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  1. My goodness! Or the caramel ones. My neighbors used to have a big jar of them. I want some now [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Hehehe I post on three places [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Are there any articles on algae, types and reasons they grow anywhere? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. So I tried something different today when making my new batch of gel food. Made a triple deck gel food batch for my fin babies [emoji7][emoji7][emoji7] Repashy Supergreen (dark green) Repashy Grub Pie (brown) New Life Spectrum Algae Gel (light green) How have you gotten creative with your fin babies feeding time? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks guys [emoji3] The tank is 1.5 years old The filtration is 5 years old The aquarium lights are on for 4 hrs total. Two 3ft lights. One side is on for two hrs then it switches off and the other side is on for two hrs. (It's been like this for about 3 months) The substrate is a bottom layer of iron sand and top layer of fluvel plant gravel over the top. Plants have been in there 1.5 years. Most of there roots are well established. Goldfish tank. 6ft x 18in x 18in 7 fish three are massive 2x Aqua one 1200 filters 80% weekly water changes I might pull all the plants up and clean as requested, but I don't want to have to do that again [emoji3] This tank was spotless besides a few beginnings of spot algae on the glass that I could remove At the WC It was algae free for about 9 months. Then the black fuzz started and now it's what you can see in the photo Do you think I should lower the light a bit more? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I have this fuzzy algae issue. Normally I don't care about algae, however it's choked my plants. I'm looking for specific info on the fuzz problem I have. Causes, reasons, and legitimate cures or just ways to minimise it. I have heard it is because of lack of nutrients in the water... But how do I amend that? Thanks Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you Jared. I'll keep a close eye on them. Can you please tell me if there are any specific symptoms I should be looking for? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thank you [emoji3] There is a little bit of spot algae but I don't really mind that on the glass. It's more the green fuzz/fur algae all over my plant leaves. I really don't mind it on the walls of the tank, or even the floor because it looks sweet! But my plants are suffering assuming because the algae is stealing all the light. I rubbed off as much as possible and had reduced the lights for 2 months down to 2hrs each side of the tank (two lights) If you have any other ideas let me know [emoji7]
  9. I think it might be okay but I would love your opinions. I went through the type of algae with the rep and he advised this algae comes when there is a lack of nutrients in the water. So I have gotten a bottle of flourish Excel by seachem. It claims to be a carbon supplement with trace elements. It's not marketed as a algae remover but the guy said that the algae doesn't like the carbon and the nutrients will help eliminate the reason the algae has started. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hi everyone, Well over a year ago I set up a planted tank next to the window. I always knew eventually I'd need to deal with algae [emoji24] I have done a water change, rubbed as much fuzz off the leaves as possible, lowered the time the lights are on, started to add a fertiliser/algae rid. https://vimeo.com/171723416 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks Helen. No that fluff is Mark on the glass. It does look funny [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] The image was taken half way through treatment. She had a full 14 days and has no holes, or red spots. And has not since [emoji3] Sorry for the confusion. I thought it might be more helpful seeing a photo with a little bit of the symptom she was displaying.
  12. Please, I just want to know what happens after treatment. Thank you ❤️
  13. This is the one that had the hole when I got her. The hole was to the right of the eye. The two red dots above the eye went away during treatment too. This was taken about day 7 I think.
  14. https://vimeo.com/154840433 The three in the main QT tank. This was taken a day or two before the orange one ended up with a hole. (Now in a separate tank)
  15. I can get a video, I'll do it tomorrow. But there really is nothing to see at all. They are cute wiggling fish [emoji7] QT began when I brought them home from someone else's house. They were in a large bare bottom tank... The water was cloudy and STANK!! Three were fine and one had the hole when I got her. The three went into a tank together with salt slowly brought up to .3% for observation. The one with the hole went into a separate tank. She was treated with kenalog and and Trisulfa/metro. Within 48hrs the hole had cleared up. At this point it's been 14 days the 4 fish have been in my care. After a further 10 days with just salt in the hole fish I choose to put her in with the other three... But before I get to do that I check the three and one has a hole. So they get the old switcheroo. The second fish to have a hole (that's completely healed) has 6 days left of the antibiotics. I will then observe a further 10 days and pop her back into the QT tank with the rest of them. This will mark approximately 48 days QT in total. I would still like to do 5 rounds of prazi. But would like to make sure they are healthy enough to handle it first. Okay so back to my question. How long should I wait after treatment and all symptoms subside before they are healthy and rid of the infection? Are they likely to relapse? Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Xoxoxox
  16. Whoops... Hit send before I was done [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] ....
  17. Thanks [emoji3] The question is only regarding what happens after all symptoms have gone.
  18. I know this is not an emergency post... And I hope it's okay to ask... How long is normal for a post like this? Just curious xoxoxo xoxoxox
  19. Oh and is it recommended to use the same antibiotic in case of a relapse? I want to be prepared but do not want to create resistance [emoji3]
  20. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) <.25 before each wc * Nitrite Level(Tank)0 * Nitrate level(Tank)0 * Ammonia Level(Tap)0 * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)6.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Api drops * Water temperature? 25 celsius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 250l * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua one nautilus 1100 * How often do you change the water and how much? Daily 50% and weekly 95% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today 95% * How many fish in the tank and their size?4 large two are as his as two Tennis balls and the other two as big as one tennis ball. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime, .3% salt * What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS gel, hikari lion head, NLS tera A , peas * Any new fish added to the tank? This is my QT tank. All new fish. * Any medications added to the tank? Finished treating one fish with Trisulfa and metro gel food for the beginnings of a ulcer/hole in wen, one other is in treatment now. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 2% Trisulfa to gel ratio and 1% metro to gel ratio. Fed 1% of the fishes bodyweight per day for 5 days. All symptoms subside in this time. I then add the Meds to the water for 9 more days and stop feeding it to them. This equals a full 14 days of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Hole in wen, inside is blood red and edges are pink/white tissue. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Hole is only symptom I'm sure someone will be along soon! Hope your fishies get better I'm sorry I don't have an photos as I treat as soon as the hole forms (usually within 8 hrs) and the hole is only 1mm big. Oh I also swab with kenalog three days in a row then stop. Treatment is working, first fish is about 14 days hole free and the other fish has no more symptoms but still had 8 days of treatment to go.
  21. I've had two fish come up with the beginning of a hole in the wen during QT. Pink tissue surrounding a deep red hole. Both times I've caught it at 1mm in size. They are rescue fish and came from a less than adequate tank. One has healed completely, but another one has come up with a hole and is in a treatment tank. She's healing well now too. My question. How long do I wait to put them into my established tank after all symptoms subside? Has anyone cured wen hole/ulcer? Are they likely to relapse? Thank you [emoji3]
  22. Oh good luck. Hope you can sort it out ASAP
  23. I'm no expert... But did you get the sand fresh from a packet? Would hate it to be ich and just came in with pre-loved sand Xo
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