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  1. hmmm I think another thing you should be testing is if the green water "died" or not, in order to do so just scoop up a bottle or glass of the green water and check back on it in an hour or so? Let us know green if it is green overall or most of it settles on the bottom and the top part is clear (which means you have to start over)
  2. Ahhh I see in that case I'll MSG the site that I use to help me with my foray into green water and I provide so answer to your question from your opening post, hope it helps
  3. When your right your right good to see your around and posting
  4. Interesting, have you attempted It yet or still in the planning stage?
  5. You can find some solid photo advice here http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105571-photo-tips-from-laura/
  6. Cloudy eye but I guess we should wait for a mod to chime in on the matter
  7. Cynthia is great to work with. She really cares about her Ranchu's. She does incredible packaging and she gives you a care sheet. She also gives you a lot of picture's and video's of Ranchu's to choose from. I think shes one of the best. I like it when they give you videos of the fish your interested in since it's hard to hide any faults it may have =), I'm liking this Cynthia person already (Y)
  8. Interesting topic and to anwer the question you propose and the tank size your planning to get...it would be more then enough but at the same time it might not be if your maintenance and systems aren't in check? Like you get a 100 gallon but you only change the water every year or so...which isn't really adequate for one fish in its lifetime. So in the end it depends on you and how you plan to take care of your fish. Also the gallon per fish rule...I'm not getting into that one lol
  9. That's more then enough info thanks! I think ammonia plays a bigger role in the formation of green water then nitrates, and I think I see where your problem lies...although green water is good for our fish it start to become bad once we let it get too green. So now I have to ask do you want the green water or get rid of it? o.o (also you mention one of your fish got sick, so is your water green-brownish by any chance?) Actually, it's just super super green. I've been trying to get rid of it, I've put in bamboo and lots of wisteria, right now I am trying a black out for a week, and if that doesn't work, I'll be tearing down everything and restarting from scratch, except my bio media if possible, and trying to move the tank indoors somewhere (: I know I don't have any ammonia readings, but I have very high nitrates, though this could have been kicked into motion after my move, my bio media wasnt completely thriving and I had ammonia for a while. About 2-3 weeks after setting up the tank, a filter failed overnight, and in the morning the walls were covered in algae, but the water wasnt green. I restarted the filter and after some really sunny days and a couple days of rain, the water itself turned extremely green. It's been a problem ever since >.< if you have any idea on how to get rid of it in a 125 gallon aquarium, I'd love to hear (X I'm a little desperate haha. All you have to do is scrub the tank then do a 100% water change (empty the water in the filters too if your using any) then make sure to provide lots of shade for the next few days as a precaution to kill off any possible left overs. Also you should know that you probably have a cycle bumb or cycle might be gone altogether as a result of the green water (since it competes with the bb for the same food source). So just make sure to check your parameters and do water changes accordingly and make sure it's perfect otherwise green water will just come back eventually to balance things out. ....? what do you mean exactly when you say true breed o.o? I wouldn't use Green water in the way you prescribe it since it could lead to a crash, it's better to be stocked or overstocked then understock in green water. Although this may be true to get to that point the water has to be really green and we usually counter that with airstone when the lights are out. I think he means this?http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/108547-greenishcloudy-water/
  10. ahhhh I guess I misunderstood the phrasing of what you meant good to know that's how it works That's more then enough info thanks! I think ammonia plays a bigger role in the formation of green water then nitrates, and I think I see where your problem lies...although green water is good for our fish it start to become bad once we let it get too green. So now I have to ask do you want the green water or get rid of it? o.o (also you mention one of your fish got sick, so is your water green-brownish by any chance?) I grew my green water indoors =), a bit hard to do it outdoors at the moment since it's too cold and I live in an apartment.
  11. ahhh about the same as us then I was hoping there would be places that sell them cheaper XD So jelly right now =.=
  12. Nice hmmm how much are you guys paying for yours? (rather curious)
  13. Most of what you said is pretty sound but I would change a few things in regards to the grooming. 8 would be excessive but 4-5 would be good when their age 0-3 months, 3M-1year 3-4, 1-3years 3, 3years+ less feeding as they age beyond that point. Siphoning with clear water is fine but I would just do a 100% water change after 3 days or something but for green water it's a big no no unless it's time to change the water. Water levels does play a role in developing certain characteristic in a fish but not really in the tail tuck or deeper body aspect. Though at the end of the day it's all about the genetics and if they were stunted or not before you bought them. I don't think he would be able to give sources publicly considering the rules here, could ask him to pm it to you. I think green water is easy to maintain just getting it is hard depending on how you go about it. Also standards differ but traditionally lion heads should have straight backs with zero to little tail tuck I rather curious about your green water, do you mind sharing your process? (how green is it, when do you change, etc.)
  14. I get most of my fish from Andrew at fishsempai http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/clone702008/IMG_0492_zps37bd50af.jpg http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/clone702008/IMG_0495_zpsf274f20c.jpg
  15. Nope but you do need it in the tank though especially at night or when the lights are off. Also you just need to do is scrub all the sides of the aquarium then do a 100% water change and maybe leave the lights off for the first day. They don't really harm other plants directly but once it gets too green other plants won't get enough light. No problem lol I'm happy to answer any questions. Lol you guys can steal my fish any time and it was my pleasure.
  16. ummm Gender: Age:36 Location:United States Referred By:google How many Goldfish:9 Country Flag: Hm. Alex it says he is in America so those Thai fish aren't gonna come soon I believe he is currently in Thailand, I remember him stating so in another thread?
  17. They almost double I think compare to when I first got them. Also to make green water you can do it with fish or without method, I would recommend the without fish way since it can be quite stressful to them. So first you simply get a bucket fill it with water and just leave it outside where it will be under the sun and it will eventually turn green (needs to be warm or hot as well). Once you have green water just put it in your tub or tank and once it become too green do a water change while saving 10% of the green water and just repeat. Yup the initial start is hard but once you have it, it becomes easier to do, and above is how I did it kinda (since it's winter here had to do it the hard way) no problem lol since you were interested I posted this topic and only doing this temp in the big tank till I get more ranchu later in the spring lol then the green water will be going in a tub and then rotating begins o.o
  18. They're pretty fat I think lol XD growth, color, water condition, wen, good indicator of health...probably more but that's the only one I can think from the top of my head at the moment. Three in there and quite lovely...a few more months and they should be perfect.
  19. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zyqa_qW2_6Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> My aquarium with green water...believe this is my 7th brew now? Hope you enjoy.
  20. wow...it took me forever to get my green water, I'm rather jealous! Plus what % are you doing when your do a water change?
  21. I don't think your fully cycled yet, and those instant cycle things are hit or miss sometimes. Also what brand of dechlorinator do you use?
  22. looking good =) seems like his orange is becoming more red to me...or is that just the me who thinks this lol
  23. yellow powder...really good stuff you have there. For treatment purposes you would use it for "fin rot, gill rot, hemorrhagic septicemia, mild dropsy, skin lesions, bacteria infection related to the digestive system and other bacteria infections" but thats the newer yellow powder but yours should still be just as effective if you decide to use it. I think it is one of the three must have medice in asia...wish is was easier to get over here as it is over there >.<
  24. It is caribsea peace river gravel. I really love it! It is in all my betta tanks. Thanks I forgot. They have been named Lee and Clementine. Only a few people will get it lol Sent from my SCH-I535 Walking dead the game
  25. Seem like your going in the right direction food wise, now its all about the water
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