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by Iliveinazoo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8 Eye Problem Help Please
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: F8 Eye Problem Help Please

I do it as often as time allows, the tank holds 3x more volume than the minimum recommended for the puffer and the plants help so I don’t feel too guilty.

I just wondered if anyone could advise any treatment to aid healing.
by Iliveinazoo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8 Eye Problem Help Please
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Nitrate can be up to 50 out of the tap. Water changes are around 50% a fortnight usually, weekly sometimes. I don’t physically stir the substrate because it’s planted but i wave over it to stir detritus into the water column, the MTS will be turning the substrate over sufficiently to avoid hydrogen ...
by Iliveinazoo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8 Eye Problem Help Please
Replies: 4
Views: 87

F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Hello everyone I’m hoping someone will be able to help me on how to treat the sore eye on puffer, hopefully you can see the problem through the algae line: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/40491750133_7fa7ae67bb_k.jpg 51247A1D-1050-48FA-AA6F-B11F783248A8 by Sack Back & Crack , on Flickr Param...
by Iliveinazoo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tank - possible figure of 8
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: New Tank - possible figure of 8

Unfortunately your tank is a little small, you should be looking at a minimum of 60l for a singleton the only difference to keeping freshwater tanks is that you add a little marine salt, I keep my tank at approx. SG1.003@ 25DegC. An aragonite substrate should be considered to maintain carbonate hard...
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Opinions on Tank Set Up for 1 to 3 DP's?
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Opinions on Tank Set Up for 1 to 3 DP's?

I can't add anything on top of what the others have said other than to say the tank looks nice :)
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Preparing for first DPs: quarantining multiple before planted display tank, aggression
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Preparing for first DPs: quarantining multiple before planted display tank, aggression

A quarantine tank is always a good idea just to have around and you could place egg crate style dividers in to allow the water to circulate between each compartment and keep the fish separated. Initially though if the entire tank does come down with something meaning that the whole tank needs to be ...
by Iliveinazoo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Preparing for first DPs: quarantining multiple before planted display tank, aggression
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Preparing for first DPs: quarantining multiple before planted display tank, aggression

It seems like you could just about fit 1 male and 2 females in if you don’t have too much water displacing decor. If there aren’t any other fish in the aqaurium then why do you have to quarantine? I’d place them all in the main tank once cycled and if any do need quarantine in the future then you ca...
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: PH Levels Fluctuate
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: PH Levels Fluctuate

is it 7.6 after a water change and 8.2 beforehand? If so your substrate choice is buffering the water to alkaline which makes sense for an African Cichlid substrate.
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

DMD123 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Nice life span at over 10 years!
and hopefully may more :D
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

I got 2 Figure 8’s at around the same time as i signed up to this forum:

Puffer 1 lived to around 6 years old.
Puffer 2 is still here so currently around 10 1/2 years old.
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8 acting very strange
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: F8 acting very strange

Great news! FIsh can suffer with taking in oxygen if they eat too much, it usually results in them resting and panting heavily but I bet that it’s not beyond the reaches of probability that they could get themselves into trouble if the water gets real warm in the summer months and it can’t hold as m...
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 substrat!
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: F8 substrat!

Mine never have, some say that theirs have put holes in Java Fern but the theory is that they think the spores on the underside are snails. Mine never touched my Java Ferns and i do have Java Fern it just doesn’t grow very well for me.
by Iliveinazoo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 substrat!
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: F8 substrat!

VAllis, bacopa monierri, crypt wendtii, sagittaria subulata, aponogeton crispus and Ceratopteris thalictroides have done well for me
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Help needed from Turkey
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Help needed from Turkey

Thanks for information which are really important for me There are not very much puffer owners in Turkey I got wrong information in the begging with your help will find the right solutions The information to me from different sellers were nearly same that puffer is very easy fish and also in the Lo...
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 substrat!
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: F8 substrat!

Yes i know but is aragonite good for plants? Aragonite shouldn't affect specialist hard water plants, in fact hard water plants, like Vallis, may even use the carbonate released from it. As long as your water-change water isn't too acidic - which it shouldn't be if keeping Figure 8's - then the san...