Out with the old in with the new !!!

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Puffer King
Green Spotted Puffer
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My Puffers: Colomesus asellus
Lilly the Fahaka
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Spotted congos
Red eye red tailed puffer
Location (country): Bristol , UK

Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby Puffer King » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:27 am

Finally got around to giving lillys tank a bit of a overhaul , so its out with the silver sand and in with black micro gravel :) , donated a piece of bog wood with anubias from one the other tanks and bartered on a nice new big piece from a lfs , so have taken a few anubias cuttings and zip tied em' on till they take up root and attach themselves , still very much a work in progress ...need a lot more plants to go in ....... Well lilly seems happy with the make over so far :) , although she didn't at first like me taking her sand out ! , Oh and shes got a new temporary tank mate , the gold barb i plonked in there was just to see if colours change with a darker substrate , although im pleased to say colours are looking more vibrant and tottally awesome . The barb will be coming out as soon as i can catch the little b*gger ! , or if lilly gets it first ! lol
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Terrance
Fahaka Puffer
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Location: Seattle

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby Terrance » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:03 pm

I've always liked black substrate because its a good contrast for light colored fish.
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GAR
Puffer Fry
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Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby GAR » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:12 pm

Very nice fahaka ....I love your tank sand,wood,and that awesome 3d background!!!!!

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Puffer King
Green Spotted Puffer
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Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:38 am
My Puffers: Colomesus asellus
Lilly the Fahaka
Dwarf Puffers
Figure 8
Have kept in past,
Spotted congos
Red eye red tailed puffer
Location (country): Bristol , UK

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby Puffer King » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:53 pm

GAR wrote:Very nice fahaka ....I love your tank sand,wood,and that awesome 3d background!!!!!

Thankyou :) its actually black micro gravel and the backgound is just a normal one not 3D , although yep it does kinda look 3D in pic ....Do want a 3D background ...come on Bertie83 wheres this step by step guide/tutorial on making a 3D background ? , you promised us all :mcfly: :kingkrazy:
'Rare do Tom agree in the rated room with the retard moo ! '
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vorton
Dwarf Puffer
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1x Black Guineafowl Puffer
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Location: England

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby vorton » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:08 pm

Love the tank mate looks great_

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bertie 83
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My Puffers: lineatus R.I.P, South American puffer. Valentini puffer, porcupine puffer.
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Danios, Tetras, Redtail Rasporas,
Harlequins, CAE's, Yoyo
Loaches, Clown loaches ,Eels, various shrimp, tangs,wrasses, damsels, chromis
Location (country): Brighton, England
Location: brighton , england

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby bertie 83 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:29 pm

Puffer King wrote:
GAR wrote:Very nice fahaka ....I love your tank sand,wood,and that awesome 3d background!!!!!

Thankyou :) its actually black micro gravel and the backgound is just a normal one not 3D , although yep it does kinda look 3D in pic ....Do want a 3D background ...come on Bertie83 wheres this step by step guide/tutorial on making a 3D background ? , you promised us all :mcfly: :kingkrazy:

I have my styrofoam so as soon as I get a little time lol. Will upload all my pics of finished articles at the same time :D
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Puffer King
Green Spotted Puffer
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Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:38 am
My Puffers: Colomesus asellus
Lilly the Fahaka
Dwarf Puffers
Figure 8
Have kept in past,
Spotted congos
Red eye red tailed puffer
Location (country): Bristol , UK

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby Puffer King » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:56 pm

bertie 83 wrote:
Puffer King wrote:
GAR wrote:Very nice fahaka ....I love your tank sand,wood,and that awesome 3d background!!!!!

Thankyou :) its actually black micro gravel and the backgound is just a normal one not 3D , although yep it does kinda look 3D in pic ....Do want a 3D background ...come on Bertie83 wheres this step by step guide/tutorial on making a 3D background ? , you promised us all :mcfly: :kingkrazy:

I have my styrofoam so as soon as I get a little time lol. Will upload all my pics of finished articles at the same time :D

cool sounds good :grats:
'Rare do Tom agree in the rated room with the retard moo ! '
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puffer_addict
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GSP- Finney
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Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby puffer_addict » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:24 am

is that a helicopter? i want one!

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Puffer King
Green Spotted Puffer
Posts: 378
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:38 am
My Puffers: Colomesus asellus
Lilly the Fahaka
Dwarf Puffers
Figure 8
Have kept in past,
Spotted congos
Red eye red tailed puffer
Location (country): Bristol , UK

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby Puffer King » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:39 am

puffer_addict wrote:is that a helicopter? i want one!

yep thats the full size one , about 70cm or so ........picked up a bargain .....less than half price brand new ! , happy days !
My fahaka like to sleep inside it at night .......although give it a few months and i reckon she'll be to fat to fit through the holes ! lol :kingkrazy:
'Rare do Tom agree in the rated room with the retard moo ! '
Free Elf Girl Pun 2012

puffer_addict
Dwarf Puffer
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My Puffers: F8- Killa
GSP- Finney
baby GSP- Squirt
Location (country): IL, USA

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby puffer_addict » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:35 pm

mine are still small. would you ship to US? :lol:

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Puffer King
Green Spotted Puffer
Posts: 378
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:38 am
My Puffers: Colomesus asellus
Lilly the Fahaka
Dwarf Puffers
Figure 8
Have kept in past,
Spotted congos
Red eye red tailed puffer
Location (country): Bristol , UK

Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby Puffer King » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:51 pm

puffer_addict wrote:mine are still small. would you ship to US? :lol:

probably work out cheaper for you to pick one up over there i imagine .......check ebay
'Rare do Tom agree in the rated room with the retard moo ! '
Free Elf Girl Pun 2012

jus85411
Mbu Puffer
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Re: Out with the old in with the new !!!

Postby jus85411 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:03 pm

love the fahaka! such a ham! that background does look really good on there and the heli is awesome too. i have never seen one. man i cant wait to get one eventually


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