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  1. Thanks for the link Ranchu. I am wondering if hooking up UV lights above the tank would have the same effect?

    Fredct - Where I live, there are no such things as a local pet stores. I can get a pH test and an Ammonia test here. Closest fish/pet store type deal is about 5 hours or so away. If I could test my parems, I deff would! This is generally the main problem. Cape Breton is an isolate rock.

    So setting up a spare tank tonight for the fishes, if and when I find them. I have to run a hose out and in to empty/fill my tank, and by the time the water reaches proper temp and what not. Geez. <rolls up sleeves>

  2. I tried the frequent water changes, it seems to make it worse! I changed, over the course of a week, about 150% of the water after I was out of the hospital, even though that is the only time I saw fish in there... and after about a week, pea soup. I was thinking that because the water changes seem to feul the algea... I might have a mineral or something in the water or some thing it likes? I will try to do a water overhaul, and see if this helps. Maybe a massive water change all in one day would choke it out. Cycle crash mayhaps... at least ammonia is easier to deal with. Thanks muchly guys :)

    Ill put some baby pics up in community if yas want, lol - not that i mind showing her off!

  3. I tried looking in previous posts, but all I am seeing is how to maintain a pea soup green tank. My tank maintains itself, so this is not a problem for me. However, for all the benifits of a green tank, the fact I have a huge tank in my living room full of green water, and not a fish in site, is kind of bringing me down. When I had my daughter and was in the hospital, and on bedrest prior to that, my poor tank didnt get a water change for the better part of 4 weeks, lo and behold, I had fish again! I changed the water 25% a day for a week, and after 2 days, pea soup. And since my Pleco died of unknown reasons, the tank has gotten worse, as there is now a film on the glass. While this might be a blessing to some, I hate it, so how do I make it go away? I leave the lights off, and the tank is out of the sunlight. - Meg

  4. they grow over two feet in length. plus they can fit a human fist in their mouths. They cant see all too well and do strike out if some thing nibbles at them, and they will leave quite the gash on whut ever that may be. Sure they may be cold water, but the size, feeding habits, and salt quantity in the tank all suggest they are terribley uncompatible, methinks the site gave out some bad info if they listed goldies as right proper tankmates - Meg

  5. Oh my, after a long <and hard> 4 month Kokos withdrawl, i have returned!

    So i am now in the process of setting up a 60 gal long tank for my goldies, the cycling is taking forever, so i bought two dainos (sp?) today to help it along, whut crazy fish they are, theyve been zipping round my tank full tilt for the last 4 hours. But anyways, this tank is massive, some 4 feet long and 18 inches wide, 3 high or something? The filters put out about a 750-770 gph turn over, and it has the nicest stand i have ever seen. The whole set up cost me about 350$ Canadian (taxes out), which is a great deal round these parts. The tank is on the second floor of my 120 y/o house, and im waiting for it to fall through the floor, though i've taken as many precations as i can think of.

    Well, just wanted to leave a little shout out about my absence, and if any one can think of any thing i can do to hurry my cycle along, or secure my tank, it would be very much apreciated :) - Meg

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