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  1. mygoldfishmylife

    Help please

    I suggest you get your water tested at your local fish store and report back the numbers (don't just let them tell you that it's good- ask for numbers); most issues are related to water parameter. Do you know if your tank is cycled?
  2. mygoldfishmylife

    Aquaclear filter advice 50 or 70?

    My filters are old and the suction is bad and someone suggested I invest in an Aquaclear filter. I have a 55 gal tank and currently 2 filters for 5 years, Aqueon QuietFlow 55/75 and Marineland Bio-Wheel Emperor Power Filter, Size 400. I'm thinking of getting rid of the Aqueon and getting Aquaclear. What are your opinions on Aquaclears, or is there a better filter I can get and how long have you had your aquaclears or other filters? Most importantly, how is the suction??? Also, should I get the Aquaclear 70 or 50 (since I already have another filter). There's a $10 difference. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000260FUW/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=
  3. mygoldfishmylife

    old filters or just dirty?

    Hmm, do you suggest I invest in an Aquaclear filter or undergravel filtration with my current filters?
  4. mygoldfishmylife

    Thoughts on using H2O2 for treatment?

  5. 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?
  6. mygoldfishmylife

    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
  7. mygoldfishmylife

    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
  8. mygoldfishmylife

    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?
  9. mygoldfishmylife

    Growth on side of fish?

    Gotcha... is it contagious in some way???
  10. mygoldfishmylife

    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
  11. mygoldfishmylife

    Growth on side of fish?

    It's soft and cauliflower looking. Nothing oozing out
  12. mygoldfishmylife

    How does my set up look like in 55 gal? More aeration?

    nope not sharp and the fish love it! thanks(:
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. mygoldfishmylife

    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