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  1. Heya Reefman! You seem to have the reef scene all together, so I have a question! I bought a receeded bubble coral since I thought that mabe I could bring it back. Prob is, I have no idea what to do with it. It's currently tucked in an overhang so it doesn't receive direct lighting (coralife 96w actinic and MH over a 10 gal nano) and seems to be hanging in there. Which means surviving, not thriving. I'm a newb, nano running 5 mos. weekly water changes, temp 82-84 stable, Sg .025 Am, 0, NI 0, Na 10. A pain, I know. Caulerpa in there, seems to be helping wih the algae. Thoughts though on the bubble?
  2. Wow! I think I want one! Nice corals!
  3. agreed on that post... but I always thought that all fish carrid the bacteriea for ich and such with them all the time... that it was poor water conditions and low immune systems that activated teh illnesses...??? Is this correct? I worried too, but as I have had the same fish for two years with no deaths and no additions, I don't run a quarantine tank. I am religious about water changes and water quality, so I was hoping for the best. Should I be adding aquarium salt just for the meantime do you think??
  4. Ok, so I have posted that I am revamping thsi small pond. Well, I had planned on stocking with two fancies that I would pick out and would winter inside. This has still remained the case, but now it's one fish that I will pick out. Today I rescued a very nice fantail goldfish and what I think is perhaps a rasberry tetra from someone who decided that they no longer wanted thier fish so they decided to shut off the filters, stop feeding and stop cleaning the tank. Apparently the tank was so green the owner had to seriously hunt to find the fish to catch them... There were two goldies and a tropical but one goldie didn't make it... So the tetra goes in the angel tank and if he lives a few days, I'll get him a couple of friends since I think they are schooling fish. The goldie is in a 55 trop tank with 2 leopard ctenos a small african knife and a syno, but the situation is temporary until the pond is ready to go. It kills me tha tsomeone would just decide to kill their fish. But at least I know i can give the fish a good home and an eventual small pond to call his own! Wow do I miss goldifish!! And I'm glad to be coming back!!
  5. Where do I get potassium permanganate and how do I filter a pond this small? I've been looking around and pumps seem to be everywhere but for a pond this small they are all too big. I'm almost thinking of droping a carbon/floss box bubbler into the thing!
  6. LOL Erika! No kidding! I don't have goldies any more and I miss them!!! Hence why I want to start up this pond! Goldies rock! Are the ranchu and the ryukin still doing well?
  7. Hi all, I need some advice. There is an unused pond at my new abode and I'd like to start it up. It has water in it and what the downstairs occupant thinks are baby snails in it. I don't know what they are. They look like sesame seeds but half the size. And the other problem is that one, I've never ran a pond and two, I don't know how you do a water change on one that was not built up high enough. A siphon is a real problem when you can't use gravity to get it going. Although I might be able to hook my python to the outdoor spigot for pull, that might work. I guess for starters: What kind of a pond filter would I need for what looks like a 30-40 gallon pond? I'd like to put two goldfish in there, no more, no less. How do I safely get rid of these "water fleas" or snails or sesame seeds? How do I change the water, and are there any particular outside chemicals I need to get? It's just too good an opportunity to pass up on! Thanks!
  8. Well, I got some new pics! Borrowed the old roomie's digital. I definitely need to get one of those! Maybe for Christmas... This isn't quite everyone, there are two beautiful angels in here to, but they were camera shy! Enjoy!
  9. I'm in good shape, although I'd like to be spaced out by one more fish. 4 LARGE fancies in a 55, 1 in a 20. I know it sounds good, but like I said, they are big fish. Still, from when I started with fish, I'm doing really well!
  10. Kev you are too funny!!! And you'd need a 15 gallon pocket just to hold him!!! But good luck catching him!! Just remember, I'm stealing your cichlid tank design for George's new home!!! LOL!
  11. My favorite is a poster I bought from art.com. It's Monet's Waterlillies, Morning. With some plants and the goldies, it's lovely!
  12. Ok, an adendum... I can't do it!! I just can't! I know that 4 in the 55 is just too much bioload, and I was thinking that I would have to give away one of my goldies just to have the four! I think I am going to have to return the leopards and that will free up the 30 for two goldies and that leaves the three largest for the 55. I hate to do it, because I really like those fish, but I am so attached to the goldies and I don't want to give any of them away!! ARGGGG!!! *sigh* I hate conundrums!!
  13. I'm sorry I haven't been around much guys, but I'm planning to move and things are a LOT hectic! Here is my problem, and I'm hoping some one can help! I have to move by the end of the month, and believe it or not, I'm not sweating moving the dining room suit my dad got me at an estate sale for going to grad school, or even moving any of the rest of my stuff. What is concerning me is moving the tanks. This problem is further compounded because I want to switch some fish. Tanks to be moved: 75 gallon, 4 goldfish 55 gallon, 1 11 inch oscar, 1 adult angel, 1 10 inch pleco. 50 gallon, 7 mbuna cichlids 30 gallon, 2 leopard ctenopomas, 1 african knife fish (the small variety), 1 small pleco, 1 lace catfish. I want to move the goldies to the 55 and the oscar to the 75 as he is in SERIOUS need of more room. Now, I have the last 6 days of the month off to do all of this, and be out of my house by Aug 1. I have moved fish and tanks before, but never this far of a distance. (93 miles) And I haven't moved the 75 other than when i brought it home. I'm thinking of Rubbermaid bins, garbage bags, and battery operated bubblers. And very careful driving. I know the oscar and company survived 4 hours in a garbage bag in my recycling bin while we moved and bleached his tank, but while no bleaching this time, this is still going to be a longer duration of unhappy time for all of them, just given the driving time alone, then add on the setting up and the shock of new water. All filters will be bagged up with contents still wet to preserve the good bio bugs, but will they survive that long too without water running through them? I used Biospira when setting up the Oscar tank after the bleaching, since it was practically a brand new tank and cycle, but I had a bit more money at my disposal that time. Unfortunately, I can't do that this time. Any suggestions? I'm thinking do the goldies and the oscar one day, and the other two the next day. Any other thoughts?
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