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tayjay76

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  1. I have a canister filter, and a few small to medium HOB filters. It is a 55 gallon tank, and I feed pro-god.
  2. I don't know why either, from what I see, if i feed them pellets daily, the water gets cloudy, stop feeding the pellets daily, the water stays clear. What other problems would feeding flakes cause since I sink them?
  3. Ya, only problem is that every time I feed any pellet food daily, I get really cloudy water. Wouldn't making the flakes sink not hurt them?
  4. I currently feed my goldfish wardley flakes, pro-gold pellets, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and peas. I feed them one or the other every other day, I always feed flakes when I get up though. I have head that flakes are bad for them because they float. However, I sink my flakes for the fish, so they don't have to go to the top to eat the flakes, they just float around inside the water where the goldfish eat them as they come by them. I have heard that omega one makes descent food, would these flakes be better than the wardley kind?
  5. I'm only temporarily doing the flakes until I make some gel food, I sink the flakes for the fish btw. I don't remember having cloud water with gel food. I vacuum the gravel every week.
  6. I'm pretty sure that the root cause of this is the pro-gold pellets that I have been feeding them. I'm going to feed them mostly flakes and feed them the pellets on occasion to see if that helps.
  7. All filters have sponges in them. The canister has sponges, bio media. The penguin and topfin filter has carbon in it. The power head filter has a sponge on it too.
  8. I tested the nitrates on the tap and the nitrate cam to 5ppm. I have one fluval 306 canister filter, a aquaclear 30, a penguin 200, a topfin 20 filter, and a power head with a sponge.
  9. I added the sand about one month ago, and yes I did wash it. I haven't tested the tap, but i'll check it today.
  10. I dont have a picture of it when it was really cloudy, this picture doesn't show the cloudiness like it is in person, plus it was way more cloudy before I did a 50% water change yesterday. Here is the pic: http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s366/tayjay76/IMAG0026_zps5ac8ff5d.jpg
  11. It was around 60 i believe, No the tank isn't near a window, it has two standard fluorescent lights on it. Now it looks like the natrates are still on the high, around 50-60. Even after a 50% water change last night.
  12. The nitrate are a little high, but the ammonia and nitrite was zero. It starts out as hazy and gets worse everyday until I change the water.
  13. I have a 55 gallon aquarium with four large fancy goldfish. When I first set this tank up around a year ago I never had problems with the tank water being cloudy. Back then I was feeding the fish flakes, after researching that flakes weren't very good for them I got pellets for them instead. I started with Hikari lionhead pellets. After about a month of feeding this stuff I started dealing with cloudy water issues. So I figured that maybe the pellets were sitting in the gravel and rotting since the pellet size is small. I switched to pro-gold and have a sand bed as the gravel. I know that all the food is getting eaten because the pellets sit on top of the gravel and the fish pick it up off the sand. However, I am still seeing cloudy water, even after a couple of days of my twice a week 50% water change. I also remember that before I started feeding the pro-gold I went back to flakes while I was waiting for the pro-gold to arrive via mail. The water seemed to clear up. Could it be that the pellets are making the fish produce more waste thus clouding the water? I was thinking about gel food, I think I tryed this before some time ago, but don't remember having cloudy water issues with that. Should I ditch the pellets and resume with gel food? Edit: Removed links.
  14. That's what I was wandering too, that maybe they just need to get used to it. They would eat and spit it out, but eventually when I looked back all the food was gone, they just aren't crazy about it like they arw with the pellets or brine shrimp. This is the recipe I used, it's tithra's recipe: 1 fillet of salmon or tilapia (cooked) 1 jar of baby food - peas 3 tbsp canned pumpkin (no other additives) 1/2 red pepper (chopped) 2-3 leaves of kale (large middle stem removed) 1 tablet acidophilus 1 multivitamin tablet (crushed) 1/2-1 tsp garlic 1 cup spring water 1 tbsp agar agar powder
  15. I followed a gel food recipe from youtube, and the goldfish don't seem to like it. They will take it in, but immediatly spit it out. I don't know if they just don't like it or what. I normally feed them hikari lionhead pellets and and few times a week some brine shrimp. Other than that, that's all they'll eat. Do you guys have any idea why they wouldn't like the gel food?
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