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    No more goldfish 0_0 55 gallon tropical Community, 10 Gallon Starfire Reef

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  1. hey guys. here is a really cool find on how fish go about eating. via some generic techniques and some of other various techniques. really cool in my opinion. Its funny to think that fish eat like this.
  2. make it a shrimp or betta tank! or both. lol . I had tons of fun setting up nanos. Get some soil, some live plants, PC lighting and presto! maybe be fancy and get some co2 running
  3. Hey everyone. Its been a very long time since I have started a new thread, but I have been on this site for a few years, as well as other well known sites. anyway, I have had goldfish in the past that eventually get a swim bladder issue, that cannot be resolved, and they stay upside down.. but I found this interesting.. errm, fix? Now I hope this is in the right place, but anyway. check it out ! http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4900048/upside-down-fish-gets-life-jacket.html the owner says the goldfish seems to be fine.
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    DIY CO2

    haha i remember leaving a solution sit for a while. it smelled like some "fine" wine.
  5. CatfishSoup

    DIY CO2

    i actually have this same set tup. but i keep on using bad mix ratio, so i will try your mix ingredients and see how it does. thanks for posting
  6. im totally going to follow this. very very curious. glad to see people are experimenting.
  7. i have usually noticed that a lot of companies like to advertise how amazing their bioballs (no not a joke XD) are, and their surface area etc. I wouldnt mind going DIY filter floss etc, but i dunno about DIY bioballs. still, its some crafty thinking
  8. id like to see a pic of this. sounds interesting :s never heard of such a "mutation"
  9. peas i tried for about 3 days. with some fasting. i tried 1 week fast, even pushed it to 2 weeks once, but nothing.
  10. thanks for the quick reply! and i tried aquarisol * i beleive thats what its called, its a mild med, which treats a bunch of stuff.. including that. also tried fasting, and peas as well. bunch of water changes as well. nothing. so, my only hope is that the salt will do stuff.. does the salt dissolve? or does it just sit in the tank? what if they eat it?
  11. i remember reading on how to dose GF but that was many months ago and now trying to find the old threads.. i cant. so quick thing, im trying to heal a black moore with a swim bladdder problem.. been like this for months and i have tried other ways of curing it.. but no luck. he refuses to give up, and all i havent tried is salt.. it may be late, but i at least want to try. so what is the ratio.. like how many tea/table spoons of aquarium salt per gallon? do i dose once every weekly water change?
  12. looks great, though all those really tall plants, id plant em in the background, then set up the mid ground and forground plants for a better look. usually how i set up my tanks. though there is tons of green and flourishing plants. looks great i really need to update kokos with some of my tank shots.
  13. i have never found algae a real issue... except bearded algae...!!!! but if anything, put blinds or something on the window. my 55 is near a window and so algae started developing but after closing them more often, watching my lighting hrs, .. and realizing that i lacked in carbon ( so i bought flourish excel) the algae started going away. so if anything, if you do get too much, water changes plus carbon is always nice just watch out though if you do do that. because if you dont have a bunch of plants like i do, then the carbon can OD the fish. or UV helps too . i think they get pricey though depending how much you need for your tank.
  14. great stuff! i has tons of plants in my tank.. though i also have bearded algae as well..
  15. hey everyone, its been a while but anyways. here i am . so ! my tank has been under .. a bit of an attack of black bearded algae, i have had it for a few months, and its hoorrible. Ever since i upgraded my lights, and skipped one water change ( mom made me.. "save water" ) and now here i am.. D: i have tried shortening the amount of light the tank gets, i have tried buying Siamese fish but they are nowhere near full grown so they arent eating it. and so now my resort is co2. because apparently co2 helps reduce algae. so, yesterday i went to my lfs and there was tons of discussion on whats the best to do. And what we concluded on, should be the first step is to try on of these two things. it was to try dosing of Flourish Excel, liquid carbon, cheap, and well its still a good supply. My power filter carbon cartridges are way out, i dont really replace them, due to the collection of BBs. Anyways, so liquid carbon, a cheap alternative to co2. option 2. blanket out the tank. so cover it with blankets, for a week, no light, and the algae should die, and hopefully not the plants. so its one of the two. I also thought about co2 system. unfortunately, after 40 gallons, it can get a lot more expensive.. and i have a 55 gallon. fluval has this http://www.bigalsonline.ca/Fish_Plant-Care_CO2-Systems-Equipment_Mini-Pressurized-20-g-CO2-Kit_11090177_102.html?tc=fish they have a 88g version, which should treat up to 40 gals though i am short here 15 gallons.. well, add substrate and you got less . there is also this, http://www.bigalsonline.ca/Fish_Plant-Care_CO2-Systems-Equipment_CO2-Bio-Generator_8431105_102.html?tc=fish same issue as the other one.. though refills will cost a lot less. 15 bucks. thr fluval refills are like 60 for 4. and i can also make my own mix instead of using the red sea refills. then finally, there is this http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/115850-paintball-co2-injection-diy-setup-tons.html seems like a great DIY rig. very legit looking, though how much would a 24 oz of co2 last me? this is prob. one of the most expensive rigs out of the three, and the larger set up. so waht do you guys think? because i was also thinking, if i go lets say for the red sea alternative.. i can use that and flourish excel? .. i duunno. i really hope i worded this well, and it didnt sound like a big mess.. thanks
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