Pork puffer

derick75

New member
Hi guys I have a few questions for you. I have a beautiful 75 gallon SPS tank. It has been setup for about 2 years. I am now at the point in this hobby where I want to try something differnet. I am going backwards sort of I want to go from a reef to a FOWLR.

Questions is all I want is a pork puffer I have heard many different answers as to the min tank size. Will my 75 gallon be big enough? I have a BM 200 skimmer which is way overkill for my 75 but I wanted to have some lee way if I upgrade in the future.

Also My water quality is excellent, If i go with just the puffer, can I ditch the kalk and just use RO/DI for evaporation. For my reef my salinity is 1.025 can I just go with 1.023? and use Instant Ocean?

The FOWLR seems so much easier then my reef now.. Another thing I went to my LFS and they said they would give me 150.00 credit for 34 accropora SPS thats less then 5.00 each. And the smallest SPS is about 3 inches!! They sell their frags for $ 25-50.00 they are so cheap!!! I think I spent well over $1,000.00 for all my SPS and they will give me 150 dollar credit.. Sorry had to rant about that
 

SDhky

In Memoriam
75 is good for now, get a baby and let him grow, many will say this is too small but its fine for a while. ditch the kalk, salinity is fine from1.020-1.025, instant ocean is fine, if you have a lot of live rock you can take some out to give him more swimming room
 

LionfishFinatic

New member
i think a 75 is fine for a couple years as i have a pork in my 75 at the moment and has been in there for a year. I know i will have to upgrade and i am planning that too, I might have to give up the 75 or the 29 but I know it is for the best. Probably get a 180 or 200. HTH
 

SDhky

In Memoriam
lionfishfanatic, how much has he grown in the year youve had him? mines grown 2.5 inches in 2 years, but he's in a 50g
 

derick75

New member
thanks for the help guys, any of you feed them by hand? I read if you get them small you can "train" them to eat from your hand. Not sure if I really want to do that
 

ralphie16

In Memoriam
will eventually bite your finger

75 too small

6ft long by 24 wide at least, regardless of what less experienced folks may tell you
 
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