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driftwood in a 2.5g *Updated photo* 3/17/2008

would a piece of driftwood be okay to put in a 2.5 tank? I just dont want it to mess with the water chemistry in such a small tank...let me know, its soaking now.

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Driftwood will release tannins.

This will turn the water tea colour and lower the pH a bit.

Other concern might be fungus growing on the driftwood, but that is negligible.

It should be fine after a thorough soak and cleaning of loose bits.
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Depends how large the wood is in comparison to the tank volume. Keep tabs on the pH.
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Depends how large the wood is in comparison to the tank volume. Keep tabs on the pH.
heres a picture of where i put the two pieces, one is to hide the heater and co2, the other just for looks. what do you think about the size of my wood ?

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Wood looks awesome!

It should be perfectly fine.

Beautiful tank and scape!
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nice. How old is it?

32 gal planted amazonian-ish tank
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Nice little puffer kingdom there... do I see 3 in there? Keep a good eye on them if there is just in case there is aggressive behavior.

Mind sharing some specs on your lighting/CO2 setup?


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nice. How old is it?
Thanks! I set this one up in early December last year.

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Nice little puffer kingdom there... do I see 3 in there? Keep a good eye on them if there is just in case there is aggressive behavior.

Mind sharing some specs on your lighting/CO2 setup?
I was afraid of the aggression at first, but they seem to get along well. Lighting is a 27 watt lamp commonly found at Home Depot or Wal-mart for like $20, I believe the bulb is 6700k. CO2 is just DIY 2L, I use 2 cups of sugar and about 1/2 tsp yeast. Lasts like 2 weeks.
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Update!! 3/17 Photo

hairgrass growing in

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Very nice dude! Thats growing in well. Nice job hiding the CO2/heater too.

Mind if I ask what you feed your puffers? Mine seems to only want live snails and I've tried numerous different pellets/flakes/worms and I can't seem to ween him off the snails... not that its a major deal since I have a nice snail factory in my big tank. It would be nice if I didn't have to harvest snails every few days for him though. :P


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Thanks MrJG.

I usually feed live blackworms, they love them. Its like $1 for a portion, which lasts several weeks, you just have to keep them in the fridge and rinse them with cold water every few days.

Sometimes I feed frozen bloodworms, but usually they wont eat them because they don't move. Mine wont touch flakes or pellets of any kind, and also enjoy pecking at snails.
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Woah, your hair grass grew in fast!

any tips? lol
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keep the co2 going, do 50% water changes weekly and dose excel is pretty much all I did, and have 27w on for 7 hours a day
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