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by Reaperpilot2014
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Away for Deployment
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Away for Deployment

Hey all, I haven't had a chance to get on in a few months due to a last-minute deployment a while back. I am still around, so please don't delete my account. I will likely be back on regularly in January.

-reaperpilot2014
by Reaperpilot2014
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Algae Outbreak
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Algae Outbreak

I missed that lol.
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Screen name meaning
Replies: 50
Views: 2441

Re: Screen name meaning

I'm an MQ-9 Reaper Pilot.
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a couple of random questions
Replies: 47
Views: 1802

Re: a couple of random questions

That's the way it should be.
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What puffer??
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: What puffer??

You'll have to keep us posted on that 3d background. I'd like to build one someday. :) I breed cherry shrimp, ramshorn snails, pond snails, and mystery snails all in a 30g tank with very few problems. I put a new lettuce leaf in there every day and it seems to keep them from eating the eggs. Even th...
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Algae Outbreak
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Algae Outbreak

Let us know how it goes.

You could also add some large mystery or apple snails as well, assuming the puffer can't eat them at that size. You mentioned it isn't on the glass. Go grab a cotton ball and wipe it on the inside of the glass. It is likely there too, but not as visible.
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help. Snails needed urgently.
Replies: 92
Views: 2810

Re: Help. Snails needed urgently.

I would just go to Petco or Petsmart and ask them for some there. I can generally get 50-100 per visit for free. You can also buy bloodworms or small earthworms if he will take either of those. I don't know many puffers that can resist a wriggling worm.
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild food.
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: Wild food.

I would just make sure to freeze the crays before feeding to prevent pathogens getting to your puffer. @goldie ~ are there really crayfish species where the female only grows one claw? That seems awfully strange for crayfish. The marmorkrebs I breed lose claws occasionally, but they always grow back...
by Reaperpilot2014
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: dentistry alternative?
Replies: 21
Views: 1836

Re: dentistry alternative?

Even RTR's signature line is the same lol. +1 to the above. I don't consider clove oil to be good idea unless you want to euthanize the fish, which you could end up doing if you aren't careful. Finquel works great for my SAPs.
by Reaperpilot2014
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Ammonia Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

Re: Ammonia Problems

+1. Lots more control equals less chance of harming your puffer.
by Reaperpilot2014
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Takifugu Ocellatus
Replies: 74
Views: 3331

Re: Takifugu Ocellatus

I would still get him some light. Fish have schedules just like us.
by Reaperpilot2014
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trapdoor snail babies!
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Trapdoor snail babies!

Sure, their slow moving enough. I'll take some tomorrow, although they basically look like pond snails right now. I don't have any pictures of the sac.
by Reaperpilot2014
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Ammonia Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

Re: Ammonia Problems

I like baking soda because I feel like I have more control over it. You can have the kh be constant. Aragonite works, but it is a gradual thing and doesn't last forever IME.
by Reaperpilot2014
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Comfy Crabs....
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Comfy Crabs....

Lol, that's awesome!
by Reaperpilot2014
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Ammonia Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

Re: Ammonia Problems

+1 to trashing the strips. I would get a liquid test kit. The best way I know to raise Kh is by dosing baking soda.