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Wuhsup GOLDFISH PEEPS

Discussion in 'New Members' Area' started by GoldGuy, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    your filter needs to turn over the entire system of water at least 5 times per hour to be effective. I think your filter may be too small
     
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  2. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    WAAY more than that because he has a koi In there as well.
     
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  3. GoldGuy

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    You guys do too many water changes
     
  4. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    You put a common goldfish, a KOI, 2 crayfish, and a few minnows in a 55. If you want to do less water changes:
    -Increase filtration
    -Get a more suitable tank, even if it's temporary
    -Decrease feeding

    I would like a picture of the tank, its inhabitants and the filtration.
     
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  5. Fishheadz

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    Its not that we do too many,... You aren't doing enough.

    ...You say you come here for info and to learn, but want to argue when given advice, that in my book constitutes a troll, ...just go away.
     
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  6. mjfromga

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    Quit being a troll. Don't you people have anything else better to do? People take time out of their day to help new fish owners like me who REALLY CARE about their fish and this site has to deal with people like you, making nonsense comments and arguing with longtime, knowledgeable fish keepers. Its actually irritating to watch nice people waste their time on these threads.

    If you aren't going to listen, or if you are just posting troll nonsense that isn't even true, can you be gone? Do everyone a favor. Nobody has time to waste and the wonderful people of this site could be helping with REAL issues and people who are actually legitimately seeking help and tips for keeping healthy, happy fish.

    If what you say is true, you are going to have several major problems on your hands if you ignore advice. LISTEN to what people are telling you and don't say nonsense like "you guys do too many water changes". If you don't actually have any fish, or you don't have what you claim you have - get a life and PLEASE get off this forum.

    We are growing weary of trolls. Who joins a fish forum just to TROLL? Find something to do with your time. Take up a hobby, perhaps you can try FISH KEEPING so you'll actually have a reason to be here! Ugh...
     
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  7. GoldenMcNewbie

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    Could it be the same one?
     
  8. Fishheadz

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    highly likely
     
  9. GoldGuy

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    Same one?
     
  10. GoldGuy

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    I'm sorry it's just isn't half the tank a day a bit much
     
  11. GoldGuy

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    You wanted a picture here it is
     
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  12. CaliGold

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    Thanks for showing us the set up :)

    And I'm sure 50% water changes sound like a lot, but goldfish and koi are terribly messy fish to keep. They produce more waste than average and use a lot of oxygen, so the ammonia build-up can be very swift in a tank that's overstocked. That's why most people will recommend a large volume of water for goldfish in the first place, because the more water they have the more the ammonia will be diluted. Even in a normally stocked tank though, if it hasn't cycled yet there aren't enough beneficial bacteria to convert ammonia and nitrite into nitrates (which are less dangerous, although still a threat at high levels). If you monitor the water parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and ph) every day with the appropriate test kit you can see the levels rise very quickly over the course of 24 hours in an uncycled tank. Even in a cycled tank the nitrates will reach high levels very quickly if overstocked. The only way to remove these toxins is to change out the water for clean, fresh water and add dechlorinator. If you use Seachem Prime it'll bind 1ppm of ammonia for 24 hours, as well.

    This is why we change up to 90% of our water daily while cycling, and at least once a week once the tank is cycled.
     
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  13. GoldenMcNewbie

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    I see you replied. Yeah that tank could use another filter. Those minnows and crayfish are pretty good at hiding. If you're lazy like me, use Tetra asafe start and buy two more of those HOBs.
     
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  14. mjfromga

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    The tank I see has a lid. How was a large goldfish able to jump out?
     
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  15. Scifisarah

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    Get yourself some oscars, they like eating crayfish from the creek. :D
     
  16. GoldGuy

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    that was in my old tank
     
  17. mjfromga

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    Of course.
     
  18. GoldGuy

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    CHILL OUT BRUH!
     
  19. Fishheadz

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    ...You again, what, did you get tired of playing CoD III?
     
  20. GoldGuy

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    wuh?
     

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