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by bertie 83
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: New dwarf puffers! Question about multiple males.
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: New dwarf puffers! Question about multiple males.

Each fish will vary in personality. Kept a pair of males together with no issues, although they wouldnt say boo to a goose. Happy with shrimp etc. However, give them space and acquire a few more females, heavy decor too. It could work. It might not though so keep a plan b ready. You just don't know ...
by bertie 83
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance

You can get slim-line water butts in any DIY centre. That 1400lph pump will pump to 1.8m high if I have found the correct pump. Hopefully it will be 'man enough' for the task but I think that it might struggle once it has aged a bit. You may be surprised with some of these, sure i wouldn't use it o...
by bertie 83
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: F8 tank: Eheim filter dimensions, and 1 or 2 filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: F8 tank: Eheim filter dimensions, and 1 or 2 filters?

I agree with the above. I would also go with 2, depends on the area you have to work with. Been playing with the small yet amazing eheim eccos for some time and love those, you could fit many in a small space and really tailor flow, plus have different media in each (after pads of course). It's grea...
by bertie 83
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Python Water Changer?
Replies: 17
Views: 4802

Re: Python Water Changer?

An additional syphon out and waterchange is better than vacuuming just the crud imo. However it won't hurt either way. Do a little research online and I'm sure the stores will have what you need. I'm a manager at Brighton B&q and we got all you need to make an inside tap convert to the fittings of a...
by bertie 83
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Is my tank nearly cycled?
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Is my tank nearly cycled?

Get some more safestart too, good luck
by bertie 83
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Snails in a 40l
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Snails in a 40l

I say keep up the good work, snails will survive some swings and your population will start to regulate once you have your puffer. Step up your maintenance on this tank to keep the population thriving and perhaps set up a tub to move some into, you can't really have too many. Perhaps reduce feeding ...
by bertie 83
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Python Water Changer?
Replies: 17
Views: 4802

Re: Python Water Changer?

You should be able to get something from a hardware shop to make it fit
by bertie 83
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: How Long Before Transitioning F8 to Brackish?

Yup, just raise the sg slowly. Saves your bacteria getting hit hard
by bertie 83
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance

If you are pumping from one place to another the only real thing to consider is the height it will have to push up.
by bertie 83
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance

Would this be a cheapo pump you refer to? http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUBMERSIBLE-WATER-PUMP-AQUARIUM-FISH-TANK-SUMP-PUMPS-POND-FEATURE-WATERFALL-PUMP-/221947879735?var=&hash=item33ad1fe137%3Am%3AmKm6e_PpM2qwyWXuQ8t39vA&_trkparms=pageci%253Ab9ad3f63-a92d-11e6-878f-74dbd1a0a931%257Cparentrq%253A5ad1df7e...
by bertie 83
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance

I use the cheapo pumps from eBay/Amazon to pump water around here to there. As stated above just check how high they are rated to pump and I go one bigger. Got one at £6.99 to pump from mixing tank to sump (1000lph ish Amazon) use one on my reactor too cant remember size though, seem alright,
by bertie 83
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Treatments for new Puffer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1958

Re: Treatments for new Puffer?

Flubendazol, spelling likely incorrect. I'm pretty sure from memory that is ok. Please wait for confirmation though. I think it's what the vets would suggest. I'm sure someone will chime in to help as it's been a long time and I can't find the packets I had that I used
by bertie 83
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Treatments for new Puffer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1958

Re: Treatments for new Puffer?

When treating for internal parasites you treat their food, so them being scaleless is neither here nor there. Good you have looked into it for future reference though. See what meds are available to you and post them here we can advise the most suitable from there
by bertie 83
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance

You can get away with a narrow tall container with a couple of well placed powerheads. Or a smaller one if you do more regular waterchanges
by bertie 83
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: normal or stressed?
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: normal or stressed?

Have a look at night, could be a nightime bully. 4 clowns in a 125 could be any one of them placing dominance. What type of wrasses? Many can be super snacky. Possibly just stress, however after a month that should've passed. Watch your tank closely its likely another factor i.e. Bullying