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So many of you longtime members may remember me. I have kind of gotten out of goldfish keeping after almost 25 years. I have moved two times and still had massive issues in the last three years. I have gone from rock to sand to no substrate, completely started my tanks over...gone city and well water and for the last three years I keep getting squishy stomachs, ulcers, floaty issues and death in my fish. I mean I have bought whole new tanks and filters and started 100% over and still it happened. I have medicated, salted, dipped, quarantined, stressed, cried done 25% water changes, 100% water changes, 50%...daily or weekly and watched my parameters like a hawk. After much debate because to be honest I truly miss keeping fish I have wondered if maybe anyone else has noticed these issues when they switched to all enclosed canister filtration? Back when I had hang on the back filtration I never EVER had problems. The only die off I experienced was from power outages and lack of oxygen for 3 days even with me blowing water into there...or over water change shock. I am no scientist on bacteria...but since my issues seem to diagnose to bacterial infections and I have even bought brand new filters with built in UV lights, started all over and lost all my new fish within 6 months to the same type of symptoms. WHAT THE HECK?? I like the enclose filters because it eliminates the gunky hang on the back filter smell but maybe not having access to oxygen or being open running water it develops some other kind of harmful bacteria?? I don't know after three years of trying EVERYTHING...It is the only thing I can think to change but before I eliminate my canister filters and restart a stock tank pond or new tank I thought I would ask Koko's what they think?