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  1. Sorry for the slow response. The fish seem to be improving, the goldie has almost no white patches left, one of the minnow has way less, and the other one has none at all. They all seem less stressed. I have a 30 gallon Rubbermaid, but I'm using it to breed crickets right now. They're super cheap though, I'll pick another one up. I didn't know plecos didn't tolerate salt. I separated him and treated him with salt for the past few days and I though he was taking it fine... Should I clean out the salt and use Aquarisol instead? I'll have to pick up some more salt before I treat the main tank. All I have left is a little bitty box of it. You're supposed to heat up the tank when you do that, right? I have a heater that came with the tank, but I don't know how to adjust the temperature with fish in there. Always been scared to try it.
  2. Sorry for not posting, my power went out for a few days. The ammonia is zero. The carbon cleared all the medication out of the tank.
  3. Ok, I filled one up but it wont fit in the filter. It's WAY too big. I hung it in the tank in front of the filter output. Is that ok?
  4. Thank you. I think I have an unopened package of them somewhere.
  5. The instructions for the carbon say to put it in a filter cartridge or bag. I don't think I have one of those. Is it ok to put right in the filter?
  6. No, I don't think so. I think they sell a test kit for those at the feed store though. Would a chain petstore carry crushed coral?
  7. Just did some tests, tap pH is actually 6.6. Is it possible that the pH is different at different faucets? It says nitrites are 0 and nitrates are 10. Also, I tested the tank water again and it says it's 6.2 now. Could the readings be messed up by the medication? I'm cleaning up a tank for the pleco today. I guess I could age the water, but the biggest bucket I have is a 5 gallon, so I wouldn't be able to change anymore water than that.
  8. I'll get the numbers for nitrites and nitrates later today. Last waterchange was three days ago. I have some carbon, how do I use it to remove the meds? They don't shed long strings, but it sort of looks like the little fuzzies that come off clothes. Tank pH is stable.
  9. My fish are sick, they've been a bit stressed out for a while now. I figured it was just they needed a water change, but they're getting worse. They have... It's kind of hard to describe. It's kind of like whitish slimy/fuzzy patches on them all over. It's kind of hard to see unless the light hits it just right. It sort of looks like the slime coat is really thick in some areas. One of them has it really bad, one of them has a little bit, and one of them I don't think has any. (It's hard to tell though, he's light colored.) [*]Test Results for the Following: [*]zero [*]normal [*]normal [*]7.7 [*]6 [*]aquarium pharmaceuticals master test kit drops [*]Unknown temp, probably around room temperature [*]55 gallons, running almost two years [*]marineland 400 biowheel filter [*]water changed twice a month, 50% [*]One goldfish, around 5 inches, one rubberlip pleco around 2 inches, one rosy red minnow around 3 inches, one unknown species of minnow, around 3 1/2 inches. [*]stress coat when water changed [*]fed mixture of algae wafers, wardley flakes, sinking pellets and bloodworms, around half a teaspoon once a day. [*]Newest fish is a rubberlip pleco, added a few days ago. I forgot to quarantine him and he has ick, which I'm going to treat. [*]I added some jungle fungus buddies in a panic when I couldn't get this site to open. Probably not a good move. I'm going to do a water change tomorrow. [*]Crumple, the goldfish, has always had a tumor like thing on his nose. Doesn't seem to bother him though. [*]Clamped fins, everyone has been hiding. When I watch them from the other room the bigger minnow and the goldfish just float in the corner of the tank with their fins clamped, staring into space. If they see me they act normal. This only started a few days ago, I think the plec brought something to the tank.
  10. I can see the little personalities of my new goldies already. William is kind of shy, but really laid back at the same time. My other one who doesn't have a name yet is braver, but is also a total spaz! If something startles them William will swim into his castle to hide, but the other one will just start swimming around at the speed of light! I'm glad I have a cover on there! Neither one is super enthusiastic about food, they prefer to just hang out together. I love the little guys already. I'm so glad to be able to finally have a couple of happy, healthy goldies.
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