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by Jivenjune
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hikari products - confused, getting upset
Replies: 40
Views: 3317

Re: Hikari products - confused, getting upset

I've never been a fan of Hakari's pelleted fish food. I find it strange that they would use MSG as a food attractant when some form of garlic extract seems much more natural and common in the aquarium industry. With that aside, the majority of the fish I own refuse to eat Hakari brand pellets, and I...
by Jivenjune
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To you, what makes puffers irresistable?
Replies: 55
Views: 1861

Re: To you, what makes puffers irresistable?

Their obesity.
by Jivenjune
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Purple Up or Purple Tech?? for coralline algea?
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Purple Up or Purple Tech?? for coralline algea?

I believe this stuff increases your alkalinity and calcium, so if you plan to use either, I would monitor those both carefully. If my memory serves me correct, your ideal calcium level should be around 400-450 ppm and your alkalinity should be around 180-200? I can't remember the exact digits. I bel...
by Jivenjune
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycling query
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Cycling query

I would also recommend dosing your aquarium with some Prime to alleviate the stress from the ammonia burns. It'll convert the ammonia to ammonium which your beneficial bacterial will still consume as a source of food. High dosages of Prime is also known to alleviate some nitrite problems, but chemic...
by Jivenjune
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka burying in sand.
Replies: 22
Views: 2249

Re: Fahaka burying in sand.

I wish my GSPs would do this. --;
by Jivenjune
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Hair Algae Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Hair Algae Help

I hear algae tends to grow at an alarming rate when there is a significant quantity of phosphates or silicates (someone may need to verify this). Perhaps you can try using a phosphate/silicate magnet if you're not using RO/DI water.
by Jivenjune
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Another GSP Tankmate question
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Another GSP Tankmate question

Hmmm... Not sure about the whole introduction thing. Both of my GSPs have always been fairly docile, so I've never had aggression issues with them and other tankmates. If anything, they get picked on much more than they pick on other fish. With puffers, you never really know how they will react with...
by Jivenjune
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: What is a good GSP set up ?
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: What is a good GSP set up ?

If I had a single adult GSP (5-6"), I'd probably keep it by itself in a nicely decorated 55g with live rock and sand.
by Jivenjune
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: coral ID?
Replies: 23
Views: 1942

Re: coral ID?

Cleaning crews are really fun to watch IMO.
by Jivenjune
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Another GSP Tankmate question
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Another GSP Tankmate question

If you're going saltwater, try a tomato clownfish. I know both PufferPunk and I have both had success with them.
by Jivenjune
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Coralline Algae & Water Parameters
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Coralline Algae & Water Parameters

I've recently swapped out my crushed coral substrate for a mixture of oolitic and reef grade aragonite based sand. I do not have any corals. It is a fish only tank, and the sand bed is approximately 2 inches deep. Currently, my water parameters are listed as the following: Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitr...
by Jivenjune
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: NEW OWNER! I NEED HELP FAST!
Replies: 40
Views: 2186

Re: NEW OWNER! I NEED HELP FAST!

A small amount of gravel would only seed the cycle not complete it so quickly. Safestart seems to be hit or mis but is supposed to be the Dr Tim's recipe but since Dr Tim quit Marrineland they changed it up a bit & made it so it doesn't need refrigerating (not sure how that works though). I'm not s...
by Jivenjune
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Dry Oolitic Sand
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Dry Oolitic Sand

Thanks PP, you're always a big help. I'll start skimming dry. It's already clearing up really fast (day 3).
by Jivenjune
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Dry Oolitic Sand
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Dry Oolitic Sand

I've recently begun the arduous process of converting my crushed coral substrae into a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of oolitic and reef grade aragonite sand. I plan to keep it pretty shallow, approximately an inch and a half to two inches. I thought I washed the sand pretty well, considering that I spent two...
by Jivenjune
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Temperature Do You Keep Your Puffer Tank?
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

Re: What Temperature Do You Keep Your Puffer Tank?

I don't have too much equipment in my 60 gallon saltwater tank (two GSPs), so my temperature always sits safely around 78. It barely fluctuates, but my heater is pretty good. My fish seem okay with that temperature.