New Tank - possible figure of 8

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Weirdo
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New Tank - possible figure of 8

Post by Weirdo » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:17 am

hi all, new here but hope to get some useful guidance and in turn offer what help i can. Been keeping fish and shrimp for several years but recently wanting a figure of 8 puffer, so i'm here to see if its going to be possible and what i'll be needing?

i've got a 46l live plant tank which has currently been sat for 14 days, so i'm thinking its time to research whats going to be required if i want to keep a puffer in this or not?

i know they arent the easiest and will need a lot of work, which i'm happy to do, would like some clarification on essential equipment i should be getting, water treatment, minerals etc and of course your opinions on how many to keep?

Take me under your wing fellow puffers and guide me

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Re: New Tank - possible figure of 8

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:41 am

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: New Tank - possible figure of 8

Post by Iliveinazoo » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:54 pm

Unfortunately your tank is a little small, you should be looking at a minimum of 60l for a singleton

the only difference to keeping freshwater tanks is that you add a little marine salt, I keep my tank at approx. SG1.003@ 25DegC.
An aragonite substrate should be considered to maintain carbonate hardness.
A hydrometer or better yet a refractometer is needed to check salinity

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