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by DGabbs
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zebra Mussels
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Zebra Mussels

Has anyone ever tried zebra mussels for puffer food before? I live right on the water, and i can easily pluck hundreds of these in a matter of minutes. I'm not worried about parasites as i would QT for months, or freeze them, but what about the sharp edges? The lakes in my area are reasonably clean,...
by DGabbs
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 3255

Re: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed

When I do, I go to Red-Fish Blue-Fish. I don't know if they are still open as they weren't doing so well last summer (my last visit). Ya red fish blue fish is still around. They are in that strip mall on Chemong road across from the dairy queen-country style combo. Its a really small store now, i t...
by DGabbs
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8035

Re: Building up my first FW tank

"Bad" is a very useful word. But to say that you got "bad" wood from a store when the real issue is that you did knot know how to properly handle the wood that you got. You had, and may still have bad information, not bad wood. If you want realistic wood in a fish tank w/o any tannin release, you n...
by DGabbs
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 3255

Re: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed

Nope. I go to Peterborough for my fish stuff most of the time. There or Toronto. Belleville has got jack squat, the next good one is in Trenton but that is too far to drive. Oh ok, what fish store do you go to in Peterborough. Before i just went to pet-a-rama, but there is a new place in Bridgnorth...
by DGabbs
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 3255

Re: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed

Too funny, every time I google something to do with Peterborough I always get stuff from Peterborough, England.
by DGabbs
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8035

Re: Building up my first FW tank

RTR, "bad" is a very general word which anything can be referred to as from a given point of view. From our point of view having heavily tannin stained water is "bad" because we are going for a clear water look. What's good to someone is bad to others. I stand by what I said because it is perfectly ...
by DGabbs
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Brackish Water Plants
Replies: 52
Views: 16964

Re: Brackish Water Plants

I just added two healthy java fern plants to my brackish tank (1.005), so I'm hoping they will do well. I have them attached to little rocks using sewing thread. Does anyone know of the light requirements of java fern in brackish water? Its a 25 gallon tank standard height (not a long tank), I have ...
by DGabbs
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8035

Re: Building up my first Brackish Tank

Ya plus driftwood will likely rot faster in brackish. I tried mopani wood once and it really started to stink, fast. That's why I use plastic mangrove roots from Petsmart...Doesn't look quite as good but will last much longer without any water problems. Also, Luked, how do you plan to mix your BW w...
by DGabbs
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffer Shelter - Hobby?
Replies: 41
Views: 3097

Re: Puffer Shelter - Hobby?

Kiamose wrote:
DGabbs wrote:Image
Where did you get this little dude from? I want one with the st George's flag......

http://www.sherv.net/canadian.flag-emoticon-628.html

I just google search "canadian flag emoticon"
by DGabbs
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8035

Re: Building up my first Brackish Tank

Ya plus driftwood will likely rot faster in brackish. I would just stick to rock decorations, whether it be base rock, quartz, granite...
by DGabbs
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffer Shelter - Hobby?
Replies: 41
Views: 3097

Re: Puffer Shelter - Hobby?

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by DGabbs
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8035

Re: Building up my first Brackish Tank

Is that the drift wood that leaks tannins? If it is DON"T USE IT! It makes your water look like tea. It doesn't hurt fish, but makes your water softer and very murky. Test it by leaving it in a bowl of water over night. It may well be, however that is why I'm soaking it in boiling water, possibly f...
by DGabbs
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8035

Re: Building up my first Brackish Tank

Is that the drift wood that leaks tannins? If it is DON"T USE IT! It makes your water look like tea. It doesn't hurt fish, but makes your water softer and very murky. Test it by leaving it in a bowl of water over night. Tannins can be very hard to remove from wood and can take up to a year of soakin...
by DGabbs
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed
Replies: 45
Views: 3255

Re: Getting a Puffer for the first time - Advice Needed

I'm on a well, so also clueless when it comes to dechlorinate products. :D
by DGabbs
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffer Shelter - Hobby?
Replies: 41
Views: 3097

Re: Puffer Shelter - Hobby?

Anothernewb wrote:It's ok a simple "I wasn't calling you a thief and I appologize will work." Things must work different in Canada.
Canada works a lot differently, and I'm glad it does. ;)