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Old 02-22-2011, 01:16 AM   #1
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Start of a new 10 gal !!

Ok so This is my gf tank that we turned into a full saltwater tank. So far we r about 2 weeks in and everything is going amazing. Ammonia we r keeping at a steady 4 with 2 cocktail shrimp a green spotted puffer and a crab. The funny thing is the crab is a full fresh water crab that we got from Walmart when the tank was freshwater. We acclimated him and the gsp for about 4 days and wa la he is now saltwater. Here r some pics of the tank. Let me know what u think.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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why are you killing those creatures keeping the ammonia high? why not cycle the tank and then add livestock?
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:20 AM   #3
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I 4got to add we r doing 50 percent water changes every day. The ammonia never gets to above 4 and that is right b4 the water change. After the Chang it goes down to 0. I would never hurt then. The cool thing about the gsp is they change color based on how stressed and happy he is. If his belly and his stress line turn black it's not a good sign. Also he has a neon green spot on top of his head that glows when he is happy. So far everything and everybody is extremely happy.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:40 AM   #4
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Fiddler crabs need access to FW, and SW AND air. He's going to drown like that....Also the gsp is going to get too large for the tank. Also what is the SG of that tank. GSP are not true salt water fish and shouldn't be housed in full salt...

Oh btw. Both fw and sw puffers love to eat crunchy things..snails, shrimp, clams and....crabs.
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don't know what to say...
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I would never hurt then. The cool thing about the gsp is they change color based on how stressed and happy he is. If his belly and his stress line turn black it's not a good sign. Also he has a neon green spot on top of his head that glows when he is happy. So far everything and everybody is extremely happy.
wow...a real live fish whisperer!

the fact is, you are hurting the fish and the crab by forcing them to live in a toxic environment.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #7
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Everything you're doing is cruel. Don't expect to come here and be applauded for it. You'll only receive negative reactions.

Edit: I didn't, in fact, advise anything. My advice? Take all inhabitants out of the tank, fishless cycle. Research your inhabitants first, don't mess around with their requirements, just provide them. Don't get anything you can't provide for, and aren't knowledgable about.
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Okay, I'm just curious, not being mean, but did you do ANY research at all before setting this up? And if you did, WHERE DID YOU GET THE INFO THAT THIS WAS OKAY?! This is very cruel, I can't imagine how those fish are still alive. Don't be surprised if they die... I think these fish need to be rehomed until you know more about these saltwater fish. Then you can try again if you do your proper research.

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Well we shouldn't be so mean here people. Whats done is done and he is trying to keep the ammonia down by doing the daily water changes. It was not a smart move by any means but maybe he didn't know any better. The tank has been running for two weeks so its possible the cycle is near finished and hopefully everything will live.

Tomchong you should really listen to what everyone is saying about how to keep the puffer and crab. I have no idea how to care for either but it would suck if the poor crab is drowning...or if it gets eaten by the puffer once it grows bigger
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