55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

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55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by MelissaKaye » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:35 am

This is our 55 gallon green spotted puffer tank, it's still a work in progress. We're are enjoying our two GSPs that share this tank, we've named them Mondo and Fugu. In the tank with them we have three "feeder" crayfish....wait, make that two crayfish and two fiddler crabs. We know they will get eaten at some point but we're big believers in our GSPs having live food to catch and kill themselves. Please feel free to give us feedback on our tank set up!


55 gallon brackish
1.014SG
80*F
(1) Aqua Clear 50
(1) Marineland 200 (will be changed over to another Aqua Clear 50 in a week or so!)
(2) 200w heaters
(2) GSPs (1 is 2" and the other is 3")
(2) Feeder Crayfish
(2) Fiddler Crabs
(1) Ghost Shrimp (He is the last of 40...he's been in this tank for weeks and is still alive..lol)
Sand substrate
Silk Plants
Lots of hiding places
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Re: 55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by bertie 83 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:50 am

Looks nice
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: 55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by MelissaKaye » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:00 am

Thank you.... I love your quote! It is really easy to keep up an aquarium if you do your weekly maintenance. We do a 25% water change, vacuum the substrate, scrub the inside of the glass and turn up the substrate once a week. In all I think it takes us 20 minutes on Thursday mornings and our water values are alway perfect!

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Re: 55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by bertie 83 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:12 am

I would personally do more. I do 30% and gravel vac 3x weekly
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: 55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by MelissaKaye » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:07 am

But if our water is testing out as perfect....do we need to?

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Re: 55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by bertie 83 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:27 am

No, if your test are fine then it's not 100% necessary. We do recommend 50% weekly but there are lots of variables involved. I am a little OCD, all of my tanks get the same treatment and are generally way understocked. It's just the way I roll lol
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: 55 Gallon GSP Tank. What do you think?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:28 am

Please don't double post.
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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