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Sieta

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  1. Here are some more pics <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sigphotos/media/IMG_20150920_115122.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/sigphotos/IMG_20150920_115122.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20150920_115122.jpg"/></a> <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sigphotos/media/IMG_20150920_115114.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/sigphotos/IMG_20150920_115114.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20150920_115114.jpg"/></a>
  2. I was thinking bacterial from the cloudy eye and the poop, I know they both can be signs of bacteria. And it all could be leading from the water quality. If I don't have to medicate that's great. There are no sharp objects in the tank at all for cuts unless it could have been scratched by the sand itself (pfs) and then I would think it unlikely that two of them were scratched. I also didn't jump to parasites because the last true foreign introduction to the tank was some frogbit from well over two months ago. I did recently add the Ramshorn Snails but they were from another of my own tanks without issues.
  3. No point to keep going... Tests after the third change shows 0. (This one I had done a 90%) Im thinking the cause of the nitrate spike is where my water softener and well water was acting up last week? Normally at the very end of the week they are 40ish. And I never skip a week. Aside from the water changes, the cloudy eyes and white stringy poops.. To me it seems like bacteria but id rather have some collaborations on that in case I'm wrong and it's a fungus or parasites? What would the recommended treatment to start with be? Salt or jump right to meds?
  4. Just now finished with the third change, pre-change they were still between 20 and 40.
  5. Sorry I meant ph was between 7.2 and 7.6 in the tank. I haven't tested the tap ph in awhile. I've already done two water changes this morning, the nitrate reading was before those, I'm getting ready to test them again. To see if I need to do another. Thank you. I just hope I can get my guys back healthy.
  6. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 60-80 (it's a day past water change day) * Ammonia Level(Tap)0 * Nitrite Level(Tap)0 * Nitrate level(Tap)0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.2 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: not sure * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API liquid drops * Water temperature? 71 degrees * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gal 7 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aquaclear 70 x 2 and a double sponge. * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly between 60-75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 8 days @ 60% until this morning. (I've done two changes this morning of 70%. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 Fancy Goldfishall around palm sized, 4 nerite snails and some small Ramshorn. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Mixture of nls thera a, algae max, and hikari lionhead twice a day * Any new fish added to the tank? Some Ramshorn Snails from one of my other tanks * Any medications added to the tank? None yet * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None they have always been healthy with the exception of a tumor on one guy shortly after I got him but it went away within a couple days. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? All great with the exception of this eyes this morning and some very pale poop this week. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Active, no fin clamping or sitting, great appetites. About a month ago I removed all the plants and transferred to other tanks, with the exception of two swords that I returned in dirted bowls to the Goldfish tank. This was the first nitrate spike I had.... I have reduced feeding. Everyone has been perfectly active and happy until this morning when I gave them their breakfast I noticed the white cloudy eye on stripes I believe he had the odd poops earlier in the week too... Upon closer inspection the left eyes of at least one more of my guys is turning cloudy as well would the recommended treatment be aside from increased changes? <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sigphotos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_115056.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/sigphotos/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_115056.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20150920_115056.jpg"/></a>
  7. Has anyone used Black Diamond Coal slag 30-60 grit extra fine for sand in a Goldie tank. I've read alot about it and I picked some up because I would like a new look for my goldie tank (I currently use pool filter sand) I've seen mixed reviews but I would like to know if anyone has actual personal experience with this specifically in a Goldie tank. It is definitely MUCH more fine than my current pfs.
  8. Apparently alot of people do... The 2 Petco employees who were handling our exchange stated "you bought a tetra didn't you" and "sigh...yep tetra" as soon as we stated the issues for the return. They went on to tell us that's why this sale is happening now and running for so long. They are trying to get rid of all the tetra because they have had so many similar problems with them. I must say I wish all three could have been aqueon that we bought, that one feels so much higher quality than the tetra.
  9. Heads up, the original tanks I bought were all tetra. They only had 10 and 15 in aquaon. However once we got home one of the 40 had to be taken back (chipped and silicone peeling) When they exchanged it they gave us the aqueon brand as a replacement that they did NOT have out on the floor and would not give us when we initially purchased the day before.
  10. Well I now have 2 40 breeders and a 20 long sitting in my garage
  11. So I have from now until Sunday to convince my husband that I NEED a 40b... Wish me luck!
  12. I really wish they included 75 and up in these sales!
  13. Yeah that's one reason I'm determined to stick with it, my one little ryukin was sick straight from the shop showing early signs of swimbladder problems. Even with a heavy and varried veggie diet she still had trouble and the other three outgrew her by twice her size or more until I tried this stuff. She does great on it and now she has almost caught up to the others with it.
  14. Ooh I hadn't even thought of cutting it into tiny bite size chunks. I'll try it, thanks
  15. Thanks for the confirmation guys!
  16. Title says it all, I'm having issues with new life spectrum algae gel making my water cloudy. I have mixed it up by itself and with Hikari lion head formula added in. Both ways as soon as the fish start biting chunks off the water gets super cloudy. Has anyone else had this problem?
  17. That's what I'm thinking or maybe even a mix breed from a pond etc..He was the weirdest looking Goldie I had seen, that's what drew my husband to him. He has two different colored eyes and looked like a triangle with fins when we first got him.
  18. I got this guy about two months ago from my local fish store. He was labeled as a fantail but it almost looks like he is developing a ryukin hump to me. What do you guys think?
  19. I agree with many of the other posts, if you want a hardy fancy, fantails are the way to go. I have 3 of them myself. My avatar pic is one of them.
  20. Honestly the root tabs are more for what kinds of plants you have, the java ferns and moss etc don't really need them but the heavy root feeders like swords do.
  21. I just use pool filter sand, but that's mainly for price. 10$ for 50pounds. Of course I have to use root tabs with it.
  22. This tank is now algae free! I didn't have to kill it off it died on it's own with the addition of two riparium type planters. Thought I'd post the update. I ended up adding two hanging planter boxes. Both with peace lilys. (My Husband dipped the anacharis in peroxide before I could tell him to only dip a test piece) and killed the whole batch. I have one completely bare stem I'm trying to save but it's not looking so well. We were trying to decide where to put the new crypt plants and we were just afraid we were taking up too much floor space for the fish so we decided to do the planters to leave some substrate for the fish to dig in. But it worked . I'll post a pic when I get time.
  23. I may be wrong as to how other people use the term but personally I also consider low tech as meaning no co2 injections. I do use metricide liquid dosing for co2, and root tab ferts and still consider myself low-tech because I don't actually have a co2 injection setup running straight to my tank.
  24. With the stingray all my low light plants have done great,I've stuck to low light, goldfish friendly plants. Ludwiga repens, java ferns and moss, amazon swords, water wisteria, rotala, and even red Ruben, banana plants. (but you don't need any special lighting for java ferns or moss at all.) The only plants I've had trouble with were ludwiga palustris. But I'm low tech as well and hear this one can be finicky anyway.
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