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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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What I have so far. Pictures.

I am leaving the 55 bare. Debating on a back ground. I am however thinking of adding some plants to the other filter. Goldfish tank. Planted tank. Not done going to work on the rest of the substrate and planting the plants today.

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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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Changes to the planted tank.

On the 55 gallon. Cut all the water wisteria down to the ground. It was full of holes and just looking awful. Also removed swords from goldfish tank. Cut them down not all the way so they well come back. Added one to the 55 and one in the 6. Also added a couple bulb plants to the 55. I have also ordered some plants for both tanks. Some more crypts for the 55 since they seem to do so well. A new plant to try in the 55 and a plant with lots of red to try in the 6 gallon tank. I also cut the

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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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Going to blog my 6 gallon

Start the ferts on Monday. Not a lot of change should see improvements in about 2 to 3 weeks. I did see one thing that looks new. Balls on my water spirit? Took a close up so I can see what they do. The dwarf grass is yellowing. Hope the ferts perk it up and give me better growth. Need to start trimming it soon but not sure how to do that and not get blades of grass floating all over the place. I well do some research. Pictures taken today.

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It has been a week.

So far so good. Except I think Buttons and Prazi are males and today they are both chasing her. /sigh

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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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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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Drive way day

Using crushed cement for the drive way. Cost a little more then gravel but suppose to last longer and I don't have to wait for it to dry. It well be so nice to park next to my house again. Angel well be here tomorrow. The QT tank has been up and running since Sunday. It was cycled with media from the goldfish tank and I added some floating plants and a banana plant. River is not suppose to stay calm and not go outside for 7-10 days. She hates me. lol Sits next to the front door and makes

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3 days

Been busy today. Had to go into town twice and met my Dad for lunch. Thursday I well get my gravel drive. WOOT no more parking at my neighbors and wearing rubber boots to get to my car. lol

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Count down to new veil tail 4.5 days

I am worried. I have the QT tank set up and ready. Put in some media to get the cycle started. It being only 6 gallon planning on 50% daily water change or should I do more? The body size of the new goldfish is less then 3 inches. So I am thinking 1/2 the water should work. But I also plan on testing daily. I am also worried that when I get ready to move it, it well die just like my last veil tail did. I am going to be extra careful this time. Testing water in both tanks ext... and then ke

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I worried all night.

So every time I even rolled over I got up to check on Prazi and Buttons. They are both fine. But I am a worry wort now. Had to get out a small flash lite to see them. Didn't even wake them up. lol

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Doing a medicated QT

Ok so Feathers didn't make it and showed no signs of any problems. The tank is cycled and testing daily. Did a normal water change Monday. I went and got another goldfish and some Prazi.(that sentence is all wrong not sure how to fix it.) I did a water change and started the Prazi and salt treatment. (Prazi the spell checker says that is spelled wrong...) My husband likes this new fish better then Feathers. I am sure it well grow on me. But right now I am a little gun shy so to speak. Ju

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To much gravel

I have decided I have to much gravel in the tank. Going to take out about 30 percent of it today. Want just enough to cover the bottom.

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Going to look at the goldfish

Hubby told me to go look. Just in case they got in what I want this week. lol So after I get Ms Cremshaw out of bed and her sponge bath I am going to head that way. To "look". The tank is cycled and ready. Used AC off the 55 gallon tank it does 300 gph. Kept all the gunk in it and added some plants in the back. Pictures to come later.

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14 more days.

You know if I wait till my Birthday it well be the day before shipment. Maybe I should go the Thursday after or before..... Maybe Ill go before and then if they don't have what I want go after too.... But I do want to get them both at once so I don't have to worry with setting up a QT bucket. So dug the plastic plants out. Just two of them. Going to finish cleaning up the tank today. Maybe but on the backing I bought. Just need to decide on black or blue. Hmmmmmm

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15 days

The tank is in the house and I am working on cleaning it extra good. The top plastic rim is now broke in two places. Not to worried about it but don't like seeing it. Wonder if there is something I can do to make it less noticeable I'll have to think on that one. Right now I am thinking one fantail and one red cap. The white on most red caps are supper white and stay that way and I love white goldfish. But if I could find a nice white fantail would rather go with two fantails. I shall see

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Found a better spot for my 30 gallon

So for my Birthday I well be ordering a proper lid and new filter. I'll take the AC off the 55 to put on the 30 so I wont have to cycle. Buy a new filter for the 55 gallon. Then after it is all set up going to buy two goldfish. They can stay forever in a 30 right? Going to use my blue rocks and stones and my bubble stone across the back. And get a blue background. Still thinking fantails but maybe I should get ryukins they use to be my favorite goldfish when I first started keeping them ye

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OK with hubby's encouragement

30 gallon is going back up for my Birthday and it well have two goldfish in it. Right next to the front door, in front of that window. And I am going to try plants in it but in some pots. So today I well work on getting the tank cleaned up and set up. I well get a piece of plexey(sp) glass for the lid and not use a light just light from that window. I think I well just go with two fantails. Since they are my fave. But you know how that is if something else catches my eye. lol I'll have to w

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Shhhhh Don't tell Sugar (GSD)

Got a new kitten last night. Hubby asked if he could name her. So her name is River from the show "Firefly". I have a towel under the door so she can't get out of the master bedroom unless I let her out. Going to have to be very careful so Sugar does not get near her till she is much much bigger. But she already uses her claws (unlike Mouse the other kitten). She has put the chihauhaus (sp) in their place already. lol Not scared of anything. Good grief can't remember how to spell this mornin

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