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  1. I have trained almost all my goldfish to eat from my hands, just waiting on the little pearl scale now :S
  2. Thats a hell of alot of water! Is that to keep nitrates under control I presume? Have you considered biological means to keep nitrate down? its actually because I haven't seen much growth in my goldfish, I use to do one water change a week but other members suggested me to do 2 water changes a week instead ahha
  3. I have never kept any plecos to be honest, so I haven't really noticed the amount of waste they produce I find it kind of ironic because plecos are suppose to clean up the tank ahha
  4. Haha thats true, Oscars are quite a mess sometimes The thing is my goldfish aren't that large at all, none of them over 3 inches long and before every feeding (feed about 3 - 4 times a day now) I see the barebottom of the tank with quite a bit of fish waste haha
  5. awesome fish ahha How did you get such great quality photos? I can never seem to focus on them cause theyre constantly moving haha
  6. Haha yeah! I'm still keeping some tropical fish now and I do about half the maintenance on those tanks than my goldfish tank D;
  7. I'm already doing 2 50% water changes a week on my 75 Gallon goldfish tank and I have kept many other types of tropical fish that do not require this much maintenance and I was just wondering if there are other breeds of fish that would require this much maintenance?
  8. @ Artsy - haha as am i! So youre done school doing illustration and graphics now?
  9. @ Artsy - I just searched it up haha I might actually buy one of those it seems useful and I don't have to keep clipping my net haha It seems like youre from Ontario as well?
  10. Here is just a little trick I use when I wait for my tank to drain and don't want my fish getting sucked into the syphon hose. Draining can take a while so I usually just leave it and come back in a bit but to make sure my fish are safe I put a fish net around the opening of the syphon to act as a barrier so the fish would not be sucked in. Another method I use for a smaller syphon hose are the magnetic algae scrapers. I use these to secure the hose in place (around the corner of the tank) and block off enough of the opening so the fish could not be harmed. These are some images of what I mean: The green net is hooked onto the opening of my canopy, I basically used the canopy feeding lid to clip onto the net handle so it would stay in place. http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa252/RyosaykuX/DSC_0018.jpg http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa252/RyosaykuX/DSC_0020.jpg http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa252/RyosaykuX/DSC_0022.jpg Hope that helped some people! Have a great day
  11. Planted tanks are awesome I will be adding some hardy plants to my goldfish tank soon, as soon as i get more money LOL
  12. @ shellbell - No the bottom is not painted its just because the lights in the room are turned off and the lights in the aquarium are on so it looks as if it was painted But its just on a metal stand and barebottom. @ ShawneeRiver - I think I see a little growth on my Blue Oranda and my Ryukin but then again It was right after feeding time so I still have no idea if they grew or not since i see them everyday haha. But I had my Ranchu the longest I guess? Since the Summer and then the rest i slowly quarantined after. It was sad that my first Tiger telescope died though :S
  13. Thank you everyone I sure hope they will grow to be larger fish though @__@
  14. @ smurfishy - are you watching the video at the highest quality? @ jojo & jasper - Yea I just finished feeding them haha
  15. I attempted to take pictures as first but it was too difficult to get good focus on my fish individually so i ended up recording a short video instead haha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Gpf_qPxo4&feature=youtu.be
  16. Whao the orandas are so huge you can only fit 2 in a 90 gallon? That is insane.
  17. I'm waiting on my Hikari SAKI to come D: and I would love to upgrade to a larger tank but that just means I will be buying more goldfish to put in it LOL!
  18. Yes, my nitrates have never gone over 5 for any of my tanks. I'm using the API test kit
  19. Ah icic, hows the pricing on their fish? I saw there were some for 65 around and some for 100?
  20. @ koko - I just did a 50% water change a few hours ago so the nitrates dropped but I typically do a 50% water change every 5 days.
  21. @shakaho - I have 5 fancy goldfish in my 75 gallon main tank :S Should I be feeding more often?
  22. When I first had the ranchu, he was kept in a 20 Gallon Tank and was then moved into the 75 gallon main tank. I usually only feed about once or twice a day and I do a 50% water change every 5 days. And about a month ago my ranchu showed red streaks but that was taken care of after a large water change.
  23. I have had my ranchu for about a year now and I have seen no growth what so ever. This might be due to the food that I use to feed my fish but I started introducing Hikari Lionhead sinking pellets and I was wondering if my fish has any chance of growing larger? Or has my fish already been stunted and there is no opportunity for growth?
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