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  1. Thank you for the information. I shall look for alternative filtration.
  2. Appologies for the delayed response. My filters have been notorious for clogging up within 5 days and bypassing the cartridge, please reference photo. I read the website you referenced, great information. Thank you. I have been feeding my comets goldfish flakes. I turn my filters off to keep flakes from being sucked into them and clogging my cartidges even more. You had mentioned changing water to dilute ammonia, up to 100%. Wouldn't you have to reestablish your tanks nitrogen cycle if you changed all of your water? My information thus far has came from the internet. I have definitively came to the conclusion that the internet is a terrible source. 300 people give their input and there are 300 different ways to do this. As of late, I have been speaking with a local aquatics speacialist. My current tank status. We donated 2 of our comets to a local aquatics pet store. We are going to donate the 3rd (6") comet tomorrow and only stuck with the single Ryukin (5") until the tank reestablishes. It has been 2 days since my last water change. 20% water change with a thorough gravel siphon. I added Prime and Stability (local aquatics speacilist recommendations as to what to add at every water change). The tank became extremely foggy (white fog). Today, the tank has cleared up fairly significantly, but there is still white fog that remains. Nitrites read around .25 ppm, Nitrates read around 30 ppm and Ammonia reads around 4 ppm. I added AmmoLock to make the ammonia non-toxic while the tank finishes its cycle.
  3. The tank was set up and sat for a week after adding bio-boost before adding any fish. I had problems with my filter cartridges bypassing water after 5 days, so I would change the cartridge out. It took quite a few weeks for this to happen. On my last water change, I added the emergency dose of Prime and normal dose of Stability. I also rinsed my cartridges in a water/Prime mixture to saturate my cartridge with Prime. Plan now is to continue to rinse my cartridges in said mixture to try and help my filters last longer.
  4. Thank you for the reply. I'll try my best to answer your questions. * Ammonia Level(Tank) now 0 ppm, was as high as 1.0 at one point * Nitrite Level(Tank) now 0 ppm, was as high as 5 at one point * Nitrate level(Tank) now 0 pp, was as high as 20 at one point * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Gh 0, Kh 240, no idea on chloramines * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Gh 0, Kh 240, no idea on chloramines Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops API 5 in 1 strips and API ammonia drops * Water temperature? 73° * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 37 gallons, 3 months. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon powerful 50, 2 running continuously accept when feeding. * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 4-5 days days, 25-30%. Recently did a 60% to dilute nitrites and an 80% because i feared I introduced a disease when I added live plants. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days ago, 80%. Added Prime and Stability to reinitiate bio. * How many fish in the tank and their size? Comets (2) 4.5" (almost dead??, quarantined in separate 5 gallon aquarium) and 4", Shebunkin 6", Ryukin 5". * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Have been using API aquarium salt and Bio-Boost. Recently started using Seachem Prime and Stanility (much better and faster results). * What do you feed your fish and how often?Tetra goldfish flakes and Omega One shrimp pellets. Was 2 daily, recently decreased to once daily. * Any new fish added to the tank? No. * Any medications added to 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. Bio-Boost at water changes. Recently used Prime and Stability. Did emergency doses per directions (dropped nitrites and nitrates to 0 ppm overnight) as well as salts (currently daily). * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? 3 fish are acting almost normal 10p% of the day. One comet shows no physical signs of illness. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? One comet stays at bottom of aquarium with rapid gill movement. Will occasionally freak out and dart across the aquarium and run into something knocking himself out. Afterwards he lays stuff and twitches with no gill movement for a minute the jerks back to life and lays at the bottom on his side again.
  5. Comet goldfish was subjected to high levels of nitrite and is now acting very strange. Lays still for a while with rapid gill movement. Then will spazz out and shoot across the tank. Sometimes knocking himself out. Nitrites and nitrates are now at 0 ppm but his weird activity persists. Is there anything I can do to help him recover?
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