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Lisa Crowley

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  1. OK thank you so much, Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  2. oops, I meant the 125 gallon tank, with 2 fx6s on this tank ,what do you think, would I be way over stocked, cuz I have 7 now , but thank you so much again for all your help, it's a true blessing to know that there are awesome people who are there to help, Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  3. they are going great! thank you so very much , i am so thankful it's so much easyer ,and they seem so much happier with the smaller water changes . I been doing the 10 gallons of water each day, but I keep the 35 gallon water tub filled , just to keep the ph the same , I was scared to just do it out of the tap with the sink hose cuz the ph out of tap is so very low, but just the one tub is ok, my nitrates went up tho, when I used to do the large water change once a week the nitrates would go down to 5 or 10 ppm, now they seem like it stays are 15 ppm, I have tested the nitrates out of the tap , and they are 0, I thought that just maybe something had changed in the tap water but all is still as always , do you think that I feed to much, I do feed twice aday,am and pm . I feed new life spectrum sinking pellets in the am, or if not pellets I'll mix it up with gel food inthe am , at pm I give them veggies or seaweed, or bug bites it depends on the protein of what they had the morning. I do have the 7 orandas in the 125 gallon tank, they are only around 6 inches I have 3 that are smaller , do you think maybe this is enough fish for this tank, they are all just from my local fish store , not good breeds but I love them just the same .I seen 2 more orandas that were at the pet store last night a d I felt so bad form them, I was going to buy them and put them In to a hospital tank, the ones gill was pushed back and you could see the inside of it and the other had fungus on its pretty tail, it took my everything just to walk away, but then I woke up this morning still thinking about them both , they were also about 6 inches ,and I thought that if I did get them and after they healed up and got better that it would be to many fish for the 12gallon Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  4. hello, and thank you!! Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  5. OK sounds great , thank you once again .. Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  6. I will do the 10 gallon water change every day , the only day I won't be able to do it is on Tuesday cuz I work a 16 hour shift every week, and by the time I get home I am beat and it's really late and then I half to wake up early next day, but that's the only day I won't be able to do it, this is going to be so much better and easyer for me, should I also test my tanks water each day , just to make sure that the nitrates are good and check for amonnia, just to be safe only because I am doing things diffent this time around , Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  7. that's great, thank you so very much for helping me , sorry but I am alone in all of this for the past few years one , with just reading on line and it is so confusing, and I am not good at all with doing all this stuff online trying to find someone to help me, and for good advice. I'm not to good it the whole Facebook and on line stuff today , but I am trying, thank you once again Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  8. I think I did the math wrong , it would be like 12 .5 gallons of water , each day, I would probably just keep my 35 gallon can filled up at all times, then to do the bucket pouring they get so heavy lifting them, I'm at a loss, how would you do it, what is best for the fish, what ever is thebest way for them , Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  9. so in a 125 gallon tank 10 % of that is like 20 gallons of water , or did I do that wrong lol, so I'll take out 20 gallons every day of water I do have a python hose , I'll put the new water in the can, then treat the water with prime , I'll wait for 5 minutes and them add my old pond pump to the tub to fill the tank back up, does that sound about right ,it would be nice not to have so many tubs around my house to airate the water , if I old get away with just having the one to fill when I need it would be great Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  10. OK so if I do a 10 percent water change on my tank every few days rather then every week. should I still airate my water in the tubes to do or, is it ok to just decorated the water with prime in the tank before adding my water right out of the tap. the only problem with that is the ph will still be at 6.0 out of the tap , when in my tank it's 8.0, won't that hurt my fish, and also adding prime so many times a week in the tank to decorate my water to do the small water changes , won't that be to much , cause the whole tanks volume gets treated when you add water that way, I was always told when you add tap water to a tank you need to do the whole volume of the tanks water , I treat my tubs water one before adding it to the tank, I just want to make sure I am going to do this right Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  11. I test my gh and kh once a month,, I used to do it more often but it never really changes much. but last month reading were gh 185.9 and the kh was at 136.9, and I don't remember if that was before or after the water change , I forget Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  12. hello, I tested my ph in my tank and its 8.0 my gh is 304.3 and kh is 161.1 now I also tested my taps water , and the ph is 6.0 , kh 143.2 and gh 322.2 I tested both before I went to bed . I test with the apl test kits. I do a water change once every 5 to 7 days I test the waters nitrates every 5 days.i don't let it go over 15 / 20 ppm. I used to have a bear bottom tank , and I just added plants about a month ago , now the ph after I airate the water for a few days gos up to what look like on the test card , looks like 8.0 /8.2 I can never really tell .but after a few days the ph looks like it does drop a little cause when I test a few days latter it looks to be a more of a blue of a 8.0reading on the card then a 8.2. I use prime for my decorator, and I do around 45 gallons maybe 50 gallon water change every 5 days , I feed twice a day, I have live plants and 3 pics of drift wood, my tanks used to be all bear bottom for the past few years , and all the readings have always stayed the same ,the only thing that has changed now is the ph used to always stay higher at a more of a 8.2 it never used to mobe, but since I have some small pies of driftwood in the tank with the plants it now gos to about the 8.0 after about 3 days of being in the tank , nothing else has changed been the same for the past few years, I am at a loss ,I keep my water in no toxic rubber maid tubs, a 35 gallon and a 20 gollon tub, Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  13. hello, and thank you so much for your help, my tank has been cycled for the past 3 years. nitrites 0 nitrates 10 ppm I just did a water change 2 days ago and the amonnia 0 Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  14. hello everyone, I am new here and I really need someone help to find out if iam doing things the way they should be for my fish, I only have been keeping oranda goldfish for the past 3 years, my heart had went out to them when I had seen the conditions that they were living in, I had first started out with 2, and now have 7 orandas in a 125 gallon tank . my question is , my ph out of my tap water is 6.0 we have well water here where I live in a community park, my fish tanks water ph is 8.0, so what I have been done is went out and got some rubber made tubs a 35 gallon and a 20 gallon one to do water changes with , I half to let my water sit out for 24 to 72 hours for it to hit the right ph in my fishes tanks, I have thought about useing RO/DI water , but I really don't know how to go about the buffer in the water when it needs to be added and how much and it kinda freaks me out even thinking about useing it in my fish tank , I have read so much about it , that I still don't understand what the heck I'm reading half the time, and I don't want to hurt my fish, they are doing well with the way I have been doing the water changes , it's just that it's a pain in the behind, having g big tubs all over the place , and after they are empty the water here leaves a lot of brown build up behind , I half to scrub them out each time and it isn't an easy task, the water here is very hard , my kh and gh are always good so I don't have any swings in ph, in the future I'd love to get another large tank and save some more goldfish and give them a chance at a good life if I could, but I just don't have the room for more tubs to sit around my small house for days on end, my 125 gallon tank also has 2 fx6s on it one a each end of the tank, I have the 6ft long tank , I put sponges on the out take tubes to break the water flo up so it does t blow my babies around and it has worked out great, I also have live plants low light plants nothing fancy cause I'm not that great with the plant thing yet , only been doing it about 4 months now , but it's going good , none have died yet ,so I am at a loss with the ph thing, some people say to just add condition tap water slowly to the tank and I should be ok, but the ph still won't match what's in my tank, and I don't want to take the chance of hurting my fish ,,, so am I going about doing my water changes the right way, by airation the water first for the ph to match what's in my tank , ,, I rather to do it this way then to mess with chemicals, I rather it be more natural for them , so if someone could please give me some advice I'd be so very thankful for all your advice , thanks again Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
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