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  1. Oops sorry lol but thanks I just wanted to make sure it was ok b/c they stuck all over the fish too and they didn't really act weird or anything but I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't cause breathing problems Well that makes for easier water changes at least lol I will go and try to find that other post too thanks
  2. Hello I just have a question about bubbles in the water. When I do water changes I get a bunch of bubbles in the water and on the fish and I know that can't be good for them (at least I don't think it is) so I have been putting water in a bucket letting the bubbles go out then pouring it in the tank which wouldn't be a problem but it takes forever to refill 50-75% of an 80g tank lol sooooo is there something wrong with the water or is there something I can do to get rid of the bubbles so I can refill using my python? Thanks
  3. java fern Is fine with salt b\c it is a brackish water plant I have some in my one tank that has a salinity of 1.006 and it is doing fine alot of plants can tolerate more salt than you think
  4. i have never heard the loaches make noise i will have to listen next time i bag one up but i have heard other fish like pictus catfish and iridescent sharks both make a noise and you can feel the cup vibrating if they are in a cup of water.
  5. ok but substrate isnt absolutly neccessary? i only have 3 goldies right now but was thinking at the most 5 goldies and 2 loaches in the 80g? would thise be ok? thanks
  6. oh cute i was thinking of getting a few to help clean up the extra food on the bottom of my tank(and b/c they are cute lol) but would they do ok in a tank with out gravel? my tank is bare bottom and i do not want to have gravel, at least not anytime soon and i wasnt sure if they would be ok without gravel or not? and they need 10g a peice? oh well i have an 80g so i have plenty of room lol thanks
  7. is this a good brand? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3602 and which one would i need i have an 80g tank i already have an aqua clear 110(500gph) and was going to get another but thought instead i would get a canister filter what is the rule for gph and canister filters? i know with hob filters you need 10x filtration is it the same for canister filters? i have heard you only need 4x filtration with them also what kind of maintenance do they need? do you change anything? how often? also i noticed on the package of the one i was thinking of getting said it does 300 gph but it said when it was full of media it only does 160 mph so does it not count b/c it only matter what the total gph is? i was thinking of getting the xp2 which would be enough for the tank alone pretty much if the 4x filtration is true anyway any tips would be great thanks
  8. thanks everyone they all seem to be doing great and the funny part is that gumball the biggest one seems to be the most stressed b/c the whole move lol but they are all eating looooooved the spirilina flakes i gave them last night but were a bit more wary of the gel food but did finally eat it silly guys lol so far they all seem to hang out together mostly except squirt who is a little adventurer swiming everywhere exploring the tank lol and i graduated from lexington high school too in 2007 i have lived in lexington since i was 5 b/c my mom wanted me to go to a great school lol
  9. hello i just got my new goldies today (i have had goldfish in the past 2 beautiful huge babies that were spoiled rotten unfortunatly died when our power went out for a week while we were on vacation and i wasnt there to save them ) anyway i finally feel ready to get back into goldfish i was so excited i made them some gel food last night(like i used to make for my other guys) i just wanted to post some pics of them and their tank here is their tank it is an 80g no decorations b/c of the bubble eye which is also why the intake tube is covered in foam lol here are the new babies all together getting their salt bath gumball-(think it is a girl but not sure) everyone else is just a guess but her vent looks like a girls from what i can tell lol coco-(might change this but hope he keeps his chocolate color but he probably wont lol) pearl-(she has a little wen beggining to grow what kind of pearlscale does that make her?) bubbles-always wanted a bubble eye and will be sure she gets enough food but so far she has been eating like a champ lol simba-(i really hope he keeps these colors but if not oh well) and here is squirt- he is my problem guy i saw him at the store and i just couldnt pass him up for some reason his tiny wen has grown entirely over his right eye it doesnt seem to be bothered by it though he eats very well so idk here is is pic of his eye also just to add this tank is fully cycled(has been since june long story a friend was borrowing it for his fish(kept it at my house) until he could afford a 200g for his fish he found that were geourgous and didnt have anything to keepthem in so i said i would keep them in my 75 until he got his tank set up(they were just little oscars when he first got them and by now they are 7 inches lol so they are now moved up and i get a cycled tank lol) anyway those are my new babies and i am soooooo excited what do you all think?
  10. thanks and yes i did make sure of that the first store i went to didnt have anything with out the anti caking so i had to go the entire way into town(still not as far as the petstore though lol) oh the things we do for our fish
  11. ok i will run down to the gorcery store and pick up some pickling or kosher salt i have still had fish but i just got back into goldfish i used to have 2 i really loved and spoiled rotten and we went on vacation one year and our power went out for a week and i lost them b/c i wasnt home to do anything about it so i just figured i wouldnt get back into goldies for a while and now i have decided i am ready to i am so excited and i think i picked out some beauties lol ill post pics as soon as i get them in the tank and get a tank shot too i didnt figure marine salt would be ok but i thought i waould ask anyway lol
  12. i still usually pull at the orniments out b/c we either have VERY VERY tiny african ciclids that can go around them easier or we have REALLY large ornaments that take up so much room you have to remove your net from the tank just to put it on the other side lol buenos ares tetras are also pretty difficult
  13. hello i just got my new goldfish today i am so excited(pics will come soon lol)anyway before i add them to the tank i always like to give them salt dips just to make sure they dont bring anything home (i dont have any gf before today so i dont need to quarentine, i just got back into goldfish i miss them so much) anyway i was at 2 petstore and forgot to get aquarium salt i know there are a few other kinds you can use but i cannot remember what they are also is marine salt ok to use for salt baths? i have that b/ of my brackish tank so if it is that would be great lol thanks also i dont really have to do a salt bath i guess i just like to to make sure they are not bringing anything nasty home(i cant actually see anything though) thanks
  14. i work at a petstore and i think the worst thing to catch are african ciclids giant danios hmmm a few others i cant think of but those are super duper fast lol plecos arent bad but the chinese algea eaters are lol
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