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  1. Here's a short, faster-paced version of the Ultimate Goldfish Video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/770771/ultim...goldfish_video/ I find the people at MetaCafe have short attention spans. ). Please sign up for a MetaCafe account and vote!
  2. Sorry guys, I took down the video because it didn't get off to a good enough start in terms of views and ratings at MetaCafe. I'm trying to create winning Producer videos at MetaCafe. The requirement is a rating of at least 3.0 and 20,000 views. From trial and error, I know the video needs to have a rating of at least 3.9 and 5,000 views after the first 12 hours to have a decent chance of making it to 20,000 views. So, if I have a video that has potential but gets off to a bad start, I prefer to withdraw the video and resubmit it later (maybe with some improvements in editing). Here's my only winning video so far: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/752272/speeding_penguin/ This video reached 20,000 views within two days. Anyway, you guys can really help me next time by creating an account on MetaCafe, logging in, and voting immediately after I post the video. High ratings initially gives the video a good start and is critical for it to get promoted to the top pages. A bad start with a some low ratings can cripple the video from the get go, and it'll never reach the top pages and have a chance for others to rate higher.
  3. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/769226/ultim...goldfish_video/
  4. And, finally, the new fish I bought! http://www.metacafe.com/watch/757026/10_new_fish/
  5. Well, the four Orandas that I got from the tank are all doing great! I'll have movies soon. I had some previous bad experiences with big fishes from the store. I bought some that looked great but then developed weird ulcers a month or two later and died a few weeks after that. In contrast, one of the tiny fish I bought from them two years ago is now over 7 inches! Here are the biggest Koi fish for sale:http://www.metacafe.com/watch/755290/huge_japanese_koi/
  6. Now, for the big guys I passed up! http://www.metacafe.com/watch/753489/grade_aa_goldfish/
  7. Yeah, when I go into a store like Hung-Ming, I wonder if there are enough goldfish customers to buy all of these fish within the next two years! Like there are at least 10-15 tanks with 200+ goldfish each! When I go to other pet store or aquarium store in my area, I typically find maybe 10 goldfish for sale. :-). I usually take one look and leave. Now, I have to say that the quality of the goldfish (even the ones among the huge batch in some tanks) are significantly better than the few I see at other local stores. However, that says more for the low-quality I typically see at other stores. Among the ~3,000 goldfish Hung-Ming had on display this weekend, I don't remember seeing many sick ones. I can't say the same for other stores with much lower fish populations. For the first time, I did not even bother to try to pick out my fish. I just said four from this tank, two from here, two from here, etc. I bought all small fish this time. Normally, I buy medium to large fish from Hung-Ming, and I'm much pickier about those. With all of these small fish, I knew I'd be here all day trying to pick one, and they would have to give me the net!
  8. I don't know how many exactly, but I would say at least 200. I bought four of them. ). http://www.metacafe.com/watch/752427/red_c...ny_in_the_tank/
  9. I finally put together the video documenting the transformation! http://www.metacafe.com/watch/743857/my_go..._changes_color/
  10. My second trip to the store: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/741744/thous...ldfish_part_ii/
  11. Two years ago, I posted this goldfish video on this forum, and it received quite a response. Now, I've posted it to MetaCafe, and it is one of the top new videos in the Pets and Animals section. I can start earning "producer rewards" if the video reaches 20,000 views. If you like the video, give it five stars and help it's rank! Note: You have to register as a member to vote. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/725521/thous...utiful_goldfish
  12. Well, I just want to report back that the impeller was indeed the problem for both of my Pondmaster pump failures! I ordered replacement impellers for both filter, and installation of the new parts restored both the pumps. Now, I have an extra filter kit.
  13. Thanks. I've already disassembled and reassembled the pump, but it doesn't seem to help. Maybe, I need to read up about how the impeller system works to figure out what might the problem be. Do you actually take the impeller apart? I just removed it and put it back.
  14. My Pondmaster pump (190 gph) for my filter kit suddenly stopped working after about one year. I bought a whole new Pondmaster kit with a larger pump (350 gph). I was impressed with the power of the pump for about 24 hours. Then, while moving it today, the new pump stopped working also! For both of these pumps, I took off the cover and inspected the impeller assembly. No damage as far as I can see. Both these pumps still make some noise when plugged in, but very little water is pumped. Any advice?
  15. So do all black ranchus look the same?
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