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colley614

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  1. I will get pics up tomorrow now. As for the Ammonia, I'm miffed by that. I have a piece of driftwood, I'm considering pulling that out to see what happens but the plecos live under it so I would need to put something for them to live under.
  2. The lights have ramped down now. Will have to take some in the morning.
  3. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.50ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) <.5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank 7.2 (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater drops * Water temperature? 21oC * Tank size 400 litres, about 90 Gallon and how long has it been running? September. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Sump with filter sock. K1 sponge filters and bio balls and Carbon in sock. * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4X 4-6 inch Orandas. 2X 2 inch Bristlenose Plecos. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? SeaChem Prime. * What do you feed your fish and how often? AM Repashy solient green. Early evening 1 block of frozen bloodworm and 1 brine shrimp defrosted. Supper Hikari Oranda about 50-60 pellets. Occasionally peas, spinach, Nori. * Any new fish added to the tank? Not in about months. * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. ​0.3% salt for one week for quarantine. Followed by one week NTLABS Anti-fluke & wormer. during intial quarantine in November time. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? ​Occasional bottom sitting, white fluffy spots on head.
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.50ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) <.5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank 7.2 (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 6.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater drops * Water temperature? 21oC * Tank size 400 litres, about 90 Gallon and how long has it been running? September. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Sump with filter sock. K1 sponge filters and bio balls and Carbon in sock. * How often do you change the water and how much? Weekly 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 2 days 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4X 4-6 inch Orandas. 2X 2 inch Bristlenose Plecos. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? SeaChem Prime. * What do you feed your fish and how often? AM Repashy solient green. Early evening 1 block of frozen bloodworm and 1 brine shrimp defrosted. Supper Hikari Oranda about 50-60 pellets. Occasionally peas, spinach, Nori. * Any new fish added to the tank? Not in about months. * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. ​0.3% salt for one week for quarantine. Followed by one week NTLABS Anti-fluke & wormer. during intial quarantine in November time. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? ​Occasional bottom sitting, white fluffy spots on head.
  5. Hi Guys, My Oranda has some little patches of white fuzz around it's face. Any idea what it could be and how to treat? I have just noticed it as he was bottom sitting. I checked him over and spotted it. I am checking the parameters now.
  6. She's a likkle fatty, right? She's been with me 2 months now. The other guys will be going in her 400 litre tank when they have been QT'd
  7. The one on the left is Devil, the one on the right is Lupin. The left is Devil (most like getting his photo taken!) and on the right is Bruce "Fish are friends, not food!" And finally Koko exploring her new goldfish bowl!
  8. I just received 3 orandas on my birthday. I got them from star fisheries.
  9. I used to cultivate phytoplankton to feed rotifers. I then harvested them and put them in my sump. I still have f2 fertilizer in my fridge
  10. Interesting. As I say, it's something I will have to try as I go along. The experience is the most important thing. After all its my hobby and I think letting profit margins creep in ruins it. I would rather sell 5 top quality second year fish for £20 rather than 100 low quality fish for the same price. If I think about it, I'd probably be spending £50 a year on fish anyway. So if I spent that instead, raising my own fry then I would be happy. The crushed koi food could work out well. I used to feed my commons koi food and it worked out at £10 a time and I used to bin most of it after 6 months and buy fresh.
  11. Yes, I'm aware that the goldfish fry would eat the just hatched Brine shrimp. Do I not culture the adults for the babies as I have been doing with rotifers and copepods for my Marine set ups?
  12. The guy who I was speaking to was basically saying it was about scale. Like having 8 vats. I won't be going that big! First and foremost, I want to do it for the experience. If I make a profit, brake even, spend money. I'm not that fussed. What I am looking for is to grow some top quality fish. He basically said to breed Discus to make money. I told him I have no passion for them. My passion is in goldfish. Well carp, but mainly goldfish. I would just be happy in 5 years time having a pond with a some big show quality Orandas swimming about in my pond. I will get my hands on duckweed. I can buy daphnia and brine shrimp live. I remember wartching a documentary about fish breeders in asia getting up at 4 in the morning to dredge the local streams for daphnia. That is why I was taken aback by he comment. As I say, the food would be for growing on fry.
  13. I meant to say also. I could get duckweed easily. My LFS would give me it.
  14. I have a pack of that somewhere I think. If not I'll order some one Wednesday!
  15. This is basically just a thread for the Fry. My plan is to build a fish house next spring and keep the adults in the pond until about Christmas time. Then taking them into the fish house and keeping the fish house cool through the winter but not as cold as outside and breed early spring once the pond is warm enough for the adults. Then grow the fry out in tanks until they can be sold and some go in the pond. This guy who owns my LFS was basically saying if I sold him my lower quality fish that he'd basically be paying my mortgage. I'm honestly not in it for the money but it would be nice to get a return. I plan on breeding high quality fish as you can't really get them too easily where I live. I'd like to own my own and pass some on to anyone who wants a good quality fish locally.
  16. Can you recommend a source of Prazi I can purchase in the UK?
  17. Okay, so avoid Broccoli. The owner of my LFS was saying today that in order for it to work as a breeder, I would be keeping the costs of feeding down to a minimum. However, I would not want to be cutting the quality of the foods that I would normally provide. I was thinking that I could leave vats out and grow Daphnia in them. The guy said they were really low on nutritional value. He said that there are locally sourced Mysis shrimp that I could use seasonally.
  18. Yes, I want to know if I can QT a Bristle nose with the same technique as I do with goldfish?
  19. Hey peeps, I popped into my local fish store today and I was talking to the owner. He was telling me that the key to being successful at breeding is cultivating inexpensive foods. He said that to make it work, the market around here people just want a small fish. He was saying less than 1 in 100 people would be looking for a show quality fish. He was saying the key to making a profit was to cultivate food cheap. I was thinking of growing spinach and broccoli aquaponically and maybe brineshrimp and earthworms. what do you guys think? I want to breed as a hobby. I'd like to make a small profit to keep it going. I don't expect to make a living from it.
  20. I usually salt week 1. Then flubendazole week 2, then observe for 2 weeks. I feed peas, pellets then protein in that order. Peas in the morning, pellets at 4pm and then brine, mysis, blood worm or Daphnia in the evening. I feed brineshrimp with garlic every couple of days.
  21. My plans are to build a fish house next year and the space I have now I want to utilise by growing out top quality fish. If it was just a display tank I wouldn't mind. I have kept fish with defects in the past
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