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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Huge update on my puffer tank!

So I went to many LFS around Minnesota and many had great advice!

I have been happy with my 37 gallon tank for years now but I felt that it needed a huge makeover. I wanted to change my gravel to crush coal for a long time now. I tested it to see if it would change the hardness and PH. My water is already very hard and I did not want to make it even harder. It seems to not have changed. Instead of adding the coral throughout the tank, I added some brown sand to give it a different feel.

I would love to add in real plants. I have tried. The plants that can deal with brackish waters like Java fern, moss and Anubias didn't seem to enjoy it. So I ended up getting fake ones that look pretty realistic. I also added rocks for my boy to use to trim down his beak. I still love the look of driftwood in tanks. I looked up brackish waters and they have Mangrove roots in brackish water. I have had so many people say that the wood will not rot in brackish waters and then some that it will. I took a chance and added manzanita wood in the tank. This wood is a lot stronger than the normal driftwood people use for fresh waters. IF I do end up seeing rot in the wood I will remove the wood, but for now the BB's and my Puffer is enjoying the new look.

this is the before and after of my 37 gallon tank:
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10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer and 5 harlequin rasboras
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
5 gallon: 1 Pea puffer and Shrimp
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and betta
5 gallon tank: snails
37 gallon: 1 F8 Puffer 11 bumblebee gobies.
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Beautiful tank

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I love your tanks! I think I want a pea puffer but I haven't taken the plunge yet. I saw one donated to a Petco and had I had an empty tank I so would have! Of course it happened at a time I had 8 Betta tanks going :)
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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thank you both!

I kinda would love to get another Figure 8 puffer for this tank but I would be worried if it would do damage to the BBs and my shy Puffer.

I still have my two pea puffers and they are so cute! I would love to have both of my pea puffers together but I am afraid Pea will pick on Puff like last time. Maybe I will try it out and see what happens... Hmm



10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer and 5 harlequin rasboras
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
5 gallon: 1 Pea puffer and Shrimp
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and betta
5 gallon tank: snails
37 gallon: 1 F8 Puffer 11 bumblebee gobies.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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