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Old 05-17-2011, 12:56 PM   #11
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Oh ok, you're not worried about the GSP eating too much if all this is in your tank. They have a pigish appetite and will just keep eating until nothing is left.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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Oh ok, you're not worried about the GSP eating too much if all this is in your tank. They have a pigish appetite and will just keep eating until nothing is left.
I'll pull some of the shrimp (just incase) when the GSP's go in, but I have lots of hiding spaces for the BBG's and shrimp. Besides with all the ponds snails, I think the GSP will have plenty to eat lol. Also feeder guppies will be part of the GSP diet.
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Awesome, I have my tank all set up and ready to go for my guy. I just need some rock work and some hiding places. I'm trying to figure out what else to put in there with my GSP. Do you think a brackish eel would be a bad choice?
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Awesome, I have my tank all set up and ready to go for my guy. I just need some rock work and some hiding places. I'm trying to figure out what else to put in there with my GSP. Do you think a brackish eel would be a bad choice?
There's a few fish you can put in, just keep in mind that GSP are dirty eaters so they leave lots of uneaten (live) food behind. Filtering for the bioload was my first concern and some kind of cuc has been a struggle. BL Hermit crabs are an option once the 1.020 SG, but they don't do well in lower SG (1.003 for the baby GSP I'm waiting for).

BBG's were my choice to add some life to the tank without over loading the filter bioload I have calculated, plus they're mean looking and from my research the warning color some species exhibit is universal so the GSP "should" leave them alone lol.
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I'm looking into a second source of filtration. What are you using for your tank? Should i upgrade to a small canister for the GSP?
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I'm looking into a second source of filtration. What are you using for your tank? Should i upgrade to a small canister for the GSP?
I have the Fluval 305 can on my 29g. Works great and the media customization options are unlimited.
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Do you think a 305 would be enough for my 36 gal or should i go bigger?
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Do you think a 305 would be enough for my 36 gal or should i go bigger?
I'd say it'll be fine, it good for 75g and I chose it because I may upgrade my 29g BW to a 37g tall in a year. The media surface (not so much flow rate) is what I was looking at and this one is a perfect balance IMO.
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What kind of media are you using in the filter?
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What kind of media are you using in the filter?
I've kept the (side) 4 foam sponges in place , the 3 (split) trays are setup as follows:

Top: Eheim Substrat Pro/Poly-fil (poly is in final output side to tank)
Middle: Eheim Substrat Pro/Eheim Substrat Pro
Bottom: Poly-fil/Poly-fil

Poly-fil is basically pillow stuffing that most any craft or fabric store carries. Make sure it's pure, with no fire retardants, etc. I use Fairfield brand.
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