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  2. And say a prayer for me tonight - my husband is sanding our living room drywall after skim coating the whole thing and, after a YEAR, it will be painted and I will have use of it and flooring down within the next week. Excited doesn’t begin to cover how I feel about this 🥳
  3. I throw no shade on the algae - my tank looked atrocious for months! Some seasons of life are better for pretty tanks and higher aesthetic maintenance than others. Personally if the water quality is good, the rest gets a shrug from me 👍
  4. Definitely be careful with the water changes and buffering, smaller changes are better. I like Equilibrium as a product but it is expensive, baking soda and crushed coral/aragonite sand are much cheaper ways of buffering and pretty gentle. Wonder shells are good too but I’m afraid they’d exhaust too quickly in your tank to be cost effective.
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  6. For daily water changes, I recommend 10% of the tank volume per day. Double that for every other day changes. It won't change the temperature enough to bother the fish. Experiment with known volumes of water to determine how much baking soda it takes to get the pH to 7.5. Then determine how much you have to add to get and maintain a pH of 7.5. Once you have this information, share it with us for further advice. If your small town has a farm store, you might get some crushed oyster shell (intended for chickens) which can help stabilize the pH over a long period of time.
  7. Please read our guidelines for healthy goldfish. Pay attention to stocking levels.
  8. He is difficult to photograph but probably partly due to my cold. He is almost all white. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Oh your so lucky. I really like the white and yellow guy
  10. If you can get a photo I would like to see this mystery fish... Maybe someone else might know too
  11. Still neck and neck.. I might have to had TD vote to un tie it
  12. As of last time I checked yes, he is still alive acting like he has no care in the world. (Watch out he is actually a female fish?) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. If you want you can start a thread in the D&D section and we can take a look at what might be causing all of this. Im thinking something is linked as the first fish had SB disorder and then one with Dropys. Sounds like it could be bacterial.
  14. Yup I had to use one of those when I had my 80 Gallon tank
  15. Did it make it. It interesting thing, but I would be wondering the same thing.
  16. Well I would say if they are feeling better then go with it. I my self just had a ph issue and lost the cycle. I had to use crushed coral and my wondershells cause the kh was 0 and my ph would come out as 7.0 and drop down to 6.8. @shakaho do you have any thoughts on this. or @Arctic Mama ?
  17. Looks like Shakaho has this - my mom was in town and I wasn’t online much. But yes to the water changes and as much filtration as you can manage. Those black marks look like ammonia burns healing, and water changes are the easiest way to manage that
  18. Oh yeah, drained tank water makes excellent fertilizer for flower beds, so long We medicine hasn’t been run through it. The medicated water is better off not on plants you care about and definitely not edibles.
  19. Would fish waste be good fertilizer for aquarium plants? I am thinking of getting aquarium plants one day and my goldfish can provide the fish waste. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. I was looking at this aquatic plant website. The fertilizer packages remind me of hair products. Take a look and see what I mean:
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  22. Makes me think about keeping Bristlenose Plecos again . . . Never had Cory Cats, but they are adorable!
  23. You can remove blanket weed mechanically. https://gardening.which.co.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/213512269-Blanketweed It makes a good mulch in your garden. If you kill the blanket weed chemically, the dead algae will rot, a process that uses oxygen and releases carbon dioxide and ammonia which can harm your fish. The rule of thumb for pond filters says you should have a filter volume 1/10 the volume of the pond, and the pump should turn over 2X the volume of the pond each hour. Your pond has a lot of fish for its volume so I doubt that your filter can handle the amount of waste that these fish produce. You can build a DIY filter with a barrel:
  24. Thank you for for the advice. I will start preforming the water changes. Id like to add that I accidentally said pond weed, the treatment I put in my pond is for blanket weed and thats only when it gets out of control.
  25. Ponds need water changes. An absolute minimum should be 10% changed weekly. 0.5 ppm is not a safe level of ammonia. Zero is a safe level. What kind of water additives or conditioners? Only ever pond weed treatment or medicine. If this means you are killing pond plants it may explain the ammonia, which you should never see in a healthy pond.
  26. I agree. I like the clean aquatic look that it has! Although, I did like the last one, but this is a nice change. That's actually a thing . . . I imagine it would be salty like a dirty martini ??
  27. If you're on Tapatalk, top right corner... looks like a banner or sorts. Click it and you're ready to go. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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