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by Dadof4
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 2 puffed gsp puffers!
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: 2 puffed gsp puffers!

You should be showing some nitrate if those tests were before the WC. Really follow the directions close on the nitrate bottle and shake for the full time thy say, this is the biggest mistake with nitrate tests (I've done it myself). Your live rock is not enough for a tank that size. Generally speak...
by Dadof4
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Some server maintence tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

Re: Some server maintence tonight

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by Dadof4
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No More Live Food
Replies: 17
Views: 1467

Re: No More Live Food

Instead of crays try feeding mussels, clams, and crab with shell on. You can buy them frozen in bulk for a moderate price and they will have the same effect.
by Dadof4
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Bento needs help.. (urgent)
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Bento needs help.. (urgent)

Definitely do 2 60-70% partials split through out the day not only two hours apart. If you do two real close together then you have 22 hours where non are being done and the ammonia can rise.

Do you have LR in the tank? Was that LR cured? What are your trates and trites?
by Dadof4
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sorry for downtime!
Replies: 16
Views: 6065

Re: Sorry for downtime!

:flame: Light a fire? Man, this stokes the original and has the boilers steaming! Plans really are in the works and if I could have kept to my schedule this would have been done already, I usually get some down time this time of year but so far that hasn't happened. It sounds like Myaj and I are goi...
by Dadof4
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you do with deceased puffer?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: What do you do with deceased puffer?

I'll sound harsh here but, I put them in the freezer in multiple plastic bags until trash day and then they go in the trash. I know it adds plastic to the environment but a majority of our trash is incinerated and turned to energy. I have difficulty burying a puffer because I have dogs, tracking hou...
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vitamin water soaking??
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: vitamin water soaking??

Yes, that's where I go in my big marine tanks and I still soak food in garlic at least once aweek for the immune system boost. I noticed more vibrant colors on my softies too.
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: puffer meds for GSP fin
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: puffer meds for GSP fin

You're completely marine?
by Dadof4
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vitamin water soaking??
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: vitamin water soaking??

When I soak freezedried I alternate between vitachem and garlic.
by Dadof4
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: help cure GSP ick please :(
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: help cure GSP ick please :(

Ich is best cured by bringing the water SG up and bringing the temp of the water up to speed the life cycle. Please refer to this article and follow the directions carefully and exactly. Medications are a very poor choice to use with puffers and really do increase the mortality. http://www.thepuffer...
by Dadof4
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Aquarium Sink
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Aquarium Sink

The prey/predator response has got to be terrifying for those fish every time someone turns on the water or pours something in the sink.....
by Dadof4
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: depression?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: depression?

Puffers are solitary fish so the loss of a tankmate really wouldn't cause "depression" as we would define it. They have changes in behavior due to changes in environment and for your GSP the removal of a tankmate was a big change.
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: giant spotted puffer ???
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: giant spotted puffer ???

Yes.
by Dadof4
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: anyone have a good remedy for getting rid of mucus?
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: anyone have a good remedy for getting rid of mucus?

The ritual of a tequila shot with salt and lemon always did it for me. Also, we are nature lovers here, if you're going to take a steamy shower use only cold water and take a friend. ;-)
by Dadof4
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

I would be hesitant to buy on e-bay. I live in the middle of nowhere's back backwoods so all my live stock have come from Drs. Foster and Smith's Liveaquaira.com except two puffers, one was as shipped from a private owner in PA and the other I happened across in the LFS and he didn't even know it wa...