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Acro

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  1. To help us, help you, please check out this link, and answer the questions! Good Luck! https://kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/topic/116133-help-request-check-list/
  2. Totally makes sense, but doesn't make sense. lol
  3. I looked up invision, and I gather that they design websites and forums or something along the lines of that?
  4. I don't know much about how this works, but what makes "https://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com" no longer usable? Why does it cause an error to happen? What changed?
  5. Well, if you ever miss them, I'll send them back. And I just want to be sure, does that purchase go towards the fund raiser? It's not bad when you have to get food from a church, its just what we have to do for the moment. And think of it this way . . . Its great the church is there and it's great that there is food! It could always be better, but it could always be worse (And it could always be worse, but it could always be better!). That thought helps me out sometimes.
  6. I just made an etsy order from your store! I'm also going to PM you some links now. Let's keep this place going!
  7. The seller's feedback looks good, so I imagine he/she is buying the fish and flipping them, which I have no problem with. It's the fact that he/she is claiming that they are "imported" and he/she should be using photos that they took of the fish. But yeah, I notified Next Day Koi about it, and they are going to ask the person to remove their photos. As for getting the fish, I'll buy from Next Day Koi once my stock tanks are setup and ready for fish! I may have to wait till they get some more of those "Creamsicle" types I like. I'm also going to get some Lemon Yellow Hibuna goldfish that I found from another seller. The Lemon Yellows look like the types Rain Garden used to offer! .
  8. Hey, It looks like spilled dechlorinator. A moist (with water) clean sponge or paper towel should remove it easily. Good Luck.
  9. I decided not to buy from this ebay seller! Be sure to check both links. LOL Good for him/her for reselling, but shame on him/her for the lies. (I hope I'm allowed to post these links) https://nextdaykoi.com/shop/goldfish/pond-goldfish/sarasa-comet/6-creamsicle-sarasa-comet-16/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-IMPORTED-SHOW-QUALITY-6-5-24K-GOLD-AND-PLATINUM-HIBUNA/164526183582?hash=item264e86549e:g:8zcAAOSwNDFft-4P
  10. I'm thinking about getting this group of fish (pictured below) as a breeding project and I'd like your feedback. I haven't been in "the goldfish game" for a while so I'm not even sure what's common (or uncommon) anymore, but I thought these fish were attractive and unusual. I haven't had a goldfish in years and I want to buy something I like (and I think these are beautiful, but expensive), but I am thinking about breeding and I'd like others to like the fish too (and maybe want to buy their offspring). So with this in mind, please evaluate the fish in the photos and let me know: Do you find them attractive? Are their colors unusual? What sex do you think they are? Do they look like "show quality" fish? As a group, do you think they would make a good breeding investment? Details and claims given about these fish from the person selling them: "Imported from Thailand" and "quarantined for several months" Described as "Show Quality" with "excellent body conformation" and as "powerful strong swimmers" and "TOP quality and very strong and healthy." Colors described as "24k Gold and Platinum" with "high sheen bi-color pattern" and "The gold looks exactly like a $20 gold uncirculated coin. A metallic yellow gold color". Referred to as a "Hibuna" and "very rare comet" "Four months old" Claiming they "Will grow very large" Fish One at 4" (I'd guess Male) Fish Two at 4" (I'd say Female) Fish Three at 5" (Female???) Fish Four at 6.5" (Possible Female) Fish Five at 6.5" (Male? Maybe????) Thanks for reading and please give your comments and thoughts! .
  11. In my research the words "redox potential and osmotic balance" haven't shown up much. It's late now, but I'll have to look into this, thanks!. As for the mineral content (which is what I think goes along with redox and osmotic, I was going to add oyster shell and/or marble and granite pieces to leech minerals into the water. I'm still working out how to balance everything, it's complex but so amazing!
  12. Thanks Arctic. I plan to stock heavy-ish in order to feed the plants in the grow beds. In a traditional tank, water changes are a must! With aquaponics, from my understanding (and I've done, and continue to do, a bunch o' research), an aquaponics setup really does not require water changes. The plants use the nutrients and return the water clean. Of course, there needs to be constant monitoring, but in theory, even with goldfish, water changes should become a thing of the past . . . And I'm so excited for that! It seems that many aquaponics systems are run with heavily stocked goldfish tanks, with very few water changes needed (maybe 1ce or 2ce a year, sometimes less). It seems like magic but it seems to be true.
  13. I haven't kept goldfish in several years and I don't remember the stocking rules . . . also my situation is a lil different than a normal aquarium with traditional filtration . . . So, I have two 80 gallon stock tanks and two 160 gallon stock tanks in my garage. I'd been planning on setting them up with individual aquaponics filters, but I realize it's a better idea to connect all 4 tanks (via PVC pipes) to have a grand total of 480 gallons in one system. With this type of filter, water should be pristine. With all of the above in mind, about how many single tail goldfish would be happy in those individual stock tanks? What's the guideline for something like this?
  14. Me too . . . and now that I'm almost ready to have Goldfish again, RainGarden is gone. I actually emailed RainGarden and DandyOrandas, but no reply yet. It's only been a couple of weeks though.
  15. Just wondering if there is anyone out there keeping one of Raingarden's beautiful Yellow Goldfish. If you have one, please show off and post up some photos! Those were always my favorite.
  16. Just wondering if they could handle high humidity, being splashed is not something that I'd worry about, they wouldn't be that close.
  17. I'd like to profit . . . but I also want to only keep fish I really like, so I'll have to focus on breeding the best possible goldfish. lol I do have knowledge on how to raise and make fish food (for fry and adults) so that will be part of making things affordable. The filtration system will be an aquaponics style filter, so water will be extra clean. I found the book in a 3rd (1991) addition! Let me know if this is it:
  18. I found the book at a good price and bought it! As for the breeding "checklist" above . . . I'm looking into good breeding stock at the moment, I have the space for tanks and ponds and currently have several glass tanks and stock tanks, have the knowledge (around 8 years of goldfish keeping and 20ish years of aquatic animal/plant keeping), and I'm looking into ways of marketing the fish. But things are still coming together and much of this is just an idea at the moment. So what fish do you breed mikroll? Do you currently sell fish?
  19. I'm thinking of something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Yellow-4-Tier-Steel-Garage-Storage-Shelving-Unit-77-in-W-x-72-in-H-x-24-in-D-DXST10000/302361205 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Black-4-Tier-Heavy-Duty-Industrial-Welded-Steel-Garage-Shelving-Unit-77-in-W-x-78-in-H-x-24-in-D-HBR782478W4/310651468 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Red-4-Tier-Heavy-Duty-Steel-Garage-Storage-Shelving-77-in-W-x-78-in-H-x-24-in-D-ERZ782478W4R/308458510 What do you think? Do you see any reason why this won't work? .
  20. Thanks for the reply mikroll. Looks like a good book suggestion, I might buy it eventually. At the moment, I was hoping to just get a general idea of the process, as in, how mid range breeders go about breeding. I have had goldfish breed before, but they simply did it on their own and, at the time, I had no breeding plans. I'm interested in knowing something more advanced than a one-tank-breeding in a living room, yet not as advanced as a fish farm. I am pondering the idea of setting up a few breeding ponds for myself and maybe selling a some of the offspring if they turn out nice.
  21. Also, will the Acrylic Pours you make be alright in a high humidity area (like over a fish tank)?
  22. Acro

    Goldfish

    Here is a link to East Coast Ranchu's website! https://www.eastcoastranchu.com/ Good Luck!
  23. How do goldfish breeders breed their fish for specific colors and patterns? What is the general process? And how would one breed "tiger stripped" goldfish like these:
  24. I took a good look at my big rooted anubias, and I found evidence of the dreaded Anubias Rhizome Rot! It's unsellable, and from now on, I'm only buying tissue cultured Anubias! Anyway, I still want to help out, so I'll get the year Subscription in January (when I have money again). That should fill out the rest of the KG Fund Raiser Goal. But if I forget, remind me with a PM please! I still have to PM you some Forum Links, I haven't forgotten, just been busy and a bit stressed, but things are coming together!
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