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by my name is mike
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: RIP Peter - my figure 8
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: RIP Peter - my figure 8

August 2008 I believe.
by my name is mike
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: RIP Peter - my figure 8
Replies: 9
Views: 558

RIP Peter - my figure 8

Peter went to the big fish bowl in the sky last night. I had him for about 5 years, so we had a good long run, although I think it was cut a bit short. His teeth ended up growing too long and I didn't notice in time. I tried to do the clove oil trick, but he never came back from being knocked out. I...
by my name is mike
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is new Bio Spira as good as old Bio Spira?
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Is new Bio Spira as good as old Bio Spira?

I am moving my reef tank in a few weeks and was thinking about getting some Bio Spira to combat the potential mini cycle that the move is sure to spawn. Upon further research I realized they have changed the formula to a shelf-stable product. I have trouble trusting any shelf-stable bacteria and was...
by my name is mike
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: BW plants???
Replies: 91
Views: 40169

Re: BW plants???

yeah, hornwort isnt amazing looking -- i found that if you try to anchor it to the bottom, the bottom part starts to die, so i just let if float, or anchor in some rockwork near the top of the aquarium -- its good for my smaller, over-lit 20 gal tank with 65 watts of CF lighting on it (the hornwort ...
by my name is mike
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: BW plants???
Replies: 91
Views: 40169

Re: BW plants???

i am embarassed to say that i have never tested my KH -- my tank has done best when i have left it alone and just done 50% water changes once a week -- dosing ferts, adding co2 and all that stuff just gave me crazy algae problems (probably because i wasnt testing the right stuff, like KH) -- i have ...
by my name is mike
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fig 8 with bump- UPDATE! string out of bump and stringy poo
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Figure 8 with bump on face - please help !

that would be good -- i dont think i could afford puffer chemo !
by my name is mike
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fig 8 with bump- UPDATE! string out of bump and stringy poo
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Figure 8 with bump on face - please help !

will do , thanks!

i've never used RO , just tap,l but maybe its time to try it
by my name is mike
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fig 8 with bump- UPDATE! string out of bump and stringy poo
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Figure 8 with bump on face - please help !

thanks myaj -- its definately been a few weeks -- but it started out really small -- i barely noticed it -- but its grown recently -- my water source has been the same throughout , but i could get some RO and try that -- i do have melafix and could dose that --- but it has been there for a while, so...
by my name is mike
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fig 8 with bump- UPDATE! string out of bump and stringy poo
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Figure 8 with bump on face - please help !

hard to tell -- it looks very much like a pimple, but since its on the white part of his body, you cant tell if its filled with anything ya know ?? - it just looks like a little volcano on the side of his face --
by my name is mike
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fig 8 with bump- UPDATE! string out of bump and stringy poo
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Fig 8 with bump- UPDATE! string out of bump and stringy poo

Here is the update --- last night there was a little string coming out of the abscess (or whatever it is) -- it was about as long as the bump --- also, this morning i saw stringy poo -- this is the first time ive seen this with him -- he is really round and fat, so i dont think its internal parasite...
by my name is mike
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Ocho's New Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Ocho's New Tank

makes sense - thanks guys
by my name is mike
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Ocho's New Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Ocho's New Tank

keep us updated on the progress -- looks like the tank will fill in nicely ! your tank inspired my to add red tiger lotus to my setup and i love it i was also thinking of using eco-complete on my planted brackish tank -- the idea was to change it over slowly - i currently have black sand/tan-colored...
by my name is mike
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: teeth
Replies: 70
Views: 3193

Re: teeth

Here is a link to my little figure 8 going to town on some prawn -- since you puffers are much bigger, they will probably be able to crunch down even more on the sides of the shell

http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/vie ... =39&t=8813
by my name is mike
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: teeth
Replies: 70
Views: 3193

Re: teeth

you can get frozen prawn (essentially just big shrimp) at the supermarket - cut the tail off, leaving some meat -- this way they are forced to chew through some shell --
by my name is mike
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Ocho's New Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Ocho's New Tank

nice tank -- what is the short plant in the foreground ??? is it dwarf sagittaria ??? ive been looking for a good brackish-friendly foreground plant myself