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Nossie
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #150 on: September 28, 2011, 10:10:56 AM »

Nice. Maybe it was just the weak lighting that made him/her seem inactive in the current video.

Good luck with the commissions Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #151 on: September 28, 2011, 11:09:11 AM »

Probably, or it was just a passing thing. I have a better one I'll put on here later. It's brighter and there's no bullying going on, in fact, Larry my big common goldie is quite comical in it.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #152 on: September 28, 2011, 11:56:02 PM »

Here it is. Pardon the sudden loud noise at 0.35 that was my dad, he has Tourettes Syndrome and he does that alot. Most of it is Larry goofing around in and near the filter.

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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #153 on: September 29, 2011, 03:43:33 AM »

At the very beginning, I almost thought the two goldfish were going to kiss Cheesy Then they swam past each other and nibbled at the gravel instead lol XD

Glad to see the little guys are doing okay! x
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #154 on: September 29, 2011, 04:01:34 AM »

They're so cute! Smiley And I like that rock structure you've made them Smiley
So far they're looking pretty normal and healthy to me.. Cheesy
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #155 on: September 29, 2011, 11:55:42 AM »

Thanks guys. Smiley In this video Curly is has his fins slightly clamped, but this was a video from a few days ago, he's fine now. They all get very excited when they see me and Curly once darted all the way across the tank to me to join the others because they know I'm the one who comes and feeds them and cleans the tank. It's cute. lol I've even gotten them to eat the fish flakes out of my fingers. Curly still won't do it though and he does'nt like to nibble on my finger like Bob and Larry do.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #156 on: September 30, 2011, 02:28:22 AM »

That's lovely to hear Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #157 on: September 30, 2011, 03:23:51 AM »

Aww wow thats incredible that they'll eat from your hands!

My Lucky has only just started to eat food from the surface of the tank, only took her 5 weeks to figure that one bless her Wink
So it'll be a while before I can get her to eat from my fingers, your goldfish must love ya! <3
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #158 on: September 30, 2011, 04:24:48 PM »

Get her use to your fingers first, stick a finger in the water near her when she comes to the surface for food. Once she starts to nibble on your finger then take a big flake and hold it between your fingers and she should nibble it.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #159 on: October 01, 2011, 07:05:44 PM »

I'm thinking about picking up one of these (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) cause cleaning the gravel by hand with sifty cups is getting to be annoying and it's not very efficient.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #160 on: October 01, 2011, 08:18:00 PM »

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I'm thinking about picking up one of these (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) cause cleaning the gravel by hand with sifty cups is getting to be annoying and it's not very efficient.


This is a very good siphoning tube even for larger tanks such as a 55 gallon , not  just biOrbs or small tanks. I recommend you get this one versus the others where you have to shake in the water to get the siphoning going.  With this one you just squeeze the blue portion of the tube a few times to get the suction started.  Once you get the hang of it , it will only take about 5 seconds or so to get the water flowing.  It does a very good job of cleaning the gravel.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #161 on: October 01, 2011, 09:44:23 PM »

Alright cool. I say a bigger one that was slightly more but the section tube part looked a little over kill for the small amount of gravel I have in my tank rigt now, but it's good to know that I can use that one when I get the bigger tank also. Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #162 on: October 02, 2011, 07:31:46 AM »

The biorb siphons are very small actually, so when cleaning the gravel in a larger tank they wouldn't be helping too much, the hose is also very short. So that would be an investment for this tank only (maybe a couple of gallons bigger).
Have you seen them live ever or just the pictures online??
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #163 on: October 02, 2011, 02:53:29 PM »

For a few dollar more I could get this one, which has a video of it in action, but like I said in an above post it's aweful large for the amount of gravel I have in my tank BUT I could use it for the larger tank eventually. So would this be the better investment? (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #164 on: October 02, 2011, 03:22:33 PM »

Yeah, I understand that, definitely Smiley
I think it's actually up to you! In the end, you could always use the smaller siphon in case you would want a betta or something in a smaller tank in the future? I mean, it's always good to have extra. Besides, it'll probably be a while 'til you'll need a bigger siphon so... it really comes down to your economy and preference on this one.. Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #165 on: October 02, 2011, 04:21:28 PM »

Dad's convinced my goldies will be fine in the 10 gal for another year or more and tells me to stop looking for good deals on a 40 gal cause I'm worrying about something that has'nt happened yet. :/ It's rather discouraging....I'm not sure what I'm going to do other then take matters into my own hands and try to earn it all myself. Guess I'm alone in my endevour...
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #166 on: October 03, 2011, 04:00:46 AM »

I kept my fish in the 10 gallon for roughly 9 months,  but four of the fish I had then have died, from seemingly invisible reasons... two of them just floated up suddenly, I'm concerned they both might have gotten stunted, I didn't see them growing too much at all. (The other two got dropsy, all four died pretty recently.)
I basically threw myself at the current apartment just so that I could set the large tank up.
Follow your own judgement on that one, for how long do you think you can keep up the water changes? It has to be getting pretty tedious by now :/
I doubt he'd listen either way if you'd try explaining to him how bad the consequences could be of keeping the fish like that for longer than needed... (Right now I wish I could lend my extra 17 gallon to you.)

Just keep looking!! That won't hurt anyone Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #167 on: October 03, 2011, 04:20:57 AM »

I know how you feel GoldFishNoob, I immediately started looking for tanks, even after an aquarium shop owner told me Lucky would be okay for 6 months or so in her tiny tank. Some may have thought me a little crazy looking for a tank I quite possibly couldn't afford and didn't 'need' at the time, but I carried on anyway.

In my eyes the sooner I got the tank, the sooner I could cycle it and get the fish in there!
I don't care if she could have a year in that tank, I know she isn't quite right in her tiny tank and I want to get her out of there as soon as I can, so she can have more space to swim and a friend!

Besides there could have been plenty of good deals, that I would have missed, because I wasn't looking around Smiley
As Nossie said, there's no harm in looking and you never know what deals you may find!
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #168 on: October 03, 2011, 08:39:14 AM »

Reading this makes me wish you all lived close by. One of our guys posted a free 55 gallon a few days ago.

Ya'll either need to find a club or create one.
It's a lot of fun. We have socials, sell stuff to each other, trade stuff, call on each other for help, ask for advice, etc. We are having a social on the 22nd at this guy Ken's house. He has about 30 tanks all together and he breeds fish for sale and trade. When I first set up my 150 he gave me 6 fish to get the tank started.
We have a site kind of like this one that is comprised of all local people. I can't imagine that other cities don't have something similar.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #169 on: October 03, 2011, 09:34:46 AM »

It's just about the money, if he had the money he'd probably get me something or at least help but he does'nt so in my house asking for anything that is $30+ is likely to insight a riot.

I've been looking into fish clubs but so far all I've found is one that gets together in the San Francisco, which is at least a 4 hr drive from here. 
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #170 on: October 03, 2011, 02:16:44 PM »

You could always contact a fish club with your situation, I am sure they'd be happy to help Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #171 on: October 03, 2011, 02:37:36 PM »

What about Christmas? It is getting pretty close.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #172 on: October 03, 2011, 09:52:05 PM »

We'll see about X-Mas when the time comes. Ways to earn some cash have been presenting themselves quite a bit lately, so I'm not ready to give up on trying everything I can, not when I see these cute faces greeting me when I come near the tank.

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They're getting big though. XD Bob is catching up to Curly in size and Larry is so big you can see the definition in his scales now. So pretty...
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #173 on: October 04, 2011, 02:46:41 AM »

That's great Smiley At least they're growing, I really wish you all the luck in the world with earning money Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #174 on: October 04, 2011, 08:43:30 AM »

Aww they are so cute! Grin

Glad things are going well for you GoldFishNoob! You're doing a great job, keep it up! Cheesy

Best of luck with finding a tank!
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #175 on: October 04, 2011, 02:39:50 PM »

Might go down to Tropical Haven some time and check out what they're prices are. I've been on their site but there's no price display. But they're tanks jump from 36 to 55, which I dunno how that works lol where the 40?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #176 on: October 04, 2011, 05:45:50 PM »

Just got back from getting crickets from PetCo. They're having a $1 per gallon sale on fish tanks. They a 40 gal breeder tank for $40...but the sale ends on the 22nd. Sad Dad says "Even if we did have the money you're not getting one anyways because we have no where to put it." Wish Cali's weather was better I'd put it outside on the patio, but when it gets hot here it's 110 degrees and when it's cold it's close to 34 degrees.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #177 on: October 04, 2011, 09:55:36 PM »

Cold isn't a problem and I don't think heat would be either if the contaier was big enough and you had good water circulation. Our temperatures are just as extreme and goldfish live in ponds everywhere here.

As for the sale, Petco does that a lot. Don't worry, they will do it again.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #178 on: October 05, 2011, 01:27:49 AM »

That's good to know...maybe I'll talk to dad about putting it on the patio. But how would I run a filter on it?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #179 on: October 05, 2011, 02:27:26 AM »

You could always pull some cables outside from the house, unless you have a socket outdoors, that's really no problem, as long as you get the tank there, that's 90% of the trouble Grin
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