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by BedScien
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: How many F8's can I start out with?
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: How many F8's can I start out with?

Personally, I'll never keep more than one puffer together again - My three f8s started to fight more and more which is why I traded them in.
by BedScien
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Puffer chirping
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: Puffer chirping

Couldn't hear it either, I'm afraid
Could it be a little whistle as he blows water/air through his teeth?
by BedScien
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

New tank and reviewing cleaning schedule

Have done up my tank with some slate caves and a nice fake large leafy green plant - It's strange, someone pointed out, that I have that decor with a saltwater GSP. However the colours of the fish are striking against the slate, along with the black background and black sand. Can post pics if anyone...
by BedScien
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: skimmer n00b
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: skimmer n00b

There was a viscous surfactant which I assume is the conditioner. I think this was the problem as it seems to recur every time I do a water change. It is much less of a problem now though - the skimmer cup fills rapidly a couple of times and then works as expected, whereas on first use it just kept ...
by BedScien
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.

Update: Things are going great. Got my tank all sorted out and looking good and intending to add LR some point this year. good, congratulations............now just keep the cat away from it! :lol: Loll goddamnit I don't even have a cat! :P Yay, this hobby is well worth a few disappointments! Agreed!
by BedScien
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Anyone have success keeping cleaner shrimp with a gsp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Anyone have success keeping cleaner shrimp with a gsp?

Welch4 wrote: As long as he is happy so am i.
Haha! Same! I put some crab meat in the tank recently and it fell to bits. I was pissed until I realised Oddball was having a great time chasing it around.
by BedScien
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Breeding snails for f8 puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Breeding snails for f8 puffer?

It's great you are planning well ahead
by BedScien
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.

Update: Things are going great. Got my tank all sorted out and looking good and intending to add LR some point this year.
by BedScien
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: skimmer n00b
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: skimmer n00b

Rather embarrassingly I can't remember and I haven't got the receipt etc to hand but it's working great now! Thanks!
by BedScien
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: skimmer n00b
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: skimmer n00b

what is a remora?

ok great - so for the long run I could try less or different conditioner?

Thanks again, me and oddball the GSP really appreciate the support :P
by BedScien
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.

Thanks for the kind response, Welch :) I've done a bit of thinking and I reckon I can make this all work out. I think I'll just bear up and do more thorough cleaning and W/Cs for a while (which seemed to work before) until I get myself a new tank with a sump, start a fresh FOWLR tank and do everythi...
by BedScien
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: skimmer n00b
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: skimmer n00b

Thanks for the reply :) I was reading something that was telling me it was conditioner that was acting a surfactant -- Either way, do you know if/think it would help to just keep running it and just letting it overflow for a while until it settles? And then (or instead) maybe running it and emptying...
by BedScien
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.
Replies: 7
Views: 800

I've really almost had enough. This is make or break.

FUUUUUUUU-- :jitters: This hobby is just presenting problem after problem. :censored: :censored: I've been putting it off for a long time but I'm just gonna go for broke, bite the bullet, and convert to live rock. The water changes I have done have rarely been enough for the tank. I've had brown alg...
by BedScien
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: skimmer n00b
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

skimmer n00b

So the water needs to mature so overflowing of the cup ends right?
But if that can take over a week then will it always be a problem, considering I perform weekly 30% W/C
by BedScien
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: please help me rekindle my passion
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: please help me rekindle my passion

Thanks for all your support :) Very helpful