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post #11 of 19 Old 09-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Hey, don't beat yourself up about what happened. And we don't hate you! I plopped two goldfish into a teeny-tiny tank at first because I just didn't know any better. We all have to learn, and sometimes we take the hard way of trial and error (I sure did). You're doing great by observing that the fish is sick and by taking what measures you can to help the poor thing out. Keep on asking questions as they arise; everyone here is great at helping us newbies out. :)

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post #12 of 19 Old 09-01-2007, 06:58 PM
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hi
i must say this....
how wonderfull to have that size tank for G/fish.
i'm sure that once the proper filtration is in place
they will have a wonderfull time.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #13 of 19 Old 09-02-2007, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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air stone thing

i went to k-mart/walmart whatever you want to call it. and they had these stone things they disolve in water one is an oxygenating thing (didnt buy it) and the other is a ph neutraliser or something, aparently they wear down more if the water is not the right ph and it automatically adjusts to suite it? no idea? it was only $2.50 the brand is called "vitapet"

im going back tonite to get the filter, it is one the kind that has the spray water bar thing? its $20 and says its for a 100L tank, but my tank is 120L would this really matter as there is no bigger at the store?

went to the river today and got some water plants and smooth rocks, i have cleaned them and they are sitting in a bucket of tap water. will these be okay to use or will they most likely be riddled with disease?

THE FISH SEEM TO BE ALOT BETTER!!!@, the gold one isnt comming to the top and gasping for air then sinking. so yay bit by bit i must be doing something right. :D :D :D

thanks for all your help with this people, its been stressing out my gf alot then she cracks the sh!ts with me. so yeah im glad they looking a bit more healthy.

EDIT: what other cold water fish can i have with goldfish? can i put in those little neon ones or something similar? would it be okay putting in a very small freshwater crayfish or am i just asking for trouble?

im setting up a coldwater 6 foot tank with goldfish, if you have any hints or tips for me please tell me.
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post #14 of 19 Old 09-02-2007, 04:59 AM
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Re: air stone thing

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i went to k-mart/walmart whatever you want to call it. and they had these stone things they disolve in water one is an oxygenating thing (didnt buy it) and the other is a ph neutraliser or something, aparently they wear down more if the water is not the right ph and it automatically adjusts to suite it? no idea? it was only $2.50 the brand is called "vitapet"
Avoid that pH neutralizer. You don't need it.
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im going back tonite to get the filter, it is one the kind that has the spray water bar thing? its $20 and says its for a 100L tank, but my tank is 120L would this really matter as there is no bigger at the store?
Buy 2 filters instead of one. In case one breaks, then you still have the other running until you sort out the problematic filter.

120 liters would be too small of a water volume for a 6-foot length tank. Isn't that gallons rather than liters?

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went to the river today and got some water plants and smooth rocks, i have cleaned them and they are sitting in a bucket of tap water. will these be okay to use or will they most likely be riddled with disease?
How did you clean them? If you are using bleach solution or other chemicals, rinse them thoroughly.
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EDIT: what other cold water fish can i have with goldfish? can i put in those little neon ones or something similar? would it be okay putting in a very small freshwater crayfish or am i just asking for trouble?
No crayfish should be put alongside a fish as they can ambush fish and kill them. Weather loaches will be fine. Do make sure to test your water regularly as goldfish are heavy waste producers.

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post #15 of 19 Old 09-02-2007, 05:04 AM
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hi
glad things are turning around for you.
is there a chance of a picture of the plants,
as this will help members to identify if they will
be ok for your tank.
:D

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #16 of 19 Old 09-07-2007, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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it isnt a 6 foot tank its 5 foot

lol sorry i asked my bro how big the tank was and he said 6x3x3 now that im looking at it, its clearly not!!@. its 5 by about 1 and a half deep, and 2 tall. and its about 3/4 full atm...no idea why we havent filled it up yet.

okay the yabby is gone back to the pond it came from, i will post pics up of the tank/plants and everything when i can find my camera!

when i say cleaned i dont mean with a solutions or anything, i just mean i rinsed them off in tap water,then let them soak for about 12 hours or so in clean water, then cleaned off some of the slippery muddy stuff.

alot of fish poo is starting to build up on the bottom of the tank, the filter can only get so much i think. is there any way to stop the debris from building up so much?

the yellow/orange goldfish has red dots near its butt, im not sure if its getting better/worse or if thats just how it is. il take pics of it when i can.

once again thank you for all your help. im pretty sure all my fish would have died if it wernt for all of you helping me. thanks :)

im setting up a coldwater 6 foot tank with goldfish, if you have any hints or tips for me please tell me.
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post #17 of 19 Old 09-07-2007, 11:19 AM
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a couple things...

first, if you only have 1 filter id recommend getting a second one like lupin suggested. that will get more water flowing and help out with the fish excrement. just keep up with gravel vaccuming and it will be fine in the meantime.

second, you might wanna watch some of the language! im just suggesting, I know alot of family oriented types hang out here, id hate to think we cant all get along :)

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post #18 of 19 Old 09-08-2007, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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lol

lol sorry its funny though, you changed @$$ too butt, is that really a swear word?

does anal cavity really sound better?

im setting up a coldwater 6 foot tank with goldfish, if you have any hints or tips for me please tell me.
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Re: lol

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lol sorry its funny though, you changed @$$ too butt, is that really a swear word?
I have no idea what else to call it. It's still better than the former though.
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does anal cavity really sound better?
I've never even thought of such word.

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