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by Maggiec
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Thanks Blinkey! I have tried to mitigate any aggression issues. I put the goby/shrimp, clowns & CUC in first & the puffers showed zero aggression. Not a sniff at the hermits. When they swim too close to his burrow, the goby flares his gills & they dash off. They immediately checked out subsequent ad...
by Maggiec
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Lennie wouldn't eat anything I offered though :( She only wanted to eat off the rock/glass. I wonder if there are less picky blennies.
by Maggiec
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Thanks pokeystar! It's all cobbled together from second-hand stuff (except lights) & thanks to all the help from this forum, I've had great fun with it :) Thanks PP. what r your experiences with blennies? So many sites say it's an 'easy' fish, but when I was googling how to get her to eat, I read so...
by Maggiec
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Lots to update... Sadly, I had my first fishy loss. The electric blue hermit cleaned the tank so well that about a week later, I realized my lawnmower blenny was looking skinny & wasn't browsing the rocks anymore. I researched & tried feeding all kinds of things, but she wouldn't touch anything & pa...
by Maggiec
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

I think so. I saw the "mother" and it was like yours. I had just put the frag in my tank & it started to extend a little. I wanted to snap a shot to document what it looked like. Also, it's a combo of my iphone & lighting but the tips are pretty green from what I can see. Hope it's not too long unti...
by Maggiec
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

I got a Tyree neon green toadstool (I think should be ok under my lights). Seems to be fine and I got it for a great price. As I was trying to document my new addition, got photobombed again! I guess they love the iphone. Haha, just love their funny faces.
by Maggiec
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Are these bristle or fire worms???
Replies: 4
Views: 3346

Re: Are these bristle or fire worms???

They look just like the bristleworms in my tank. Btw, thanks for the advice, Bertie, not to freak out over my crazy worm population explosion. I'm glad I heeded your warning & held back on the 6-line wrasse. After a couple of months of the new tank settling in, the population has definitely waned to...
by Maggiec
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

I guess I am cheap. I have the birthday go ahead to buy the led lights but still haven't hit the buy button :? The high US$ is killing me. Anyway, my daughter's bday gift to me is an electric blue hermit: Hagrid. He looks amazing & is so cool. But, he's a lot bigger than my 2 other hermits & is real...
by Maggiec
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

Yeah, losing those zoas was a bummer. They were nice too ($35 for 10 polyps).
I think you mentioned you use led lights? They are so expensive!!
by Maggiec
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

So I added a lawnmower blenny, Lennie, a couple of weeks ago. She's quite a character; very assertive and no nonsense. I'm pleased that everyone is doing fine, except for 1 snail (who was a bit sketchy to start with, hardly ever moved :? ). Even the hermit crabs. I also tried out & lost a few Rasta ...
by Maggiec
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

Still up in the air re long-nose hawkfish. They sound great but I worry about my pistol shrimp even tho he's cautious. This swooping down thing concerns me a bit. The tank seems peaceful now, I'd hate to stir things up! Altho I'm sure if I see one I'll change my mind again. I did add a tuxedo urchin...
by Maggiec
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Re: New tank update - puffers & tankmates

That's good to hear! They seem to have a lot of personality, which attracts me more than good looks, altho I think they look really sweet too:)
by Maggiec
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13196

Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates

So it's been about 2 months since setting up the tank, and a month since fishies went in. It's going well and everyone is still with us <knock on wood>. The puffers are very happy, and when I see their intelligence and energy come alive, I realize that although it didn't seem so very cramped back th...
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

They especially love going thru those :D
by Maggiec
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Changed it a bit. Puffers sleep in big cave under gargoyle