- Aquaclear HOB 110
- Korilia 1 powerhead
- 150watt hydor submersible heater
- Coralife t5 fixture with 2x 21watt bulbs (1 colormax and 1 6500k)
Current Plant list
- Anubias Nana Golden
- Anubias Nana
- Anubias Barteri
- Anubias (not sure on the species yet)
- Anubias Coffefolia
- Anubias Nana Petite
- Java Fern
- Needle Leaf Java Fern
- Hygro Difformis
- 1 Figure 8 Puffer
I have wanted to do a puffer tank for a while now. I had a 30 gallon long laying around that I decided to use for it. I decided on a Figure 8 puffer which is a brackish water fish. i haven't done any type of saltwater or brackish tank and felt this was a good place/fish to start with. I only plan to keep the 1 figure 8 puffer.
Here is the start of my setup. Its dirty and needs to be cleaned up yet.
This is going to be a low tech planted tank. Figure 8 puffers only need a specific gravity of 1.005 which gives me the largest selection of plants to choose from, which is still pretty small.
I plan to go with varieties of Java Ferns and Anubias and java mostly. I am also gonna try a couple varietys of Hygros, Crypts and Vals as well. I am still working on a plan for the layout. But I would like to incorporate a couple caves of some type.
As far as my equipment I will be using an Aquaclear 110 HOB filter, 2 Korilia 1 powerheads (may switch those down to nanos), and for the lighting I still have my 36" coralife fixture with 2 x 21watt t5 bulbs. I am still waiting on a few more items that I ordered from bigalsonline.
Thats all I have for now thanks for looking I will update as I get it up and running.
I finally got the rest of the stuff I needed in the mail today so I am starting to work on the hardscape now.
The rocks I am using are lava rocks, the middle piece of wood between them is mopani, and the ones on the right side are manzanita. I am planning to play java ferns in between the manzanita sticks.
Got most of my plants in still deciding on where to put a few of the anubias. Also picked up my figure 8 puffer and got him acclimated. Just need to slowly raise the specific gravity to 1.005 over the next 3 weeks or so.
Little closer shot of the Anubias Nana Petites. They had been floating around in my 125g for the last 7 months finally decided to do something with them.
Couple pictures of my figure 8 puffer. He is hard to get a picture of doesnt really stop moving.