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  1. Don't use regular salt, use just the Epsom at 1/2 teaspoon per 10 gallons. Regular salt can add to the fluid retention xx
  2. Koko I'm so sorry Taryl oh no my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry
  3. Hi, first of all, dont feel bad, a lot of us started in the same situation! Second, for cycling a tank, I recommend using Seachem Prime for your water conditioner, as this will detoxify the ammonia up to 1ppm. Third, I highly recommend getting a liquid test kit, the API freshwater master test kit is a great one, it will last a long time and is a lot more accurate than the strips It has been a long time since I did a fish in cycle, or any cycle for that matter, so Im not entirely confident on giving out instructions for it as I dont want to lead you down the wrong path, but I believe @shakaho is really knowledgeable in these matters
  4. That eye doesn't look too good But if you could put her in a shallow container and get some photos from above, as well as fill out this form, it will help us to help you Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level(Tank) Nitrite Level(Tank) Nitrate level(Tank) Ammonia Level(Tap) Nitrite Level(Tap) Nitrate level(Tap) Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Water temperature? Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? How often do you change the water and how much? How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? How many fish in the tank and their size? What kind of water additives or conditioners? What do you feed your fish and how often? Any new fish added to the tank? Any medications added to the tank? List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. 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.?
  5. I love yellow fish. I only ever seen the yellow commons here, and mine has lost most of his yellow as he has grown.
  6. So I decided to do kind of a summery of the year... but not all layed out like usual because really I don't remember when what happened lol Early last year I got a new corner tank, plus 5 goldfish. I still have two of them. Two died in QT and one a few months later in the pond. That tank is now used as my tropical tank which I have added mollies and black skirt tetras too. I lost a few fish, Pascal the Shubunkin, Fanta the Oranda, Opal the fantail, Rhett the Butterfly. Opal hurt the most. I also lost a couple of other unnamed pond fish. I got a new betta, I don't think I've shown him off yet but his name is Blacky and he is a crowntail. I also decied to shut down my bedroom tank and move everyone to the main tank. This means the main tank is very overstocked but I did this few a couple of reasons 1) My bedroom got so so hot. In summer the tank was getting to over 30c. 2) I was finding the two large tanks harder to keep up with 3) (and this is my secret plan I was talking about earlier) I want to get a new tank. Just a little longer and wider than I have now, and shallower. It will hold about 200L (50g) more than what I have now, but it will have a sump adding about another 50g of water volume to it. I want to sell the smaller bedroom tank to start towards saving for the new build Now the speedbump, the cost of the new build I went to my builders yesterday and got a quote. It's going to cost almost $5000 which includes delivery and installation. I'm going to ask them to take the filter media off the quote because I have plenty of media and don't want to start the cycle over again when I do get this new tank. I am just so ready to be done with canister filters. I cannot stand them any longer. I don't clean them nearly as often as I should because it makes me so frustrated and it causes me so much physical pain. I've wanted a sump for years. And though this build is going to cost me more than what I was expecting I think it will be worth it, but it does mean that my guys will be in the overstocked situation longer than I would have liked, but I'll keep up with that by doing 2 wcs a week which I actually find easier to do 2 on one tank on different days than doing the 2 in a day or on one weekend before. So thats all the things that happened last year and hopefully now in 2020 I'll soon have a bigger, easier to mantain tank that is also shallower for the comfort of my more sensitive goldies. I have a few things to save for so it's going to take me a long time to get the money together for the build but I'm hoping that my redbubble store will start selling more and I think I'm going to try offering art commissions again and put all the money I make from my artwork toward the new tank, while my other savings with go towards driving lessons and a car.
  7. So sorry for your loss. I've made mistakes that have lead to m fish passing and it's not fun but like Koko says you just have to take it as a learning experience.
  8. Aw no Taryl! Hope things get better soon. How much longer til he comes?
  9. Phase one of my project was shutting down bedroom tank (the 80g) and moving everyone to the main tank (150g). It's now running 3 canisters and has 16 goldies in it, making it quite overstocked so will be upping my water changes to twice a week. Bedroom tank will be sold
  10. So not sure yet if I will do a year in review this year, there have been a couple of new additions and a couple of losses but its been pretty uneventful, except for the fry I raised up. But I am starting work on a project....keeping it secret for now. But all will be revealed sometime soonish, maybe by end of february? if everything goes to plan
  11. @koko has a fish who grew a tumor that disappeared so I guess its possible but not likely. But as long as it's not affecting his quality of life you are fine to just leave it alone If you do decide you want to remove it there will be people who can support you through the process here!
  12. Oh no I'm very sorry Emilee Heres a video of my pondies playing while I was refilling their pond
  13. Lenny is 16 weeks old today, Here SHE is now
  14. So close! Very exciting! I'd say Buckets, Siphon, filter and media, water conditioner and of course the tank lol
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