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  1. General Reef Discussion
    WEll, I bought a valentine puffer. The first couple of days he was ok, but he didn't touch the seaweed I had, nor did he go after the pellets. I bought some brine shrimp and tried some of that, but nope. He also had a poufed out belly. So after 4 days he finally passed away. I am sad. The other...
  2. Reef Fish
    Good afternoon everyone! My name is Daniel and I was hoping to get some feedback from the more experienced saltwater enthusiasts out there. I own a 30 gallon saltwater aquarium currently inhabited by: 1 Cinnamon Clownfish, 1 Three Striped Damsel, 1 Yellowtail Damselfish, and 1 Lawnmower Blenny...
  3. Reef Fish
    Is t possible to do one with a Valentini puffer and a 6 line wrasse in a 29? If not what is another colorful, personable option?
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Sadly this is my first post here, as I was hoping it would at least be a full tank shot once I get my corals, but puffers first! So I got this guy about 2 weeks ago and he is eating formula 1 and instant ocean marine mix, and nothing else. He just started eating last night, but at least he ate...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a small (1.5") valentini puffer in my 24 cube for about 6 months now and he's one of my favorite fish. Tonight when I fed the tank I noticed he didn't come out to eat. I found him laying on the substrate next to a rock. I can't see one side of him but his eyes look fine and I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    In my 55 gallon FOWLR I'm thinking of adding the following fish, Picasso (humu) Trigger Snowflake Eel Sand Sifting Goby/Scooter Blenny ( Need some form of CUC because Puffers & Picassos make it difficult to keep inverts) Valentini Puffer Will these fish do okay together?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I had to say goodbye to Moo, my Valentini Puffer today...We were cleaning the tank and we took the filter to the intake valve, not thinking, and later on couldn't find him anywhere. So I took off the valve and yep there he was stuck in it... Poor Moo. See what happens when you get tooo...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok so my mom is really obsessed with puffer fish, and my biggest aquarium is a 37gal FOWLR, but there is also a pretty good sized skunk shrimp in there. my moms b-day is next month and i wanna get her a puffer, and i saw online that the valentini puffer needs a 30 gallon or larger aquarium and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    okay.. suggestions.. what i would like to have is a dognose puffer and a lion fish.. something tells me its too small for the dognose puffer.. if thats the case i am going to be depressed.. anything other than clowns?
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm thinking of taking the plunge out of the nano world... I am thinking of getting a 125 RR and I want to do a FOWLR... I don't want to keep any eels or lionfish or anything like that... Here is what I would like to keep: Picasso Trigger Potter's Angel maybe another angel or two... tang of...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    So I tried a little valentini puffer in my reef tank and it has not gone well. He nips at my corals, anemone, sea urchin everything. But i got so much Live rock in the tank i can't just catch him. I have heard of fish traps does anyone know how to make one? If not imma have to snatch out alot of...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    not sure on this one, but i have a hunch my yellow tang is making life a bit uneasy for my other fish. inhabitants are, 3" niger trigger, 3" valentini puffer, 1.5" yellow tailed blue damsel, 5" yellow headed sleeper goby, 12" snowflake eel and a 5" naso tang. the tank is 55g, i know i know, but...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Well i currently have my 90 gallon sps/lps up and running for about 5 months now and my wife has been wanting to add stuff that i really dont want in the tank so i finally decided to start a tank for her.I had the 55 gallon as a fowlr and traded the tank to a friend of mine for a 38 gallon...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 5-6" naso tang in my 55g, id like to move him into my 220 gallon but the problem is my baby blue hippo tang. hes only 2" would the bigger naso kill/harrass/hurt the baby hippo?? the baby hippo tangs personality is a bit bold for his size. he tries to dominate my 3" coral beauty, so im...
  15. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I was wondering since Bettas can survive in mud, could one survive in a Saltware tank? Has anyone tried this??
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a relatively new tank right now, so I got 2 yellow tail damsels and 2 green chromis last week to start adding fish to my tank. Well, 24 hours after adding the fish I found one chromi dead in the corner with big brown "bruises" all over his body. The next day the other chromi was dead...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    i finally got to redo my ugly 55g. i tore out the tufa and lava rock (what was i thinking at the time? lol) this tank has had the worst cyano in history. this pic was taken after i siphoned alot of it out, it was so thick covering all the rocks and most of the sand. mats thick enough to keep a...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    i swear i must have one of the ugliest tanks in history. for starters i didnt use live rock, i bought tufa instead. then i realized i didnt have enough tufa so i dug out my old lava rock from the basement. it added color but it just looks like an african cichlid tank :funny: the sand i bought is...
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