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Caretta Rose

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  1. Don’t be sorry! I’m glad I wasn’t too impulsive today and start ripping trim off. Seriously procrastinating and tinkering with the tank a lot.
  2. I did a bit more research, and apparently that middle brace is structural, and helps keep the tank from bowing! I guess I will not be removing the trim after all!
  3. This is reassuring to hear! I don't know anyone in my area to fish-sit for me. There is a local aquarium service who can feed and do water changes, but it is over $70/visit. The longest I've left my fish without feeding was 5-6 days and they seemed fine when I returned, but I DID worry the entire time.
  4. Hey guys! I really love the look of trimless tanks. I was wondering if anyone has removed the black plastic trim from their tanks. I've seen a few tutorials on Youtube on how to do this, but they all are smaller tanks (20g or less). I have a 75g I would like to remove the trim from. Will this affect the integrity of my aquarium? Is it a bad idea? Would love to hear your thoughts. I want to completely revamp the look of my tank over the winter, and going trimless is part of the plan. EDIT: Adding pics. My aquarium has these glass covers over the top, with plastic trim running down the middle. I'm not sure if the middle piece is structural or just simply to hold the glass covers in place. I want to get rid of the glass covers as well (they are looking pretty gross with a couple years worth of calcium buildup and I'm too lazy to scrape it, plus they are a pain when doing wc's). Hoping to get a couple gooseneck holders for my LED lighting since right now it just rests on the glass.
  5. Guess I shouldn’t be worried! She is a beauty and will look great in any colour. Her tankmate is a white ranchu, and I started thinking about how old couples that grow old together start to look similar..lol.
  6. She’s losing pigment. Is this normal? Had goldfish turn orange before, but not white!
  7. What qualities makes a ranchu TVR vs SVR? As a ranchu-parent myself, this never crossed my mind?
  8. Beautiful! Personally, I haven’t seen white fade, just black and grey fading to orange. Maybe those colours would actually last! Where do I get one? 😉
  9. Is this still happening? I'll add one.
  10. The lighting in my apartment today is frustrating. It's a gloomy day. First image is by the window, second is under artificial lighting.
  11. I should warn my friends tonight for NYE that my emotions mixed with wine might cause some waterworks, lol.
  12. Thanks Shannon. Been a rough day for me, I feel really terrible. I almost cried to the lady at the grocery store while picking up items to make a charcuterie tonight. I have a couple buckets sitting out right now for my next wc. I will empty out one of my big tubs and keep it in the closet, I guess. Limited for space in my apartment. I will also look into using baking soda. The other two have been doing awesome since I moved. They haven't given me any warning signs yet. Not sure why the other had such a hard time, he was always so energetic.
  13. He's gone. That was my big mistake. Happy New Year to me. Big sigh. Thread closed.
  14. I think I made a BIG mistake and might have just killed my fish. I'm fairly certain its the difference in pH that he's sensitive to. Well, I just added him to a tank fresh with LOWER pH water. He's really not doing well. This is what happens when you wake up in a panic and try to do good before you've had any coffee. I really messed up and feel pretty badly. He's leaning on one side now and barely hanging on. I'm not sure what to do, he seems to be really wanting to hang on. He's producing slime like no tomorrow and the water already smells. I can either euthanize or treat. I'm leaning towards the former. I added 1/4 tsp per 10 gal of epsom to the tank for comfort.
  15. I called around for some Metroplex, but the Ontario government banned it in stores December last year... I might be able to get some from a vet if its required.
  16. I feel awful, like maybe I'm some ignorant goldfish-torturer but this is happening again. This time to my Yuan Bao. He has never quite been 100% "normal" after I moved. I moved them on November 29th. There was a slight change in pH to where I live now. You can check out my post history for more information. Generally he's been acting listless and lost and not the energetic and funny Yuan Bao he was before I moved. I have isolated him today in a 20 gallon tank with new water, and included a sponge filter from my main tank. He is currently swelled up with slightly raised scales, bottom sitting, and not eating. D/D FORM: Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank): 0 * Nitrate level(Tank): 10-20 * Ammonia Level(Tap): 0 * 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) 6.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Please answer both brand and type. API Freshwater Master Test Kit (liquid drops) * Water temperature? If you don't use a heater, give the the air temperature. 21C (70F) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Please answer both questions. 75 gallons, running since August 4 2018. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? By the "size" of the filter we mean the gph/lph that it claims to turn over. Fluval FX6 * How often do you change the water and how much? Please answer both questions. Twice per week, ranging between 25-50% wc * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Please answer both questions: Today. 35%. Before that, it was Dec 27 and I did 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? Three. All fist-sized. Can get weights later if necessary. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari lionhead daily staple, Omega small sinking pellets on occasion, leafy greens, frozen bloodworms, and a fast day once per week. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? This includes any used recently or currently in the tank. No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This fish has not had treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? List all physical symptoms. Bloated, slightly raised scales, pale colour around the gill covers. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? List all behavioral symptoms. Bottom sitting, not eating, the total opposite of what this fish is normally like (energetic and crazy). Has not been back to 100% "normal" since the move.
  17. I’ve never heard of that before. pH changes as water sits? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. They are doing well! The Yuan Bao has perked up and is a lot more active. Still not foraging as much as the others, but definitely swimming around a lot more and getting some colour back. Eating voraciously when I feed them. I guess some just need more time. [emoji2370] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Yes, I’m outside quite a bit from spring until fall. Not much happening in the winter, unfortunately. Predominantly birds and reptiles. In central-ish Canada [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I work as a biologist with species at risk. Happens every winter, unfortunately. Good luck with your move - excited for you to get back into the goldfish hobby! It’s so fun getting prepped. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Good eye on the chewing... they just got fed! [emoji4] And thanks for the info... yeah, the low tap was a bit of a shocker, honestly. I’ll do smaller wc’s from now on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Interesting.... Tap: 6.6 Tank: 8.0 ???? Didn’t expect that tap reading. I did save some water from the previous place (~15 gal) which had a pH of 8.0 tap. Tank was at 8.2. Not a huge diff. I’m doing a 25-30% wc now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Yikes! Pregnancies, fainting, ponds freezing over... I hope everyone is doing ok through all of this! I completed my move last weekend, and boy, was it a doozy. The day after, I was completely immobile. This is the consequence of inheriting old, HEAVY furniture... and a 75g aquarium. And moving into second-floor apartments in old buildings.... For some reason I have a tendency to move in the winter time. At least my new place has a big, deep bath tub so the soaking was much needed. Now that I’m unpacked and settled, just gearing up for Christmas time now. Little stressed about it since I had my seasonal lay-off two weeks ago. [emoji31]Nothing else has lined up yet and I’m still trying to catch my breath. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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