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    We're getting a new fish! Coming tomorrow! This guy: http://www.goldfishn...ils.asp?i=6970.

    So I set up the quarantine tank tonight in preparation - bust out the old 29 gallon. Wipe it down with water and a paper towel, put it on the kitchen table, fill it all the way up, 5 gallons at a time.

    Take one of the Aquaclears from the 50 gallon, make sure there's some cycled biomedia in there...

    Put some plants in for cover, weigh them down...prime the Aquaclear...let's run it overnight!

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    Anyone catch what I missed?

    30 seconds later - !!! - I forgot to add Prime!

    Gahhhhhhhhh.........

    Added it in, right in the filter, and some extra in the tank. Bah. Really kicking myself. Oh well - we'll just have to do some more water changes in the next week and a half.

    Pictures - tomorrow!

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    Today we got the letter from our local government that we are allowed to do the renovations we requested.

    That means a big kitchen, a big bathroom, ... , and a Fish Room !!

    :carrot::carrot::carrot:

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    I finally made my decision on which stock tank to use for my pond. I originally was pondering on the Rubbermaid 100 gallon. After reading several bad reviews on that particular tank, I decided to go with the 150 gallon. Normally I don't pay attention to reviews, it's mainly filled with nonsense. Really wish I had the room for the 300 gallon. Back to the topic. I picked up the tank from Tractor Supply, Added the river rock and filled it up right away. By the the time it was done filling the bulkhead was already leaking.

    I didn't really feel like hauling it back to Tractor Supply. You would think it would be an easy fix, maybe it wasn't fastened tight enough. Know matter how tight I turned the knob the leak continued. Second idea was to re-tape the nut. No luck there either. Tried many different times, went through a whole roll of tape. At this point I was getting really frustrated and the hot weather wasn't helping either. I did some more searching, seems the 150 gallon has some bad reviews on the leaking issue.

    Finally came up with an idea. Fill the hole of the bulkhead with aquarium silicone. 2 days later, no leaks and everything is fine now. Only draw back is that the plug can never be used, which I had no plans to use it anyways. What a big headache. Glad its over and now, just waiting to get the fish.

  1. Narny105
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    Finally, after four cycles of prazi and a great QT cycle, I decided to move Mr B into the main tank with Momo and Bubbles. The last cycle of prazi finished this morning, so I did a large 70% water change on both the main and QT tanks and made sure both tank had the same pH and temperature. After a few hours, I then acclimatised him to the main tank. I

    He is loving it! He was swimming on an angle at the bottom of the tank for a while which had be worried, but I figured out he was looking at his reflection as he only did it in one spot where the reflection is strongest. He is now swimming along side the other fish and just ate his fair share in brine shrimp.

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  2. The demasoni fry are not shy when it comes to meal time. They are growing, and their fins have really developed. Their color is coming out too. Now they look like miniature versions of their parents. :D I still have them in the net because their mamas are still in the tank with them. That'll change soon. I'm going to take the mamas to the LFS, and all the fry will go too when they are grown. I enjoyed raising fry and all that, but african cichlids just aren't my thing. The thing is, I get upset when fish die, and these guys love to kill each other. I can't handle that, nor can my wallet handle constantly restocking the tank because lower numbers increase their aggression. So anyway, this will be my last batch of fry. They're a good batch. Have a look:

  3. Today I cleaned my Aqua Clear 70 for the first time. Boy, I guess gold fish are dirty! I can see how easy it would be to neglect cleaning it as we don't see it in the water. I also got rid of the charcoal bag that came with it - and replaced it with 3 Rite size filter media pads cut to approximate dimensions as the charcoal bag and added an extra bag of AC 70 bio-max media. Thanks Tithra ;)

    Tomorrow, I'm going to go to a LFS about an hour away to buy some Prazi Pro for my guys and look to see what price they have on their media for the Fluval as I will have to replace those charcoal bags too. For now, I'm content just doing the one and will do the Fluval in a week or so to avoid any mini cycles.

    Today, I also bought some charcoal bags for the AC 70, in case I need them to remove the Prazi later on. (Not sure, but doesn't hurt to have it to remove meds anyway).

    I also might get another fish since I'm doing Prazi and salt, might as well get it over with.

  4. CindyGen
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    I moved to my new studio today, well mostly, I still have to move the tv and fish tanks, I need help with the heavy lifting for that. So hopefully that will be done tomorrow.

    I am so excited to have a walk in closet! !!!

    Oh and my nano tank arrived!

  5. devilduck
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    I just bought my first car! :D :D :D I should have it by early Feb :D Buying it off family-friends, it's got low mileage for its age, 6 months road tax and very well looked after. And it's PURPLE! :D

    Not this specific car, but same make, model and colour :D

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    I am returning to Koko's and goldfish keeping after a six year break. Here is a little of my fish keeping background: My dad kept fish off and on when I was a kid- once we kept goldfish for a whew years until a lengthy power outage required we return them to the LFS, and later the kept tropical fish after I foolishly tried to keep a tropical tank in my dorm room in college.

    My first experience with keeping my own goldfish started while I was nearing the end of college. I started with a ten gallon tankwhim under gravel filter, and a tiny black moor named Lucien. When Lucien got sick for the first time I stumbled onto Koko's and gained a wealth of info that led me directly down the path toward goldfish obsession. I quickly began accruing more tanks, I had a grand total of three when I gave up my fish habit- one 29 gallon with three goldfish (black moor, fantail, calico fantail), one 20 gallon with three lion heads, and one ten gallon QT tank.

    At some point I started having severe allergy problems-I assumed it was from a fine film of mold under the hood of my tank, and after a devastating loss of a few fry I had painstakingly kept alive,and since my husband and I were about to move into our first apartment together, I decided to sell my tank and fish, and give up the fish keeping habit.

    Skip ahead approximately six or seven years. Since then I have graduated from college, completed my Masters degree, and I am in my fifth year of teaching art in elementary school to kindergarteners through sixth graders. I have been engaged, married (5 year anniversary next weekend!),and had my son who will turn four this year.

    I also have gone through elaborate allergy tests confirming that I am not allergic to ANY molds or mildews, (only dust mites- guess I should've vacuumed more often:() and my best friend decided after three years of fish woes to get rid of her tank, so here I am again.

    I am currently in the process of setting up and cycling my new-to-me 29 gallon bow front tank. From the moment we brought the tank into the house I have been completely fish obsessed, worse than ever before. I quit my fish habit cold turkey six years ago and now it's almost like my past addiction is trying to make up for lost time.

    I plan to use this blog to post updates as I go through the process of fishless cycling and adding fish to my tank. Hoping that the blogging outlet will stop me from going completely fish crazy.

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    I got a lot of plans for today. I am in need of doing water changes. I am not trying to find an excuse or blame anyone, but since the whole ordeal with my poor puppy girl having cancer, I have considerably neglected all my fish :(

    They are being fed only every other day though, so it shouldn't harm them that I am a few days behind with the water changes.

    Only the tropicals got flakes sprinkled on the surface daily, I didn't want the angelfish to get stupid ideas, being hungry and seeing those yummy looking neons.

    The aponogetons have flowered, both stalks have a white flower on top. I'll probably show pics later after work. I need to turn their heater up a bit, now that it is getting quite cool in the house (68F) the heater only heats the tank to 76F.

    Today (hopefully) I am finally ordering plants from plantedaquariumcentral. I hope I picked the right plants! It's mostly anacharis (6 units) and italian vals (4 units), and then 1 unit each of other plants to bring some variety in: temple plant, bacopa carolina, brazilian pennywort, narrow leaf anacharis, red tiger lotus - and a dwarf lily for the in law' betta tank.

    I chose only from the low light section, and preferably fast growing varieties. With the anacharis, these will reproduce quickly too and I can dense it up a bit more. I would have loved to add something similar to amazon swords, for their leaves give such nice cover. But the amazon swords always melt for me :rofl

    I really hope this will finally make it possible to remove the divider and have then angelfish get along better.

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