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by nphilli31
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: keeping pond snails???
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: keeping pond snails???

although I do feed mine high calcium diet. Spinach and vacation feeders. to make their shells hard.
by nphilli31
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: keeping pond snails???
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: keeping pond snails???

I am currently doing this myself. Have a 10 gallon planted aquarium with ramshorn and bladder snails. they do reproduce at alarming rates. By 2 weeks the bottom of the tank was covered in hundreds of tiny snails. started out with about 20 adult snails. most of them died within the first week. *dont ...
by nphilli31
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What did you do with your tank today
Replies: 512
Views: 25256

Re: What did you do with your tank today

Did both my water changes and cleaned the glass a little. Watched my snails. (Its amazing how fast they grow and breed)
by nphilli31
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hey from North Carolina USA!
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Hey from North Carolina USA!

Nice set up. bet they will be happy in there! :-D
by nphilli31
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Amazon (sap)
Replies: 66
Views: 3805

Re: Amazon (sap)

Good to hear!!!! Let us know how he does with the others!!
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 3800

Re: Dogs

I have a 4 year old PitBull named Dakota. She is also an amazing dog. Totally tolerant of anything that happens. With one exception, she doesn't like it when strangers walk in the house. But i am totally fine with that. If I introduce you to her, the worst thing that will happen is you will get a bi...
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your puffer's name?
Replies: 725
Views: 51647

Re: What's your puffer's name?

I have 3 GSPs.
Dr. Oppenheimer
Marbles
Chuck Testa

Chuck Testa is the biggest.
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gsp feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: gsp feeding

since mine are small I feed them almost everyday. When they get bigger you have to ease off a bit. >2" every other day >4 twice a week. I believe. Mix it up to avoid constipation. I give mine Bloodworms, Snails, mysis and ghost shrimp, and whatever treat i got them every couple weeks. Mine is probab...
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what snails can gsp eat?
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: what snails can gsp eat?

From what I understand, as long as they are aquatic snails and small enough, GSPs will eat them. I feed mine ramshorn and bladder snails because their shells are softer than MTS so they don't chip a tooth.
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: gsp info needed
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: gsp info needed

While they will survive in brackish conditions their entire life, it does shorten their lifespan and stunt their growth somewhat. I don't see why you would want to keep them in brackish their entire life, but if you must go as high as you can. 90 liter is a little small, most here will recommend at ...
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to The forum
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: New to The forum

I have mostly dead rock in there with 4 pounds of LR to seed it. Liverock around here is outrageously expensive. Like $15.00 a pound. So instead of spending my life savings on LR I thought it best to just seed it. :-D I cant wait till they get bigger. :) I felt so bad for the GSPs at wallmart. I wan...
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffers hide their color when hunting?
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Puffers hide their color when hunting?

You know, i notice the same thing with mine when i feed them snails. They will go around with their spots faded slightly looking at snails. I haven't notice a dark spot on their belly but i will look next time. I think its just part of their behavior. I know also when they sleep they loose their spo...
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to The forum
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: New to The forum

Thanks!! I Plan on having it all built in 3 weeks. (Right now the 90 is sitting on a re enforced work bench) I figure that should also give it enough time to cycle, I plan on siphoning out the water to move it to the stand then siphoning it back in. (alot of work but i know once i get my stand built...
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Show your face!
Replies: 1576
Views: 72872

Re: Show your face!

Wow... I kinda want to give you a hug. :-P. You going to keep your eye out for another bike? Or did this very terrible situation put you off of it for a while?
by nphilli31
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to The forum
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: New to The forum

They currently are in medium brackish. (1.010) been increasing by 1.001 by weekly till i get full marine. I have recently bought a 90 gallon which i am cycling in 1.023. I do plan on getting a much larger tank in the future but right now I am a little constrained financially. They are sill 1 inch, m...