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by Iliveinazoo
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Has anyone ever seen a F8 puff?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Has anyone ever seen a F8 puff?

Yes, but only when Handling to trim their teeth.
by Iliveinazoo
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Long-term stability of safestart bacterial colonies
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: Long-term stability of safestart bacterial colonies

If you don't plan on getting the fish until you get to college then I wouldn't bother complicating the journey and just set up when you get there. Safestart should instantly cycle the tank so you could add fish straight away. The pH crash i was talking about is due to a lack of maintenance, keep up ...
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Long-term stability of safestart bacterial colonies
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: Long-term stability of safestart bacterial colonies

The crash may be due to a lack of tank maintenance. When waste is produced and converted to nitrate the tank water is turned more acidic. Eventually the water will become so acidic that the filter bacteria can no longer function properly and the ammonia level will skyrocket. When moving your tank yo...
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Please help! Is this a nematode on my F8?
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Please help! Is this a nematode on my F8?

Their bellies are just big sacks and the lumps will change position due to the way that the food lies in it.

I think that your puffer is a bit too well fed by the way. :)
by Iliveinazoo
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8 in trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: F8 in trouble

Unfortunately puffers aren't as hardy as other fish and your gobies would withstand an uncycled tank much better than your F8. You could try daily partial water changes and hope he gets better but i fear it may be too late. That said hard breathing could be a sign of over eating so if he has a massi...
by Iliveinazoo
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help, possible Ammonia spike
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: Help, possible Ammonia spike

Sorry to hear that
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help, possible Ammonia spike
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: Help, possible Ammonia spike

Does he look fat or skinny? If fat then he could be constipated. If skinny then maybe the wormer didn't work or it's something else that's causing it. I would probably do another 50% water change but add marine salt this time to get the tank to SG1.002@25DegC which will probably work out to be about...
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help, possible Ammonia spike
Replies: 29
Views: 1628

Re: Help, possible Ammonia spike

If he's not being pushed around in the current then he's still got a chance - fingers crossed. It's curious that the ammonia rose so sharply after only 5 days - did you drastically change the salinity of your tank at a water change?
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Juvenile Fahaka puffer - new, just saying hi
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

I do like the look of those puffs - if only I had space for one!....
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Lighting for SAP
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Lighting for SAP

I haven't got SAP's but I suspect that like most fish that size they will shy away from bright lighting. You could add a floating plant to make them feel more secure and tempt them out a bit.
by Iliveinazoo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: I think bagira is sick
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: I think bagira is sick

How did you cycle the tank - it doesn't usually happen in 3 days unless you have used an instant start product and were maintaining the bacterial colony with an ammonia source in the period between setting up, adding the instant start and introducing your fish?
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Pictures of Maurice (F8)
Replies: 6
Views: 2007

Re: Pictures of Maurice (F8)

Lovely looking puff!

Great photos - i can't get that clarity with my fancy camera but i'm useless at taking photos!
by Iliveinazoo
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: F8 and Water Flow
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: F8 and Water Flow

My figure 8 has never swam into the current of a filter outflow like other fish seem to do for exercise and in my smaller tank he/she would look for shelter from the strong flow from my canister filter so I'm led to believe that they do not like a strong current. My larger tank uses the same externa...
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:29 am
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?

Personally if I had the space and a sufficient number of power outlets then I'd go for 2 filters with a combined turnover rate of 10x the tank volume per hour.
by Iliveinazoo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Mixing Salt/Tank Maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 4420

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.