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  1. Hiya Fang....are you seeing any darkness in the bulb at the ends? That would indicate the bulb is going bad. I would have to believe it's probably just the bulb rather than the starter as I don't hear too much about starter's going bad. Hey...how's the disk working out?

    Titanic= chick flick :pp

  2. Have you not used water conditioner previously? Asking because this could maybe be a reason.

    I am not sure if prime will directly help, but normally clean water/tank will do the trick, maybe 0.1% salt to support the healing process.

    oh yes I have been conditioning the water. I had posted in the DD section after loosing 5 fish in the last year. The consensus was that my gavel was too deep and had not been cleaned properly, fostering anaerobic bacteria (at least that's what I got out of it). I drained the tank cleaned and removed most of the gravel and refilled. Stakos/Helen suggested that I also switch to prime so I thought that I would give it a whirl. I was curious if this would help. Thanks for the reply by the way.

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    Mr. B....good move on the Prime as Helen suggested. Most of here use it and would recommend it highly. I've removed all of my gravel that I've had for the past two years and that's eliminated my concerns. Keep up the good work! :thumb:

  3. Would using Prime help her fins at all? Bought some today. Just wondering.

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    Prime does help promote slime coat production but actually won't promote the torn fins to heal in a general sense. Just keep your water parameters at optimum levels along with regular scheduled water changes and the torn fins will heal by themselves quickly. :thumb:

  4. Shelly,

    This was posted by daryl whom I consider an expert on the subject. Read on.... :thumb:

    There used to be a fish, the original "black moor" which came from England. It was called the "English Black Moor". They were stocky, solid fish with short rounded tails. They were extremely cold hardy and made fine pond fish.

    The English Black Moor was used by many breeders to introduce fine velvety black into their other breeds of fish. Along the way, a Demekin or Telescope fish (Typically red or red/white) was crossed with the English Black Moor. This created a deeper body and more flowing tail in some, and the long "butterfly" tail in the others. As time has progressed the difference between Black Telescope (Demekin) and Black Moors has been blurred to the point that there is generally no separation between them. A moor can have the stocky body and short tail, the deep body and a flowing tail, or a butterfly tail with either body type. There are still lines of Black Moors that decend directly from the hardy English Black Moors. These make fine pond fish and are very solid black with no bronzing, as well as many mixes that tend to bronze or turn orange with age. You can properly call any "telescope" variety of fish that is black, a Black Moor, or a Black Demekin, or a Black Telescope. They are one and the same. smile.gif They surely are pretty fish, are they not? biggrin.gif

  5. It shouldn't hurt anything as it's always good practice to buy a larger capacity heater than to purchase a heater that can't handle maintaining your temperature. Marineland heaters are pretty reliable and once it reaches your required temp of 80° your heater should have no problem keeping that temperature. :thumb:

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