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andry6

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  1. Would it be a bad idea to put the little guys in the tank with the other two and treat them all together before introducing them to the new tank?
  2. Oh wow! Good thing I asked! I wasn't sure 2-3 would be enough. Do I just stop when I don't see spots anymore? And the reason I worried about the negative reaction was because of my little baby's reaction, remember? The clamped fins, bottom sitting after the initial QT and fluke treatment (4 rounds) then I had to do MMs. I am a worry wart. These big ones have been doing so great (thanks to all of my friends here) that I can't help but panic. Especially now that I'll have an ocean in my house for them to swim in! I can't wait to get them in there!!! Well, technically not an ocean, since that's not fresh water. More of a lake, I guess
  3. Ok...I will do a big water change right now, since I think there may be a hint of ammonia in there. Then, I'll do .3% salt and double dose prazipro for two rounds, then .1% for the remainder of the rounds. Does that sound right? How many rounds should I do? 4? 6? Does this look like a bad outbreak? Should I be worried about them having negative side affects as the treatments go on and flukes die off?
  4. That's exactly what I was thinking! I'd rather dose a small tank and do smaller water changes that's for sure! should I salt?
  5. I have been noticing lately that my fish have been doing quite a bit of yawning. Two days ago I noticed a white spot on my oranda's tail. Yesterday I noticed a couple on my fantail. Today...yikes! They both have a lot! They are mostly on the tail, but there are some on the fins too. Other than yawning, no other strange behavior. Is this flukes? Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) can't tell if it's 0 or .25 (may have a slight green tint, but I'm not sure) and not sure why I would have ammonia!? Never had a bump before?! But I did just do a major scrubbing of my filters (in tank water) * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api master test kit * Water temperature? 72F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 gallons (just got my 75 though!) and running for over a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 aqueon quiet flow 30s * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week - 80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 (92 g and 67g) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime and replenish * What do you feed your fish and how often? hikari purple pellets, rapashi, frozen blood worms, shrimp pellets, frozen peas - 3 small feedings per day with occasional 1 day fast * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Maybe a month or so ago I did a water change and added a dose of prazipro (for maintenance) and went on with normal weekly water changes * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? not grains of salt - just white spots, some bloody streaks in tail, but not a lot. nothing out of the ordinary * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating no
  6. Those will come soon! I ordered filters as soon as I got home with the tank, (much cheaper online) so as soon as those arrive I will be sure to show this baby off! I can't believe how big it is. It really dwarfs the 29 gallon. My fish will feel like they're in the ocean! And I still can't believe I was able to 1.) talk my husband into it ...and 2.) fit it in my house! Did you try the mac and cheese? Or did you find other ways to talk him into it? I did not try the mac and cheese...and I will not disclose my secret way of getting him to cooperate but now that I have the tank, I should probably make the mac and cheese! You will love this size, as will your fish. Who needs a couch, right? Can't wait to see it set up! We had to do some major rearranging in the living room! Now I have to get some ideas on how to decorate it. Who knows, maybe some day I'll be brave enough to try my hand at live plants. Maybe...
  7. Those will come soon! I ordered filters as soon as I got home with the tank, (much cheaper online) so as soon as those arrive I will be sure to show this baby off! I can't believe how big it is. It really dwarfs the 29 gallon. My fish will feel like they're in the ocean! And I still can't believe I was able to 1.) talk my husband into it ...and 2.) fit it in my house!
  8. Well, unfortunately, I won't be traveling your way any time soon. But that sure would be nice!
  9. Thank you! This is more along the lines of what I wanted to hear! I also contacted the store where I purchased our fancies http://www.aquaticasuperstore.com/ and asked them about a 65 gallon for my fish. He told me that ideally 20 gallons per goldfish is a good rule, but with weekly water changes I could get away with a 65. He agreed that obviously it would take more maintenance, but is "doable". Well I'm glad you like my answer... Just be sure to realize, you should consider all opinions equally. I often see on the internet where a person is getting all sorts of good advice but it's not what they want to hear. Then one potato head comes on and tells them what they want to hear and the person clings to.that answer as if it was spoken by God himself. I have 6 goldfish in a 125 gallon tank, and I watch them a fair amount when I am home. I find that they are usually all near eachother, within the space of a 20 gallon tank. They are schooling fish, afterall. I don't think they will be overcrowded and get mad etc as long as you keep the water clean. you're not calling yourself a potato head are you...? but seriously, I do understand that 75 gallons or more would be ideal and has been told to me many times. I just have limited space and a limited budget and am wondering if I could make a 65 gallon work. At least for a couple of years or so...
  10. Thank you! This is more along the lines of what I wanted to hear! I also contacted the store where I purchased our fancies http://www.aquaticasuperstore.com/ and asked them about a 65 gallon for my fish. He told me that ideally 20 gallons per goldfish is a good rule, but with weekly water changes I could get away with a 65. He agreed that obviously it would take more maintenance, but is "doable".
  11. I thought about that.. but he would just look at the size and figure it out. My 29 gallon takes up very little space. You are so funny! We must think a lot alike because that crossed my mind too and that was how I thought about presenting it to him! Years ago, he talked about getting an aquarium. Now that we have one, he doesn't seem as interested. Mostly because between the two of us and our three kids, we have very little time to take on another very time consuming hobby. Not to mention the cost involved. I had no idea that I would be investing so much money into goldfish. I already have a horse, which I have owned since I was 14....and I'm sure you can imagine the amount of money invested in her over 28 years! Now we have a daughter in college and braces and the other two soon to follow. So...whatever I decide, this HAS to be the last of the upgrades!
  12. You are a riot! I guess it would be worth a try, but I just got him to ok going bigger than a 29 gallon...I think a 92 gallon is going to be quite a fight!
  13. I do have a corner! The next problem is price though. I don't have a ton of money to sink into an aquarium. The 65 gallon with stand and everything is $350 at petsmart! Can you give me some details on your tank? Dimensions, cost, where to find one? It's beautiful!
  14. I'm trying to eliminate having to clean two tanks, which I have found to be a huge pain in the rear!
  15. The dimensions of the tank I'm looking at are 36.4" L x 18.4" W x 25" H Based on the calculations from this link: http://reef.diesyst.com/volcalc/volcalc.html it says that the tank actually has a volume of 72.4 US gallons. Did I do that right? The tank is advertised as a 65 gallon
  16. We currently have 1 fantail (92 grams) 1 oranda (67 grams) 1 comet (3 grams) 1 common (3 grams). The fancies are in a 29 gallon and the two little guys are in a QT tub. I would like to put all 4 fish in the same tank but space is a problem in our house. I know 75 gallons would be ideal, but I just can't seem to be able to fit one that size anywhere in our house. I'm looking at a 65 gallon tank and am wondering if I can get away with a tank this size for all four fish. I already do frequent water changes and my tank is pristine. I know it would mean more water changes, which I'm ok with, but I don't know how frequently I would have to change the water in order to keep the tank safe. Or, is a 65 gallon a completely horrible idea??
  17. Are you pregnant? I have a very sensitive sniffer, but you have me beat No, I'm not pregnant, but you should have seen me when I was! I couldn't stand the smell of anything in my house. I had to switch to unscented EVERYTHING...laundry soap, ivory soap, shampoo...otherwise I would throw up at the drop of a hat. I couldn't stand to smell every day "good" smells, not even food. I have three kids and each time it got worse. That was how I knew I was pregnant...my sense of smell really kicked into overdrive!
  18. Don't even dare ask how you would know what that smells like. Maybe I don't smell mine cuz my house smells really badly.
  19. Yes, I keep the rings. And never had a cycle bump. I really did want to switch from the cartridges just to save some money. I may try the baking soda trick and see if that works. I never thought of that! Nope, just the two fancies - a fantail (92 grams) and an oranda (67 grams). But I'm looking to upgrade now so I can put them all together (the other two are common/comets that are each 3 grams - tiny little guys!)
  20. I bought some of that stuff, used it once and ended up going back to the cartridges. I just can't imagine keeping them until they fall apart...which could take a very, very long time! I could only think that my house would start to smell like a stinky fish tank! And being a clean freak that I am, that really freaks me out!
  21. It is definitely the filters. I do clean them with either a brush or a paper towel, but not with every water change. And I have a 29 gallon tank with 400 gph filtration, so I'm definitely not under filtered. I just can't seem to get past the smell. My husband says I'm like a blood hound. No one else smells it but me!! (unless they stick their nose right in the filter). I can smell it from several feet away.
  22. Ok...I have an over active sense of smell and I'm just wondering if anyone else can smell their filter when you are near your tank. I just finished watching how to change your filter media from a cartridge to filter floss and ceramic media. I have two HOB filters on my tank with cartridges (minus the carbon) along with ceramic media in both. I alternate replacing the cartridges every few weeks because I think they stink! I can't imagine keeping filter floss in a tank for months and months!! I rinse the cartridges out in tank water with every water change to get the extra "stuff" out, but I just can't seem to get over the smell. Am I the only one with this problem? Note: I have never experienced a cycle bump doing it this way either and have had the tank cycled for almost a year and a half. I'm pretty sure the ceramic media is keeping it going.
  23. Well, I put Sunshine back in the tank with Sushi and boy were they happy to be back together! It was cute actually! Here is a video of their behavior. (they thought I was going to feed them so they are begging for food!) I can say, Sunshine (the orange one) seems to be 100% back to normal. He's been off the MMs for two days now and seems happy as can be! What a relief. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RrSIqHxWkP8
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