1000G Puffer Display

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  1. x_burt

    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    If you want him out at a different time just miss a few feedings and then start feeding him when you want to see him
     
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    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Get some photos up of your puffers too I love to see them!
     
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    tj w Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, I'll do that. Now, back to your amazing build here. Where do you plan on putting the new puffer until the tank is ready?
     
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    Stunning puffer mate, I bet your well chuffed!!
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    That is in someone else's tank, google images, I am about another year away from being able to start fragging, and trading;)
     
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    That is one beautiful puffer you are going to be getting there! I can't wait to see what it looks like in your tank and when he grows up to be a big boy or girl!
     
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    Beautiful puffer!!
     
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    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    It'll be a little while before he arrives and when he does get here even though he has been through quarantine for parasites etc I will still isolate him for a few weeks to make sure he is clean and healthy.
     
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    Wow.....the best update yet! Unbelievable fish there
     
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    He puffs up all the time for no apparent reason. This is still the best picture I have. He always deflates when he sees me. 1480906675818.jpg
     
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    I love my porcupine fish. He has so much personality. Still the first fish I bought (and if I knew the invert limitations I may have reconsidered, lol) and he's my buddy. He lets me pet him and spits water at me when he's hungry. He has never bothered another tank mate (other than a sargassum Angler who he nipped at because he thought it was food). He keeps to himself and is an absolute pleasure. Good luck with the blue guy.
     
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    Mark, do you know of anyone else who has the blue porcupine in captivity? I only ask because of the rarity of the fish. I believe I read this is the first one they've captured in quite some time.
     
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    Just thought I would share

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    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    He's a beaut!
     
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    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm not sure. I was told this is the 4th one but I don't know how accurate that is.

    Send me a link to the articles please would be cool to read.
     
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    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I found an article on Reef builders but their Latin was wrong. This is diodon eydouxii not diodon hystrix.

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    Hopefully soon we get to watch it on R2R!
     
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    Man i cant wait to see that puffer
     
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    x_burt Smells like fish... R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Starting to think about the aquarium room again. I have to get it built out soon. Here is a rough drawing of what I'm thinking:

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    The sump and filtration have to be where they are because of where the water comes in from the main display.

    The water containers on the back wall also are pretty hard to put anywhere else so I thought to put a work bench over them and maybe a coral grow out/frag tank.

    Quarantine section on the opposite wall by the sofa so it's at least 3 meters away from the display water to avoid air contamination.

    Let me know any comments/suggestions!
     
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