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Sold 150 gallon tank

We needed the space.  The central air has quit for good this time.  So got a second window unit.  Had to move the 125 but it can't stay where it is so sold the 150 and well move the 125 to that spot soon.  Might wait till after Christmas so we can put up a big tree one last time.  Fish in 150 got moved to other tanks or one of the big outdoor ponds.  

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This is weird

So Luke my blue oranda has a white spot on his head the size of a pea.  I moved him to the outside pond and it goes away.  I move him back inside and in a few days it is back.  The only difference between inside and outside is the temp of the water.  He well have to come in for the winter wonder if I should QT him in the 16 gallon planted tank and find a way to treat what ever it is on his head.  Looks like a fungus but never gets bigger.  Time for some research.

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Two new goldfish

My blue oranda is in the pond with Fish and Pond. Moving him back into house late fall.  Have three fish in the 125 Speckles, Bows and Luna.  Bought two new calico fantails yesterday.  Been calling them Sugar and Spice.  I think that may stick. They are in my 17 gallon tank.  Will move them to big tank in a few days.  That tank is up for sale. Just have plants and snails in it.  That well have me down to four tanks.  Split 10 gallon with bettas, 150 oscar tank, 125 goldfish tank and my 29 gallon

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75 gallon

Was not doing well at all. Rehomed fish moved some into other tanks shut down tank. Up for sale. My bedroom looks huge with it gone.

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Luke and Luna to the pond

I posted this but want it somewhere I can find with ease. Luke is .7 oz Luna is 1.9 oz She sure seems bigger then that. I have had her for over three years she should be bigger. Anyways maybe the pond for the summer well do the trick. I know it well keep her from being harassed but 3 to 5 males. lol

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Going to redo the 75 gallon with dirt.

Starting by draining remove all fish some going to the 125 with the goldfish for a few weeks. The ones the goldfish can eat well go to my 20 gallon. I will remove everything from the tank. Some plants going to the goldfish tank some in the five gallon. All the duckweed I can get out well go in the 20 gallon. Then I am going to mess around with my large piece of driftwood to see the best way to put it in. Once that is decided going to add dirt and gravel on top then fill. Add back some duckwee

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I am more sure Googles is gone.

Still no sign of her in the pond and the barn cat has been drinking from the pond. So I think the cat got her. Poor Googles. I sucked up Luna in the python. She looks ok so far. Once I finish the water change I can turn on the light and get a better look at her.

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Moving fish? Not moving fish? Rehome some fish?

The plants are not doing well in the 150. The parrot fish had to be split up cause not enough room I believe. So thinking move the goldfish to the 60 gallon and 75 gallon. Move plants to the 75 gallon. Move oscars and parrot fish back to the 150 gallon. Plan one 60 gallon would have four goldfish with rubber lip. 75 would have four goldfish, the upside down catfish and BN pleco. Or five smallest goldfish with the cats and put the BN in the 20 gallon. Plan two 60 gallon the three largest wit

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Googles

I think something got Googles from the pond. He is not in there anywhere. She was there last week for water change but not this week. RIP Little Googles. Not ready to put this in obits till I am 100% You know how sometimes they appear out of no where.

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Jellybean is not going to make it.

Now Jelly is floating on her side and wont eat. Nothing else visible wrong and water testing is fine. Not sure what to try since she well no longer eat.

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Notes on 150 for myself.

Luna now has blood on her tail and it is split. What ever it most likely were in there with the oscars. They were just imune to it from being in the tank so long. I took Buttons out and added him back. I tested the water once again it is fine. (since this is not D&D I wont post them.) They are within range. So I am thinking either something was in the tank or the stress of the move gave them infections, Did a 30 percent water change anyways. Have them all on metro meds and going to do 30%

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Needed a change so moved fish around

Moved the oscars and parrot fish to the 75 gallon. Will still have to do a really huge water change once a week but doing that anyways. Moved the goldfish (and the new ones) to the 150. Will still get to do 30 to 50 gallons a week. Nothing changes for me but big changes for the fish. Pictures on the forum when stuff settles down.

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Tearing down my 35

My Dad has given me my grandmothers china and china cabinet. I need the spot so the 35 is in for it to go. No where else to really put it. I am going to move more then should over to a 10 gallon in my bed room with most the plants. Moving some plants to the goldfish tank.. The rest go to the local mom and pop pet shop. I never really look at it where it is. I just take care of it and take pictures.

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Moved plants from the goldfish tank

Think the tank needs to age some more. So well move them back in next March. By then brown stuff should be green stuff. For now they are in my 6 gallon nano tank. I sucked up poor Buttons he now has a nice pink mouth. Poor guy.

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Tank progress

Not able to get the 75 gallon tank stand stained today. Had to order the ebony stain. It should get here Tuesday so should get started next weekend. I have ordered some driftwood. And the filter for the 150 is on order. I am thinking of maybe a couple apple snails instead of another goldfish. Think I would rather have 20 gallon per goldfish. Five for the rubber lip and five for each snail. I picked up a new betta today. Set if up in a 1 gallon bowl by my computer. Need to see about some p

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Just an update

My zebra angelfish passed. No one else got sick he just got slow and color washed out. Bottom sat for a couple weeks, Still eating but then passed one night. Prazi is also gone. He just was having more and more trouble eating. I just felt so bad about him starving and could not keep doing it to him. I am spending less time on the internet and more with my pets and doing non internet stuff. Need more balance in my life. Now that I know I can live without the internet I well be allowing wee

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Opps sucked up Angel

So her mouth is a little bruised. The boys wont leave her alone so I put in the divider so she can heal in peace. I did put Luna on her side to keep her company. I also added a third filter so now have 800 gph on my "55" gallon tank. And I added some more plants to the filters. Put one of my peace lilies in the smaller filter. I was getting tired of watering it twice a week. If it goes well I have a larger one I may add to filters on the other tanks. But right now only have to water it once

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Measured the goldfish.

They don't seem to be growing so thought i would measure them and see in a month how much they grow. No way to weight them. Angel is 5.5. Believe that is what she was when I got her. /sigh Prazi is 4.75 Buttons is 4 Wish her tail would grow more but she might be a short tailed fantail. /sigh

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So glad I changed tanks.

So after finding out my tanks are not the size they are suppose to be I am so glad I moved the goldfish. The flat back hex is only 35 gallons. Not near as big as I needed for my goldfish. So now they are in the 55 (It only holds 44 gallons.) They and I are much happier. But now they are tiny again. lol

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Ok changed the whole plan.

Moved all the fish and plants from the 55 to the hex flat back tank. Moved the goldfish and their rubber lip to the 55 in my bed room. Still have work to do on the planted tank. Right now the plants are just floating. I bought two bags of fluorite so well be using just it and no dirt this time. Although this tank was set up with plants using the light that is on it. I am wondering if I should get a double strip light. Or just leave it and see how it does again with just this light. Proof

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Should I change substrate?

Or maybe just add more. I have fluorite in the tank. Not very deep. Wonder if I should change to eco complete or just add more fluorite. Adding more would be the easiest and cheapest. Maybe that is what Ill do for now and decide later when I see more results from the ferts.

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I posted that picture yesterday and

you wont believe it. The water spirit stem in the middle with the weird "balls" on it has almost reached the top. Got to get some better pictures after the sun goes down. I need to get some high light plants to try in this tank.

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Today is the day

Angel well be here some time today. I well be watching for her on pins and needles.

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Doing well

So far this RG purchase is doing well. I can't wait for Angel to grow up and see how she turns out. Hoping for much longer fins and larger body to handle the fins.

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