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  1. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 25 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 (With reverse osmosis) * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 (With reverse osmosis) * Nitrate level(Tap) 5-10 (With reverse osmosis) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API MTK * Water temperature? 68 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gallons, about 2 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 305, AquaClear 110 and AquaClear 20 (The AC 20 is on the main tank so it stays cycled when I need it for quarantine.) * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly, 100% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 4 days ago, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 fancies, about 2.5 to 6 inches (body only) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, and salt the past two water changes * What do you feed your fish and how often? Pro-Gold daily, baby spinach and peas weekly * Any new fish added to the tank? Small ranchu about a month ago * Any medications added to the tank? Mela Fix the past two water changes * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Completed prazi rounds, Medi-Gold and API Fungus Cure a couple of months ago You can look at my first thread here: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/110894-two-sick-fish/?hl=%2Btwo+%2Bsick+%2Bfish * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Healing(?) fin rot * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No Hello everyone. My two orandas seem to be doing much better now. Switching to reverse osmosis really helped. I just wanted to post an update and make sure there is nothing else I can do to help these guys recover. This is a photo of my orange oranda from July: And here she is now: My blue oranda started getting some fin rot too but here he is now: (Fin rot occured where the tail splits.) This is what his wen looked like in July: And this is what he looks like today:
  2. I do water changes weekly. I haven't tried doing a water change when he gets floaty. Probably because he's usually floating at night after I get home from work when it's too late to do it. He's always back to normal the next day.
  3. I think filling the tank all the way to the lids would have worked if my apartment was level. Maybe some of you guys can try that. If you fill it all the way, there won't be any air to suck.
  4. Unfortunately Bubba loves to be handled. He goes straight for me whenever I am near the tank. He even nibbles on me when I'm cleaning. I've tried smacking the lid right where he's sucking and he's not phased at all. I'm sure he would love the attention of a little tap on the head lol. I have used prazi. I completed the last round about a month or so ago.
  5. Hello everyone. I have a calico telescope named Bubba that likes to suck on air all day. He has been doing this for at least a year. Sometimes he gets floaty and I have to hand-feed him peas. Sometimes his poop has bubbles in it. Is he bored? Is he looking for food? It seems at least one other member has a fish like this too. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/111612-jazz-the-habitual-air-drinker/ I tried to fill the tank all the way to the lid so there is literally no air to suck, but he discovered that my apartment is not level and found a spot where he can still do it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  6. Okay I went to the LFS and got API Fungus Cure. This was the only thing I could find with acriflavine. On the back it says the active ingredients are "3 mg Victoria Green B and 30 mg Acriflavine per packet." How should I use this?
  7. Okay I will get back to you when I get some. What should I do about the other guy? He has some new spots on his wen now. They look like little pimples. The new ones on the wen are white on top.
  8. I'm not really familiar with that. Where do I get it and how do I use it?
  9. Hey everyone I want to give an update. All the fish are in the main tank now. The oranda with the wen bulges has new spots on his cheeks. He already finished a week of Metro-Meds and a week of Medi-Gold. (As of a week or so ago.) He still has red streaks in his fins and he still bottom-sits. http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u613/tarannosaurus/For%20Koko/20130708_121551_zps9191dfed.jpg The orange and white oranda's fins are looking really bad. But there are no signs of dropsy anymore. http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u613/tarannosaurus/For%20Koko/20130708_121721_zps0d81704a.jpg I finished with the prazi too. (As of a few days ago.) Everyone has a great appetite.
  10. I am also looking for a filter like this but I am having a hard time finding something that is less than $300.
  11. I assumed the tap here was the same as my old place. That was so wrong of me. I'm sorry I posted the wrong parameters. My tap parameters are: Ammonia: 0.25 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate: 40-60 ppm The nitrate in the tap is shocking. I posted a thread in water problems but I wanted to let everyone know here that I planted a pothos in my AquaClear filter to help lower the nitrates. I am afraid to do large water changes now. Any suggestions? Fish update: The oranda that had dropsy is doing much better. She is in the main tank now. She still has frayed fins, but I think the nitrates are to blame for that. The other oranda, with the bulges in the wen, is also doing much better. He is being fed Medi-Gold. The bulges looks like they turned to wen tissue. I don't see any more growing and he's not bottom-sitting as much, but I'm keeping him on the Medi-Gold.
  12. Okay I got a pothos plant today. I planted it in my filter. How should I do water changes in the future since now I know my tap is dangerous to my fish?
  13. The other thread is called nitrate problems and it is in this section. I started a new one because I felt this was somewhat of a new question.
  14. This is sort of a continuation of the last thread I made. The tap in my new home has extremely high nitrates (40-60 ppm) so I am getting some plants today for my aquarium to compensate.My tap also has (0.25 ppm) ammonia. My question is how do I do water changes now? Is there something I can add to the water after water changes besides Prime? How long will it take for plants to absorb the nitrates from the tap?
  15. I found this video on youtube: Is this similar to what you did?
  16. I also have an AquaClear filter. Are you guys saying to just stick it in there? Like in the media?
  17. I have never had a planted aquarium. Are those easy to keep? I do have aquarium lights that are intended for plants but that's about it.
  18. So I have been having bad nitrate problems since I moved. My nitrates seem to hang around 40 ppm or higher, even immediately after water changes. I thought something with my cycle got messed up so I just gave it some time. I cleaned out my canister filter and removed more than half of my substrate. But nothing was helping. My tap was fine where I lived before and I assumed it was fine here. But I just tested it and the results are shocking. Ammonia levels are about .25, nitrites are 0 but nitrate is between 40-50 ppm! What am I supposed to do with that?
  19. That sounds really interesting. Could you send me the link for that project?
  20. I would love to get a 75 gallon. Or bigger lol. But I don't know when I will be able to do that so I'll just get one more for now.
  21. Aghhh. Disappointing. So glad I asked though. Thanks guys.
  22. Hello, I thought there was a thread about this somewhere but I can't seem to find it. I currently have 3 fancy goldfish in a 55 gallon tank. It's running on a Fluval 305 and an AquaClear 110. I do large water changes (at least 50%) twice a week. I also have two Rain Garden fancies on hold. For some reason, I was always under the impression I could keep 5 in this tank, but now I am concerned about overstocking. Would it be okay to keep 5 fancy goldfish in this tank considering my filtration and frequent water changes?
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