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  1. My family is fine with regular water changes. It's not that big of a hassle since all they have to do is use the python. I originally wanted the tank to be bare bottom but my family insisted on gravel. Plus, they refuse to let me take it out. So....I'm screwed. lol
  2. Any idea to decrease the frequency of vacuuming the gravel will be appreciated.
  3. No, I currently have cannister filters for filtration.
  4. Not sure if anyone asked this but I am trying to cut down the problem of vacuuming gravel for feces. I live away from home due to college and I want to minimize the maintainance of my 72gal for my family as much as possible since it is my tank and I am the only one hardcore enough to take care of it like a baby. So I searched online and found an article about undergravel jets. http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ug_jets.php This is made with cichlids in mind but would it be possible to put with my goldfish? The current described in the article may be too strong but I think i can adjust that by getting weaker pumps or adding more outlets to diffuse the power. Also would it work for goldfish? The bio-load is a lot different so I am not sure if it would work as effectively. Does anyone have experience with this project or any insight to minimize the vacuuming please let me know. Thanks!
  5. I am having trouble sexing my fish. I have one ryukin who has developed breeding stars so I know it's a male. This ryukin, however, does not chase the other fish at all. The other fish have pimple things on the pectoral fins but nowhere else. I tried the anal opening method but the spots on the leading pectoral fin is throwing me off. One of my ranchu has the white pimple sticking outward anal opening which is suggesting its a female, but, again, the pectoral fins are confusing me. I have trying to breed for a long time with no success what so ever. I am afraid I may have all males in my tank. Can anyone shed some light?
  6. That sounds interesting. I will definitely check on that. Right now, i set up a tank full of water outside with a thermometer. I am testing to see how much the water T changes. I will do this for probably a week and it sound give me a pretty good idea whether outdoor pond/tank will be a good idea. BTW, i want to raise some top view type of fancy goldfish. My family doesn't like Koi, so i'm going to stick with goldfish.
  7. it actually doesnt get real cold, probably the lowest is around mid 40F. But the temperature fluctuates quiteit bit. The day could be around 70 and at night it'll be around 40F. I use to have a really small 40gal outside housing around 4 4 inch fish and they didnt survive long. I kept track of the temp. of the water and saw that it would drop quite a few degrees within hours.
  8. I am planning on building a pond, but a concern i have is that the temperature here fluctuates quite a bit. It stays around 65F during the day but can drop to around ~40F at night. I want to know if there is some sort of heater or filter with a heater than can keep the temperature constant or at least not have it drop too much. I have not been able to find one, except for de-icers. The pond will probably be around 100-300gal. since i am going with a the cheap rubbermaid stock tank method. I doubt i can rely on the more water = less temp. fluctuation method. Thanks for any info.
  9. I have tried everything, but green water keeps returning to my tank. I've pretty much decided to turn to UV to help kill the algae. I personally don't mind the green but my family does, so i need to do this for them. My questions are: 1. Will the UV destroy the algae that grows on the tank glass. 2. I have a 72gal. tank, what wattage would i need? 3. What is a recommended UV sterilizer. Since i'm getting one, i want to get a good one that also kills bacteria and parasites. Thank you for the help!
  10. Yea I've been trying that but for some reason, i'm not able to get to the checkout page. The page will reset and empty the shopping cart. I was hoping someone could give me a rough estimate.
  11. Dang...I wanted to purchase this at a LFS so i can read the packet and decide if it is a good choice for me. Does goldfishconnection.com charge tax? Approx. how much i shipping?
  12. Is this product only available through online sites? I have not been able to find this product at my local LFS.
  13. I don't think they have those brands in my LFS. They do carry mostly hikari and San Francisco Bay brand stuff. Can anyone recommend?
  14. i saw one type at the LFS but i'm not sure if it's for goldfish. It's hikari mega algae. I think it's for marine fish.
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