Here are a couple pics of my newly setup brackish tank. Its running about 1.005 right now and I'm hoping i can keep it there.
Naturally with out any chemicals, my ph is around 8.0-8.2 with a very high kH with the addition of the salt and base rock.
I just started the cycle and I'm going to make sure it is very very well cycled before i ad my puffer.
Its a 25 gallon, and i plan for one F8 puffer and two bumblebee gobies. I know i will need to buy some more smaller pieces of base rock and make some little caves for the gobies.
I will be adding java fern and some java moss as soon as the cycle is a little further along.
my cycle process is as followed:
-"Cycle" bacterial supplement
-Old country pure ammonia (no additives, I've used it many time in FW)
Any I'm doing the "shrimp method" just for further biological depth.
I am guessing that the base rock is going to act as a great bio filter because of the massive amount of surface area. I'm just really hoping the puffer doesn't get too rambunctious around it and scrap its skin.
Any tips or suggestions are welcome!
Sorry for the poor photo quality. (taken with iphone 4)
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