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  1. I'm on my last week of qt for my 2 new fish that I got at the end of January, I was going to place them in the main tank tomorrow but have noticed something sort if unusual with my lionhead.

    When I bought him and took him home put him in the qt tank I noticed he had some black on his rear fins I hadn't seen when in the pet shop.

    I figured it was just colouration and that it had black on its fins, I've seen many lionhead and ranchus with black fins.

    I've been maintaining the qt with daily WC, testing the water, 4 prazi rounds, salt and they are thriving and looking quite healthy and active the only issue is the black on him.

    Over the last few weeks there is alot more black colouring almost his whole caudal and anal fins are turning black and he's getting some small black dots on his head but its very faint.

    He was about a quarter sized when I bought him and has been really growing alot he's almost 2x his original size, I know for a fact he was super young when I bought him, I'm guessing around 1 or 2 months old.

    There are no signs of fin rot and I really doubt that it is ammonia burns because I keep the qt water perfect.

    I'm thinking its colour change or maybe he's healing from being in the pet store? He really doesn't appear ill, just turning black. I've read up on healing and I've seen it in some of my other fish, just never seen colour change before because I've only had young moors.

    Here are some pics, sorry for the low quality and its super hard to take a pic of him he's too fast lol.

    The first 3 pics are of him the last week of January and the next 4 are of today, you can really notice his growth in the pictures!

    Can't wait to hear what your opinions are, thanks :)y8a9unun.jpgda3ese2a.jpg9a9etyqy.jpgge4ysasu.jpg5avegavy.jpguzyqyqy2.jpge6u4e9a6.jpg

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  2. Thanks for the well wishes :)

    She's feeling a bit better today, spent most if the day on the boob for comfort lol.

    She slept pretty much all day had a fever of 102 so she's got some Tylenol and sleeping again hopefully tomorrow it will be passed.

    Great to see if I slack off on the sink I won't be paying for it lol, I guess I'm over worrying :P as usual its a bad habit if mine lol I get it from my mother hehe.

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  3. Thanks for the info Tithra :) you're very helpful all the time!

    That's great to hear that the ammonia levels aren't horrible! Ill keep monitoring what my lvls are, I did add new substrate so hopefully you are right about the mini cycle.

    I don't have any prime, its not that big here in Canada. I was using Aquaplus as a decholinator, ill order some prime though since I always see everyone saying how great it is, is there a cheap place to order it and can you get it in bulk bottles? I can get a huge 2litre jug of the Aquaplus can you get bottles that big of prime?

    My tests should be working they don't expire until 2016.

    I tested my tap water because I can't rem if there is any ammonia in the tap water...

    It says there is no ammonia.

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  4. You'll want the following minimum GPHs based on the tank size:

    • HOB filtration: 10x filtration: 500gph
    • Canister filtration: 7x filtration for a fully stocked tank: 350gph
    I really am not a big fan of sponges because goldfish are very messy. You want all that stuff to come out of the tank, not sit there rotting in it and being an eyesore, like you mentioned.

    J made a great suggestion to do 2 AC70s. It's great to do two filters so that you have a backup in case something happens, and so that you have even distribution of filter power.

    I still think a sponge with additional filtration would be beneficial, sponges aren't really for mechanical filtration to take out the stuff from the tank, they are for bio-filtration. They provide a large surface area for the beneficial bacteria to grow on which really helps from a biological standpoint. I've read alot about sponges, with a good squeeze out weekly plus mechanical filtration they seem to be very helpful.

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  5. Ok I recently set up my new 130g tank with established media (bio-max) put into my fluval 405 canister and put into my AC110. I have been testing the water every 3 days to see what the parameters are.

    I have 2 fish in qt I will be adding to the main tank if their time in qt goes well, which so far they are. They are on their 2nd round of prazi and looking good :)

    The main tank currently has my 3 adult fish 2 moors around 41/2-5" and a fantail (thought she might be ryukin but not showing any hump so I'm calling her a fantail) about 31/2-4" and one pleco that I'm trying to rehome atm around 41/2".

    I thought my tank might go through a tiny mini cycle that's why I have been checking my water, I also wanting to slow down on my water changes since I had been going 2x weekly WC and it was too much time spent doing them, I was looking forward to doing one weekly WC with this much larger tank. I was planning to do a 30% WC once a week.

    The week started I was mid-week on Wednesday and checked to see what the numbers were planning to go a WC on the weekend and here were my findings.

    Wednesday

    Ph: 7.2 good

    Ammonia: 0.25ppm

    Nitrate:0ppm

    Nitrite:0.ppm

    I'm not too sure really what an unreasonable amount of ammonia is... Is 0.25ppm that worrysome? I was worried so I did a 30% WC.

    I tested again today and my readings were:

    Friday

    Ph: 7.2

    Ammonia: 0.25ppm

    Nitrate: 0ppm still blue but an off blue (not showing the purple for the next number)

    Nitrite: 0ppm

    Again the ammonia is over 0.

    I'm going to be changing my WC schedule to 50% WC on Saturdays to see if that makes it better.

    I'm wondering If the ammonia levels are at 0.25 just because not enough BB are colonized yet? Maybe its going through a mini-cycle? I'd really like the parameters to be good before I add my new fish next month.

    I will be adding 1 juvenile moor (11/2"), a very small lionhead (~11/2") and a calico ryukin (2").

    I'd love to have a schedule of WC once a week. I'd love my params to be in check before adding those fish.

    I've seen people with fully stocked tanks doing once a week WC with fine params so wondering why mine aren't 0 with an understocked tank.

    Hopefully its something simple that's going on, I thought maybe it was due to over feeding, so I've cut down on the amounts I'm feeding and doing 2x a day instead of 3. The fish seem fine. One other thing, there was a spawning of both my females yesterday so lots of eggs, most were cleaned up by the pleco and them, still a small amount in the substrate but I'm doing a cleaning tomorrow. Maybe this is why my numbers are higher than 0.

    Is it normal to have ammonia reading higher than 0 in a tank that is around 2week/6days running with established media and 4 fish?

    Thanks for your help :)

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  6. Well ok that makes me feel better, I just like the lemony smell of the wipes it makes it smell clean, plus my sinks are stinky sometimes. I don't use the wipes for anything else but the sink and to clean my toilets, garbage and bathroom with. I don't use antibacterial soap I use goats milk soap.

    Speaking of germs sadly last night I was at the hospital all night with my son he has the crazy stomach flu and now this morning has passed it in to my daughter. I'm so sick of seeing and smelling barf.... Yuck, I assume I'm next in line...

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  7. Hey all I wanted your input on Lysol wipes. I've been thinking about how effective they are.

    I attach my python to the kitchen sink (with no dishes in it if course!)

    When I'm done doing my cleaning and WC I disconnect the python, remove the metal threaded attachment that came with my python. I've been buying Lysol wipes that say they kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria and kills the influenza a virus. I'm assuming they are strong enough to clean my sink. I remove the attachment wipe the faucet where it was attached with a wipe and around the sink. Then I wipe the sink with a new wipe 2x then rinse the sink out thoroughly.

    Do you think that is good enough to remove any germs coming from my aquarium or should I bleach my sink each time??

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  8. Hey cool its the fancy plants that solid gold has in her vids, I tried looking up aquarium systems website but seems like they just supply to other stores, does anyone know where to buy it in Canada? I love the look of the bamboo one, sorry about the Aussie badluck Alex

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  9. OMG, I almost had a "double dunk" yesterday! I ended up putting my bikini top on and freezing my butt off. lol

    Haha I wish we were closer sarah, I'd love to hang out and share some drinks :P I think we'd be quite entertaining to the hubbys lol

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  10. Yay someone else with an Ariel avatar woot!! Welcome to KoKos!

    I will agree with dnalex! My moors are constantly getting frisky but my female doesn't mind, they both get superficial scrapes and dulling of scales but I maintain my water and keep the tank clean so I'm not too worried about them.

    Only thing that might work is keeping the water cool, because it doesn't trigger and stimulate the male as much, I've noticed it can help give it a rest, but hey... If there is love there is love lol.

    Also if you have room to add more fish it might distract the male to not just be on one female. But short from complete separation not much there is to do.

    I don't see how there is more room. The tank appears to be a 29 gallon and I would NOT put another fish in there in my opinion.

    It was a hypothetical answer, I wasn't telling her necessarily to put more fish in her tank, sorry if it came out that way I was just giving ideas on how to stop the persistent male. 'If' you have room'. You can get away with having 3 fish in a 37g if you do enough WC and watch your parameters.

    I know alot of ppl who keep overstocked tanks, they are more diligent with WC and watch carefully, they figure out what their bio load is and adjust their maintenance accordingly. It is doable, if you have the experience.

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  11. Lol ya I have the same problem with my bubbler lol, I can't rem what childhood movie it was but the part where 2 guys went to order fish from a store and thry made the girl go get them in a tank deliberately to make her boobs get wet in the water LOL I'm not sure if u guys rem that one but that's how I feel everytime I try to adjust the bubbler lols

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  12. So cute you are lucky to have such colourful fry! Mine are just black and copper because they are moor fry, maybe ill be able to have some colourful ones in my future, they look so cute and very healthy congrats!

    My fry are almost 3 months for the larger ones and I will be putting them in the 130 starting in march, ill keep a posting of how it goes when I do it.

    As long as they are too big for the intakes or to be eaten, just keep a watch and count going. I'm sure they will love it :)

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  13. Yay someone else with an Ariel avatar woot!! Welcome to KoKos!

    I will agree with dnalex! My moors are constantly getting frisky but my female doesn't mind, they both get superficial scrapes and dulling of scales but I maintain my water and keep the tank clean so I'm not too worried about them.

    Only thing that might work is keeping the water cool, because it doesn't trigger and stimulate the male as much, I've noticed it can help give it a rest, but hey... If there is love there is love lol.

    Also if you have room to add more fish it might distract the male to not just be on one female. But short from complete separation not much there is to do.

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