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Snoopy
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Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:57 am

Hi there.. I am posting couple of photos, finally.. :D
Tank: brakish 65L
Filtration: TetraTec EX 400
Water density: 1,010
Fish: 4x Tetraodon Biocellatus
Lighting: 1x 15W (2/3 covered)
Substrate: silica sand 0,3 - 1 mm
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Last edited by Snoopy on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
..I am sorry for my english, guys.. ;)

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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:36 pm

Hi there..Who is gonna tell me what kind of fish "can be" together with my F8 puffers? I have 4 puffers now, but I will give 2 of them to my brother. So what kind of fish you can recommend me? In my tank, there is sand and couple of stones only, but I would like to put there any plants. I was thinking about some Cryptocorynes, Microsorium pteropus.. I have no experience with plants in brackish water.. THANK YOU for all advices.. I was trying to use "search" but I cant open anything.. :(
..I am sorry for my english, guys.. ;)

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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by PolishPuff » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:14 pm

Nice tank, :D

How big is this tank of yours ?

Tank size will determent if you can keep any more fish.

Live plants are hard to keep in brackish water, but it can be done.
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:06 pm

Tank is 65L. I have no more place in my flat for bigger one in this time. :)
..I am sorry for my english, guys.. ;)

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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by bertie 83 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:21 pm

65 litre is too small for 2 f8 alone.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by sevenyearnight » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:41 pm

Your tank looks lovely, and so do your puffers, but as started above, you're over stocked with just the 2 Fugure 8's.
As far as plants, you could try a planted tank forum, they could help you on a brackish plant set up. There are only a few members here with planted brackish tanks.
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:09 am

Little change :)
Anubias Barteri and Cryptocoryne Wendtii were added..
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:36 am

hi there.. I did a little change again.. :)
Btw.. fishes destroyed both plants.. they did filters from it.. :D
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:11 am

Hi there. Could you help me and can you advise me any floating brackish plant, PLEASE?? Salinity of my tank is around 1,010. Thank you very much for your advise..
Best regards Lubo.
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Flutter » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:16 am

I think your tank is looking a little too bare. It could use more decorations especially at the higher levels.

Also, you will have much better luck with plants if you lower your salinity (plus your wood will break down slower). F8s will do fine with a salinity of 1.005 and can go as low as 1.003. This will let you grow more plants and save money on salt (and the F8s will do better).
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:05 am

Thank you very much Flutter. Actaully my tank looks now a bit different, I ll post any new photos next week. I was trying to search anything here, but it doesnt work longer time. There is written "[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 2393: preg_replace() expects parameter 4 to be long, string given" I dont know what is it. So I ll go "down" with salinity slowly.
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:00 pm

I liked your tank decor way better before! You're really wasting $alt by keeping the SG that high. F8s are fine at 1.005. Then, you might be more successful with plants, although I never have been with BW.

Here's my BW GSP tank (all fake):
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:44 pm

Sorry, but FOR ME, it looks too "plastic" and too coloured, cause I think (my opinion), tank should be (looked like) a section of nature. But its just MY OPINION. (friends) :)
..I am sorry for my english, guys.. ;)

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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Tim » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Snoopy wrote:Sorry, but FOR ME, it looks too "plastic" and too coloured, cause I think (my opinion), tank should be (looked like) a section of nature. But its just MY OPINION. (friends) :)
It really depends on how much money you're willing to spend on decorations, I've seen some fake plants where I had to look twice or thrice and then touch it to make sure :P. A real reef in a tank is gorgeous but some puffers will try to eat/bite the corals and corals aren't exactly cheap either. I think this is a pretty good alternative, you get some nice bright colours and it becomes far more complex than just rocks could/would do. I wonder if puffers perceive the colors if at all. I personally think that it looks nice and would love to see a much larger picture :).
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Re: Snoopy's tank

Post by Snoopy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:26 pm

"It really depends on how much money you're willing to spend on decorations".. Thats truth.. :)
..I am sorry for my english, guys.. ;)

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