Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:57 pm

RVS wrote:
Reaperpilot2014 wrote:you can always open a new thread.
Umm that´s right!
i will look for this info on the web, if i don't find any i will ask for it, but if i find it i will share it! :D
I hope you didn't take offense, as none was intended. :)
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by RVS » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:48 pm

+1

YES! and Yes again! WC in BW are a very common work, maybe twice or tree timer per week.. ¿how to reduce this job?: With a SW equipment, i still remember PP recommend me to use a Skimer to help the Canister, when i did that, the aquarium looks like brand new, it´s the best step for a BW and should be done from the beginning.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:02 am

Skimmers barely works at all in BW.
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: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by RTR » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:15 am

BW fish in general are an issue because nobody can match their environment in semi-closed systems. So we opt for stability at an arbitrary specific gravity. FYI, 1.022 can be considered or defined as SW or marine. The density of the Red Sea is not required for marine conditions, and most SW do live longer and healthier in rather light SW, so 1.021/1.022 are generally accepted and do allow LR critters to function.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by DrKennethNoisewater » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:15 am

good to know a full salt setup will save you money. that is definitely not the immediate assumption as all the initial costs of the SW are so great. but i can see how in the long run it saves you money. when you have fish like GSP's that live for so long it is very important to consider the long run.

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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by geronimo69 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:36 am

There's one thing that jumped out at me...

They say you can house a Ceylon with Mollies or Bumble Bee Gobbies... Good luck. My Ceylon will NOT LIVE with anything.

When you click on the link "Ceylon Puffer"... It brings you to a page that calls a Ceylon a "green spotted puffer". This is wrong. A Ceylon is Tetraodon Fluviatilis, not Tetraodon Nigrivitis (or whatever).

Perhaps a GSP can live with others, but a Ceylon will not. Not in the 5 years I've had mine anyways.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:39 am

These are only suggestions--it all depends on the aggression of the individual puffer. My fahaka lives with a tank full of different fish.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by sevenyearnight » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:45 am

Balki would be lost without his silly little molly friend.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by RVS » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:57 pm

Yes! Mollys are nice friends! my GSP has lived their entire life until now with P. sphenops.
But this depends on the puffer´s personality, just like PP said.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Woland » Mon May 14, 2012 3:20 pm

My GSP Izabella has now lived in BW around 1.012 for 8+ years.
Still thriving, and ripping the occational Molly apart...

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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Arny » Mon May 14, 2012 3:42 pm

Woland wrote:My GSP Izabella has now lived in BW around 1.012 for 8+ years.
Still thriving, and ripping the occational Molly apart...

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Wow nice gsp, she looks very healthy

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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by sgtmyers88 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:53 pm

How big?
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Iliveinazoo » Mon May 14, 2012 4:09 pm

Thanks for posting Woland, opinions on this forum have become very one-sided when it comes to GSP's and salinity. It's nice to see that your GSP is looking so healthy at SG1.012.

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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by Woland » Mon May 14, 2012 4:58 pm

sgtmyers88 wrote:How big?
Have not measured her for years.
Not very big.
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Re: Starting a Brackish Aquarium!

Post by bertie 83 » Mon May 14, 2012 5:23 pm

In full marine it may have hit it's full size? Hmm I guess this one is still open for debate?
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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