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by Nuclear_Glitter
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New GSP
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: New GSP

Pufferpunk wrote:I'm an amazon sparkler!
Oh god. I didn't even see the Amazon link, so when I seen this post I was like O_o "What in the world?!"
by Nuclear_Glitter
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: building a new tank... in need of help
Replies: 13
Views: 2445

Re: building a new tank... in need of help

Use vinegar for cleaning the drum out. You could also use bleach diluted in water, if you want, just rinse super well. Oxiclean works too, again, just rinse very well.
by Nuclear_Glitter
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Nitrate levels
Replies: 11
Views: 2076

Re: Nitrate levels

Just always keep the nitrate below 20 and you're fine. To get him to eat new foods, just starve him for a couple of days (he won't die), then introduce the new food. It sometimes takes tough love to get puffers to like new stuff.
by Nuclear_Glitter
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New GSP
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: New GSP

I would just do it right away. So far, no one has seen negative effects of putting small GSPs into full marine, when properly cared for. Get an API liquid testing kit. Far more accurate than strips. Just read the directions and do it properly. Shake the nitrate bottles like crazy, and wait 30 second...
by Nuclear_Glitter
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New GSP
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: New GSP

Ammonia is highly toxic to fish, and especially puffers. Do larger water changes every day. Go for like 50%, it won't affect the cycle at all. Test strips aren't accurate, at all. So, you probably have even higher ammonia than you realize. When you get the new tank, I'd highly recommend going full m...
by Nuclear_Glitter
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New GSP
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: New GSP

Puffers are perfectly fine alone, I don't recommend the tank mate. Get the other fish out of there as soon as you can because they're likely to become food and live fish really aren't healthy for other fish, leads to fatty liver disease and other diseases. Also, since it's a 40 gallon tank, the tank...
by Nuclear_Glitter
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: HELP PLEASE! Puffer dying
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: HELP PLEASE! Puffer dying

You need to be doing lots of large waterchanges but be sure your sg doesn't fluctuate too much or you will open yourself right up for new problems. I would bet money that this is a water quality issue. They currently don't have SG. They were having SOME reading from what I read in the original post...
by Nuclear_Glitter
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: HELP PLEASE! Puffer dying
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: HELP PLEASE! Puffer dying

I read your original post on fishlore, but may have missed the information; how big is the tank?
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Skinny puffer, weird belly
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: Skinny puffer, weird belly

purplecandle wrote:Try feeding daily. This may be a nutritional issue...I hope it is...much easier to fix nutritional issues than ips.
Could be. How big is the puffer? How long have you had it for?
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Skinny puffer, weird belly
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: Skinny puffer, weird belly

No problem. I hope they work, too. Be sure to keep us updated on how he's doing and how well they work and everything. =]
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do we have any brony's here?
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Do we have any brony's here?

All three of my younger siblings, two girls, one boy, like MLP. The girls are twins and are five, the boy is fourteen, and he even has a few friends his age who like MLP, as well. My mother's fiance also likes MLP. So that's 4/6 people in my house who really enjoy it. I've seen it, and it's definite...
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Skinny puffer, weird belly
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: Skinny puffer, weird belly

Definitely make sure any foods that come from a super market or anywhere like that are frozen for a full 24-48 hours to ensure everything is dead. Also. quarantine anything live that you feed for 2-4 weeks before feeding it. When feeding the shell on shrimp, make sure it's also non-seasoned and ever...
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Poorly DP
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Poorly DP

As asked already, how long have you had the DP? Does she have anything else wrong with her? Sunken belly? Has she pooped recently? How often are you feeding? Do you feed just blood worms and brine shrimp?
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Poor sighted Valentini puffer
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Poor sighted Valentini puffer

I will let someone else answer the question about the teeth trimming, because I'm not positive for saltwater puffers.

Anyway, the depth perception thing seems odd. How are your water parameters?
by Nuclear_Glitter
Wed May 08, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Skinny puffer, weird belly
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: Skinny puffer, weird belly

I'm gonna guess immunity to that specific treatment, then. I think switching the treatment will solve the issue. As asked already, what specific foods is he getting?