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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. 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??
  3. 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!!
  4. 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!
  5. 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?
  6. 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!
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