New tank for GSP

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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BerlinGSP
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New tank for GSP

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How do I cycle my new 160-liter (42,27 gallons) aquarium for a brackish water setup with a GSP (Green Spotted Puffer)? Since GSPs are sold in brackish water, should I cycle with freshwater fish, and once the parameters are good, replace them, add salt, and then introduce the GSP? Looking for advice on the right process.
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Re: New tank for GSP

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Can you find out what specific gravity these fish are in at the store and ask them for some of their media to start your bacterial bed with?
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 for GSP

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I will be ordering the GSP from online when the tank is ready and fully cycled.
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Posts: 32773
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: New tank for GSP

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Assume the fish is in FW then.
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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