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  1. Please fill out the following form as it will help us figure out what is going on with your fish. Thanks for the pics . . . Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  2. My pro had the green tubing but from what I remember you don't see the tubing in the tank.
  3. Very nice!! I love a black background/black sand/anubias tank!
  4. Cooking softens them up? What veggies?
  5. FWIW I had a 90 gallon running perpendicular to the floor joists in a then 8-10 year old house and it was fine. I think you'd be fine but I'm not the engineer. You caught on to the "I need a bigger tank" syndrome rather early in your GF career. Congrats.
  6. Vinegar. Clean with vinegar on a regular basis and it won't build up so much...
  7. If you have any thoughts on ever getting a black fish, I wouldn't do TMS as they will disappear with a black background and sand. I'm not a fan of black fish in general so I went for it. I guess I like the TMS better but that's just my personal opinion. Also I notice snail poop much more in the 40B on the lighter sand. I'm the last person to ask about canister filters as I despise them. I had an Eheim Pro something or other in the past and I will never go back to a canister. You could always do the Eheim with an HOB . . . I use 2 AquaClear 70s on my 40B and 2 AquaClear 110s on my 75. I don't use a heater except when treating certain diseases. I use an airstone. I don't know that it's necessary but I have one fish in particular who swims through it after every meal . . . She's odd. I got her from another member who is also a bit odd. I have Marineland Double Bright LEDs on my tanks. As far as plants go, you can't go wrong with anubias. The fish leave them alone and they are easy to care for. I've also had java fern which the fish also leave alone. I also have some sort of crinkly plant called crinum. That one needs to be planted whereas the anubias and java fern can be glued or rubberbanded to a log or rock.
  8. I'm back. I eat fast. Here's my 75 g with the Tahitian moon sand. The large white fish is my old lady fantail, Swimmie. And my 40B with the sunset gold with 3 ranchu Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Eggciting!!! (See what I did there?) Fries Plz
  10. and welcome to Kokos Here's my two cents on many of your questions. I would not put more than 3 fish in your tank. Ya never know how large they will get . . . Filter: With a canister filter, you need more like 5-7 times filtration vs 10 with HOBs. I'd suggest 2 smaller canisters vs one large one for ease of cleaning along with the reason you mentioned--if one malfunctions you still have another one running. Light: What type of plants are you looking to have? Decor: YOU are in luck!! I have 2 tanks with black backgrounds as I love the simplicity of them. In one I have Tahitian Moon sand and in the other I have sunset gold. I've had the TMS in my 75 g for years and the sunset gold in my 40B for just a few months. The TMS grain size is larger/heavier and therefore doesn't get sucked up as easily by the filter intake. I've had to remove the lower filter intake from my 40B as the filter was sucking up the sunset gold into the filter much more than I liked. The filter in the 75 pulls up some sand but not very much at all . . . I will post pics later as I just pulled dinner out of the oven. Fish: To a little girl, I'm not sure how "blue" a blue oranda will look . . . To me, they look more silvery blue, not Dory blue. I just wouldn't want her to be disappointed in her "blue" fish. You may get lucky and find one at a local fish store but that would be sort of rare unless you have an excellent local fish store near you. I see them on Dandy Orandas once in a while but they certainly will not be in the 1-2 inch range and will be pricey. Honestly I've been into GF for about 15 years now and the large majority of fish I"ve gotten from Petsmart. My current oldest fish is almost 8 years old, a fantail from Petsmart. Not the sexiest or most exciting fish around but healthy and strong. Ok, off to eat. I'll post pics later.
  11. Just move the filter. The large majority of BB are housed in the filter. Some of them are on the tank wall and decor/plants. Can't move the ones on the tank wall but if you have decor/plants from the old tank move them to the new tank along with the filter and you should be good. I'd check ammonia and nitrite a few days after the move just to be safe but I doubt you'll see much of a cycle bump if any . . .
  12. I'll have more thoughts depending on the results of those tests.
  13. Sorry I was gone all day yesterday. Either of those would be fine. The second one you linked is acrylic which does scratch more easily than glass . . . .
  14. Yes, the 40 breeder. It's 36 wide X 18 deep X 20ish high?... There isn't one that comes with a lid and light that I know of. I've always gotten mine at Petco's dollar per gallon sale, tank only.
  15. Lionhead. S/he doesn't have the tail tuck of a ranchu.
  16. That one doesn't have the right dimensions for a 40B. This is the one I have: http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/imagitarium-brooklyn-metal-tank-stand-40-gallons
  17. I'd get a 40B before I'd get that tank . . . It's shorter in height but the depth (front to back) is 18" vs 13". And if you put in the dimensions of a 40B into a volume calculator, it actually holds more like 45-47 gallons depending on which calculator you use . . . They are 36" wide also.
  18. I would get a KH test if you can as you'll want to be able to test it yourself (or I guess your friend since it's not your fish . . . ) until the pH is stable. For now I'd either age the water 24 hours before WCs or add baking soda. I would not do large WCs (or anything larger than 20%) for now as that fish has been through so many pH swings and meds . . . Gorgeous fish BTW
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