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by J-P
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: URGENT - Help needed
Replies: 66
Views: 5438

Re: URGENT - Help needed

usually a change of environment can stress a puffer, but are you sure it isn't sleeping?
by J-P
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Clam eating salt
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Clam eating salt

LOL!! Had to share that on FB :)
by J-P
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Im new so please help me :)
Replies: 28
Views: 2724

Re: Im new so please help me :)

Welcome to the forum.

What sized tank are they in?
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Weird f8 puffer behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Weird f8 puffer behaviour

it does help and thank you for the input.

It is much appreciated.
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Weird f8 puffer behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Weird f8 puffer behaviour

yes / no. Similar but "spores" doesn't come to mind. It was under a different name, but now that you mention it; DGabbs are the fern roots firmly in the gravel / substrate? If they are, they shouldn't be. You can weigh them down but don't bury them. AFAIK java fern propigaes 3 ways: rhizom...
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: 90 gallon SW tank, WIP
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: 90 gallon SW tank, WIP

why isn't this in your blog?
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Weird f8 puffer behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Weird f8 puffer behaviour

ditto PPP, but see those black spots on the fern? That leaf will eventually detach and those sposts will grow roots. The puffers may think they are snails :) Sorry I forgot what the spots are actually called.
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffer Trouble
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

Re: Dwarf Puffer Trouble

try mysis shrimp. That may work.
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Water temp reached 98F
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Water temp reached 98F

I have one of those little cheap clip on fans that I point across the surface of the water (just enough to make it ripple). On smaller tanks I don't clip it directly to the tank but use a end book stand. For the larger tanks I don't worry about it too much but one of those upright fans with the exte...
by J-P
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: RO/DI for brackish?
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: RO/DI for brackish?

you can experiment. But that is an expensive experiment. Maybe try 25% RO/DI and 25% tap and see how that goes.
by J-P
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zebra Mussels
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Zebra Mussels

no worries on the sharp edges. Again freezing... I am of mixed emotions on that topic. I know that some inverts can survive the freezing process. We're talking about deep freezing and they still live. At the moment we don't have a list that will survive, but I do know of some larger inverts that can...
by J-P
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zebra Mussels
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: 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 J-P
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8241

Re: Building up my first FW tank

just a quick brush in water should be good to get debris off. Then you can add a touch of dechlor to the tank if you want.
by J-P
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8241

Re: Building up my first FW tank

but if one is not prepping the wood properly, one will not get the desired results. For myself I boil it, drain it, boil it again, and keep doing that until I can see the bottom of the pot. Some will also bake it and boil it. Tannis isn't that bad. It is unsightly but it can be very beneficial. The ...