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  1. Live black worms, the puff loves them. I got some at the pet store and will be keeping a culture from that starter. Here's there setup so far: Delish Yes, the dwarfs I think are the only ones that don't need brackish/saltwater at any point in their life.
  2. he's super fun to watch eat I should get a video of him chowing the black worms
  3. If you choose to get a UV sterilizer, you should run it 24 hours a day, no breaks. How much and what it kills depends on both the wattage of the UV light and the flow rate. If you are only concerned about green water, a basic 9 watt sterilizer will be adequate
  4. yes, why don't you go ahead and raise it to .3% just to play it safe. Would you mind giving us an updated pic whenever you have a chance? Is she still acting normal? you could also get the betadine that Helen suggested
  5. so cute!!! Is it a green spotted puffer? I was looking into those, but didn't want to deal with the brackish water.
  6. oh geez, just seeing this, I'm so sorry! yes, only one betta in the 40. I dose fertilizers so there is no need for the plants to rely on the fish waste for food. I could have no fish in this tank and the plants would be fine because of the fertilizers And I have to dose fertilizers because really no amount of fish would be able to provide adequate nutrients in a high light tank - the plants' need for more nutrients significantly increases with the light increase. And I also have to have co2 in this tank because of light levels. You could try dosing some fertilizers in your 20 gallon. Just 1-2x/week (I assume your lighting is in the low-medium range?) You could try excel and flourish comprehensive/flourish trace, or you could go with excel and dry ferts. But.... ______________________________________________ Okay, did some more work on this tank! Its slowly coming together
  7. lol... the wine helped. So much work to do still on that tank and yes, he has a lot of eye!
  8. Hi there! Could you please fill out this form? Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  9. I also had this feeling that he kept looking back at me thinking 'why the heck is this lady watching me eat!?' He is so observant...its really fun to watch him look around. Thank you!!! yes he does!
  10. never mind, just spoke with our lovely Lisa who concurs the spots look like normal coloring No need to dredge up old pics.
  11. okay, so those pics were when you first took her out. Do you have pictures before this time? Like a few months previous? I am just trying to figure out if that is her normal coloring or something to be concerned about. I had a fish of similar color, who also had dark spots on his tail and dorsal... not as noticeable though as your fish, and not on the face/body.
  12. Sorry for the delayed response, assuming your measurement is excluding tail you should feed about 12 pellets daily [emoji4]
  13. that is great news! Would you mind posting an updated pic?
  14. Do you have any early pics of her?
  15. So here is mr. Dwarf puffer (I believe it's a mr anyway). I chose this guy because he had made his way out of the DP tank at my LFS and into the guppy tank where he was chasing guppies, I liked his tenacity 5.5 gallon tank, finnex planted plus led lights with 50 par mid tank, current plants include needle leaf java fern, ludwigia red, and rotala colorata. I have some anubias petite, hygrophila pinnafitida, and marselia minuta coming for this tank as well. Video:
  16. Thank you everyone! I'm really happy with how this tank is turning out so far Oh stop your tanks are beautiful! I love the setup in your goldfish tank. I think practice makes perfect in aquascaping. When I look back at pics of my first try I laugh and am totally stunned that it looked good to me st the time...I assume this will happen with all my tanks at some point
  17. Thank you! I was googling dwarf puffer c shape last night bc that's what it looked like! Kind of freaked me out. And I had totally forgotten to start a heater in the tank before I plopped him in so the temp was probably not to his liking.
  18. I got him/her!! He's not super happy, so no pics tonight because I don't want to stress him with the light. But here's a tank pic update [emoji4]
  19. That's not a high output fixture, it's just a T5. There's a difference.You cannot use a T5HO bulb in a T5 fixture, they're incompatible. This. And changing bulbs from one t5 to a different t5 will give you minimal (if any) changes in par. If your bulbs are in the 5000k to 10000k range then they are fine for growing plants. With two t5 bulbs you should be able to grow some basic low, possibly medium light plants.
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