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  1. I'm so sorry!!! And yes, bleach will have a high pH, higher at a higher concentration (13 or so). So sorry about your fish :-(Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk Thanks my other one is doing well. I got a little paranoid last night and kept checking on him even tho he's in a different tank. I think I'll just let the tank run a couple days and hopefully the bleach will break down. I added almost a tiny whole bottle of dechlorinator I had. Then I'll change the water.
  2. Well once again ignorance has cost me. I poured the bottle and added a fish a little later. I didn't check the ph because I thought it'd be the same since I'm doing daily water changes on the tank the goldfish are in now. Well the fish croaked and I checked ammonia-0 nitrite-0 ph- off the chart. Like a deep blue color. Omg. Does that mean there's still bleach in the tank? I had double dosed prime. I feel terrible and I'm gna be depressed all night. If I didn't have one left I'd just give up. I guess all the bacteria from the bottle are probably dead too. I'm just gna pamper the one I have left the best I can. I have a big tub I'm trying to turn into a pond and build that bog filter. My boyfriends actually doing a project with a bunch of PVC and I get any left overs. So this one will get outside pond for the summer and I will be determined not to kill it.
  3. I think I got it all out. I refilled my tank all over my carpet lol and then drained it and filled it maybe 1/3 and just plopped the filter and heater and stuff in there with a bottle of bleach and turned the filter on. I got a tank with the $1 per gallon sale at petco (had no idea that was going on!) and it came with a bottle of tetra start right. I've read some good things on it so I dumped it in. Hopefully it does what it's supposed to. I leave out of state in 10 days and there's no way I can trust my boyfriend to do daily water changes for the goldfish in their QT.
  4. Wow that's a big difference. I definitely need to re bleach. It cleaned the algae off perfectly tho. I have a sparkling tank
  5. After looking some more on the internet, apparently I'm not the only one who was deceived, I'm coming to the conclusion it doesn't have as much bleach and probably has some different additives. I don't think it did the job. I'm doing a correct bleaching tomorrow.
  6. Clorox. I'm still looking for pure ammonia. <a href="http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/Tiffany_King2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6D7385B6-D731-47B3-8B09-094759BA19AC.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii492/Tiffany_King2/Mobile%20Uploads/6D7385B6-D731-47B3-8B09-094759BA19AC.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 6D7385B6-D731-47B3-8B09-094759BA19AC.jpg"/></a> <a href="http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/Tiffany_King2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/ECA62E04-CF72-4671-A0FC-B527EDC63200.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii492/Tiffany_King2/Mobile%20Uploads/ECA62E04-CF72-4671-A0FC-B527EDC63200.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo ECA62E04-CF72-4671-A0FC-B527EDC63200.jpg"/></a> It says regular bleach just splashless and then it says not for disinfecting.
  7. I just saw the bleach I've been using to clean filters, tanks, plants, ect says not for disinfecting or sanitizing! I bought the right bleach today after running out. I guess the bleach I had is for clothes. Do I need to re-bleach my tank?! No wonder my tank was full of frothy foam lol. I hate to re do the tank cleaning esp since I started the new cycle but I need to get this right. And if that means bleaching again then ok. I couldn't find anything online about if it sanitizes still, I think it's just for stains.
  8. Lol I know. I was just getting the blue one and then I saw how yellow the other one was and thought he was neat. Usually I'm not crazy about plain orange goldfish. But he's a good fish I hate that he got dropsy so fast tho. Hopefully I'm fixing whatever has been going on.
  9. Thank you they're doing well. I put a whole bunch of bleach in their tank and left the heater and thermostat in with the filter running. I'm buying new media for the filter. If you use ammonia does that make the tank cycle faster? And will all this bleach with the filter running do the job? Any other precautions I should take? They're about done with the metro meds and before I put them in their temporary tank I gave them a salt dip. I'm going to bleach their plants and probably get them a tub to stay in for a while to recover. On a side note, I saw the cutest brown oranda with red spots on his wen. He looked like he was turning reddish orange though. Do the brown and red goldfish change to orange?
  10. Thank you for the support! Here are pics of the little guys <a href="http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/Tiffany_King2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DF32528C-DAF4-4A34-A44E-7F19616E813B.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii492/Tiffany_King2/Mobile%20Uploads/DF32528C-DAF4-4A34-A44E-7F19616E813B.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DF32528C-DAF4-4A34-A44E-7F19616E813B.jpg"/></a> <a href="http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/Tiffany_King2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2BE20E95-2433-47CB-8C7C-9F3FFB91734C.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii492/Tiffany_King2/Mobile%20Uploads/2BE20E95-2433-47CB-8C7C-9F3FFB91734C.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 2BE20E95-2433-47CB-8C7C-9F3FFB91734C.jpg"/></a> Well my boyfriend won't be happy to hear this (he was very excited that I was getting rid of an aquarium lol) but maybe I'll make a nice set up for the 2 fish I have left, outside, while I restart their tank. Bleach dip the plants and use a stronger solution on the tank itself. Clean up a couple filters I have and maybe try to sell them and get a new one. The fish with dropsy is recovering nicely but I'll continue treatment for a whole month so I'll have time to make something outside.If I get a new filter and bring the goldfish back into the cleaned tank, could they bring back with them whatever was plaguing my tank? I was thinking after a month on metro meds and a salt dip before going into their new place might knock off anything and give them a fresh start. Well.. Now that I think of it a salt dip might not be good for the dropsy fish. I'm excited to see you're considering sticking with it!!? ? My only thought with what you've mentioned here is: if you truly believe the filters are contributing to your problems, to the point where you wouldn't want to use them again even cleaned, should you maybe just toss them - rather than risk endangering the fish of your potential buyer.? Or maybe at the very least have a strong disclaimer that you've had issues in the past?? I don't know, just me!This is true. If I did sell them Id definitely put buy at your own risk lol.
  11. Yes, I have stuck mine to the side. They also typically come with a sponge prefilter that gives the pump some protection from sand. Ok nice Ok hopefully it'll take care of anything external and the metro meds will handle internal
  12. Well my boyfriend won't be happy to hear this (he was very excited that I was getting rid of an aquarium lol) but maybe I'll make a nice set up for the 2 fish I have left, outside, while I restart their tank. Bleach dip the plants and use a stronger solution on the tank itself. Clean up a couple filters I have and maybe try to sell them and get a new one. The fish with dropsy is recovering nicely but I'll continue treatment for a whole month so I'll have time to make something outside. If I get a new filter and bring the goldfish back into the cleaned tank, could they bring back with them whatever was plaguing my tank? I was thinking after a month on metro meds and a salt dip before going into their new place might knock off anything and give them a fresh start. Well.. Now that I think of it a salt dip might not be good for the dropsy fish.
  13. I think I'm going to try a mini bog filter inside on my tropical tank to see how that goes. It has a sand bottom, can a pump still be used? don't they usually have suction cups, I could just suction above the sand?
  14. I definitely think I'll be trying those types for a while.
  15. Lol I did have my tub inside waiting until it was a little warmer to go outside and it was smelly. I treat my indoor pond like an aquarium, so it doesn't ever get smelly. It might have been smelly bc we didn't have air flow of any kind in that room? Not sure
  16. Here is a DIY pond, filter, veggie filter, and continuous water change system. I would definitely do this. I just need to read it a bunch of times and see if I can comprehend it all lol. Hopefully my boyfriend can help me out.
  17. Lol I did have my tub inside waiting until it was a little warmer to go outside and it was smelly.
  18. They come back in a week after a new tank or scrub. They look horrible. I'm sure they're snacking on them but they're definitely not keeping up with them. A tank full of these guys covering all the sides looks disgusting.
  19. That is a good idea. Now that I think about it, a couple years ago when I had a smaller tank and did water changes with RO water (I think it was RO, it was a little place where you could fill up big jugs of water) I had like no problems.Also I thought that about a year ago, the source of my fish, and ordered a few times from dandy orandas. I've had fish from Texas and in Colorado. My last fish from Texas that I've had maybe.. 2-3 years finally died on me like a month ago. I lost all dandy oranda goldfish.
  20. I believe it would be in the best interest of the fish. I'm feeling like a goldfish serial killer.I think the problem is the equipment. I've gone through 3 tanks and the same filter. Even tho I've bleached the filter the white fly larvae come right back and all the green water and algae. And every fish gets dropsy... One after the other. I think my equipment needs a serious bleaching multiple times before being used again. But if I do decide on a goldfish later on, I'd want to start fresh. Maybe you are doing too much. you can keep goldfish with no equipment at all just a tub and water changes, although you are better off with an airstone in there. That's how I breed mine outdoors just a tub and an airstone, no filter at all. Change water ever 3 -6 days. I didn't think white fly larvae were aquatic. Are you sure that's what it is? Green water = too much light. Dropsy is just a symptom of other problems, parasites, bacterial infection, virus, could be almost anything. If you cure a dropsy fish with medication you probably just got lucky. Euthanasia is the most humane course of action. A fish with dropsy will probably never recover fully and given the likelyhood of it surviving in the first place its better just to euthanize. Maybe your tap water has something odd in it. Or maybe your filter has something in it. You could try getting a sponge filter, they are very cheap and work very well. I would hate to see anyone give up the goldfish hobby. Maybe get some $0.10 feeder goldfish to restart your tank before giving a go with the fancys. Sorry they're called midge flies. I keep calling them white flies bc of their appearance. The adults get under my aquarium lights. I tried to have my goldfish outside for a couple months with the same filter I've been using for a couple years. The water was so green I couldn't see the fish. When I brought them inside the green water continued I think this filter is the root of the evil. I've been in 3 different houses so I don't think it's the water. I just finished my flukes treatment and like a week later 2 fish died and one has dropsy. They were doing great and I thought finally. My water parameters have been correct... Ugh. Usually all the fish who have gotten dropsy make it with the metro meds but eventually get it again and then die. I've lost fish to constipation issues after trying different foods and soaking them and feeding peas, using repashy. I finally made fish food and the fish start dying on me. I can't win lol. Maybe putting some tubs with bog filters and feeders will be my best bet.
  21. Well I guess I'll have time to make things perfect for an outdoor set up and switch from fancies to commons, which hopefully will be easier lol. I hope I can find a good home for my 2. (Which I'm torn about daily.. I just have to remember they'll be better off) if I can't, maybe an outdoor set up with new pumps ect during the warm months...
  22. I believe it would be in the best interest of the fish. I'm feeling like a goldfish serial killer.I think the problem is the equipment. I've gone through 3 tanks and the same filter. Even tho I've bleached the filter the white fly larvae come right back and all the green water and algae. And every fish gets dropsy... One after the other. I think my equipment needs a serious bleaching multiple times before being used again. But if I do decide on a goldfish later on, I'd want to start fresh. dear tiffany, i know that feeling! i really do. there was a moment when i threw out all my old filters - and the tanks, too -- right into the outside bin! when you are ready, i do hope and believe that this experience (or string of experiences) might make you a very good keeper of fish. there's no hurry. it took me 5 years or so to be ready, again. good thoughts... That makes me feel a lot better!
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