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Elite Twit

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  1. Like balloons in the wind. I think it's time to think about a move. No room in your tanks?
  2. Below says it all... I remember you saying Tropiquarium isn't that far from you, or maybe it was far for you? I haven't made that trip in awhile. Might be time depending on responses. Or you'll be getting 6... Free this weekend?
  3. Not sure where to put this. So if it's in the wrong section I apologize. Ordering a batch unseen is always a gamble, and I'm very particular when deciding which fish stay in the tank. I'm going to be ordering the below ebay batch to see what I get, possibly two batches. If anything, I will most likely keep 2. I want to make sure I have homes for the rest before I place the order. I'm driving daily around the entire state for work, so I don't mind driving to meet you if you'd like one or more. Please let me know if interested. These will be completely free. Just let me know the size of your current set up so I know they are going to a good home. http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-pack-2-inch-Pearlscale-mixed-Fancy-Goldfish-Live-Koi-Pond-Fish-tank-aquarium/271612932357?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D17ef4758d173448bb05462c0812b872e%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D20131003132420%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D261600295254&rt=nc
  4. Size of the tank/number of fish? Like everyone else said, if you had a good weekly routine that was working keep at it. You can also tell by the smell/clarity of the water if you know how it looks/smells right after a water change and the day after. If you know you are going to be feeding heavily for some growth, regardless of test kit readings a change is always in order the following day. Sometimes I change my water every day/other day, sometimes it's twice/three times a week. All depends on how I'm feeding and how the water is looking.
  5. He's about 3 inches not including tail. Probably about the same around I haven't measured or weighed him in a little bit. In the second video he's in my hand and takes up the center of my palm. I wear size large gloves if that gives you an idea. They've definitely grown a lot quicker now that they are in the 80. I can feed more/more frequently without having to change the water five minutes later. Forgot to link the second video over the weekend. So I'll get that done tonight.
  6. I have the video up on the videos section. There's a full tank video as well, but I haven't been able to link it from work. Plenty more to see there.
  7. Second video is up. I can't link it from work though. I'll embed it in a post later. I grabbed the biggest ones for size comparisons in my hands. Let me know what you guys think.
  8. Thank you all. Video will be up shortly. Mr.B they are golden white cloud minnows.
  9. Took a quick video of the 80g during a water change. I'll have a better one up tonight. 6 month update after moving them in to the 80g from a 20 long.
  10. Just a quick pic until I get the video up. It was during a water change so the waters a bit cloudy.
  11. Very nice coloration, doesn't look like a crowned though. Could you possibly get a good pic top down?
  12. I'll have to see if I can find the battery for my camera later for some good pics when I get home from work. Most people say it's either love/hate with pearl scales. I say after a few days watching them swimming(wriggling) around there is no way to still be on that hate side of the fence. Maybe on the extreme body types, but there's no way to hate a good pearl scale.
  13. This is definitely nice. Makes me question keeping it bare bottom, but I don't think I can ever have a substrate with goldies. It's too easy without one.
  14. Were you able to get any decent shots of it after everything settled?
  15. Not really sure where to put this, so I figured this was a good spot. If anyone needs to add another tank, or finally get that upgrade, Central and North Jersey Petcos have the $1 a gallon sale going on right now till 9/21, I'm not sure about down south though. May have pick myself up some 20 longs for new shrimp and a 40b just because.
  16. Head to Absolutely Fish( http://www.absolutelyfish.com )in Clifton on 46. Their plants have never had any snails in all the times I've bought from them. Most plants they have are for the hi-tech planted tank though, and your goldfish would love to eat them all. Rt 4 Aquarium( http://rt4aquarium.com/exotic-fish.htm )in Elmwood Park has some decent plants as well. Ely's( http://www.elysfish.com ) in Florham Park has a very nice selection of goldfish and plants at times, and will order you whatever you want. I am about to do some trimming in my shrimp tank and have a bunch of water sprite from the goldfish tank I could give you a few floating stems of if you want some plants to start with that are pretty easy to keep with minimal lighting. Any of the stores up there should have banana plants as well, grab 3 or so and just toss them in together. Once they finish melting and adapting you'll be surprised how well they do,
  17. I always go bare bottom with goldfish, but I may just put 1/4" or less of this in the new 80g to see how I like it. I always liked the color of the Eco-Complete, but never liked how shard it was. Did you ever get a response from CaribSea?
  18. A quick search of some other forums brought up the fact that is is a much smoother grain than the Eco-Complete. Could be a good alternative for tanks with Pearls in them, no risk of a sharp grain causing a problem during a feeding frenzy.
  19. One indian almond leaf in a 5 gallon drops my Ph for shrimp to 6.4 from 6.8ish. I leave it in till it's a skeleton then replace it. Constant pecking at it from the goldfish might not work as well, but they are always an option. http://www.indianalmondleaves.com/aquariums.php There's also alder cones, but bigger goldfish may be able to get them in their mouths since they are pretty small. http://www.aldercones.com/ Have you checked your tank parameters lately? A high concentration of ammonia can raise Ph.
  20. A plant I've always had success with would be the banana plants. Buy at least 2(I'd get 5) and just let them float next to each other, don't bury them in the substrate. After they settle into your tank they will drop some leaves, and some of the "bananas" to make room for long roots and small lillies. They'll send out runners along the surface and those will soon grow a lily on each runner under 3 inches. I keep my light to one side, and the plants on the shaded side. Check the video in my post, pretty sure you'll be able to see the lilies and roots. I can't check at work and don't remember if I got it all in. If not I'll get a picture for you later on. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/111789-east-coast-ranchus-and-pearls-eating-bloodworms/ Edit: Almost every pet store carries banana plants, so you shouldn't have trouble finding some.
  21. I scour every store I know of every few weeks to see what's around. That calico was quarter sized from Tropiquarium on 35 in Ocean. They haven't had pearlscales the past few times I've been since I got him almost a year ago though. The red/white is from Route 4 Aquarium in Elmwood. Right next to Clifton/Paterson. I think she's stunted though, hasn't seemed to put on much size since I got her, and I only got her 4 months ago. IF you head there, check Absolutely Fish too. Neither have had much in the way of good fish lately. Maybe a nice Ryukin or two. Haven't been to either in a month though. Ely's Tropical Fish and Water Gardening in Florham Park has or can get anything you want. He had Balloon Pearls a while back, but they are too fat for me so I passed. I also check Pacific Aquarium NYC on Delancey in Chinatown every so often. They usually have nice fish. And can sometimes fill requests depending on availability. Then of course there's always Cynthia at East Coast Ranchu. Doubt I'll ever get a Ranchu anywhere else unless it's really eye catching. Oh, and I'm in Carteret, exit 12 of the Turnpike.
  22. New East Coast Ranchus eating some bloodworms with their Pearlscale tank mates. One more week till they are moved to their new, permanent home. The video is a week old, they actually seem to have grown a little since this video, I'll need to weigh them again to see.
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