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Silver/White goldfish turning yellow???
Old 02-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #21
 
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Yaaay! And the fish keeping addiction begins...
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:29 PM   #22
 
Did you get a light?
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #23
 
I bought a hood that was supposed to fit the tank..but it doesn't. There weren't any other options at the walmart (I live in the middle of nowhere so it's difficult to be choosy...but there were ACTUALLY no other options)
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:15 PM   #24
 
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:10 PM   #25
 
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Hehe, how cute. Tiny fish, biiiig tank. Just how goldies like 'em!
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:06 AM   #26
 
Very, Very, Very nice. Get yourself a fluorescent light, thermometer, and make sure you feed him only goldfish food. Not tropical food. Goldfish need less protein than tropical fish or else it will get constipated. Now you can also add 2 dojo loaches, the perfect goldfish companion. They are bottom feeders and do not require a heater.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:13 AM   #27
 
Yep, I only have goldfish food for him, and I have a thermometer on the side that you can't see. As for the light, I just have to figure out how to get a hood that fits, since the only one I have doesn't fit...

ALso, I had the two filters going but noticed that it seemed a little difficult for him to swim around, so I turned on off. I can't find any information on how mnuch water the filters process, only that they're made for 5-10 gallon tanks..
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:48 AM   #28
 
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Here ya go, this is the whisper site that lists the GPH ratings for their three in-tank filters:
http://www.tetra-fish.com/sites/tetr...d=1276&cid=280

You shouldn't have trouble finding a hood that fits a 10 gallon- just remember, the standard 10 gallon is 20 inches long. The box should say something like "good for 10 gallon tanks and 20 gallon high tanks" or something to that effect.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:03 PM   #29
 
Yea but those in tank filters can be tricky, I have a few. They get in the way of the hood. I had to buy a glass top and a light strip. They do ok, eventually you will find that the flow slows and having two is good. Don't change the filter media at the same time change only one every other time. One other reason why I don't prefer them is because they take up tank space. But you did a good job and it very admirable. And I wouldn't change them too often unless you can see that debrie is actually slowing the filter down to the point of it not working efficiently. Having two will make them last longer in between changes. If it's too powerful for the guy just get some ornaments and place them in the way of the flow of the filter to disburse the flow. He'll get used to it. unless its really bad. Are they 10 gallon or 20 gallon filters?
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:48 PM   #30
 
I bought a hood that said it was for 10 gallon tanks...there's this ledge thing at the end of the hood that has nowhere to go in relation to the tank..it's weird, I'll take a photo of it later so things make more sense.

They're 10 gallon filters, well, they're meant for 5-10 gallon tanks, so said the box. Okiemavis, I was looking at the tetra website and, turns out, the filter I have looks identical to the "10i" one (so this sort of solves our mystery, but not completely...) except the box I have doesn't say 10i. Old packaging, maybe.
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