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by crazy loaches
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: BW plants???
Replies: 91
Views: 40169

any updates on the brackish planting experiment >?>? im looking to do the same thing -- and was wondering if there were any other nuggets of wisdom you may have gathered over the last few months?? Sorry Mike, havent been online much lately if you were referring to my brackish plant 'experiment'. An...
by crazy loaches
Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: rainbow fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2066

I bet Martin had no idea the can of worms he opened up :shock: lol! But 'its all good'. Sometimes I wonder if keeping fish is all a big crapshoot with all the misinformation out there. :? Some are started by highly renown folks. Sometimes it goes for decades before being proved a myth. Who knows. pr...
by crazy loaches
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: rainbow fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2066

I cant say one way or another, but dont take one article for fact. There is a ton of misinformation everywhere, I would definately look into it more. For example, some rainbowfish specific places would be better, take a look here http://bowheads.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1307&highlight=brackish at...
by crazy loaches
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: rainbow fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2066

(IMHO) : A SG of 1.005 is barely brackish... That might be somewhat true but take about 75% or more of the freshwater plants out there and put em in 1.005 and watch them quickly die. Just another way to look at it. Another thing to look at is simply because the fish is hardy doesnt mean we should p...
by crazy loaches
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: tank mates for f8
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Dont forget with something as small as a BB Goby your taking a chance. When I first put my puffers and BBs together within a couple days one of the puffers killed a BB. Since then no problems, others have had much worse luck. Your taking a chance with small tankmates.
by crazy loaches
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: The Transcontinental F8 Puffer Move
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Wow thats a long trip, glad to hear the fella made the trip ok. That sucks the inverter wouldnt power it... was it rated high enough? Perhaps some inverters just dont put out a good enough sine wave, like I said in my previous post all the motor devices I plugged in got alot louder, but they all wor...
by crazy loaches
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: wrong info on a figure eight
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: wrong info on a figure eight

ive just brought a baby fig 8 when i got him the shop owner he said it was fresh and brakish but reading up they are brakish puffers hes in fresh at the mo untill friday when i get some marine salt will he be ok in there untill then and when adding the salt do i just put it straight in ? :? Dont fr...
by crazy loaches
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: I found some too! Must be the season for little F8's.
Replies: 5
Views: 415

I got mine I think from petco, was the only time I had been in there and I saw fig8's for the first time cheap. They are sort of rare it seems in most lfs. They were 3-something each. Conditions were bad, sunken bellies, there were feeder guppies in with them that were bigger then they were. And som...
by crazy loaches
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New pics a video of my Fig 8's
Replies: 12
Views: 573

pic #7 is great -- you can really see his chompers ! Actually I am getting worried I may have to trim his teeth after not too long. :? I tried something a bit different with these photos I linked in my first post - I actually shot them in the complete darkness using only a flash. Its not perfected ...
by crazy loaches
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New pics a video of my Fig 8's
Replies: 12
Views: 573

No, I have never had any reaction with any frozen fish food, though I typically just pop it out into a small cup of water and dont do much holding. Yeah I get a little nervous feeding em like that! But I have heard fig 8's dont bit that hard, mine are only about 2" long. And its something I have don...
by crazy loaches
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New pics a video of my Fig 8's
Replies: 12
Views: 573

New pics a video of my Fig 8's

Tried taking some pics of my puffers today, a couple pics came out ok. Man I really need a dslr! But instead I just bought a big fish tank, doh! Here is a short wmv video clip 'hand feeding' my puffers sort of: http://tristan.homelinux.net/fish/movies/puffer_feeding.wmv sorry the compression seemed ...
by crazy loaches
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Planting my F8 tank and taking it brackish.
Replies: 25
Views: 2358

You probably already know this but here are a few things. The valls are sensative to Excel, although they do well in brackish water. I have pretty much killed all mine of with Excel. If you go the injected co2 route the bio-wheels will gas of some co2, not sure to what extent though, but either you ...
by crazy loaches
Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: BW plants???
Replies: 91
Views: 40169

Re: update

Crazy: How is this planted brackish coming along? Current SG/conditions? Well... so so. The first thing after my last post was that the Jungle Vall started dieing. They are pretty much all gone, so I am really thinking about trying pressurized co2 since I really want the val. I am still nervous abo...
by crazy loaches
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Mio Primo Salmastro (My First Brackish)
Replies: 30
Views: 2412

Re: Building Brackish on a snowy day

I've been reading that Bumblebee gobies requiere a lot of caves/hiding places so that it my next objective. Would 6 Bumblebees require 6 different hideouts? Would the Bumblebees be annoyed with all the lighting(130w for 55g)? I've heard some brackish fish don't like a lot of light - would this incl...
by crazy loaches
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: fig 8's and water hardness
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Hold on a second I think this is all going off on a tangent :o CO2 is extremely beneficial to plants and is almost required in heavily planted tanks, and is the best deterrent against most algea (when the plants are flourishing in it anyhow). It shouldnt be too hard to measure, there are a few metho...