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  1. Thanks everyone! My collection may have shrunk, but its not gone yet!!
  2. Well, an issue occurred in my house that I don't want to talk about here, but I have to sell my tank. All I willl have in afterwards will be a small red cap oranda in a 10 gallon with 200 gph filtration. Sure gonna miss my tank....
  3. oops! should work now! sry I missed out on a lot what happened to puff? =(
  4. guys! I'm a male human being ya know XD And yes, I am using the brine shrimp and raising them to adult hood for my goldies. Do you think I could just use API pH up?
  5. so I heard that crushed coral can increase ph. I want to do this for my brine shrimp. How much crushed coral would I need to turn a gallon of 7.1 water to 8.5 ish?
  7. Sos I was at this fs looking for 2 goldfish for my new 40 gall.... Then.. my mom saw the discus and she got 9 of them!
  8. Sorry I cant upload pics yet. * Ammonia Level (tank):0 * Nitrite Level (tank)0 * Nitrate level (Tank)5 * Ammonia Level (Tap):0 * Nitrite Level (Tap)0 * Nitrate level (Tap)slightest ever * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) pH is 6.8 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.1 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?strips * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? MArineland Emperor Bio-wheel 400 and Penguin biowheel 100 to prevent dead spots * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, double dosed to keep nitrogen low * Water temperature? 84 * How often do you change the water and how much? 15 gallons a day * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? about 4 hours ago. 15 gallons * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gall, for about 1.5 month * How many fish in the tank and their size? 8 juvenile 4 inch discus, several guppies, 2 amano shrimp * What do you feed your fish and how often? a soaked mix of bloodworms, beef heart, aqueon color enhancing flakes, Hikari Marine-A pellets, and New Life spectrum cichlid 1 mm pellets. (The marine-A is soaked enough that it's extremely easy for the discus to grind up) * Any new fish added to the tank? Nope... well the guppies and shrimp came from my establsihed 10 gallon community tank to be dithers for the new shy discus * Any medications added to the tank? no * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) well I haven't had many problems... but some of my discus have very very small black 'freckles' above their mouth (I have pigeon bloods and red maps) * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Well... One of my discus keeps getting nipped but no damage is being done... Is it normal for discus to have a horizontal line/indent running along their side? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Well the one being bullied hides in the corner for the majority of the time. Other than that, they're all norma They forage and school together * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Fish-nothing. Tgank: used to be home to an ich-ridden oscar, but drained and kept tank dry and empty for about 1.5 months to kill off the parasite. Threw away filter media and old bio-wheels. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. Sorry I can't post these things until I post 100 posts ;(
  9. Does my discus have popeye? There's sort of a small bubble forming on top of the iris on the left eye. I do 15 gallon water changes every day on my 75 g tank. I have juveniles.
  10. Well just one common is all i want Do you think that it should just be kept alone in there?
  11. So guys there's this thing called aqadvisor its really great. you type in your tank's dimensions, the filter you have running, and the quantity and species of fish you want to have. It then tells your your stocking percentage, filtration capacity, and any recommendations on which fish should be kept alone and such. well, I want to try common goldfish because I want to have some variety in my goldfish hobby so I went onto aqadvisor, and created a scenario with a 55 gallon tank, 2 aque*on quiet flow 55's and one common goldfish. It said that I have plenty of filtration, but common goldfish are not recommended for my tank because they get really big (I know that! lol) I don't get it. Wouldn't this tank be sufficient for a common goldfish's whole life?
  12. K well I added a bottle of Safestart into my filter media and stress zyme to my tank. And I vacuumed my sand and did a water change. Hopefully they'll be fine. Thanks guys! I have no regrets about joining this forum
  13. tested tap. only the slightest bit of nitrate and nothing else. I already vaccumed the poop out in my water change yesterday.... but yeah it keeps coming back. I'm gonna be off for a little bit but I'll be back in a few hours. Please just post your next thoughts and I'll try to comeback as soon as I can
  14. No ammonia, no nitrite, and just the ssssslllllliiiiiiggggghhhhttttttest nitrate reading
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