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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:11 AM
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My new/old fish tank!

after lot's of thinking it's back up and finally has a few fish in it.

I have done a lot of water testing and I think the main problem was very hard water.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:21 AM
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Very pretty, Claudia! I love to watch fish but don't know much about keeping them. What's the last one you posted? The yellow-orange beauty?
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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:26 AM
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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:34 AM
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I was so busy admiring the color of the fish that I missed that! Too cute!!
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:13 AM
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That's a Gourami (sp) there is 2 gold (orange) and 2 blue ones and 10 tiger barbs..the no fishing sign is for hubby, he likes to try his baits out in the tank
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I thought that looked like a Gourami but I've only ever seen blueish silver ones! The gold ones are even prettier!

So does the sign work on hubby? If it does, I need to make NO MOWING signs for my gardens...since his retirement, he's been a little too zealous with the lawn mower.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 02:09 PM
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I thought that looked like a Gourami but I've only ever seen blueish silver ones! The gold ones are even prettier!

So does the sign work on hubby? If it does, I need to make NO MOWING signs for my gardens...since his retirement, he's been a little too zealous with the lawn mower.
lol...no the sign don't work he still does it, I like the gold ones too also seen some red ones gonna get some when the tank is up a little longer.
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Beautiful tank Claudia. Very colourful. It reminds me of the dentist's tank in Finding Nemo!

Ho-hum...I gotta get to doing the yearly cleaning on my tank too. Just gotta set a whole day aside for cleaning and wait 3 days for the tank to adjust. Can't seem to find that day though.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 11:43 PM
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Thanks, just hoping the water stays at it's levels...might have to go to distilled water if it don't.

I love my tank always have, just couldn't keep any fish alive
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I use to use distilled water until I found a water conditioner you add to basic tap water. I keep a 2 gallon jug full of tap water & the conditioner next to the tank for topping up. I also use this stuff called Melafix once a week. It's a medicament that helps with waterborne disease. There are other water treatments I add but the water conditioner and Melafix work wonders.

So far (knock on wood), we have a Danio pushing 10 years and a pleco pushing 8!

How big is your tank Claudia?
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I use to use distilled water until I found a water conditioner you add to basic tap water. I keep a 2 gallon jug full of tap water & the conditioner next to the tank for topping up. I also use this stuff called Melafix once a week. It's a medicament that helps with waterborne disease. There are other water treatments I add but the water conditioner and Melafix work wonders.

So far (knock on wood), we have a Danio pushing 10 years and a pleco pushing 8!

How big is your tank Claudia?
wow, that's a long time for a fish to live...it's a 20 gallon tank...never seen Melafix, might have to find it on the Internet.

I filled up 2 gallon jugs of tap water today to let them sit for a while, so far the water is OK, I also added the conditioner to the tank before I even got the new fish..no dead ones yet
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How are the fishies doing Claudia?

For my 20 gallon tank, I bought a filter system that's capacity is for 30-50 gallons. It really made a big difference having the larger size as far as keeping the water and rocks clean.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:23 AM
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How are the fishies doing Claudia?

For my 20 gallon tank, I bought a filter system that's capacity is for 30-50 gallons. It really made a big difference having the larger size as far as keeping the water and rocks clean.
Thanks there doing great, but I did have to go to distilled water.

Slowly added a gallon at a time and now my water is perfect for the last couple of days..even added a few more fishies..lol
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