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Old 02-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #11
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Using tap water won't make a fish sick. Some cities have really good tap water. I kept a FO tank for 7 years using tap water. Algae problems can be an issue though. I think RO units are great and I use one on my reef tank but some local people here use tap water with good success. Depends on your water.

I think getting the fish from the store before they acclimate or having them hold the fish for a week would be a good precaution. If you have invertebrates or other fish in your tank, you should QT the new fish in a separate tank. You could introduce parasites from the LFS water if not.

Some types of puffers are more susceptible to some parasites. I love puffers and I have good success with dog puffers and porcupine puffers. Awesome fish


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Old 02-27-2005, 11:54 AM   #12
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the first puffer i had was a dogface he died because ammonia spiking and everything that follows (warning when you set up a new tank ban everyone in the house from touching it lol)
i waited a year before i was brave enough to buy another one.maybe he was sick from the get go i dont know he liked to hang around the filter and the powerhead,with his mouth,looked like he was kissing it.i didnt notice anything on him,i think he got too stressed.when i get my 55 gal ready i will be waiting at the door before the owner gets there to snatch him.lol
as far as the water quality the only problem i have noticed from tap is brown algae.my snails are doing a decent job of cleaning it though.but i'm scared to use it in my 55gal i plan on buying more expensive fish,hate to see em croak after a week kwim?
thanx for all your help you guys are great!i learn something new everyday

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