Brackish Water Changes with Python Only? - Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
BabyBoyBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Question Brackish Water Changes with Python Only?

I am starting a brackish tank for a Figure Eight Puffer.

30 Gallon Long.

Will be using Instant Ocean Sea Salt and a Refractor.

Also using an Aqueon Water Changer (like the Python).

A lot of the instructions suggest using a container to mix water and salt to get the required salinity and then adding it to the tank.

I'm unable to do this because of the fish tank is located a bit too high for me to lift a 5 gallon bucket (2-3 times) after mixing to add to the fish tank.

Would it be ok to add a little bit of salt while adding water, or adding a little bit of salt after adding the water and testing the salinity and adding more salt if necessary?
BabyBoyBlue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 12:39 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 8
Purchase a small powerhead to mix the saltwater mix and then using a length of plastic tubing attach the powerhead to the hose, using the powerhead to fill the tank from the bucket.

The salt needs time to dissolve fully in the water and be at the correct temperature the tank is at before being added to the tank..this is why it would be beneficial to mix it in a separate bucket with a separate heater and powerhead, then as mentioned use the powerhead to fill the tank. Mix it 24 hours in advance of doing the change.

Adding salt "on the fly" leaves the chances of errors higher, slightly over do it with the salt and it may be too much for the puffer to handle.

Hope this helps.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Tazman is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
BabyBoyBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tazman View Post
Purchase a small powerhead to mix the saltwater mix and then using a length of plastic tubing attach the powerhead to the hose, using the powerhead to fill the tank from the bucket.
I have a ~15 gallon plastic bin that I can use... although it will be in the garage.

Do all powerheads have a round output?
And how much GPH should I get? The distance between the bin and the aquarium is about ~45 feet of tubing... or does it not really matter much?
BabyBoyBlue is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brackish Water Changes - What's the Best Way Ferret Brackish Puffer Fish 2 04-07-2011 09:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome