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blackteles

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  1. I've had five blacks turn completely orange over the past few years. Presently I have two broadtail Moors undergoing a color change. In my experience it's going to be at least 4-6 months from start to finish. In my opinion color changes are due to stress and extremely warm temperatures. Here's an article you may want to read which explains why goldfish change color. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/90226-why-goldfish-change-color/
  2. Aw crap. So sorry to hear about Pippin, Kathy.
  3. Quite awesome, Kathy! Great job as always!
  4. Nice job, Koko! The black teles look good!
  5. I was bidding on #11 black but I didn't get it.
  6. Cindy, You really have to clean your filter sponges very well by squeezing them in buckets of tank water. Continue to do this until your water is completely clear. You may need to also rinse your other media better as well in tank water. Don't worry about killing your BB by rinsing in tank water. A highly clogged sponge will build pressure which is causing your media basket to raise. When I first got my AC 70's they did the same thing. Only after repeated cleanings of the sponges did they finally come back to where they should have been which meant my media hasn't ever been pushed up since. I clean each AC once a month by the method above and I haven't had this pressure buildup in two years. Here's an excerpt from the AquaClear manual below: Q. What happens if I forget to clean my filter inserts? A. If the Power Filter is left unattended for too long, the filter inserts become clogged with debris. In extreme cases, the filter basket may be forced up from the filter case due to the pump pressure. This is an indication that the efficiency of the filtration is very low and that the filter inserts require immediate rinsing or replacement.
  7. Nice job, Molly! Your fish and tank look great!
  8. Here's a link to a chart that I use that's always been very helpful. The chart is from alysta.com. The table lists many of the common sizes of fish tanks, along with dimensions, weight (empty and full), and whether the tank has a tempered glass bottom or not. http://alysta.com/books/fishtank.htm
  9. Did some online shopping and picked up a bunch of tropical fish food, and bloodworms for the Telescopes. Also received a shipoment of ProGold from Rick at GC.
  10. blackteles

    Mongo is gone

    So sorry to hear about Mongo, Hidr. He was one of my favs.
  11. Way to go, K! They look great!
  12. Sure...why not? Steve has done alot of work on broadtails and veiltails and really has done well with his breeding program.
  13. Hey you got 5 more than me! I'm just sayin Nice job Miss Fang! Ya done good!
  14. Very nice Veiltails, Cindy. Great job! Aren't RG's nice?
  15. Nice to have you with us! Welcome aboard!
  16. The heater in my small trop tank took a dump so I had to run down and pick up a small Hagen heater quick. While I was there I picked up 3 Pepper Corys to add to my large trop tank. Maybe I can get them to spawn so I can get some more young. I have to catch miss Fang...she's waaay ahead of me!
  17. Very nice! Nice looking butterfly!
  18. Agreed. GF flourish at higher pH....I keep mine at 8.4.
  19. I plan on getting a 125 in the future and that's what I'll be using on mine most likely- 3 AC 110's for 1500gph. They definitely have the push.
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