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Post by Rvs on October 4th 2011, 11:59 am

HELLO FOLKS!

I just introduce myself to the forum on this post: http://temperatereef.forumotion.com/t402-help-from-mexico.
Now i come to the BW area to show you the latest pics of my BW (1.005) Tank:







I hope you like it! Embarassed
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Post by Hero on October 4th 2011, 6:26 pm

Great pictures. Is it a planted-only tank?

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Post by Rvs on October 4th 2011, 7:38 pm

it is some kind of plated yeah Very Happy

There were a group of kryptopterus bicirrhis in there (i bet you can see them right in the center of the pics Suspect ).

This is the 40G tank that i disassemble to start the SW project.
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Post by Hero on October 4th 2011, 7:57 pm

It's a nice tank. What a shame that you have to disassemble it.

I'm sure the SW tank will be just as nice though. Wink

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Post by Rvs on October 4th 2011, 8:58 pm

Don't get angry at me Embarassed hehe

I keep all the plants and woods, and I'm preparing a FW tank on a 70X70X30 so the spirit of this pic will reborn in the new Planted tank, but FW maybe for some DP´s...
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Post by Hero on October 4th 2011, 9:09 pm

Or have a brackishwater tank for figure eight puffers. Very Happy


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Post by Rvs on October 5th 2011, 12:35 pm

Thinking Ummm sounds nice!
I've tried to find T.fluvialitis or T.Biocellatus, but never find it Mad
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Post by Hero on October 5th 2011, 7:55 pm

Have you checked LiveAquaria? They often have them for sale. Though, I think international purchases cost more than purchases in the United States.

The Ceylon Puffer, T. fluvialitis, is normally hard to find here as well. I've only ever seen a handful.

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Post by Rvs on October 6th 2011, 10:32 am

Wow! excellent web,unfortunately they say that they do not send outside E.U.A. territory... thats a shame cuz they have everything i need Mad

I will try to find some quality page here Wink
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Post by snapperhead on October 7th 2011, 4:56 am

I enjoyed my 20 g BW tank I had as a teen..Ive tried Tropical reef but I like to have a life too Very Happy So I now have an Estrine tank ,sort of best of both worlds and the fish and other species are cheap and fun to collect with my family ...a day out beats an hr trip to the shop..

Looking forward to your new tank...
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Post by Rvs on October 7th 2011, 10:38 am

Well it seems i had the same story Very Happy
I also think that a estuary has the best of marine an Bw life, and also it looks super nice omg

I will try to go to the mangrove forest this year and recollect some species, these things will never be found in a store, at least in my country Mad

Just payed for the macro algae shipping today! maybe in 7 days i will have the tank ready for it, and if you help we will have our fist full seagrass tank on temperate reef forum! and it will be ours Excited
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Post by Hero on October 8th 2011, 10:29 pm

How exciting. Smile

Is this tank already in the process of being converted to a marine aquarium?

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Post by Rvs on October 10th 2011, 12:46 am

YES! I'm turning more BW (using the 2º method) until it gets 1.023!
I just recollect some nice roots today!

joho! its just a matter of time now! omg
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Post by Hero on October 10th 2011, 1:11 am

Pictures? Very Happy

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Post by Rvs on October 10th 2011, 10:34 am

oK, in work now (supposedly pirat ) so ill take some pics in the lunch time Sly
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Post by ~ocean on October 10th 2011, 1:56 pm

If you were not to take that awesome tank down, I'd recommend some archer fish. They are really nice fish that snipe you halfway across your living room Very Happy

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Post by Rvs on October 10th 2011, 3:42 pm

Yeah! I've seen a NatGeo program about the archer fish, and it is awesome Mad !!
The problem is that they are medium End Brackish water (1.007-+), isn't they?

Any way this fish are cool!
i imagine the fish spiting to us trying to say: "hey I'm hungry!" Pointing
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Post by Hero on October 10th 2011, 4:54 pm

I believe there are species that live in marine waters.

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Post by Rvs on October 10th 2011, 6:28 pm

Yes, the most beautiful enters in marine conditions for a Lil while, Toxotes Microlepis and Toxotes Blythii are commonly found in the external parts of the south asian mangrove forest, where SG gets even close to 1.018... but i want to put puffers in this 40g ñ_ñ

There will be a bigger project for toxotes in the future ñ_ñ
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Post by ~ocean on October 10th 2011, 7:57 pm

If you are looking for a nice personal puffer, go for a toby puffer like a valentini or a blue spot puffer. Or you could go with a triggerfish (also very cool Very Happy)

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Post by snapperhead on October 11th 2011, 3:28 am

~ocean wrote:If you are looking for a nice personal puffer, go for a toby puffer like a valentini or a blue spot puffer. Or you could go with a triggerfish (also very cool Very Happy)

Triggerfish? I think we call them leatherjackets here ,these are the ones Im after..

http://www.scuba-equipment-usa.com/marine/FEB04/Horseshoe_Leatherjacket(Meuschenia_hippocrepis).html
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Post by snapperhead on October 11th 2011, 3:50 am

RVS do you plan to fluctuate the SG of your tank or keep it stable..

I fluctuate the SG over the month to help simulate the natural changes in the Estuary, as soon as my Skimmer bubbles get to big I slowly increase the SG to ocean levels for a week or 2 then slowly drop them again ..My fish are used to 6 freshwater rivers feeding the estuary from 2 large mountain ranges and i think it keep pests controled as well..

Triggerfish/leatherjackets are some of my favorites ,but my Puffer Ive had for 9-10 weeks is a real character ( first puffer )
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Post by Rvs on October 11th 2011, 1:42 pm

OOH! YEAH! i love toby puffers! maybe i should keep one, but this tank will be a estuarine representation, like SH said, i need to fluctuate the SG... alt least once a month... Sad , and tobys don't that...

I think that my Tetraodon Nigroviridis will be happy there... Sly
Also trigerfish or leatherkjackets are quite nice, bust big as well isn´t they? the smaller species i know is the Balistes willughbeii and Rhinecanthus cinereus, this last one is beautiful but i´ve never seen one on sale Sad

By the way, what kind of puffer is yours SH?
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Post by snapperhead on October 11th 2011, 6:31 pm

Its an Estuarine Smooth Toadfish (Tetractenos glaber) Native to the south coast of Australia ,I caught him by net in one of my favorite spots, while the lakes were in flood and the water was very dirty..

If you can find juvenile triggerfish in the sea grass they are small and slow growing in Aquaria and have just as nice a colors (sometimes better) as the adults. I use a very fine 4ft long net on a shrimping frame, I have a pvc tube on the bottom edge to protect the net from wear while dragging the sea grass and sand and ive collected some great samples so far .
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Post by ~ocean on October 11th 2011, 11:40 pm

The smallest trigger or leatherjacket is the huma huma trigger or the bursa triggerfish, they all get to 1 foot (12 inches)

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