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by DGabbs
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: My New Brackish Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: My New Brackish Tank

Ok I'll get rid of the shrimp, could live with out the smell any how.

For puffers is it best to keep the amonia around 4ppm for the first little while? That's what I don't for FW, but I heard puffers are big time bioloaders.
by DGabbs
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: My New Brackish Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: My New Brackish Tank

I have an air stone in there, but it seems to be speeding up water evap. so I turned the pump off.

So what is it guys, shrimp method or amonia method? I have always done the old country amonia method in FW and it works, but like I said this is my first BW cycle.
by DGabbs
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: My New Brackish Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: My New Brackish Tank

Nothing live in the product, Cycle, only dead bacteria. You're gonna have to find live bacteria from a 1.005 tank or cycle it as FW, then raise the SG. Do you know what SG your supplier keeps their F8s at? Hi, I'm pretty sure the supplier and mom/pop fish store keeps their brackish tanks around 1.0...
by DGabbs
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: My New Brackish Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 731

My New Brackish Tank

Hi guys, Here are a couple pics of my newly setup brackish tank. Its running about 1.005 right now and I'm hoping i can keep it there. Naturally with out any chemicals, my ph is around 8.0-8.2 with a very high kH with the addition of the salt and base rock. I just started the cycle and I'm going to ...
by DGabbs
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 puffer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: F8 puffer questions

OK, I'll stick with one puffer. But back to the base rock. I have a bunch of it (new from a freshwater tank build that i bought not knowing i couldn't use it in fresh) and i was really hoping to use it. Does anyone have experience with base rock and puffers? Also, in a year or so i will likely set u...
by DGabbs
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 puffer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: F8 puffer questions

Thanks so much guys! Really appreciate it. I just heard they get bored easily and i thought having two in a tank would help with that. I'm not worried about bioload, because i have a huge filter (AC50) and will have lots of decorations for BB colonization. The thing i would worry about is agression....
by DGabbs
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 puffer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: F8 puffer questions

Aragonite sand is best. It buffers the pH to around 8 & keeps it stable. http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=28692 Hi, My pH is already very stable with a high KH. Lower GH and the pH right from the tap is around 7.5-8.0. If its very important i would go with that type of sand,...
by DGabbs
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 puffer questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

F8 puffer questions

Hi, I'm brand new to brackish water and also to puffers. I really like F8 puffers and i went in to my LFS and they said they can be ordered in any time. I have: -25 gallon aquarium - AC50 filter -proper heater -silica sand -driftwood -lots of round smooth rocks -hydrometer -instant ocean salt -air s...