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New tank

Post by polder » Wed May 23, 2018 4:30 pm

Hello everyone!
I need help cos i never do somethink like that before.

How to move puffer from 60 liters to 180 liters?
What we have: i cant keep 2 tanks at once. Need one to replace the other and how to do it without harming puffer?
Do I need to use old soil? Or a new one? Is it possible to add water from the old tank to the new one?
Just move all stuff from old 60l tank to new 180l and add some new sand/dry/live rocks/salwater?
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Re: New tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 pm

It's always best to move as much from the old tank over to the new one, since that's where all your nitrifying bacteria lives.
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: New tank

Post by polder » Thu May 24, 2018 6:19 pm

TY very much! and one more question, how to proper add hermit crab to tank with puffer and make them friends? ;D AT the moment when i add him to tank holding he in my hands, puffer starting attack his shell Immediately....

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Re: New tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu May 24, 2018 10:14 pm

LOL, crabs are pufferfood, NOT friends!
What species is your puffer?
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: New tank

Post by polder » Fri May 25, 2018 8:58 am

I have 1 GSP. I saw some u tube videos where gsp swim around and dont touch hermits and decide to try it out.

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Re: New tank

Post by polder » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:01 pm

Throw my gsp in new 182l tank.
atm i use:
- eheim can filter
- 2x 4600 l\h rossmont mover pumps without controller erf
- Zetlight ZA2421
- heater
- aquarium air pump (did i need it?)
- 70%dry 30% live rocks
- coral sand 5kg

A question is what i need to add\remove?
and my hermit crab leave his shell and hide somewhere. cant find him -_- 4th day now.
Probably i see him in live rock cave but not sure. what he doing?
when and what corals i can add?
ty
i newb in this hobby sorry.

Puffy about 1.5 year old/ 11-12cm.

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C valentini
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Re: New tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:13 pm

Get rid of the Eheim & add a protein skimmer. No need for a bubbler, the powerheads should move the water around enough & it's going to spray salt everywhere.
Hermit is probably in your puffer's stomach.
What SG are you at?
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Re: New tank

Post by polder » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:50 pm

Ty.
SG 0.024-25 Full marine right?

Hope hermit alive =_=

Cant add skimmer right now 8( need to w8t about 2-3 weeks. Did i need keep eheim till skimmer arrive?

And i use red sea coral pro salt. it fair enought or need somethink better\other

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Re: New tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:01 pm

You mean, 1.025? No, you really don't need the Eheim--it's a nitrate factory for SW tanks.
Where did the live rock come from? How many pounds/KG?
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Re: New tank

Post by polder » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:07 pm

yeah sorry 1.025

live rocks about 6kg and dry abou 13-15kg
I dont know full LR history but i grab them from friend sump system -_- where they was about 2 years

And another question, i rly need to cover tank with web or somethink to prevent puffer jump or he cent jump high enought? :arrow: :idea: :?:

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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
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Re: New tank

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Puffers are quite adept jumpers.
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: New tank

Post by Welch4 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:43 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Puffers are quite adept jumpers.
+1 I found my GSP on the floor one morning after changing up my hang on equipment. I didn't trim a new piece of plastic for the back of the lid and he managed to jump out of a 2"X5" hole. Luckily he was still alive. I rinsed him off and burped him once back in the water. So, yes definitely want to keep the tank jump proof.
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