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tmgarcia70
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Post by tmgarcia70 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:51 pm

Hi all! I am in the process of getting 1 DP. I have a 5 gallon tank that I will start the cycling process next week. Any suggestions on substrate, type of filters, heaters and types of decoration besides java moss and ferns? I'm so excited and nervous to just my first DP, just want him or her to be healthy, thriving and happy. Thanks!

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Pufferpunk
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Re: Newbie

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:11 pm

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

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Newbie

Post by freshpuffer1 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:40 am

Yeah, I would suggest you look at the puffer library, but from my experience, the gravel I used was sand, a heater to about 73 degrees, and put a lot of decorations and plants beside the glass because my DP used to surf the glass, but when I did that, it stopped. Another thing is make sure it eats. When you get a puffer, it will probably be very stressed when you take it home, so try to make it eat. If it doesn't eat at all, and it dies, don't worry. Most people who take care of puffers probably know this scenario. Hope this helps!
Hopefully the helps! :D freshpuffer1

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freshpuffer1
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My Puffers: A Pea puffer named Puffy, another Pea puffer named Puff, and a Amazon puffer named Cheeto.
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Re: Newbie

Post by freshpuffer1 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:40 am

:D I know how you feel.
Hopefully the helps! :D freshpuffer1

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31015
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Newbie

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:33 pm

heater to about 73 degrees
78 degrees
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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