Paku's 10g Dwarf Puffer

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paku

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10g Planted w/ DIY c02:

Front


Corner


Fish
3 Dwarf Puffers
3 Otocinclus
3-6 Ghost Shrimp

They get a rotation of Bloodworms, Brineshrimp infused with Algae as a treat
Weekly pest snails, and Algae tabs for the Oto's.

Plants
Telanthera - Alternanthera Reineckii (small cutting)
Java Fern - Microsorum Pteropus
Java Moss - Vesicularia Dubyana
Amazon Sword - Echinodorus Bleheri
Pennywort, Brazilian - Hydrocotyle Leucocephala
Banana Plant - Nymphoides Aquatica
Angustifolia - Hygrophila corymbosa


Stuff
2-3 lbs of Grey Slate
1 Large Natural Driftwood (grape vine)
Generic natural gravel (want to switch to Eco)
Liquid Ferts
DIY c02 w/ a Hagen "Ladder"
50w heater
Under Gravel Filter
Penguin 150 w/ extra bio media
20w mini compact (2+ watts per gallon)
 

andsoitgoes

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BEAUTIFUL tank! LOVE the Driftwood, I'm a driftwood freak :)

The slate is there to help the driftwood sink, right? I'm thinking of just having my wife pick up a 5 - 10lb piece to help our massive piece get in the tank and DOWN! :)
 

paku

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andsoitgoes said:
BEAUTIFUL tank! LOVE the Driftwood, I'm a driftwood freak :)

The slate is there to help the driftwood sink, right? I'm thinking of just having my wife pick up a 5 - 10lb piece to help our massive piece get in the tank and DOWN! :)
lol yup, that wood did not want to stay down, I even bloiled it for a couple hours... so I have some temporary slate holding it down... doesnt look that bad either :p
 

newt0524

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overstocked?

hey

i am by no means an expert at this. however, i believe that your 10g tank is really overstocked. i think dwarf puffers require about 3g each. and a 10g tank minus substrate, plant and wood volume is really only about 8g.

have you had any problems with them attacking each other for territory?

again, not criticizing, just curious. i was interested in having some puffers in a 10g tank, but after research found out that it wouldn't have been the best idea. however, if the setup is working well for yourself i may revisit the idea and start a new tank up.

very nice tank by the way

newt
 

webcricket

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newt, 3 puffers in a 10 gallon along with some otos and lots of plant cover is generally acceptable for stocking. There is always the chance for aggression, of course, so you have to keep an eye on the fish and be sure they settle in. Personally, I also have 3 in a 10 gallon and they're doing great! Have you checked out dwarfpuffers.com? You can check people tank set ups there as well. ;)

And nice tank paku! Great driftwood!
 

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Can you give us some updated photos?
 

Juice

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Pictures didn't work for me :(! Sounds lovely though, I'm thinking of doing a DP tank in the near future
 
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