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ABB63 last won the day on November 14 2019

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  1. I got an email back from Hikari Customer Service. They say... “As long as the product did not freeze, it should be fine. If it did freeze, you will notice white clumps and some stringiness to the product.”
  2. I have a new shubunkin in QT with. Few weeks to go. Do I treat my current 80 tank containing my large shabunkin with PraziPro or salt to provide the new fish less exposure to anything in my main tank?
  3. I ordered PraziPro And it was delivered to my mailbox tonight. It’ll be about 35° tonight and I’m not going to get home until Sunday. Will the Prezi pro ruined by the cold temps?
  4. I used your quarantine instructions. 1 tsp per gallon. 3X , 12 hours apart. I didn’t realize I need to heat the water. It’s pretty cold here in Massachusetts so I can dig out my heater. I have a filter on the 20 gallon QT tank and I am doing a 5 gallon water change every other day. Adding the salt back in when I do the change. She looks really healthy but I’ll look into getting the Prazi from my LFS.
  5. Question. New 5” shubunkin in a 20 gallon tank. As of yesterday I’ve got her up to 3% salt. How do you decide how long to leave the salt in before you start the water changes to remove the salt?
  6. Few days ago I installed a new Fluval output nozzle because I thought it would be nice to change the water flow to something that’s less strong and more evenly distributed. I swapped out the standard nozzle that has a really strong single direction flow. The new nozzle has 2 ball areas that open up to these big flow directors (photo attached). I’ve got one nozzle pointed up toward the surface So it is still moving. The second is pointing downward toward the bottom of the tank to keep the water down low moving. Should I be worried that I’m not getting enough water movement around the tank to get good filtration flow? I’m using the full flow rate for this Fluval 406. It’s been four days since I put it in, the fish seem to be relaxed with a less harsh flow, but I’m also seeing a lot of waste sitting at the bottom of the tank around the plants. Any advice Would be appreciated. Ann
  7. I have 1 common and 1 shabunkin in an 80 gallon reef tank. I chose the reef tank because it’s only 16 inches tall. It’s 24 inches deep Front to back and 5 feet long. I can reach my arm down and wash the bottom and the backside of the tank because it’s only 16 inches. And they love the 24” x 5’ to swim back-and-forth.
  8. I also vote for bare bottom. I think it’s a lot easier to clean. Made to still pick food off the bottom, and when the sunlight is coming in it really reflects the light better.I think it’s a lot easier to clean. Made to still pick food off the bottom, and when the sunlight is coming in it really reflects the light better.
  9. Hey all, I haven’t checked in lately because I’ve been traveling a lot on business. But I want to let you know I’ve been monitoring my girls food and she’s slimmed down quite a bit. They plowed through most the plants I put in there so I’ll probably be getting some more. I’ll get some more of those mask balls because they like those. And Coco, I think it’s a good idea to try the duck weed again when it gets warmer. It’s starting to get warm enough in Massachusetts to grow it in in a bucket outside.
  10. I enjoy sitting when I am doing the water changes each week. The ball’s get totally ripped apart but he keeps them busy. They’ve ripped all the leaves off all the plants so at least they can play with the balls. I bought 10 of those balls on Amazon and they weren’t that expensive. Maybe check that out. I’ll try to pick up some more plants this weekend to freshen up the look of the tank. it is so cold here right now in Massachusetts I don’t think the duckweed would grow well even in the window. Thank you so much for helping me out with my fish. This website has been a godsend. I bought these goldfish and had no idea what it took to take care of them. Now they’re so beautiful.
  11. Ok. We will keep the diet going. And thanks for the comment on my tank. I went to the 80 gallon reef tank for them because I wanted them to have more water per fish and more space to swim. With the mopani now, and the live plants, it is a whole other world. I sit and watch them a lot with the sun coming In the window. It is like your looking under water in a river with the water movement and the light. Now if I can just keep up with the plants they are destroying lol. I found a few they won’t eat but they still love attacking the, and pulling the apart. They have the marimo balls to play with too.
  12. I agree. She has a slimmer line from her tail along her sides up across her back. She is not as square or as wide. I think I was overfeeding them.
  13. thanks Koko. I tried to do a screen capture.
  14. Checking in again. I’ve been watching my girl since the last bunch of posts. The food quantity is under control. She doesn’t look a lot different and she’s still really active. I’m giving them peas once a week until I can get some more duck weed. I tried to upload a new photo but I can’t get the file small enough.
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