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About DieselPlower

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    West Michigan
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    5 gf, 8 koi, 3 dojo loach, 2 bristlenose plecos

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  1. Howdy folks. Pond was frozen over for a good month straight. Been very cold. Water pump kept a small hole open but not big enough to see anything. Going into this period, all of my fish looked and acted fine. We had a warmup where the pond totally thawed. I looked in and saw on of my fish on the bottom looking pretty clearly dead. I netted it pulled it out and put it into some warmer water to see if it would come back. I moved it around to pass water over the gills etc but no luck. I cut the fish open and it was filled with eggs and I mean filled. Probably 5000 of them. I took a couple pictures and am wondering if there is anything I could have done to avoid this short of netting and inspecting all the fish. I really can't catch them without dropping the water level way down. My first clue to the egg bound issue was the red and swollen vent. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  2. Canister Filter Vs. Normal Filter

    I have used many types of HOB filters and 2 types of canister filters and I prefer the canisters by far. All of the HOB I have used started getting too loud after a while. The canisters just keep on running silently. The canister also has more room for media, and you can also have more control over where the water is taken in from and also exited back into the tank. The only advantage of a HOB that I can think of right now is that it is easier to clean. A full canister filter could be heavy for some people. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  3. Leaving the hobby. Need some sympathy/venting.

    Sorry to hear about your frustrations etc. I reached that point with my pond once a few years back. I was ready to kick the filters in, fold the liner inside, throw all the decorative rocks on top, and cover it with dirt. Having troubles can be very frustrating. I have a personality kind of like yours where I always want bigger and better. I finally reached contentment when I hit 125 gallons inside and 1800 gallons outside. Maybe you just need a little break? You can always find a great deal on a tank in the future if you find you miss fishkeeping. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  4. Sorry I hadn't noticed the depth. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  5. Can I switch to the old format?

    Try Tapatalk. Works good. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  6. Also to be honest I just see no point in keeping single tails in small to medium size aquariums. I'd put 3 fancies in there. Maybe 4. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  7. Yes the size is fine. Either could turn in that space. Single tails are much more nimble though. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  8. What do you make of this giant "pom pom"?

    Golden dojo loach Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  9. What do you make of this giant "pom pom"?

    Improved? Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  10. What do you make of this giant "pom pom"?

    Ok I chopped off the tumor. It was soft. Guess time will tell if it grows back. I also grabbed one of the large ornaments to remove it and noticed all the orange scales were inside it. I assume the fish was stuck inside at some point. I cut the ornament in such a way that it is shorter and nearly impossible for a goldfish to get stuck in. I'll probably do the same to the other one too. Doesn't look great but better than nothing and more safe. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  11. What do you make of this giant "pom pom"?

    So I realized I am a bad man because I didn't fill out the diagnosis checklist! Sorry! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  12. What do you make of this giant "pom pom"?

    Yeah probably. It's a very dopey fish. I suppose I could remove them but my bristlenose plecos each claimed one. Good observation thank you. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  13. What do you make of this giant "pom pom"?

    I have not felt it. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  14. This thing keeps getting bigger and bigger. Opinions? Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  15. Who needs driftwood?!

    They are ok. Their neighbor got up on his own roof to spray down his own house with his hose to keep it from catching fire and what does he do? Falls off his own roof and is taken to the hospital. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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