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lldykstra

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About lldykstra

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    51
  • Location
    Madison WI
  • Referred By
    Google
  • How many Goldfish
    2 fantails, 1 moor
  1. I have not tuned the heat on in the house yet, so that is about as cool as it has gotten in the tank so far, the tank without the heater is always a few degrees cooler than the room. We keep the house pretty cool when everyone is gone during the day and when we are sleeping - 60 degrees or below. To get a variance of only three degrees I would need to do two smaller water changes a week, if I did the regular weekly change the temperature change would very more like 10+ degrees, so then I was taking the fish out and adjusting the temp to match - which is more stressful for the fish, temp change or hand catching and moving?
  2. I use a heater in the main tank because with the cooler weather, the tank temp is dropping to 60 degrees. I use 15 two and a half gallon jugs to age my water in, I don't have another large tank to age water in, the jugs work well as I can easily carry and pour them. I'm wondering how much is too much of a temperature fluctuation?
  3. I have to let my water age so that the pH will remain consistent. Over the summer there was no noticeable temperature fluctuation when I did a the weekly water change, however now that the heater is back on the aged water and the tank water differ. Last winter I took the fish out of the tank when I did the water change and raise the tank temp with hot water. This summer was great not having to take the fish out of the tank. So my question is: which is less stressful for my fish - catching and moving them once a week to a container while I get the tank temp the same on the digital thermometer, or doing two smaller(40%) water changes a week with a temp change around 3 degrees or so and leaving them in their tank??
  4. Nice pictures of your fish, what a good way to document them.
  5. Wow! It was really fun to catch up on this thread. Your fish babies look great, I assume the baby baby is doing well too !
  6. Welcome! Yea to more people and fish from Wisconsin!
  7. Oscars have such cool patterning, and yours are great examples.
  8. Great swimming pool, I mean tank! Looking forward to watching your creation unfold!
  9. Who's to say "curiosity killed the cat" only applies to cats!! Glad he only used up one of his lives
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