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  1. I think I'm starting to realize that. I won't need it right off of the bat anyways. I am already getting an Aquaclear 70.
  2. Just kidding. I didn't a little more reading and there are just too many complaints to risk it. HOWEVER, I did run into this beauty. I have had good luck with Marineland products in the past and the reviews on this baby are pretty sound. :-) http://www.amazon.com/Marineland-PC0250HSB-H-O-T-Magnum-55-Gallon/dp/B000260FVQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1353336215&sr=1-1&keywords=Marineland+HOT+Magnum+250+hang-on+canister
  3. Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I do think I am going to try it out as an additional filter to my Aquaclear 70.
  4. Hello everyone! I was looking around for an affordable canister filter and I came across the API Nexx. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this filter and what you think about it. Here is a link to the filter. I watched some Youtube videos about it and it seem pretty awesome. http://www.amazon.com/API-770A-Nexx-Filter/dp/B0056GOO7I/ref=sr_1_26?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1353295525&sr=1-26 Thanks in advance!
  5. Hey. I was wondering how the Tetra Whipser filters were working out for you gals? Are they pretty durable?
  6. Tithra, I discovered your youtube page a few months ago and have been waiting to see Mr. Nameless in action. So glad to get to see pictures of him on here! He is so handsome! Like a Lemon Panda. Haha. Can't wait to see your introduction video!
  7. Thank you so much Ms. Jenny and LovelyChaos. You have been more than helpful!
  8. Okay, So I thought I would write this post about the things I have learned about keeping goldfish (necessities and what not) so that you guys would let me know if I know everything I need to or if I may have some misinformation. (This is all for Fancy Goldfish) (Orandas specifically) At least 29 gallons for the first fish and 10 additional gallon for every other. Smaller fish won't mind a taller tank as long as there is additional oxygen being added by a bubbler but larger fish will need more swimming space in a longer tank. Filtration must be 10x the tank size for adequate water movement. Activated Carbon is not required or recommended for filters since beneficial bacteria will remove ammonia and other harmful toxins besides chlorine and other heavy metals which should be removed by a water clarifier. Gravel is not recommended because harmful bacteria may build up in it and Goldies like to play with gravel and may choke. River stones are a good alternative to gravel if you do not want a bare bottom tank Live plants remove waste from water but will be eaten by fish An adequate diet involves flakes, pellets, fresh veggies, and a variety of other types of foods A UV sterilizer will add extra protection to the tank (toxin-wise) but may kill beneficial bacteria??? Florescent lighting is the best type for fish since it emits more colors. Better for scales? I believe that is pretty much the gist. I do have a few questions though. Are melafix or pimafix effective at curing fish bladder disease? If not: what are they good for? What is a good and inexpensive way to cure fish bladder disease? How do fish get it? Also, can plants survive without CO2? I've seen people put their fish: is this okay as long as your hands are clean? What types of decorations do Fancy Goldfish like? I know some can harm their scales. Is a heater a good or bad idea? I've heard a lot from both sides. /: Thanks for reading. respond.
  9. Okay. Awesome. Thanks! Gelatin isn't that expensive anyways. :-)
  10. Do you think you could use egg as an emulsifier instead of gelatin or agar agar??
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