheap one from eBay) and it has been running for about 2 weeks. This thing is amazing! Insanely quiet, cleans great, and puts out a serious current! I couldn't have asked for more from a $300 filter. I am slowly getting more plants. The wood has started to grow a lot of algae on it, which is not really what I was goin for, but I think I will get some java or peacock moss to cover it with maybe. I am also going to be buying a lot more java ferns to put around the driftwood.
I have pretty much decided that I am going to stick with freshwater. So here is the big decision (cue dramatic music)... I went to my LFS and they had some DPs... A swarm of them
and I wanted them all! But I must resist until the tank is fully set up. ALSO!!!!!! They had some hairy puffers there!!! $6 each!!! I have never seen one and these were pretty active in the tank; they were housed with Figure 8s and GSPs... right next to the ciclids. So now I have narrowed it down to 2: DPs or the Hairy Puffers. I have read the Pufferpedia on both and see that they are able to be housed in my setup.
Now for questions:
-Can I house 2 Hairy Puffers in my 45 gallon tank?
-Can I house 1 Hairy Puffer with some DPs?
-What tankmates can I put in with the Hairy Puffer, if any?
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.
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