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  1. That's what I was kind of thinking. I had my concerns about quality but I'll tell you though, she was as happy as could be this morning. I'm happy I appreciate all of the advice & suggestions!
  2. Hi, sorry for the late reply. I apologize, I probably explained myself incorrectly in the original post (floating upside down x 6 months). The actual upside down consistently was a week, give or take a couple days. She's been a little off x 6 months ago so took her out of the 75g into a 20 long with a not full water level at that time. I did the storage container, duckweed and she seems to be her happy swimming self again
  3. Good idea, I forgot about the under bed storage box. She's not been upside down x 6 months, just the past 2 weeks. She had more like floating to the top issues that would get better with lower water levels but that's not working so much now. I'll get her a box tonight, thanks
  4. So I made a mesh net out of the filter media bags (the soft white ones from PM I typically use for aquarium salt) & laced them together with the drawstring. It is submerged with heater suction cups and covers the tank length & width. I will fast the fish, do the duckweed and take it from there. If I need a follow up post I will copy & paste and a video
  5. Thanks for the copy & paste instructions I will try it. Also, thanks for the well wishes!
  6. I'll post a picture or video tonight when I get home. I have duckweed on order
  7. My little oranda has been having issues with floating upside down for about 6 months. At that time I moved him/her from the 75 gallon tank to a 20 gallon long filled about 3/4. On occasion I put him/her under a sterlite container with holes in there. I did that when the upside down was bad. It seemed to help after a couple days. It's not helping much now, the belly is red, I think from it being in contact with the container. When I don't use the container, the belly is air exposed. I still don't know how to copy & paste/post so here are the parameters: Ammonia 0, nitrate 10-20, nitrite 0. Water change 5 gallons every 5 days. Food is elive spinach flakes soaked in seachem nourish (worse floaty on nls algaemax and goldfish formula). No heater, temp is 70°. Will not eat veggies. No meds in past 6 months except for .1% aquarium salt as needed. I was thinking of putting floating plants in the tank with mesh netting over the plants but all under the water level so he/she isn't exposed to air and it's softer than the container. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  8. Actually, in thinking about it, I don't think that it is a good idea. I think it will bow in the middle as there is not an even weight distribution.
  9. Neat, thanks. I'll do it after work this evening
  10. Hi, I have a floaty oranda so I moved NipChee from a 75 gallon into a 20 gallon long tank last night with 5 gallons of water. He/she seems to have a bit easier time with the swimming but will still be on the side or back more often than not. I've done alot of reading on koko's so I will start duckweed and homemade gel food for floaters. I guess I'm asking if anyone has any experience with the 2 diet changes, any thoughts if NipChee will be able to go back to the 75 gallon or will it be better to keep in a shallower water level permanently? I apologize but I can't copy and paste, the nitrate is 20, ammonia & nitrite 0, ph 7.5, weekly changes apx 30%. NLS algae max soaked in seachem nourish. Thank you for any input
  11. I have a double metal stand used for my 40g breeder tanks, it's sitting in my garage because I switched to a 75 gallon set up. I would like to use that stand for 2 20 gallon long tanks, can I put a piece of wood to make a solid surface for the 40 breeder size and put a 20 long on it? One 20 gallon tank has 10-15 lbs of sand, 6 gallons of water, and a fiddler crab. The other 20 gallon tank is for my floaty oranda, it has 5 gallons of water, bare bottom. As always, safety first so if it's questionable in any way I won't do it but if it's perfectly fine I'll go with that. Thanks!
  12. Yes it is! I am pretty sure that I now officially have more food for the pets than I do for myself
  13. Thank you! I definitely wanted to double check
  14. I normally feed NLS goldfish formula pellets & NLS algae max pellets and am planning on trying out some fresh organic foods (zucchini, cucumber, etc). I came across the Northfin GF formula pellets and Southern Delights GF pellets, they seem like good foods. My question is: can I alternate feedings of NLS, Northfin, and Southern Delights so the fish have a daily variety or should I stick with one brand? Luckily, the fish are well-no floaters or sinkers. Thanks!
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