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YesseGriffen

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  1. (Sorry for posting so many comments like this, it won't let me edit...) Welp, woke up today and him found not responding anymore, and he was on his side and his eyes were bloody :(. I tried to help him out, I think I did a good job until I realized the age of the fish, but everything has to die. Thank you all for helping me out,  if I ever get a goldfish again and it has problems or I just need help, I am for sure coming back to this site, you all seem to really care for your fish! :) 


  2. Well, do you think I may need to euthanize him? Currently he is just on his side breathing heavily, just about any little push puts him on his side because he has no strength it looks like... Never knew old fish acted like this, but then again I'v never been in this hobby enough to see an old fish till now. :( If I have to euthanize I will try to pick up clove oil and do that method since I'v heard it's the most humane way.


  3. Well, I don't know if this is the main priority, because the PH seems to be stable now. He is very inactive, I was cleaning the tank a second ago and he flipped on his side from a movement in the water but has flipped back over. He is also breathing a lot more.


  4. Yep, 10 years old and a fancy type. And from what I have heard being in a crappy tank can limit it's longevity, and from what I was saying I got this fish from a friend who kept the poor thing in a 4 gallon with blue cloudy water. I can't get KH readings simply because I don't have a tester. I am going to the fish store tomorrow because I am setting up a new tank and I am going to get plants for the tank, I could possibly get a KH tester if I remember.


  5. Took the rock out. I don't have too much gravel in there. The goldfish wasn't my first fish in the tank and I thought I had way too little gravel in it. But if I need to remove some I will probably do it.  Note in the past week or so I have seen him go up to the top of the tank and grab food it looked like. Every time I walk into the room he is normally always in a new position. Here is a 10 sec clip on the goldfish just hanging out, if this shows anything. (Btw the loud filter in the background is my 55 gallon)

    https://streamable.com/gf56e


  6. Lice rock, and sorry for late response. Lice rock for freshwater. Well now that I look it up I can't even find results for it... Here is a picture, I am pretty sure it was called something like lice rock, I haven't bought it in a while forgot the name I guess.

    It normally is white, but most of this was in a tank that I used some medication on.

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  7. The carbon pads I try not to replace, unless they fall apart. But two weeks ago I did change the carbon pad for some dumb reason and it probably started the cycle again :(. And I don't know how old the carbon pad is because I just took it out of another tank. The pad is about 6 months old as old as the tank. I don't know if it's an ammonia remover. 


  8. OK so I did a water change and here is what it was like

    I tested the PH of the tap and tank and the ammonia of the tank before the water change

    - PH tap - 7.6

    - PH tank - 7.0

    - Ammonia tank - .50 :(

    So I did a lot in this water change

    - I replaced my media in the 20. I replaced the media about 2 weeks ago (Really dumb of me) Because I thought there was a problem in it.... So today I replaced it with media in 55 gallon tank (My 55 gallon is going really well and the media in it is full of good bacteria :D) So I did that, because the 20 gallon has one media slot and the 55 gallon has 2 so it was perfect.IMG_20171216_190554.thumb.jpg.08b43543bc247b627f560a614912e6e6.jpg

    - I also removed about half or 1/3 of the anacharis in the tank and one rock. I managed to get rid of some dead plant matter is looked like.

    - Did about a 40% or so water change.

    Then I tested the PH after the water change of the tank.

    - PH of the tank - 7.6 :) 

    I had a good feeling about this and I still do, I hope this works.

     

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  9. Last water change from this week

    Ammonia - .25

    Nitrites - 0

    Nitrates - 10ppm

    PH - 6.6 

    Idk if this is why but maybe since I'v done the water changes it's been lowering? Just a thought. 

    And I am testing the water before each water change.

    I'll fill up my test tube again and test it.

     

     

     

     


  10. Well, I tested the water for #4 and the results are -

    Ammonia - .25

    Nitrites - 0

    Nitrates - 10ppm

    PH - 6.4

    And the PH for the tap water is 7.6 and was still 7.6 after 24 hours but looked a little bit lighter not enough for it to change. I have heard of putting in baking soda in the tank can increase the PH, well putting it into the new water and letting it dissolve. Should I? 

    Water tested for #5 is -

    Ammonia - .50 (Idk if I messed up on the testing or what I am confused on why it is this high :/)

    Nitrites - 0

    Nitrates - 10ppm

    PH -6.4


  11. If you guys want an update on it here are the first 3 water changes.

    Water change 1: Didn't record data

      Water change 2:

      Ammonia - .50

      Nitrites - 0

      Nitrates - 30ppm

      PH - 6.4

         Water change 3:

         Ammonia - .25

         Nitrites - 0

         Nitrates - 10ppm

         PH - 6.0


  12.  I am also using drops not the strips. And the nitrites are 0 for the tap water. The nitrates are 0 as well for the tap water.  I clean my filter media every water change, I dump the media and the bio-holders in the dirty water from the water change. One question, so would this aquarium salt be ok? I have never used aquarium salt so I want to know if this one would be fine too use. 1f789e66-f8cd-473f-b9a6-b5aea1f32d2c_1.c

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