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  1. My girlfriends fish is swiming on its side with a buldge (7 year old common, 10 gallon tank, undergravel filter), but acting normally other wise. She doesn't have any testing kits, so can't give specific details but i instructed to do a 30% water change to normalize the water regardless if the water condition (thought it was a safe temporary treatment)...

    I was thinking dropsy (in which case this 7 year old fish is dead already, as I don't think she can get a hospital tank and all that is needed), but there was no sitting on the bottom so i kinda ruled that out, so i was thinking amonia posning that that would also result in bottom sitting so ... maybe infection?

    If anyone can lend a hand i would greatly appretiate it.


  2. hey i have had a good experience with penguni but then again i only have a 10 gallon but i use their mini and it works great; quiet, works great and has the best mechanism to keep benifical bacteria allive. Don't know about prices but.... I STRONGLY suggest looking on ebay for your pump. you can get new used and new out of box filters for half to a third the price of new ones from you lfs. i have seen whole lots of filters(in working condition, that is agaruntee other wise it is mail faud and they get screwed if you report them) way to big(the kind that would suit you) for under 20 bucks sometimes includeing shipping...

    I have gotten great deals on air pumps fish food bubble walls and things of the sort for way way cheep....

    BUT ONE Warning is beware of shipping costs some people don't take them into consideration and get all pissy... but besides that its the best deal ever...


  3. man o man ... i think you should get a medal... i don't think i would have been able to work through that... i would have had to send my girl friend to get me atank or smoething while i put them in my crappy super small travel tanks and stuff... i mean wow. I give you my props and am glad that there are people that are willing to go as far as needed for their loved ones(not just people)...Keep up the good work



  4. Ok i think they are ok then, It was just kinda wiear to see them from so long and not actually noticeing how red they actually were... If any more abnormal behavior(flashing, clamped fins, ect) happens ill post it...



  5. Hey guys, didn't know what happend over the break something was up with the boards or something , anyway. I got back from the break and my fish have really red gills. I checked the disease page and i couldn't find anything there. The only thing that has changed was i did a 20% water change yesterday and i put a new filter in with new carbon (befor just kept on reuseing old filters, with used up carbon). They don't seem to be flashing so i hope they are ok. I have put some salt in maybe a table spoon or so ( just to ease the water change transition maybe?) and i put some more water conditioner in just incase i didn't put enough in to kill the clorine and what not when i did the water change... If anyone has any further suggestions please shout me a haller ... Cheers


  6. I know the feeling at my school the rugby team as a hazing thing took shots with gold fish in them( gross). Provoked me not to play btw... anyway you can't let those people affect you ... You won't be able to stop the way that they are, all you can do is ignore them and eventually they will disapear(or as far as you are concerned they will be gone)... Cheers and long live your fish, and disregard those people that don't matter... cheers


  7. all the time, this time of year is when i buy fish food, filters and all that good stuff. Anything that i may need through out the year. now is when i mainliy buy it(i love ebay) anyway...yea i just got some bio blend stuff(gonna try it out), pump and filter and some filter media and some rag tag decroations...


  8. another way to prevent the back flow is to have your pump and line above the tank... if you have, shelves or something you can save your self a big old whoopping 79 cents buy just having the tube above the watter level, cheers

  9. im chillen on the cheep end, i want to get a bigger one(but no real need as of yet). I have the Penguin MINI for my 10 gallon. and i love it absolutly. Going to add a canister filter to just add some bubbles :) but yea its great haveing the bio and the particle filter two seperate components... very good design....

    Cheers :rockon:rockon:rockon:rockon

  10. its really shotty what the big suppliers do to their fish and they should do better. BUt i was thinking about it and its got to be a chore to keep up with that big of shipments ya know, so say 5-10 dead out of a shipment of 250 or something isan't bad ya know. But then i also say that they should stop getting the big shipments but un till they do only... i don' t know just don't buy your fish from there? or only get a fish right after the get there so the nnnnnn can'ts screw with them.

  11. yea i have only put them with goldfish and they lasted about a month and then slowly the fish caught on and well they had a feild day with them. I think i saw the last one bite it, just saw some antenni chillen out of leftys mouth. So sad :(


  12. To answer the first question. ABSOLUTLY my 10 gallon went though a rough cycle(maybe i just didn't konw how to do it..) but a fish or two died getting it going. And as far as keeping enough benificial bio bugs or what ever, if you have a problem i suggest the bio wheel type filter. WORKS great havnt had a problem since its been established. Only now after about a year am i thinking im gonna get a back up filter just incase, better be safe then sorry. But yea i do 30% water changes(rare occasions) and there seems to be little effect on the fish, besides the nice new nitrAte free water :) ....


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