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  1. I hope is not a dumb question.. :duckk:

     

    I bought this 5lb bucket "PROLINE professional grade potassium permangranate" from a closing store and I thought of giving it a try to desinfect my QT stuff instead of using bleach..

     

    It is supposed to be "the good" stuff but I just don't know how to use it  :idont

     

    Any suggestions ???

     

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  2. Give the led light a try with the ivy. Just make sure to take the ivy out if it starts to die. I had lucky bamboo in a shrimp tank. For many, many months I had shrimps die. I got down to 12 shrimp when I figured out one of the main problems was that the dying bamboo (just a couple of the plants were yellowing) was putting toxins into the water.

    Great sump, BTW!

    Thanks!..

     

    I read this by the way.. So im gonna give it a try

     

    "LED lighting is also an eco friendly way to introduce light when growing plants indoors. The heat output is minimal and therefore the energy consumption is reduced too. Also, LED lighting is quiet and is safe for plants that are sensitive to excessive heat or the damaging effects of UV rays.

     

    By using LED lights to grow your plants, you’re also availing them of the benefit to thrive as well. This is because LED lights supply a higher percentage of light in the optimum areas of the light spectrum where chlorophyll absorption occurs. This means that LED lights supply plants with an enhanced opportunity to develop and grow. What blood is to humans, chlorophyll is to plants. As a result, chlorophyll is necessary for a plant’s metabolic functioning. Therefore, chlorophyll harnesses light to produce photosynthesis which in turn impacts a plant’s capacity to grow. LED lights increase this effect."

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    Like could I put 2 baby shubukin goldfish in a 40 breeder outside for about 2 months until I can move them in a 200 gallon pond?

     

    Also if possible would HOB filters or canister filters work outside?

    I have done it with small goldfish and also DustinsFishTanks has done it before. Hoped this helped

     

    What about filtration?

     

    I might be wrong..

    I wanted to do something similar in a covered area but the ("expert") guy from the LFS tells me that canister's motors are made for indoor use only

    I was gonna do a small above ground pond/aquarium and use a couple of FX5's or FX6's but the guys says that the motors will die within a year

     

    Anyone has aquarium canisters (not pond filters) outside ??

     

     

    Do you have those filters already, or were you planning to buy some?

     

    It would be cheaper (assuming you're planning on buying) to make some pond filters instead. VERY much cheaper.

     

    I have one FX5 that I don't use but now I see what Sharon says about aquarium canister vs a bucket filter..

    I guess we all are better off with a bucket "homemade pond filter" 

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    Sorry for being so dense - so this is like a sump that you keep under your tank to just let algae grow in?  I might try this!

     

    And I'm sorry for your loss, that was a beautiful fish. :(

     

    No prob.. & thank you..

     

    I have this bad boy inside my small sump.. Mine is a fusion of "Santa Monica Filtration scrubber & Joey's from YouTube scrubber"

     

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    It's very simple to make but I can probably do a "step by step" thread of how to make it if you have a hard time.. :)

  5. I don't think an ivy would grow without light.

     

     

    Just :twocents but why not add a plant light under the cabinet? it not only might help the terrestrial plant but your algae as well.

     

     

    I already have (red LED) light for the scrubber.. it needs a lower kelvin light to grow faster

     

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    But I also have (white) LED light installed inside the cabinet/stand, which is "ON" 24/7.. I wonder if LED will be sufficient for an Ivy to grow ???  :hummm

  6. Great algae scrubber!

    One idea is to do two 40-50% water changes per week or every other week. Another is terrestrial plants with roots in the tank water like pothos. Just make sure any dead leaves/parts on the t.plant are removed on a regular basis. You can google "pothos in aquarium" and see lots of examples of this. Very happy pothos!

    Do you know if a regular IVY plant will do ok inside of the return part of my sump (without UV light)..?

    I've been wanting to add an ivy but im not sure if it will be ok under the stand/cabinet without light..

    (I don't want it on the actual tank)

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    Like could I put 2 baby shubukin goldfish in a 40 breeder outside for about 2 months until I can move them in a 200 gallon pond?

     

    Also if possible would HOB filters or canister filters work outside?

    I have done it with small goldfish and also DustinsFishTanks has done it before. Hoped this helped

     

    What about filtration?

     

    I might be wrong..

    I wanted to do something similar in a covered area but the ("expert") guy from the LFS tells me that canister's motors are made for indoor use only

    I was gonna do a small above ground pond/aquarium and use a couple of FX5's or FX6's but the guys says that the motors will die within a year

     

    Anyone has aquarium canisters (not pond filters) outside ??

  8. Cool to hear your chus in QT are ready to move. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of one of your fishies in the main tank.

    I've not kept up on your other threads. I'm wondering why such small water changes per week on the main tank. Is it for ph reasons? With your tank nitrates at 40-50, I would do larger water changes such that the nitrates don't get above 20 ppm. I'm not saying that this is the cause of your fishies death, but nitrate levels of 40-50 are high and can cause undue stress on your fishies.

     

    Baking soda doesn't work for me. I don't know if it has something to do with my hard water (KH & GH above 200 ppm) but when I add baking soda it actually drops the PH so "not good".. and it is impossible to de-gas 125 gallon of water overnight with airstone in my dinning room, ha!

     

    My tap is 7.4 but after de-gas reaches 8.4 so I can only do max 50% WC to avoid a huge PH difference

     

    One of the mods was the one that recommend me to do 40-50% WC to avoid PH drops.. so, I du no :idont

     

    I have an algae scrubber that is working good.. I made it to reduce nitrates and being able to overstock but I've been removing all algae weekly so I might leave it there for an extra week to see if my nitrates drop

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    If you have any other suggestions/tips.. let me know! 

  9. Could have been something fast moving, could have been random. Tough to say. With how delicate your QT fish have proven, however, I'd clean the filter to the main tank to reduce the bio load, keep up on water changes, and watch for a good two or three weeks before moving them now.

    I'm sorry about your lost calico!

      

    I am so sorry!! I agree with Arctic Mama....keep your two newbies in the QT a bit longer and observe the main tank to make sure it is nothing that effects the remaining fish. Fingers crossed for you and RIP little calico

    Thank you both!..

    The calico was the first LFS GF I bought seven months ago.. he survived all of my mess ups

    I will keep the chubs in QT a couple of more weeks and observe the main tank's behavior

    Ill update next week

    Thanks again!

  10. I have two ranchus in QT that im planning to move to the main tank on Saturday

    I've been adding some of the main tank's water (daily) to the QT tank to help with acclimatization

    Everything looks normal in the QT tank.. chus are super active and eating their food just fine

     

    However..

    This morning when I turned on the light to feed the main tank I noticed that my calico oranda was (dead) stuck to the intake of the FX6

    At the beginning I thought he was just stuck between the wall & intake because the mouth was fully open (heavy breathing, I thought).. but no.. he was dead. :rip:

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    I couldn't (and cannot) find any logical explanation.. He ate perfectly fine last night and was active when I turned off the lights.

     

    Even though I've been adding (main tank) water to the QT.. Im still a little scared about adding the chus this coming Saturday

     

    Any suggestions or advise???

     

    Thanks!!

     

     

    * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0
    * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
    * Nitrate level(Tank) 40-50
    * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0
    * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    * Nitrate level(Tap) 5
    * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4
    * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4
    Other Required Info:
    * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops
    * Water temperature? 76-78
    * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 125G - 5.5 months
    * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval FX6 & Eshopps WD75CS (sump)
    * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly 35-40%
    * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Saturday (Aug 1) 40%
    * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 juvies 3-4"
    * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime
    * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy soilent (and/or) Hikari red bag (morning)

    Hikari bloodworms (night) - Hikari brine shrimp (occasional)
    * Any new fish added to the tank? none
    * Any medications added to the tank? none
    * Any behavioral changes? none
    * What symptoms are being displayed? none

     

    Just to add:

    water started to look "slightly" cloudy the last couple of weeks

    I scrape off all visible algae and rinse the floss from the sump every week so I don't know why it has gotten (very little) foggy

     

    Meds: Metroplex, Kanaplex, Bifuran, triple Sufla, PraziPro, Antibioric flake food (kana), Antiprotozoan flake food (metro) & salt

     

  11. Any update on your tele?

     

    I guess I didn't say it but Paypal required all the fish to be returned to the seller for the refund to be honored, including the surviving one.

     

    It was really hard to send him back knowing that he was (most likely) gonna die in the box but when having 3 (already) dead fish

    and seeing this one with blood scales flaking off and more cysts on him I knew that I wasn't gonna be able to save him so I had no choice.. :(

  12. Thank you for your review.

    You went through a lot during all of that. :(  I'm so sorry for the loss of all of your fish.

    Thanks..

    I know.. Even when I read bad things about Tommy (after the purchase) I wasn't expecting to have 3 fish dying within a 24hr period.. that's not normal

    Such a beautiful fish dead from day one

    His fish are kept in outdoor ponds so they'll carry whatever mother nature brings

    If some of you couldn't see the (goldfish keepers) links because an account is needed..

    just PLEASE do your research prior to purchase if you're planning to..

  13. Dandy Orandas.

     

    I won't shop with any other online vendor anymore.

    Do you have an existing thread about your online (besides DO) GF experiences?

    I wonder why you said you won't go with any other online vendor "anymore" ..??

  14. Water garden gems. They are near San Antonio. Unfortunately I am in Minnesota.

    That is weird.. overnight FedEx to Minnesota will not be $200.. not even if adding a big fee for packaging 

    More like $60-80.. I don't know why are they charging that !??

     

    Water Garden is near me.. 5 of my 7 juvies are from Shane (owner)

    He gets them from Golden Phoenix (which brings them from China)

     

    San Antonio has not market for quality goldfish so Water Gems has some decent stock (at times)

    But the fish you see in the website are not longer there..

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    I am so sorry to hear what you went through. :( I'm glad you were able to get things worked out through PayPal. It just really stinks that the fish had to suffer and you had to go through all that.  :hug 

    I have a question after reading everything though, if anyone can help... 

    They found KHV at the San Diego koi show linked to this vendor. I bought a goldfish from him AT that show where there were clearly some infected stock (though it was a goldfish I bought not a koi, but I'm sure cross contamination was possible). I have not seen any sort of symptoms, but it sounds like fish can carry this without symptoms. Do you think I have cause for concern? 

    Im no one to answer your question.. I have no knowledge about KHV whatsoever

     

    however, I emailed, "r/koi jack" Chairman KCSD 2015 Koi Show with the same question, the same day my fish arrived.

    His exact answer was: "There's no reported issues with goldfish from his booth"

     

    At the same time a user (on goldfish keepers) named "blue belly" (for what I read, he's an expert) said that goldfish can carry the KHV disease and not be ill themselves

     

    That's all I can pitch in.. sorry :(

  16. Would you please give your tap and tank parameters? Is your water naturally over 7.8 pH? What water change schedule have you followed?

    My tap water is 7.4 but it gets to 8.4 after de-gas

    I got them last Wednesday so I did 25% WC on Friday, 100% WC on Sunday and 50% WC yesterday

    Now explain what you are doing to de-gas.  Just aging or something more?  Or is that what it goes to in the  tank?

     

    What about your nitrogen parameters?  Do you have KH and GH?

     

    Sorry to be a PITA with all the questions, but we do need to figure out why the fish are stressed by water change.  Did Cynthia give you information on her water change schedule and technique?  Goldfish are ultraconservatives.  They don't like change in water conditions, tanks, tankmates, schedules, etc.

    No baking soda.. just aging overnight in a separated tub with an airstone..

    Nitrites 0

    Nitrates 5 (from tap)

    KH 300

    GH between 25 & 75

    Sorry.. im at work now and didnt have time earlier to answer

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