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Old 09-16-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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What Kind of Salt?

I want to start a 25 gallon brackish water tank. I'm planning on starting with baby figure 8 puffers and baby green spotted puffers. My first question is what kind of salt and how much do I use to get brackish water? My second question is I have heard green spotted puffers eventually need full salt water. Is this true?

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You use marine salt just like you would use for a saltwater tank. I have no idea on the puffers sorry.

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F8's do best in a low brackish setup with a SG around 1.005 and the GSP does best with a SG above 1.015. People often keep their GSPs around 1.020 so they can use a protein skimmer and live rock. The 2 species of puffers are really not compatible since the GSP needs at least 30 gallons and a higher SG then the F8.
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