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  1. I agree 100%. I couldn't have said it better myself.
  2. On my goldfish I've spent.. Tanks:$80 (I have a 29G and 40G) Filters: $160 (I have fluval canister and a random one that was gifted to me.) Heater: $80 Sand: $20 Décor over time: Well over $100 Fish themselves: $20 Treatments for disease: (Only treated for flukes) $40 something for a bottle that'll last quite a long time.. Water conditioners: $30+? Lighting: $150 *This was actually gifted to me though so I paid nothing Food for goldies: $40 Live plants: $30 Stand: $150 Grande total: $870 (Not sure if I added correctly because I did it with mental math..And I'm not a mathematician by far! haha.) So, I've spent quite allot of money for a pair of goldfish, but it's been well worth it..And you can definitely get a nice set up and good quality supplies for less than I did. Keep an eye out for good craigslist deals, there's usually full set-ups with stands and filter for less than $200..
  3. Like the first reply said, It's really just each individual person's preference. I personally really only like fancies. Telescopes are by far my favorite type of fancy, by a long shot. But I also really do enjoy a pretty fantail . . . Single tailed goldfish aren't really my thing. Somehow I find my floating balls of chub to have a little more personality than single tails. But maybe that just cause I'm a little biased haha
  4. Aweh.. So sorry for your loss. It's always hard losing one of the finbabies. hoping the rest of your clan stays happy and heathy!
  5. yes, when i used to make them like this, at first, i waited for them to set and then plastic wrapped them or put each tray in a ziplock bag. i found that the the air in the bag caused 'freezer burn' to the food. so what i decided to do is once the food is in the trays, i pressed a single layer of plastic wrap onto the food before it set. then once cooled, i put it in the fridge. the plastic wrap set nicely and then i put it in a ziplock and into the freezer with the plastic still set to the food. i found that this method prevented freezer burn and the food lasted longer thanks for asking Thanks for replying Helen. I used this method in my most recent batch of gel food and it turned out wonderfully! Glad I read this thread.
  6. Will do! Thank you so much! I did a double check and my salt looks like it's good to go. Thank you for the reminder.. A double check never hurts!
  7. Whenever I've used salt In treating any sort of wounds in my freshwater fish, everything has always gone downhill and it's swayed my thoughts about using salt. Would you strongly suggest using salt? I would like to make this process the least painful for my goldies as possible, and I suppose I would be willing to use the salt if it's strongly suggested that I do(I really don't want them to be getting any secondary infections!)...Sorry I probably sound nutty, using salt just makes me nervous since I've always seemed to have more trouble than success with it.
  8. I began my first round of prazi yesterday morning, so today would be Day 2 of the treatment. I was looking at the "treatment rounds for flukes" thread under the treatment section and noticed that both 7 Day rounds and 5 day rounds call for salt and I personally don't like using salt in my freshwater aquariums. So should I just follow the directions and just ignore the salt directions or should my treatment rounds be entirely different? Thanks in advance fellow kokomembers.
  9. Aw, poor baby! You came to the right place for advice though! I'm sure a mod will be on in no time and able to help you and your finbaby. Hoping he feels better soon.
  10. Adorablee!!!! Chubby wen faces are the best faces.
  11. I love all the stuffed animals huddled up in the corner.. I don't think you'll have too much trouble with white sand, sometimes mine gets yushy but a quick gravel vacuum fixes everything right up. Ps: Icicle is such a little cutie!!!
  12. What a beautiful find!! I can't imagine how nice he'll look as a full grown goldie...
  13. Do you have to use a plastic wrap around the tray to keep the gel from getting nasty in the freezer? Or do you just put it in as is?
  14. What a neat idea! I love the look of a shimmery background, plus saving some extra moolah means more money to spoil the finbabies and myself with...Awesome post! I'll be looking through my local thread shops for some cool vinyl.
  15. I looked up a few youtube videos of tanks with the same lighting system,(Freshwater LED plus) and they look AMAZING.(I'm sure yours looks just as good even if it's a little hairy. ) I will be ordering this lighting system tonight so hopefully it arrives this week sometime, and I can get busy planting my 40 gallon for the finbabes.
  16. I can't over how nice his/her fins look. Amazing LPS find!
  17. All of your finbabies are GORGEOUS, but I have to admit your calico oranda is my favorite. <3
  18. OH MY GOODNESSSSS. So much cuteness packed into one thread. All of your orandas are just beauties, I don't know how you could ever not watch your tank.
  19. I am literally in love with Winston, he is such a cutie, That little itty bitty fin just makes my heart melt.
  20. They are pretty dang adorable! They look so nice and plump too, you much be a pretty proud fish mama. I look forward to seeing the little cuties grow up.
  21. Aghh, I didn't even think to look for freshwater specific ones. -__- Good thing I didn't already order one!! But yes, it will be a goldfish tank. I'm think going to try out that lighting system and see if I get some good growth with it...But thank you so much for the links! Saved me quite a bit of cash, so I guess now I'll have more money for plants. I have seen quite a bit of good reviews for the current lights, but Before I make a final decision I'll have to check out the Finnex Planted Plus fixtures for sure! I love how anubias look so I'm sure I'll be adding plenty of those. Crypts are another personal favorite of mine so I'm glad I have good options to choose from even with my tank only being low tech. (I'd be high tech if I wasn't so scared of CO2 usage. ) Thanks for all the answers.
  22. My 40 gallon breeder I bought at the last $1 per gallon sale is finally being set-up this weekend and I'm planning on planting it with some low light plants like Anubias ect.Anyways, I'm looking for some suggestions on what kind of lighting system to get. (Also wouldn't mind getting some low tech plant suggestions from you guys either:)) http://www.amazon.com/Current-USA-Marine-Aquarium-48-Inch/dp/B00GFTQDQK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1425938358&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=usa+orbit+marine+lighting+40+gallon+breeder This was a lighting system I was considering..I love the idea of being able to create a sort of natural lighting for my fish. (Like having a sunrise and sunset instead of just flipping a switch and BAM crazy lighting.) But I'm not sure if their strong enough or if they'd even be a good option for a planted tank..I'm pretty new to planted aquariums so please bare with me and my planted tank noobie ness.
  23. I am for sure interested, they are beautiful! I tried to figure out how to PM you but I can't seem to quite figure it out haha( I guess koko technology is too tech savy for me xD) Waiting till warmer more predictable weather is also fine by me. Wouldn't want to loose them because of nasty weather, and the tank they'd be going in to is just starting it's cycle so waiting a month or two would work out kind of awesome actually.
  24. Ughhh, He makes me miss keeping bettas. They have such wonderful personalities.
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