Figure 8 puffers

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Iliveinazoo » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:31 pm

Yeah, I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek I should really of added a nice smiley face :D

That's my issue with Hornwort as well, I did have it in my tank a few years ago but its appearance did nothing for me.

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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Minipuff » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:10 pm

Iliveinazoo wrote:Yeah, I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek I should really of added a nice smiley face :D
Haha, no problem :D

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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:04 am

Minipuff wrote:Thanks. I'm interested in the article by RTR on the bottom of the page, but the link didn't work?
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/articles/article84.html
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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:05 am

Minipuff wrote:Thanks. I'm interested in the article by RTR on the bottom of the page, but the link didn't work?
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/articles/article84.html
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/lib ... ocus/fig8/
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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Minipuff » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:49 am

I've decided to start an F8+BBG tank next year, and since last I wrote here, I've decided to go a little bigger - up to 200 litres. And I'd really like to try to have more than one F8.

Now I'm checking out aragonite substrates, finding various types by e.g. CaribSea, Nature's Ocean, Red Sea and SeaChem. Which brands and particle sizes would you recommend?

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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:59 am

I wouldn't use anything that claims to be"live" sand. Just go with the cheapest.
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Re: Figure 8 puffers

Post by Minipuff » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:31 am

Yes, I'll go for the "dry" stuff. How about particle size - is it true that "sugar sized" particles will be blown all around the tank? I've seen that mentioned somewhere.

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