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  1. A good shot of Jelly Bean's face! She's really starting to look like an oranda these days instead of a silly baby fish with a square wen.
  2. Awh thanks guys. It's definitely been a road to get where I am today but I'm glad the results show!
  3. Certainly. Day I brought Candy Corn home, aka the start of serious fish keeping. He was out of this and in a 10g (I know, I know) within three weeks. Bad pictures, but I had them. Candy Corn finally getting his Ryukin belly. First day in the 20g. Compare to . Start of Jelly Bean's wen! Here is also a little Jelly Bean Vine, and a little Candy Corn one! Hope these are okay to link.
  4. Thank you! Candy Corn is a very perky fish, he loves to have his fins all alert. My mother says he looks like a shark all the time, aha. I wish I had a clearer picture of Jelly Bean's face for you, the part by her mouth is starting to look a little like acne since she has a ton of little bubbles right now. She's putting her growth into her head and Candy Corn's is all in the belly. I am very excited to see what colors Jolly turns into myself - I was willing to gamble on another orange fish because I loved his silly head too much.
  5. Here is my new baby Pearlscale, named Jolly like the Jolly Green Giant! He's currently living in a storage bin the other two were in before I got my new tank, and will be going to live in the 20g at school with me while he grows up! He's currently smaller than a quarter. Candy Corn would eat him for breakfast. Here is a link to him "mouthing off" in a Vine. He really hates floral prints. And to wrap it all up, here are two majestic pictures of Candy Corn, my "fantail" I got a year ago who used to be a fish bowl fish! Now he's happy in a 40g with my other baby Jelly Bean. And an angry Jelly Bean for being left out, hehe.
  6. ^^ This! It's like watching a kid on a slide...WHEEEEE to the bottom of the tank, shake it off, and enter the stream at the top again. And again. And again, ad nauseam. Aha! Also this. My fish seem to love water changes. I know it's too much or the water is too low or something if they go off to hide in their tube or the corner. Otherwise they don't even seem to notice.
  7. I have no advice to give but commenting so I can read the debate! I'm upgrading soon and was considering going to sand from bare bottom because it looks much more nicer and natural.
  8. Just started on round four. However, Candy Corn still has noticeable red veins and Jelly Bean's spots still persist. Yawning has ceased. Should there be more results by now, or is it not uncommon for the symptoms to still be around this long?
  9. I ended up buying an Aqueon 45 (I believe that's what it is) because PetSmart had a great deal on them this past weekend. Only dropped $24! Thank you for all the advice, I think my fish are really going to benefit from the upped filtration! That being said, do you guys typically keep the guts (the media filters/pads/scrubber) or have you personally swapped them ceramics? In my 20, I have the stupid carbon bags but I let them get super gunky and just change out the carbon since I have refills. When they're too caked, I replace one (I have two filters) and let it grow back up before even thinking of replacing the other but it's costly.
  10. It's a generic Sterilite tub I have seen others use for quarantine. I have no reason to believe a HOB would not fit as the lip is pretty thin - the gap on my HOB (Whisper EX20, not sure what the GHP would translate to without investigation) is actually too big for my 20g rim so I have a sock under it. Can't envision not being able to do that here. EDIT: According to Amazon the GHP is 110 GPH. My smaller 10g is an iWhisper 10 or whatever and should be taken as a grain of salt. I personally hate my Whisper, Fang. I wonder if there's a considerable difference between the versions. Mine is very loud and loves to spit out the media it's supposed to be holding.
  11. Hello everyone. Coming soon my goldfish will be transferring into a 30g tub. I have two goldfish, an oranda and a ryukin. I currently have a 10g filter and a 20g filter on their 20g tank. I wanted to use the 20g yet because it's got a good build up in it, but what would you recommend for the second? Size and brand recommendations?
  12. Just starting the second round. I've seen very little clamping but my fish have also been pretty big brats because they're not happy with their reduced diet. The salt on everything is also getting annoying but oh well, everything seems to be going as planned!
  13. Gorgeous update Liz. I giggled at the two little bubs hiding behind all the plants.
  14. Where did you get those autumn leaves, or are they just generic silk plants? It looks so peaceful and lovely.
  15. All three salt dosages are in so I'm at .03%! However, I have a question. My airstone's bubbles are like covering the surface of my tank. Usually they never stick and pop right away but they're staying together so well they're tumbling in my filter's downpour. Is this because of the salt they're sticking around so well? I was so confused this morning because the top of my lid was wet - they're popping under the opening and spraying out!
  16. I love the names of your fish. I also envy how pretty your tank is in photographs and admire the fact it still is well, planted! Your fish must appreciate your landscaping abilities.
  17. I live in Green Bay, WI and haven't found a good fish person yet other than a place in Madison supposedly. There's also an aquarium shop here in Green Bay but it looks slightly sketch so I've been against checking it out.
  18. Jelly Bean lost a bunch of scales about a month ago now. Think she got stuck behind the filter intake. Regardless, out of the five I saw missing, four are back and look seamless except they're a little more dull than the ones around it. One is pretty transparent and you can tell something is there but it sticks out when you see her from afar. I think as long as you make sure those spots don't look fuzzy, you should be okay.
  19. Alright, first dosage of salt is in.
  20. Thanks for the salt advice, using this method right now. I got my Prazi, it just took it's sweet time getting here.
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