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by FishFan
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Orbicular Burrfish (Cyclichtys orbicularus) Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: Orbicular Burrfish (Cyclichtys orbicularus) Observations

Sorry to hear that Myaj. There is a lot we don't know about these fish.
by FishFan
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Orbicular Burrfish (Cyclichtys orbicularus) Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 3982

Re: Orbicular Burrfish (Cyclichtys orbicularus) Observations

Myaj wrote:I love burrfish.. still miss my Paris (striped burrfish)
What happened to Paris? We didn't know Paris was gone.
A&R
by FishFan
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Recommend me a filter for a 55 US gallon tank please
Replies: 21
Views: 1977

Re: Recommend me a filter for a 55 US gallon tank please

That filter is great but I also like to add a HOB Aquaclear 110, that is easier to access & can be cleaned more often. +1 on the HOB AQ 110! We divide the 110 gallon aquarium size rating by 4 for salt water. We have two on a 46 Gallon saltwater Quarantine tank with three messy 3.5" striped Burrfish...
by FishFan
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my dwarf puffer have ick?
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Does my dwarf puffer have ick?

I don't see spots either. If the spots move hour to hour or come and go they may be bubbles. Is the fish seeming distressed? If not it may be nothing. Major Ich symptom is flashing to scratch where the parasites cause irritation.
What filtration do you have?
by FishFan
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: DIY hoods.
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: DIY hoods.

Six 54 watt t5 HO 4 10k, 2 actinic would be sufficient light. The light will be brightest in the middle, so placement of corals should take this into consideration. There will be a lot of heat, so you may want put 12v muffin fans and air intakes vent on the back of your hood, or leave the back open ...
by FishFan
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: DIY hoods.
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: DIY hoods.

You could use several coats of marine grade polyurethane varnish on the wood. A thin acrylic, countertop laminate, or even glass on the inside would provide better protection, however. T5 says the bulb is 5/8 inch. I believe "s" indicates 10k or sun spectrum. Are these 45.75 inch 28 Watt or 54 Watt ...
by FishFan
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: DIY hoods.
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: DIY hoods.

I made a hood from 1/4 inch black acrylic and installed a ballast and VHO lights. It was on an acrylic tank so it hinged on acrylic hinges (2,on the tank, 1 on the hood) with a peg running through. You can purchase a VHO ballast online,along with wired mounting sockets for the bulbs.
-R
by FishFan
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Porcupine Puffer Compatibility with Another Puffer?
Replies: 14
Views: 2703

Re: Porcupine Puffer Compatibility with Another Puffer?

I have seen porcs with snowflakes with no issues. Tight cover for both, is recommended. I agree. There are quite a number of accounts where this combination works. The only problem is the individual nature of porcs, their tendency to try anything, and their curious and bold personalities. You never...
by FishFan
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Puffer of the Month Photo Contest
Topic: POTM February 2014 - Send In Your Entries!
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: POTM February 2014 - Send In Your Entries!

We sent a photo in December and one in January, but maybe they didn't get delivered because the resolution was pretty high.
A&R
by FishFan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Mappa Puffer - looking for advice on burping?
Replies: 20
Views: 2108

Re: Mappa Puffer - looking for advice on burping?

Pufferpunk wrote:I have used the shaking method with success.
I guess I was wrong on this. I was half kidding, so if it saves the fish I guess I'd shake too.
by FishFan
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Mappa Puffer - looking for advice on burping?
Replies: 20
Views: 2108

Re: Mappa Puffer - looking for advice on burping?

You need to hold the puffer face UP! It won't release the air thru it's butt, only it's mouth. PP is right. We've never had a puffer need this procedure, probably because we never transfer puffers with a net, but instead use a glass bowel (smaller fish) or coax them into a plastic bag. Here is a wh...
by FishFan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer Needs Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Porcupine Puffer Needs Help!

Please help quickly! My porcupine puffer is not eating. He can't open his mouth in order to eat his food. He goes for the food, but his mouth can't open very wide so he can't eat it. His belly is looking very small now. The last time he ate well was 3 days ago. You describe a problem that needs to ...
by FishFan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblio is fat, missing Damsel
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Oblio is fat, missing Damsel

You got that right! Ironically we put 3 hard cerith snails and a fighting conch in the tank today. We think they are too big to eat, but we'll soon find out. It's a win- win, if he eats them it will be good for his teeth and they'll be gut loaded with algae, If he doesn't they'll clean the tank. A&R
by FishFan
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblio is fat, missing Damsel
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Oblio is fat, missing Damsel

After 2 months of peaceful co-habitation our 1-1/4 inch Domino Damsel, Spot, began spending more and more of his time swimming within a few inches of and often even brushing against his good friend Oblio, our 5-1/2 inch Orbicular Burrfish. It was hard to get a photo without both fish in the picture....
by FishFan
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sudden illness - white head and heavy slime
Replies: 20
Views: 3213

Re: Sudden illness - white head and heavy slime

Pufferpunk wrote:DO NOT BOIL LIVE ROCK!!!
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showt ... ?t=2253493
Nope, no boiling live rock. Bleach dip followed by an extended soak in fresh water dosed with prime, then air dry.
-R