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  1. I honestly don't think the fish had that long...drastic measures.
  2. Update to all. Fish more mobile this morning. Tail fins are open... top fins still clamped but they're swimming and not hiding in the corner. Running water tests now and will probably have to take out some and replenish. Good opportunity to vacuum and then get more salt in though. I went straight to .3% because they looked really sad and "salty" yesterday (if I were a fish....looking salty would not sound like something I wanted to have said about me). They have responded well and that's nice to see.
  3. Hello All Returning after a few years sans Goldies...I was waiting for the right time to set up my tank. Anyhow, my son won 3 fish at a fairground...typical...I flipped out, foreseeing the expense of a 30gallon tanks and stand. Thankfully I have some goodies in a box like my 60 gal filter to get running. Hitting a few snags. Prob is tank not fully cycled...because I wasn't ready to own again but that's besides the point now. ...they now have ich, dart about with clamped fins and look generally mad at me, though their eating is ok. Tank has been up a week and I have added, a real plant from my 10 gal trop tank, and a fake plant from my trop tank, also put in a dirty filter bag to generate the bio filter. Today I bought & added Biozyme. Levels showed some Ammo last nite so I changed 60%, added, salt, stress coat and turned up the heater to 80. Put some backing poster around the outside corner of the tank so they have a hiding spot. Levels look ok for Ammo today but I'll check before bed. I am guessing I could have introduced ich from the trop tank even though those fish are fine.. the parasites probably can't get a strong foot hold there bu t with stressed goldies...they have ran riot. I'm focusing the efforts on getting the bio filter running rather than medicating the water at this stage. What are your thoughts?
  4. Tank is definitely cycled. There is minimal trates because I change the water frequently.. It's been established and never less than 50% full. Just more info.
  5. OK here' Params I can do Ph 7.0 (normally my water is a bit higher 7.2-7.4--all other fish other are fine) Ammo=0ppm Trites=0ppm Trates=0ppm Temp had been up around 80 for a few weeks. I've been setting heater lower and now heater set at lowest, so now I have it timer on and off each 4hrs. Temp now 74ish Powerhead running Bio Wheels 55GallTank I guess the heat could have affected him but it isn't like the water was bubbling.
  6. I'll run the params, and repost--I just found him this am. Was alive but not looking good around 2am.
  7. Hi All--been a while. One of my first GF died today. Marlon. He was not his normal self for a few days. Siting at the bottom. However he did struggle with SBD so he has done that before. The only thing I know happened was he got his long tail caught in the intake for the powerhead. There was no damage once I had freed him he was just caught there. I am thinking maybe he was slowing down any how and this allowed him to get stuck. So maybe it was his time. He didn't sem right after that though so perhaps igetting stuck did something to him internally. He has no visible signs (worms, lumps scales sticking out) on the outside that would show something was up. All other fish are fine. I thought maybe there was a slight mark on his head--like a faded area but not something that looked sinister. My heater has been keeping water a little warm around 75-78 so I have it on a timer now to keep it a touch cooler. Anyway Hope you are well if any one has any thoughts let me know. I Guess Marlon was about 4 years old, and had a bent tail fin. I guess that 's why he was the last one left at mmm...I shall miss him and his waggly swimming. Richy
  8. Well I may...I might be taking Starsmom's used 55 gal tank...remember I have 3 goldies in a 10 gal . If so I'll need a stand and I could get one of those rigged up. I can do i in the basement and leave it to run first befoe I ruin the rug. I reckon it's about $40 to build and you get a home made jobbie that's $80 in stores. The best part if it' under the cabinet... who cares if it is bright yellow with pinkspots? It doesn't amtter about visual appeal. If it don't work...I 'll ust the powerhead on an undergravel anyway. Whic you could DIY too... Rich PS Do you have any tips on resealing a tank...?
  9. Ranchugirl. Think that would that work for an indoor tank. If you used one of those GE "whole house filter" canisters, you could pack with sponges and carbon etc. You'd just need fittings to screw the tubing too the canister, but I think the "technology" woudl still work. What do you reckon.? A home made indoor canister filter? The canisters are only $20 from HD.
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