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  1. Can I mix hot water that goes through water softener with tap cold water ? Cold water is 5C/41F My concern is that possible that water softener can leach salt etc? I have a typical North American salt-based water softener.
  2. Thanks! Marineland 48x24x24 with a stand, Satellite Freshwater LED Plus and rocks from local river. Nothing fancy
  3. Here is an update after a week - fish is doing good I did an 80% WC. They still gulp but not as much - I added bubbles to increase water agitation and to help to get rid of protein film and put a glass cover on. Here is a picture of the tank. Thank you all for help!
  4. So when they see you or are Hungry they are doing this? That normal for some fish.... Do you know what kind of foods these fish where feed before? The blood worms are they frozen or dried? do they gulp after food? They don't gulp after food for about an hour or so
  5. Thank you! Thats my quaranting tank for now. At least till its a month old and I am ready for more fish I think I have protein film - same as the other planted tank. My molies are constantly eating it. I guess same goes for the goldfish. I notice my goldfish only "gulp for air" when they hungry and they can see me. Otherwise they look good and active. Ill post some pics.
  6. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0-0.10 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph 7.8 KH 8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Ph 7.8 KH 8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop * Water temperature? 20C/68F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 120gl 5 days * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? FLUVAL FX6 925gl/hr with Matrix/Eheim Pro Mix from 1 year old stable tank * How often do you change the water and how much? weekly 50% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 5 * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 / 2inch black lionhead ranchu 3inch oranda * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? 3 times - green peas, Hikari pellets, Blood worms * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? PraziPro 1oz * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Just started PraziPro - 1oz today * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? both fish come up and gulp for air from time to time (for around 10 sec) otherwise fish looks fine, eats everything. After I removed fishtank cover yesterday they do it less often.
  7. Just started a tank (4 days ago) with black ranchu and oranda from LFS. Never had goldfish before. Oranda keeps coming to the surface from time to time to gulp for air (10-30sec). Otherwise looks happy. Ranchu is fine. Both fish body under 3 inch. Whats up with oranda? Is it normal? Could it be overfeeding? Fish-In cycle day 4 with media from stable 1 year old tank. Water test twice a day. Bare Bottom 48x24x24 120 gallon tank with FX6 (Matrix and Eheim Pro media mix) + LED light Ph 8 kH 6.8 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 Temp 19C/67F
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