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  1. Thanks again Imber, lak and Glitterfish for getting back to me. Here are my readings this morning. Please bear in mind that I have changed/added new water last night. I also do not understand why the readings of my pH is different this time around, especially the tap water. Tap : pH 6.5-7.0 Ryukin's Aquarium : pH 6.5-7.0 : NO3-0 : Ammonia-0 : Temp: 27C Old aquarium with 4 GF: pH 6.5-7.0 : NO3-0 : Ammonia-0 : Temp-23C New aqiurium 0GF: pH-6.5to7.0 : NO3-0 : Ammonia-0 : Temp-30C I've placed some salt with Landi (ryukin). Most of his fins and tails are torn probably due to all the medication before the septicemia yesterday. He's not eating. His mouth is on top of the water for air though he has a lot of air in his aquarium. His water is cloudier than last night and I love him.
  2. This is the image of Landi my Ryukin this morning. I have separated him from the rest. He's been like this since yesterday and I really do not know what to do next. I believe he was the one making the water cloudy 'coz the others' aquarium is clear today without Landi with them.... Please Guys....please help....my poor Ryukin is not eating this morning or even last night..... I will do the readings right now for the pH of tap and pH of the waters of all the aquariums and get back to you right after 30 minutes
  3. Thank you all for getting back to me I knew there are some out there. My Ryukin was floating at the top of the tank between the filter and the glass of the aquarium. I think he basically stayed there so he did not have to swim or something. I did a massive water change 'coz I did not want to wait for this cloudy water to disappear. I left the water around 6.5" high so my ryukin does not have suffer from floating at the top (Can someone please tell me if this is OK? Or is this going to hurt him and the others more?) Imber: My old tank where my GF are in at the moment has been running for a little more than a year and the new tank has only been up and running for 5 days so I assume transferring the other 4 GF over is probably not a good idea? I thought I will keep the new tank up and running for at least 3 weeks first. The smaller tank has probably not cycled because I had to keep changing their water every other day due to the cloudiness that it gets to in one day. I do not know what causes this cloudiness in the aquarium but I assume it's not good for them and hence I have been making a water change of 20-40% every other day. However, this morning, I changed the whole water from the tank and scrub the whole thing from top to bottom and went back to my original chlorine remover which is made in Hong Kong. The other chlorine remover such as "Prime" and the "JBL" brands which I started using last week does not seem to make them happy (I am basically trying to have a "feel" right now with what I have been doing wrong in the past week that made this worst for my Ryukin). Since reading your reply Imber, I have put in a tablet for "septicemia" into the aquarium by Aquarium Pharmaceutical Inc. I'm going to monitor how this is going to go in the next few hours and a day. Apart from this septicemia tablet, I have added some salt into the aquarium to de-stress them. I hope putting these two together (salt and septicemia tablet) will not harm but help instead? As for the ammo-lock or ammonia-binder....I don't know if what I have is the same as what you're talking about. I have a JBL Aquarium Starter/Water Detoxifier (Biological nitrite elimination). This cleansing bacteria detoxify the water by breaking down ammonia and nitrite and breaks down the excrement of the fish and other waste. It says on the bottle that this should be used for newly established aquariums, after treating disease and after changing water. As for the pH difference between the tap and the aquarium? I have not done anything or put any on the water to raise the pH. Lastly, I will get myself a Nitrite NO2 tester. Thank you. lak: Thank you. After reading your reply, I looked at my existing filter that came in with the aquarium. It states "Oceanfree Super 1000". I've googled but cannot find any information about this filter but I am assuming now that maybe it does a 1000l/hr filtration. As for the Ammonia tester..... lak and Glitterfish: This is a drop test kits with a test tube by Nutrafin of Hagen Germany. It comes with ammonia reagent#1, reagent #2, reagent#3 and glass test tube with cap. Instructions goes like this: 1) Take 5mL sample of water to be tested 2) Add 7 drops of reagent#1, shake well. 3) Add 7 drops of reagent#2, shake well. 4) Add 7 drops of reagent#3, shake well. 5) Wait 20 minutes for colour to change and match the test colour to the closest colour on the chart. if, <1.2mg/L from colour chart, indicates ammonia level is below 1.2mg/L if, >1.2mg/L from colour chart, indicates ammonia is above 1.2mg/L, you will need a pH test kit ti determine the pH level of the water. Once you have the results of your ammonia test and your pH test, you can use the number chart to determine whether toxic ammonia is present. RED ZONE indicates high presence of ammonia in water, immediately perform 20% water change. However do not raise the pH. YELLOW ZONE indicates "critical" zone. GREEN ZONE check ammonia level regularly Because the old tank I had a reading more than 1.2mg/L (my reading was 3.7 NH3/NH4 mg/L ppm), I matched my reading to the number chart. 3.7mg/L ammonia to 7.5pH...this fell between the GREEN ZONE and the YELLOW ZONE (Green Zone=0.05 Yellow Zone=0.08) And that was how I got my result. My new tank fell on <1.2mg/L
  4. Thanks guys for helping me out... all I need is to help my fish who is in pain right now but now one answered...My fish is right on top of the fish tank...and I am not happy...sorry if I do annoy anyone...
  5. Sorry about the ammonia calculation: That is what came out but to calculate it with pH...the final result came to this: Old tank: 0.08 New Tank: 0.01
  6. This is what I have got for testing: 1. Nutrafin Aquarium Test for Ammonia (NH3/NH4) 2. Azoo pH Test (I) 3. Azoo NO3 The test result for my current tank with GF: Temperature: 27 degrees centigrade Ammonia Level? 3.7 Nitrite Level? Don't know Nitrate level? 0 NO3 Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 7.5PH Ph Level out of the Tap? 6.0 Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 80L What is the name and size of the filter/s? Comes with the aquarium (Not sure) How often do you change the water and how much? every week 50-70% How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 GF (I know its small but upgrading in three weeks) What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime/JBL Denitro Water detoxifier/JBL Biotopol for biological aquarium Any medications added to the tank? Salt/AquaPharm Quick Remedy, Fin & tail rot disease, fungus Add any new fish to the tank? No What do you feed your fish? Saki Hikari Fancy Gold Probiotics/Peas/Bread/Broccoli Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks and frayed fins on my ryukin Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, ect..? Flashing sometimes. Like he's in pain. This was yesterday, today, he's better. Water just keeps going cloudy and staying cloudy. New Fishless Tank: Temperature: 30 degrees centigrade Ammonia Level? 0.1 Nitrite Level? Don't know Nitrate level? 0 NO3 Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 6PH Ph Level out of the Tap? 6.0 Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 48gallons 2nd day What is the name and size of the filter/s? Jebo 1500l/hr How often do you change the water and how much? none as yet How many fish in the tank and their size? none What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime/JBL Denitro Water detoxifier/JBL Biotopol for biological aquarium Any medications added to the tank? None Add any new fish to the tank? No Do I need a Nitrite Tester? What do I do with my Ryukin to help him with his bloody streaks on his body? His fins and tail no longer has the bloody vein-like streaks.
  7. Kasi the only "AqauPharm" na nakita ko lang ay yung mga straight forward disease remover i.e. White Spot, Fin and Tail Rot, Fungus....etc pero wala sila ng "Melafix". Ok...cloudy na naman itong tubig...Ewan ko ba....kung kelan mag-hoholiday ako for a week, doon naman sila nagkakasakit. I just hope na maging ok ito before I go on leave on Friday. Salamat anyway...I'll keep you posted.
  8. Man Yu: Problema...tulungan mo ako. Si Ryukin ko. Remember he had some red vein stuff sa tail at sa fins niya? Well...binilihan ko siya ng gamot at today ay 4th day na. Nag ok ok ng konti ang kulay ng fin and tail niya however, yung katawan niya meron pa ring pag-blood-shot red (doon mismo sa katawan where the tail and fins are coming out...) Anyway, nakita ko, yung left hand side fin niya torn at parang nasasaktan siya dahil parang siya nagwawala. Minsan nga yung ulo niya tumatama sa aquarium. Yung gamot na inilagay ko ay ito: 1. Speed disinfectant (made in HK) for white spot, gill disease, gill parasite, velvet disease, fin and tail rot, lichen prevention and fish anemia 2. Fungus treater by AZOO 3. Only today, nilagyan ko ng salt yung tubig para hindi siya masyadong ma shock/stress What else ang dapat kong gawin? 50% water change this evening.
  9. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Bart looks sooooo cute!
  10. Congratulations! Let's see some photos, please?
  11. WOW!!! Exciting to know. My BlackMoor and Ryukin must just be over a year with me and the rest are 10 months.
  12. Thanks Selena. Love the picture of your baby there too....
  13. Beautiful tank Jen, I so envy you. How do you clean the bottom of the tank though. Big stones at the bottom and I've already got a problem....
  14. Thanks Glitterfish. More to come once my bigger tank is up and running.
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