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  1. Default Dwarf Puffer Journal

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    Hello everyone!

    I am sooo excited to start a new journal!

    As you have probably already derived from the journal title, this particular journal will be all about my Dwarf Puffer tank.

    This particular tank I refer to has gone through a few changes since I've had it. First, it was meant to be a quarentine tank, but I've discarded this idea and have opted to have a 5 gallon on hand for this purpose. Second, it was going to be the home of my now deceased Betta named Roo. Third, I wanted to put a Betta sorority into the tank, but that was until I discovered that there was a species of Puffer that could comfortably reside in a 10 gallon.

    I had been trying to talk myself into buying a 30 gallon so that I could have a regular Puffer, but just couldn't see myself having such a large tank for one fish. Needless to say (although I will) I jumped at the chance to have a puffer in my 10 gallon.

    The picture below is not up to date, but is pretty close.

    This is from back in the day it was going to be used as a quarentine tank, hence the bare bottom.

    Today the tank sports the same decor, but I have added a pool sand substrate, and a light. There were two HOB filters on the tank, but I decided that the current was just going to be too strong for the future Puffer. So filter wise I am running an Aqua-Tech 10-20, and I have installed a sponge over the filter intake to curb the flow a little further. I am running the temp at a steady 78-79 degrees.

    Before the Puffer enters his new home the tank will be planted. I'm not sure what kind of plants I'll buy, but my husband has shown a liking for Swords. Before I put the plants in I'll have to get my hands on some fert tabs, because I don't imagine the sand will provide much nutrients.

    Next I'm going to try transplanting some algae from my display tank into this tank to prepare for 2 Otocincluses. My research shows that these guys tend to do very well with Dwarf Puffers.

    And of course, the last step will be to actually add the Puffer.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    Mar 2012
    Central California

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    Here's my favorite! And apprently your first fish LOL! - homemadepopcorn Grapes are best when shared :-D - 850R Guessed correct Avatar! - BigPoppa Nice guess, you know your fins! - FinalJenemba Don't forget to QT this one as well, Good call with the QT tank - Cliff 
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    I'm not sure sand has a high CEC, but thats another thread....
    Nice dino....
    Its Phillip, not Origami.
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    Okay Phil, what is CEC?? Is this something I should worry about?
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    This is the up to date picture.

    Nothing better than a dinosaur fart to make a tank complete.

    The fake plant will be thrown in the trash, but the dinosaur is staying. As suggested by the caption my husband has placed the airtubing just right so as to make the bubbles exit through the dino's bottom. Welcome to my life.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  5. Default Planting Day

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    Today was pay day, which also means today was fish store day!!!

    This is what I made it out with today.

    We have a variety of plants, some fert tabs, driftwood, and four Otocincluses

    Earlier in the day I performed an 80% water change in prep for the new inhabitants. I realize that the colors don't look like it in the picture, but my readings were, Amm: 0, Trates: 4. I'd like to state that the tank IS cycled. I've been feeding it ammonia for a while now.

    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  6. Default Planting Day 2

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    Got the plants out, and seperated all nice and neat.

    Here we have a pic of after I added the driftwood and java moss to the tank.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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