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  1. I live in orange county CA and have two goldfish the first was bought as a birthday gift for the nine yearold 8 years ago. I ended up with a second one a few years ago when I needed a larger tank it came with it. The children have lost interest and my job is keeping me too busy to take proper care. They are getting to large for the existing tank and I would rather find another home for them than let them suffer. I have a 29 gallon tank and two fluval filters for someone willing to take it off my hands. email me at if interested in giving them a new home! [Edit: Removed email address to protect from spammers]
  2. Update on the new fish tank. I talked to the guy at the Fish store and he agreed to take three of the five fish I had so now I am down to my huge goldfish and one small very "gold" fish. I did a 75% water change this weekend and now my water is: pH:7.4 Ammonia: 0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate: 40 ppm I tested the tap water and it looks good so I bought a NITRA-ZORB for the tank but it does not work in my FLUVALL 205. I tried just adding Aquarium Salt but this also did not help. Any ideas? I have also removed most of the gravel as Fang suggested. I had to replace the Carbon media in the filter. Right now the filter media is The heavy scrubbing media then carbon and the BIO-MAX at the top. I have uploaded some new photos of the two fishies Nono/album.php?aid=2112117&id=1426383486&l=664569e4d6
  3. Fred is between 6 and 7 inches long and about 1 1/2 thick. The thickness is what makes me think it is a female but it is going to stay a fish named Fred. Fang is right, the tank is only a 28 Gals not 36 like the guy I bought it from told me but at least it is bigger than what Fred had. I will find a good home for the others. All I can say is Fred must be a hearty fish since I never changed the water as much as recommended! But in my defense I did not research a lot on the web. I just fed him twice a day and changed water when I could not keep it clear. Now that I have spent some time setting up this larger tank with more fish I find I like looking at them. I have them in front of the treadmill (since we both are just treading along ) so maybe I will setup a larger tank with plants and fish and make this a real hobby for myself. I will keep you updated on my fish odessey, thanks for the advice. Robert
  4. I have had this one goldfish for four going on five years. It finally out grew the original 10 gal. tank. I was able to purchase an existing tank that is 36 gals. with a Fluval 205 filter that had four smaller goldfish already. The big guy seems much happier now but with him all I did was feed him twice a day and clean the tank when it got really bad. So now I am trying to do this one the right way. I am going to post all the stats asked for in the treatment forum as a starting point as well as a link to some pics. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Nono/album.php?aid=2112117&id=1426383486&l=664569e4d6 [*]Ammonia Level? .25ppm [*]Nitrite Level? 0ppm [*]Nitrate level? 160ppm! [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 6.4 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master test kit [*]Water temperature? N/A [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 36 gals. I have had it 2 weeks but it was up 6 months before move [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? 205 Fluval BIO MAX top filter BIO MAX and NITRA-ZORB middle filter Charcoal bottom filter [*]How often do you change the water and how much? Not sure with this tank [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 total, 4 small and 1 LARGE [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? TOPFIN Water Conditioner when adding new water [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? TopFin GoldFish Flakes. (All the bigboy really likes) [*]Any new fish added to the tank? Had large fish added him to existing tank with 4 smaller fish [*]Any medications added to the tank? Not at this time [*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Large fish had sore on nose but it is much better since moving to larger tank [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No
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