Well I picked up a AquaClear 401 yesterday because my rock was coming and I wanted something with a bit more flow and then my QT
tank could get that crap Power Sweep. Anyways I got home and realized that they didn't include a foam cap and I forgot to purchase one. Being the person I am I put it in anyways and watch the fish closely for the next 20 min (there is just a Valentini (sp?) Puffer, and a Niger Trigger). Everything looks ok... they both seem to be intriqued by the new ph
but swim around it. Anyways the first second I take my eyes off the puffer gets stuck to it. I run over thinking he is dead and pull every plug in my powerstrip out. I dislodge him from the PH
and of course he blows up like a balloon. After he calms down he seems to be not too too bad... he has a ring from the PH
and was breathing heavy but I assume that is just because he was traumatized. He seems to be pretty well the rest of the day and even sleeps like normal on a rock at night. This morning I wake up and he is dead. I only wrote all this to warm any NOOB such as myself that being unprepared is a big risk in this hobby. I had already planned on buying the filter but I didn't think it was somethign that couldn't wait a few hours or even until the morning. Well lesson learned and now Puffy suffered the concequences.