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  1. Hi all.

    Helping my dad out on this one.

    • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) 10ppm
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) na
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) na
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) na
    • Other Required Info:

    • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master kit
    • * Water temperature? 72
    • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75
    • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Eheim 2080 450 gallon gph, Aqua clear 70 hob
    • * How often do you change the water and how much? 50-60% weekly

    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days 50%
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 6 3" tl, 2 3.5" tl
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead once a day with treats of frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp a few times a week. Peas once a week.
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? 1 month ago, this one
    • * Any medications added to the tank? on the second round of prazi
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. just prazi
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? bumps and pimples on wen.
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? normal
    The bumps and pimples appeared just after the first round of prazi treatment. Only the one fish. Could it be the Prazi killing off the flukes?

    The white stuff floating around is the prazi, second round.

    I know it seems like a lot of fish but my dad is upgrading to a 90 gallon in few weeks and he is giving me one of his ranchu!

    :thumbup2:

    Also i didn't get a chance to test his water but we are in the same area and mine is ammonia 0ppm, 0 nitrites and 0-5ppm nitrates.

    Also the eheim is rated to 300 gallon tanks. It has 6 gallon capacity for water and 12 litres of capacity for media.

    Thanks for any help.

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    http://vid29.photobucket.com/albums/c254/rookiespey/Goldfish/20160417_145216.mp4

    Ed

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  2. Hi all.

    Helping my dad out on this one.

     

    • Test Results for the Following:
      • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm
      • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm
      • * Nitrate level(Tank)  10ppm
      • * Ammonia Level(Tap) 
      • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 
      • * Nitrate level(Tap) na
      • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) na
      • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)   na
      • Other Required Info:
        • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?  API Master kit
        • * Water temperature?  72 
        • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?  75
        • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Eheim 2080 450 gallon gph, Aqua clear 70 hob
        • * How often do you change the water and how much? 50-60% weekly
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days 50%
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 6 3" tl, 2 3.5" tl
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead once a day with treats of frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp a few times a week.  Peas once a week.
    • * Any new fish added to the tank? 1 month ago, this one
    • * Any medications added to the tank? on the second round of prazi
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.  just prazi
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? bumps and pimples on wen.
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? normal

    The bumps and pimples appeared just after the first round of prazi treatment.  Only the one fish.  Could it be the Prazi killing off the flukes?

     

    The white stuff floating around is the prazi, second round.

     

    I know it seems like a lot of fish but my dad is upgrading to a 90 gallon in few weeks and he is giving me one of his ranchu! 

    :thumbup2: 

     

    Also i didn't get a chance to test his water but we are in the same area and mine is ammonia 0ppm, 0 nitrites and 0-5ppm nitrates.

     

    Also the eheim is rated to 300 gallon tanks.  It has 6 gallon capacity for water and 12 litres of capacity for media.

     

    Thanks for any help.

     

    20160417_184958.jpg

    20160417_184948.jpg

     

    http://vid29.photobucket.com/albums/c254/rookiespey/Goldfish/20160417_145216.mp4


  3. I have had renas, fluvals and eheims.

    I prefer eheims.  Just a personal preference thing.

    They are all great.

     

    To be honest though, I found the Eheims quieter.  I thought it was just the fan boys saying that when I read the reviews.  It really was true in my opinion.

    My air pump is louder than my canister.  The aqua clear may go to soon as the water falling is loud where it is.  I have to stick my ear next to it to hear it.

     

    The eheims have less flow but more media.  I read it was for longer contact with the media.

    They also use less power.

    Here is an example.  Here are the specs on my 2075:

    For Tank Size: 600 l (160 gallons)

    Pump Output: 1250 ltr/hr (330 gal/hr) 
    Canister Volume: 9.2 ltr (2.42 g)
    Delivery Head: 1.8m 
    Filter Volume: 6 ltr + 0.5 (pre-filter) (1.7 g)
    Power Consumption: 16 watts

     

     

    I just got back from vacation.  I have a 80 gallon tank with an eheim pro3 2075, aqua clear 70 (I use strictly for mechanical/water polishing).

    I have 5 goldfish ranging from 5" - 3" bodies only and 3 plecos (3", 1", 1").

    I came back after 2 weeks with ammonia at 0, nitrites 0 and Nitrate high around 30 due to no water changes.

    All the fish were happy and healthy...phew!

    I was more than happy with the performance!

     

    I also have the 2217 classic with I've had for 2 years and my buddy had before me running for 6 years relegated to back up.  But to this day, never a leak and still running beautifully.  People complain about how difficult it is to clean due to not having baskets.  I remedied that by using mesh bags for the ceramic rings and another for the ceramic balls.  Takes the same amount of time if not less than the my pro3 to clean.

    The classics are much more affordable in the eheim line up and come with media as well.  They are known for almost zero bypass due to the design.

     

    I also point my spray bar at the glass 45* down for a slight current but not enough to bother my fish.

    I clean my filter every 4 months.  Since it is for bio only I use a sponge pre filter and it stays clean a lot longer.

     

    Hope this helps.  Just another point of view.

    I read online reviews for many filters and just said forget it, I'll try diff ones lol.

    I love techy stuff like the different filter comparisons.  I even watched a tonne for youtube filter reviews just because. :)

     

    * Oh yeah forgot to say I have heard great stuff about the sunsun filters.  Best bang for the buck.  Only issue i have read was the baskets warping from the UV light if you get that model.


  4. I use a filter intake sponge stuffed into my python with a filter sock 200 over top.  Way less bubbles.  I also keep my filters off for 15 mins to let the water sit.  I found if i turned my aqua clear on right away the splashing caused more micro bubbles so I run my Eheim canister filter fist to help with gas exchange then turn my hob filter on 30 mins after the water change is complete.

     

    In my area it's the temp change and pressure that causes the micro bubbles/gas exchange.

    I was clueless until I noticed the slime coat coming off my fish from the micro bubbles.

     

    Only happens in the winter.

    Hope this helps.


  5. Hi.

    Not sure if this is to late but in my 80 gallon I use a heater controller I got from eBay.  It is an Atc-300, it was pretty inexpensive.

    I use it with my Eheim 300w heater.

     

    Keeps everything stable.  Has two plugs.  #1 is for the heater controller and #2 is for a timer like lights.

    Has a neat display as the head part of the unit isn't that large.

     

    The display is in celsius and the little temp probe is the one with the white suction cup.

     

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  6. Ok thx Helen and Koko. Should I dose the tank? At under 2" will a smaller container say 4-5 gallons work as a hospital tank? Just trying to finaggle space for another qt tank. Taryl got me thinking I should probably separate the ranchu. ????


  7. When I've had velvety, ultra-black fish like that, I would see similar whitish spots from time to time. Never amounted to anything. :idont

     

    Good to hear.  I'll keep and eye on him.

    Hard to get a better pic as he won't sit still.

     

    Thanks.


  8. Hi.

    I woke up this morning and found these strange marks on my baby Ranchu.

     

    Any ideas what this is?

     

    None of the other fish has this.

     

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    •   Test Results for the Following:

    ◦                     * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.25

    ◦                     * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0

    ◦                     * Nitrate level(Tank) 0

    ◦                     * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0-.25

    ◦                     * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0

    ◦                     * Nitrate level(Tap) 0

    ◦                     * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2

    ◦                     * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.2

    ◦                     Other Required Info:

    ▪                                       * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master

    ▪                                       * Water temperature? 24 degrees

    ▪                                       * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 80 g 

    ▪                                       * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? ahem 2075 and ac70

    ▪                                       * How often do you change the water and how much? 80% every 5 days

    •   * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days 80%

    •   * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 goldfish

    •   * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

    •   * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari lion head, NLS algae gel...once each a day (small meals).  Blood worms/brine shrimp 3 times a week.

    •   * Any new fish added to the tank? no

    •   * Any medications added to the tank? yes

    •   * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.  None

    •   * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?  2 who spots on his back

    •   * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? none

     

     

     


  9. He looks very much like my red ranchu, but I almost wonder if he isn't a strong enough swimmer to overcome his imbalance and buoyancy issues because his body is both compact and rear heavy.

    If this is the case (congenital issues exacerbated by his eating and activity) then essentially dieting him with greens is an intruiging idea. I'm looking forward to seeing if the tank issues and food change will help. He seems much happier not upside down and getting fin rot from it!

     

     

    I agree.  

    I will see if i can get a video of him scooting around.


  10. Now I get it Sharon.

     

    I will def do that for feeding.

     

    Does he look big to you?

    Just for reference for me to know.  Not sure if he is a tvr or svr.

    He's always been rather...er all about the base, if you know what I mean.

    Uh kinda J-Lo ' esque in the rear.  :teehee 

     

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