What did you do with your tank today

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DMD123
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Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

Post by DMD123 »

Yeah the wiring leaves much to be desired. I kind of set it up in a rush and did not do the 'drip lines' well. messy, messy, messy!
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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purplecandle
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Post by purplecandle »

DMD123 wrote:Yeah the wiring Lves much to be desired. I kind of set it up in a rush and did not do the 'drip lines' well. messy, messy, messy!
Get them fixed before you see sparks LOL! Seriously though, beautiful tanks :)
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DMD123
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
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Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

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purplecandle wrote:Get them fixed before you see sparks LOL! Seriously though, beautiful tanks :)
I like fireworks! OK, I will try and get that done tonight so that Im all ready for the new inhabitant. :D
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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DMD123
Fahaka Puffer
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Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 3:39 pm
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
Location (country): USA
Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

Post by DMD123 »

I have not updated stuff in a while so here is what new with me in my fish keeping.
Since my post way back when...
My wife and I have moved and did a full remodel to the new home we bought and my 210 gallon tank is now sadly gone... lol dont feel bad it was replaced with a 300 gallon! My hairy puffer got an upgrade from a 40B with an Aquaclear 110 to a 65B with an Aquaclear 110 and Eheim 2217 along with a fancy new Current USA Satellite + LED light. I also finally got around to setting up the 'Extra' 65B I had for growing out two Oscars that will eventually go into the 300 gallon.

That is what Ive been doing - how about you guys? Whats new?
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

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I was just admiring my SAP.
Hopefully the helps! :D freshpuffer1
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

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I am waiting for my dwarf puffers to come into stock so my tank is currently home to a colony of cherry and Amano shrimp who got fed. Not too exciting, but satisfying because my tank is fully cycled and ready for and waiting for its two future puffers to get here! :D
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DMD123
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Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

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What a difference a couple years can make in the hobby. I am currently running 6 tanks. A 300 gallon community tank in the living room with large fish which include cichlids, bichir and bala sharks. Then I set up some steel racking in the garage that has two 90 gallon tanks, two 65B tanks and one 30 gallon. I now have 640 gallons that I take care of. A mix of fish in the garage tanks but I still have my hairy puffer and acquired an arrowhead puffer too.

With all these tanks going now there is constant work going on, lol.
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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DMD123
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
Location (country): USA
Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

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Decided to change out a tank. Upgraded my 30 gallon to a bit bigger 46g bowfront. This is the arrowhead puffer home. Because it is so inactive in nature, I decided to do this as a planted tank with anubias. This is my first go round with live plants so I picked an easy one.
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Also kept:
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Post by Pufferpunk »

My Arrow is also in a 46 bowfront. I use it for snail breeding for my other puffers, too.
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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DMD123
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
Location (country): USA
Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

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I knew I should have sold my 30 gallon when I replaced it with the 46 bowfront... I got tired of tripping over it on the garage floor so I ended up setting it up, lol. Again due to the huge lack of activity from the arrowhead puffer he gets moved back to his old 30 and now the 46 becomes something else. Maybe a planted community? Moral of the story: sell the old tank immediately after an upgrade
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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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
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Re: What did you do with your tank today

Post by Pufferpunk »

LOL! Is that why I have 8 tanks? 1 I just can't get rid of is my 10g hex, even though I haven't used it in many years.
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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DMD123
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Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 3:39 pm
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
Location (country): USA
Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

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I did some water changes today in my puffer tanks. My hairy puffer is still my hands down favorite fish I have. She just gets so excited to see me and I see how she just watches me when I am in the fishroom. My arrowhead is going through some funk, on a hunger strike since the move back to the 30 gallon. Wont take its normal worms right now. Ive been continuing to offer and just keeping up the regular routine water changes. I figure it will come around. While I dont feed live, I might consider a few feeder guppies from a trusted source to see if that gets a reaction.

My 46g bowfront that the arrowhead was moved out of is now a ‘community’ tank. In my years of fish keeping I really never kept a basic community of tetra, angel, gourami, platies, cory cats, etc. this tank has really made fish keeping fun again. I still enjoy all my larger Central American cichlids in the 300 and have some grow out plans for my 90 gallon but this little tank is just fun to watch.
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Pufferpunk
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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: What did you do with your tank today

Post by Pufferpunk »

I love my 180g South American fish tank!

My Arrowhead is just as boring as my Hairy & turgidus but I still love them all.
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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DMD123
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Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 3:39 pm
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
Location (country): USA
Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: What did you do with your tank today

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I must have lucked out because my hairy puffer is so outgoing and interactive with me. She really uses a lot of her 65B so has never been moved to a smaller tank. The arrowhead originally started in another 65B but it was a total waste, same with the 46 bowfront. The 30 is perfect but apparently the arrowhead is upset, thus its first tantrum/hunger strike ever. Im not a person that would normally feed live fish but got a few guppies from a trusted source to see if I can break him. Going on two weeks that its been ignoring its daily night crawler.
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 32030
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: What did you do with your tank today

Post by Pufferpunk »

Oh gosh, good luck with that! Mine used to be a total pig but her appetite is waning greatly, too. He was huge when I got her so who knows how old she is?
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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