upgrading Ollie to 300 gallon tank!

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upgrading Ollie to 300 gallon tank!

Post by olliesworld » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:03 am

Hi everyone, I just wanted to check in and say hi from a fellow Fahaka fan. My Ollie is in a 180 gallon and a few weeks ago we set up a 300 gallon for him. It is cycling with guppies and plants for the past few weeks.
Ollie has grown to about nine inches in the first year I have had him. He seems happy in the 180 but I had the chance to get a very affordable 300 gallon clean tank from a friend, so why not?
I have two other Fahaka who I bought on the same day, from the same group of tiny fry, they all received the same care, same (individual) tank size, but they are both under half the size of Ollie. Male vs female thing?
Or did Ollie just grow so fast because he is the only one who is non-picky and eats - literally- anything I offer him (her) from the long tweezers? Very different personalities!
Thanks in advance for input!
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Re: upgrading Ollie to 300 gallon tank!

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:42 pm

That's great news! But, unless you have about 300 guppies in there, it's not going to create enough bacteria to support the mass of your large puffer. I suggest using Tetra Safestart.
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Re: upgrading Ollie to 300 gallon tank!

Post by hadla » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:21 pm

Just move substrate and filter media to the 300 for an almost instant cycle
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