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by Ianb262
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 2 Dead One Left :(
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: 2 Dead One Left :(

My favorite puffer who passed was on the heavier side and looked a little like a blimp but he ate regularily. The other puff was a little bit skinny from the start and I was concerned about him all the time. They both slowed down and stayed towards the bottom a few days before passing :(
by Ianb262
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 2 Dead One Left :(
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: 2 Dead One Left :(

I rechecked all my levels and ammonia seems to have turned bright yellow (0ppm). I do not add SafeStart everytime i change water.
by Ianb262
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 2 Dead One Left :(
Replies: 4
Views: 520

2 Dead One Left :(

I am so sad to announce that 2 of my three F8 Puffers have passed away :cry: . One about a week ago and one tonight. I really want to save the only one I have left :cry: . pH: 7.5 Ammonia: 0.5ppm Nitrites: 0.0ppm Nitrates: 20ppm Salinity: 1.004 55Gal set up since march/april I just did a 30% WC abou...
by Ianb262
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Figure 8 // Sunken Belly
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Figure 8 // Sunken Belly

One of my 3 figure 8 puffers has a very sunken stomach. He eats a lot, but within 10 minutes his belly shrinks again. Aquarium has been running since March of 2016 Ammonia - 0.5ppm Nitrite - 0ppm Nitrate - 30ppm Salinity - 1.002 55 Gallon - 3 Figure 8 puffers. Feeding shrimp and snails. 20% Water Ch...
by Ianb262
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safe Water Parameters / Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1131

Safe Water Parameters / Update

55 Gallon with 3 Figure 8s

Ammonia - 0.50ppm
NitrItes - 0ppm
Nitrates - 35 - 40ppm

Puffers are doing well :D eating lots of snails and shrimp happily! Got rid of a lot of algae. I do a 20% water change weekly.

Thanks for reading!
by Ianb262
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Algae Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Algae Removal

I need some help removing some green algae from my F8's Aquarium. There is some on the glass and strands hanging all over my plants. I purchased some nerite snails (those won't last long :P). They cleaned up the front, but I need something to remove from the plants and substrate.

Thanks
by Ianb262
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Water Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Re: Water Help

this seems to be the same issue I am having, however I think I can see the ammonia test getting darker a little. but I change out about 30% a week so little zep with 150l probably doesn't put out a lot of amonia You probably don't need to do a 30% WC a week, that seems like overkill. It may also re...
by Ianb262
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Water Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Re: Water Help

Right now it's at 0 sg.
If you remember my last thread, Pufferpunk said to keep it FW for 2 weeks until conditions were stable.
And yes, I am shaking the vials enough.
by Ianb262
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Water Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Re: Water Help

Is your test kit expired? what kind of test kit is it, liquid or test strips? What is your nitrate out of the tap? Do you have live plants? Did you just perform a water change? Test kit is brand new. It is an API Saltwater Master Kit, liquid. Nitrates used to be around 5~ ppm but have disappeared :...
by Ianb262
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Water Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Water Help

My water is testing ZERO for everything.

Ammonia - 0ppm
Nitrite - 0ppm
Nitrate - 0ppm
by Ianb262
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Fish are doing good :D.
No Ammonia, No Nitrites
and a few nitrates

will post some pictures soon :)
by Ianb262
Sun May 29, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Pufferpunk wrote: Did you add the Safestart directly to your filter?
Yes I did
by Ianb262
Fri May 27, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Did the water change and added SafeStart,

(After 12 Hours)
Ammonia - 0.25ppm
Nitrites - 0ppm
Nitrates - 5ppm

Wow! Thanks so much :D I will post some pictures of my figure 8s when I get them
by Ianb262
Thu May 26, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Hillehaus wrote:^ This will work.

Exactly how dangerously high are your levels? Low enough that a 90% change will take it to non-detect?
Erm, the water on my API Test turns almost black so over 8ppm
by Ianb262
Thu May 26, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Thanks PufferPunk! I will try this. Should I raise the salinity .002 every week after keeping it freshwater?

:)