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post #11 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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I would have to get rid of it, swap it out, however it may work. As much as I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to keep both tanks, that would just double my expenses as far as another heater, another filter, another air-stone, etc. Also I live in a trailor which is on those concrete things underneath, so I recently found out keeping this tank in the same spot for a number of years would soften the foundation, so I don't need two tanks doing that, lol. I'm still trying to budget enough to get a hospital tank; Petco has a dollar-a-gallon sale for tanks, so a 10 gallon seems affordable right now. This plan I have going up to a 55-75 gallon and getting the goby won't be in full swing for another few months, if not next year, it all depends on how much excess I get this term from my student loans.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 04:35 PM
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Oh I see, are your filters and what not big enough to support the bigger tank? I was under the assumption you would have to buy all that anyway, but you know what they say about assuming. But if I were int eh same boat, I'd probably just get the fish off the LFS and start over completely with the dragon goby and then build around him.
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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My filter says it supports up to 60 gallons, but I may have to buy a new one when the time comes, this entire set-up was a hand-me-down, minus the fish. So everything is pretty worn. Yeah, I think I'll just start from scratch....grr my molly is showing symptoms of Pop-eye, and I dont have a quarantine tank for her. I left to get ich treatment, i come back and her eye is swollen and filmy... Like i said, theres a 10 gallon at petco for 10 bucks, but wont i have to buy another air-stone and pump as well? Thats whats gonna break my bank :(
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My filter says it supports up to 60 gallons, but I may have to buy a new one when the time comes, this entire set-up was a hand-me-down, minus the fish. So everything is pretty worn. Yeah, I think I'll just start from scratch....grr my molly is showing symptoms of Pop-eye, and I dont have a quarantine tank for her. I left to get ich treatment, i come back and her eye is swollen and filmy... Like i said, theres a 10 gallon at petco for 10 bucks, but wont i have to buy another air-stone and pump as well? Thats whats gonna break my bank :(
Get one of those 2 way air valves, they're like 3 dollars, and another air stone also like 89 cents, and just split your air into both of the tanks, that'd save a bit or monies.


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post #15 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have that aquatech dome shaped air pump, doesn't it have like 2 outputs? I could just buy another hose and airstone? I didnt realize airstones were so cheap, but now i remember seeing a very small one, like an inch long
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Yeah if it has 2 outputs i dont see why not, my tetra whispers have 2 and I have 2 hoses with 2 airstones on it, and for a ten gallon you shouldnt need a fancy airstone.
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-13-2011, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately it'll have to wait until i get paid tomorrow; poor gal, she's just swimming in one spot at the top of the tank, being anti-social...I hope she can last till then, and hopefully it won't do much damage to the rest of the group. My male gold-dust molly is hanging out up there with her, right by her side, but he's showing absolutely no symptoms at all, he looks perfectly fine. (along with the rest of the mollies) could he be mourning maybe? giving his crush some moral support? Oh, the personalities :)
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