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  1. old filters or just dirty?

    Hmm, do you suggest I invest in an Aquaclear filter or undergravel filtration with my current filters?
  2. Thoughts on using H2O2 for treatment?

  3. I read that it is a popular treatment for ulcers, minor wounds, fin rot, etc. Just a dab of h2o2 should do the trick. Has anyone tried it or knows if it's safe to use?
  4. old filters or just dirty?

    I don’t have a grey switch. Here are some pictures , I can’t figure out what to do about the suction it’s bad! Here is my tank with my filters and kids! I this white thing took a while to be sucked in. here’s the other marine land filter idk if the suction reaches all the way to the bottom. this is my bubble wand in the middle! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. old filters or just dirty?

    Yesterday i cleaned out both filters and both impellers and I replaced a little bit of the filter pads bc they look very old, hoping that does something.... is there a way I can increase the suction from the filter I was watching yesterday as a chunk of waste was swimming past the intake and it didn’t even suck it up until it was very close. What do I do about this can I replace it and what do I replace? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. old filters or just dirty?

    I have 2 filters for my 55 gal tank (2 goldfish) that I've had for about 5 years. I have an Aqueon QuietFlow 55/75 and Marineland Bio-Wheel Emperor Power Filter, Size 400. I've noticed that the suction isnt very good and I have to siphon twice than I normally do, could the filters have gotten older? How long should they last should I replace them?
  7. Growth on side of fish?

    Gotcha... is it contagious in some way???
  8. Growth on side of fish?

    How do I know if it’s benign or cancerous? Is there a way I can control it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Growth on side of fish?

    It's soft and cauliflower looking. Nothing oozing out
  10. How does my set up look like in 55 gal? More aeration?

    nope not sharp and the fish love it! thanks(:
  11. To get the suction going I have an airpump that I attach the the small end of the python and empty the water from the other side. I tried to get the suction going from my python without the airpump, but it's not strong enough to pull the waste from the gravel. What I do is I have a smaller water changer that I use to siphon the waste into buckets while the water is emptying. Has anyone experienced this?
  12. The intake suction tube things from the filters don’t quite reach the bottom and I notice that the suction isn’t very great bc there is always waste in the gravel (or maybe my kids are just messy!) My two filters are 55/75 aqeon, and a 75 gal marineland. I don’t have too many bubbles on the surface bc I read somewhere as long as the water breaks the surface the ripples are fine. I was thinking of getting a bubble wall to put in the back for aeration and aesthetic purposes, do you have any suggestions on where to begin? And what are your thought on undergravel filtration? Is it affective and how does it work? I also avoid ornaments with holes so there aren’t small spaces bacteria can grow. Let me know how I can improve it. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Growth on side of fish?

    This is what I read somewhere: "You will need to physically clean the ulcers on your fish using a solution of iodine or hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip, and add an antibiotic compound to the water to eradicate the bacteria itself." I'm not sure if I should go about this since I have not done anything like this before! haha
  14. Growth on side of fish?

    * Test Results for the Following: * * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * * Nitrite Level(Tank)0 * * Nitrate level(Tank)20 * * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) normal range * Other Required Info: * * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API test kit * * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gal, 4 years? * * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1- marineland 2-55/75 aqeuon * * How often do you change the water and how much? Once a week, ~90% * * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Two days, 90% * * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 large * * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * * What do you feed your fish and how often? Flakes, once a day * * Any new fish added to the tank? Yes, but it was a fish being quarantined bc he was sick, now I added him back to the main tank * * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Nothing as of the last 3 years or so * * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bloody streaks, one red growth on top of head, one really big growth on the side of the body, has been growing for three months, kinda popping out and white (tumor????) * * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Eating very well and always asks for food, but sometimes sitting at the bottom but not often I was gone on vacation for two months and gave him to my friend in a 20 gallon tank (back when the other fish was quarantined), but kept the same filters and he was prompt w the water changes and feeding schedule, but he just noticed the bump growing. The bump looks white on the top. Is it contagious and should I quarantine him?
  15. Hey guys! I have one goldfish any 55 gallon tank and he's been looking very sad lately. The ammonia is zero everything else is really good except the pH is high. He has some Fin rot and red sores, and the last water change was only 3 days ago. How can I lower the ph? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk