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  1. thanks everyone for your replys so far, denniss, what i want is a good filtration system that i dont need to clean each week, and that does an excellent job of keeping water clear and fresh, at the moment i have 2 cannistera aqua 1 that i clean every six months, and dont touch other wise and i have 2 powerful internals, which work great when clean but towards end of week when they are getting clogged up the water will start to cload up abit, and the internals sponges are black, and today i had enough of dirty brown sponges, mind you just replaced them the other week, and i hosed them today to clean them, but i find these filters do a great job at not leaving any poo on the floor of my 170gallon, which is one of my main complaints, i just cant stand seeing poo on the floor or floating on top, i hate it terribly, so what i have is 13 fancy goldfish bare bottom in a 170 gallon tank, with 2 cannisters currently and 2 2200 lph internal filters, but i want more of a hassle free fliltration system that i dont need to clean very often at all, and one that will pick up waste from fish tank.

  2. lovely fish, and great tank. i also have a large tank like yours, but i'm struggling with good filtration, so just wqondering what are you using for filtration? and do you have still areas where waste gathers?? i'm looking into a commercial filtration set up that may cost hundreds, but i still have to see if it can be fitteed to my tank, this is my last option otherwise i'm getting rid of my fish, as the maintance is just killing us, trying to keep it clean, and the time it takes each weekend and daily phythoning those still areas. i also have justg 13 in my tank. looks like soon to be 12 as one fish is ill.

  3. what i have done in this situation works great, first make sure you have removed any air tubes, so your not putting more air through the filter, then if you can attatch some sponge on the filter outlet, and that will slow the water pressure, it has worked great with my two very powerful 2200 filters. but with these i also added extra tubing to the outlet so the sponges had more room to be tied tightly to the tubing.

  4. i think if you buy small younger fish you will need to look at up grading much quicker, then when you have larger older fish, i currently have 14 fancies in a 179 gallon, and my husband and i are quite prepared to by another 6 footer, for our 4 new babies, in about 2 years if we still have all our fish. all my fish are about 2to 3 years now, so they have slowed gown abit in growth size but are now maturing more, with wens and growing bigger in width, but the babies are only 2 inches so they still have quiet abit growth left, until they start to slow down, that is why in about 2 years i will be able to see if i need another bigger tank.

  5. wow what a beauty a very stunning fish you have, i just have a few questions, when you keep them out then bring them in, does it stress them going to not natural lighting and to a tank home? where people can look in and walk past ect, also when you bring them in does there colouring fade as they dont get natural uv rays? also how it is summer there, and you have brought him in will he fade much quicker?? as he has been out and now coming in. just wondeing about these few things.

  6. cool, i have two canisters, running on each side with two very powerful internals, that i had to put some extra tubing on the outlet, and put a sponge on the end to slow it down abit, as the fish were getting thrown about, fantail, my tank is 6foot long and 2ft wide and 2ft high. i dont think it's that big anymore, as your fish get much bigger, the tank looks heaps smaller, i'm thinking in the future, when my four new babies get fully grown i may need to get another big one, and seperate half in each. very low maintanence, even my non fishy husband now, cleans my tank for me, when i'm to busy, we use a filter pump to pump water back in tank when water changing and we just have a long hose to phython water out, so it is very easy :)

  7. can your pets stay with a family member or friend?? i would get them off your property, dogs and ctas can stay at kennels and catterys, your fish and mouse, i would leave with a nighbour or friend or family get them out of house and keep them out for a few days, i also wouldnt be living in a house that has been fumagated, i dont care how safe they say it is. i know it's all rubbish all poisons are damage to humans as well. pls stay out.

  8. with what i have experienced with my own fish is, my ryukin is a big gentle man, he is sweet and never rough with any of my fish, he never nudges ect during feeding or in relaxing or sleeping ect. now i have also been abit jinx with blackmoores i owned afew when i was younger and they all died, but that was when i didnt know anything about fish, i now have as small 1 inch blackmoore been with me 2 weeks today, he is strong and anice strong type with good width top to bottom of girth. so i'm confident this guy will be ok, he even had abit of trouble with my male bristlenose with the bristle nose attcking him during feed time, and a few scales went missing, but i sold mr bristle last week, i just kept my quiet female. then my ranchu that i have he has also been a gentle big sweet boy as well, the only thing he does is he will nudge anything with his head if it is the way of hidden food, thats hidding in the corners, his very good at finding 5 min left over snakes in the corners, maybe thats why his a big boy?? with my fish the only one i have seen nibbling on my fish was my orange oranda, and his been told 1 more strike and his out, but his lovely tail always, gets me and i say give him another go. he has on 2 occasions given my big fat slow male ping pong ball pearlscale a few nibbles and as they dont have scales, they very quickly bruise up with blood under there flesh, but he does repair very quickly. so orange oranda be careful i'm watching you boy,. so back to the question, get which ever you find nicer on the day of purchase as they both will do well, i keep all those together with lionheads and celestial and other handicapped eyes a telescope calico and a butterful talescope. and they all do fine for food, just make sure they are growing and theres bellies and full:)

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