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by Maggiec
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

Yeah the red spot blenny is a hoot. He’s like the cranky old guy yelling at the kids. Stay off my lawn!
by Maggiec
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

January marked the 1st anniversary since upgrading to the larger tank. It has been a fun year and I've been lucky in that setbacks have been few and minor. I learned a lot and look forward to more lessons down the road. 1st anniversary photo: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46746609035_a0e3086d9...
by Maggiec
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

Well, there has been one casualty. The acro crab decided to leave the safety of the birdsnest & Diddy swam around with an incredibly round belly. Poor Spot. So definitely nothing without a big shell. I see zero aggression towards other fish - they are only interested in crustaceans. No interest in t...
by Maggiec
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

So I have access to a better camera, a Canon EOS M3. Haven't learned to use it yet, but still getting better pics than from my iphone. :razz: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/40286531921_36e9ae942b.jpg Diddy: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/38690591660_3a61b8193a.jpg Nan: (she's almost the sa...
by Maggiec
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

They have zero interest in any corals. The things they are curious about are hermits and the conch, which they follow around sometimes but don’t even nip. I was playing with the idea of a valentini. What do you think? They sound more nippy than GSPs. I wonder if I would really be pushing my luck :? ...
by Maggiec
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

Yes, I count myself lucky that my puffers are model citizens. I read about tang behavior and it sounds way worse! My theory for their mild manner: - never been fed live food so hunting instincts are not as strong (although anything I drop in they think it's food, so I introduce new livestock away fr...
by Maggiec
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

A new home to start off the new year!

Very exciting! The new year seemed like a great time to move everyone into their new home :-D I've been working on the plumbing, sump, acquiring equipment (got an awesome deal on a Vertex 180 skimmer on Black Friday) and was able to get saltwater into the new tank on Jan 2. I then moved a couple of ...
by Maggiec
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf puffers
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Dwarf puffers

So...I had this 10 gal tank to house some of my daughter's baby guppies that had since emptied out. And I saw some dwarf puffers and thought, why not back to freshwater? Anyway, they are so cute. They were a bit shy for a week or so, darting away when I approached the tank. I couldn't tell if they w...
by Maggiec
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Aw man that's terrible, sorry to hear that. My 2 ocellaris are now the meanest in the tank. Although it's just occasional chasing away from a spot they like (which changes all the time and is never an anemone, stupid clowns). No biting in the tank, knock on wood. They are all focused on feeding time...
by Maggiec
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Well, it's been a little while since my last update... I was perusing the local forums as usual and saw an ad offering up a GSP for adoption (owner just got a dog). He had it in a nice setup but didn't think he had time to care for it as much anymore. I thought it must be fate, so 2 weeks after losi...
by Maggiec
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Sad news... I am just gutted. Despite my vigilance, Julia managed to jump out of the tank. She often goes off to her cave after feeding, so when I missed her at the usual head count (I had taken the lid off a few times doing maintenance) I told myself I was just being paranoid. When she didn't show ...
by Maggiec
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Yes it's drilled. I saw it running when I bought it. The previous owner upgraded to a 200+ tank. He was selling for CA$700 last fall but with the new tank coming, he offered it up for $400. Includes stand, sump and return pump. This was the tank when he ran it: IMG_9313.JPG Hope mine will look like ...
by Maggiec
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

It's been a while since I last updated. I thought I'd post about Julia's recent adventure. I noticed she was hiding in the rocks more & soon realized she was a bit long in the tooth, particularly in one lower corner. It couldn't be put off & I knew it was time for some dental work. I didn't want to ...
by Maggiec
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Why, tank you! :lol:
by Maggiec
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13100

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

My SW tank turned 1yr old earlier this month :D It's been a blast. I'm starting to daydream about a larger tank (120) and a sump, but I don't know if I would be testing the patience of my spouse too much at this point. Anyway, always nice to dream... I really wish I could take better pictures than m...