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by Blinkey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: ammonia testing in brackish water....which colour chart?
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: ammonia testing in brackish water....which colour chart?

If you have .25 nitrite then your cycle is incomplete... a completed cycled should read 0 amm. and 0 nitrite, + some nitrate. Should have waited for the cycle to be completed before introducing the puffer.
Keep up on large daily water changes so that nitrite doesn't harm the puff.
by Blinkey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: carbon necessary for bw?
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: carbon necessary for bw?

Carbon isn't really necessary for any aquarium. It's more of an optional thing to assist with the removal of odors and chemicals/medications.
by Blinkey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: ammonia testing in brackish water....which colour chart?
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: ammonia testing in brackish water....which colour chart?

I remember there was a thread started on this forum that was about how to read the ammonia level with low-end brackish water. I think the verdict was that the colour for zero amm. will be closest to the FW chart, but will be slightly muddied by a slight green-brown tinge as a result of salt content....
by Blinkey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Holes in Java Fern (F8)
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Holes in Java Fern (F8)

Yeah definitely sounds like puffer bites. My previous Figure Eight would chomp little holes in my java fern too.
by Blinkey
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New GSP day. Pics and questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: New GSP day. Pics and questions.

Your images are not showing up on my end. Don't worry too much about nips etc, this is fairly common. As long as they aren't open red sores or anything they shouldn't be a problem. Just ensure you provide clean water and even dose with melafix to accelerate the healing.
by Blinkey
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: My Green Spotted Puffers after 5 years [video]
Replies: 3
Views: 2547

Re: My Green Spotted Puffers after 5 years [video]

They both look so healthy and adorable!
by Blinkey
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Moving to an apartment
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Moving to an apartment

Try get some clean buckets with lids, and use them to transport biomedia and your fish. Remember to completely drain the tank before you move it, else you risk cracking the glass. Best to have a large volume of replacement water prepared and ready at your new apartment.
by Blinkey
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: thinking of picking up a gsp but....
Replies: 39
Views: 2817

Re: thinking of picking up a gsp but....

Definitely start up a marine tank from the start, as PP says. Will cut out so much stress and future hassle (when you eventually go marine anyway) for both you and the fish.
by Blinkey
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Aragonite questions
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Aragonite questions

Anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but RTR or someone else recommended that a small amount be replaced every two years or so. Don't be concerned with it too much. Yeah, definitely rinse it out (as with all aquarium substrates) they often contain a lot of fine dust and unwanted stuff that will cloud you...
by Blinkey
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: GSP panting on bottom!
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: GSP panting on bottom!

Sorry for your loss :( I hope this doesn't dissuade you from keeping another puff in the future.
by Blinkey
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Poisoned Tank

Although keeping the two puffers in FW sounds convenient to you, that sounds very unfair to the fish. What's the point in keeping fish (or any animal for the matter) when you can't provide them appropriate living conditions (?)
Hope for their sakes this is a temporary arrangement.
by Blinkey
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protecting Fingers
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

Re: Protecting Fingers

How big are the GSPs? If they aren't like 6 inches or something, and just wee guys I would just chase them with your hand if they become too feisty. Of course don't actually physically touch/harm them, just sort of bluff to show who's boss. I haven't really had any fish-person aggression from any of...
by Blinkey
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: 40 gallon GSP set up
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Nice rock-scape! And very cute fish :D
by Blinkey
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: 40 gallon GSP set up
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Get a couple of powerheads too for circulation.
by Blinkey
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Figure 8 not gaining weight
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

Re: Figure 8 not gaining weight

Would be a good idea to give at least two more follow-up doses in the next few weeks. Otherwise you may risk re-infection. Make sure to only do them after a large water change though.