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  1. I am setting up my 30 gallon and am hoping to put a bubble curtain in. I have had a bubbler for a long time and recently bought an airstone bubble wall. . I want to put it in my tank but it is SO loud!! Is there something you guys do to make yours not rattle against the bottom and make so much noise? I have great air circulation already but I'd still like to put in an air stone so any help would be awesome. I assume you put it under the gravel but is there any thing special anyone does? Thanks!
  2. I agree with everyone else. Do not use screws! If I make anything for my turtle or goldies, I always use large plastic zip ties. Just make sure you clip them right up to the end so there are no ends sticking out. Thoughs things are SHARP! I find that alot of wood can also leech things into the tank so make sure you get wood specifically made and treated for aquariums.
  3. Thank's for your help but the little guy passed away... RIP Picasso.
  4. [*]Water temperature? 69. [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30. Running for just over a year. [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)?: Penguin 350 Dual Bio-Wheel Filter [*]How often do you change the water and how much?: once a week, 30% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 3. pearlscale is about 2" (not uncluding tail) and both Ryukins are about 4" (not including tail) [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?: Big Al's water conditioner and Cycle every day. [*]What do you feed your fish and how often?: Tetra Flakes (soaked in water). Once a day. [*]Any new fish added to the tank?: Not since a month ago. [*]Any medications added to the tank?: No. [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?: The fish I am concerned about has frayed fins, looks someone fuzzy, clamped fins, sunken eyes, sunken belly, bottom sitting, breathing heavily, only breathing with 1 gill and only using 1 fin. A month ago I added 2 new ryukins to my 30 gallon tank (after QT obviously) both were healthy and perfectly fine. After QT, I added them to the tank. Everything was fine until yesterday when my tank seam split/ By the time I realized it, all fish were gasping for air and there was hardly any water left in their tank. I was advised to put them in a rubbermaid until I could fix the tank. Later that day I fixed the tank and today my boyfriend took me to Big Al's and suprised me by buying me all new decorations. Fake plants, gravel and a pack of cartridges. Since everything with my tank happened, my one ryuking has been bottom sitting and today when i put them back in the tank i noticed he looked terribly ill. Sunken eyes, torn fins, sunken belly, gasping for air. He was only breathing with his right gill and would not use his left fin when swimming. (causing him to swim in circles.) His dorsal is clamped and he has red sores all over. Obviously I was freaking out so I ran to grab my test kit. It is now obvious that luck is NOT on my side; I am out of test strips. I have no clue what is wrong with him. The other 2 fish are perfectly fine. Swimming happily, erect fins, breathing normal, gills are fine, eating normal. Can anyone tell me what in the world is wrong? I am starting to think that maybe he doesn't HAVE anything and that he is just sick. A short while ago he began floating in the corner so I removed him and put him in a seperate tank because Elvis was beginning to nibble on him. He is still laying in the corner on his side; I don't think he has much longer. Can anyone tell me what I can do to save this little guy??
  5. I have 2 crowntail bettas. One is blue and red and named Set after the ancient egyptian god of beauty and the other is dark blue and white; named Cloud after FF. Here are a few names that come to mind... Beau; Means "handsom" in French. Adino; Means "ornament" in Hebrew. I will add more when I think of some!
  6. I got them in and set up. Elvis seems fine, Hikaru is darting around a bit and Picaso is sitting nose down on the bottom with his dorsal fin clamped. I left the lights off downstairs for now to keep stress minimul.
  7. Okay, so I will clean the bucket and then put them in it. Should I clean the bucket with white vinegar first or just scrub it with hot water?? So because I have the bio-wheels, the tank will be instantly cycled when I fix it and put the filter back in it?
  8. I don't have gravel, but I have some river stones that were in my tank before? Will thoughs work just as well? The only thing I can think of to use to cover the bucket is a place mat. I can cut a space out of it to fit the filter in.
  9. I found a large plastic bucket I can put them in? It's about... maybe 20 gallons? So I should take the filter cartridges out of my filter and put the filter in the bucket with just the biowheels in it?
  10. I have no car and I live in the country. I'm so screwed.
  11. I don't have a large rubbermaid tub I could put them in...
  12. Also, I can get te tank fixed by tomorrow but then it will be uncycled... So what in the WORLD do I do until my main tank is fixed and cycled??!
  13. Thank you for your reply. My 10 gallon isn't cycled though so I'm worried about that. I currently have them all in cups full of the water that was left in the bottom of the tank and put a squirt of stress coat in each. I have a full set up for the 10 gallon but I am worried i will loose them because it is un-cycled. I just got my cycle figured out on my 30 gallon, and this happens. UGH!
  14. I just went downstairs to do a WC in my main tank and when i got downstairs there was water ALL over the floor!! The seal on my tank split, there was less than 10 inches of water in the bottom of the tank and my fish were all gasping at the surface!!! I don't know what I am going to do!! So many things have been going wrong lately and this just tops it all off. Please someone tell me what I should do! I only have 1 other tank and it is a 10 gallon tank that is currently in storage. What am I going to do?? Help please!!!
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