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Nossie
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #270 on: October 21, 2011, 02:52:19 AM »

Dragonii: I can imagine... Smiley The one I was eyeballing was a used system, with stand, filters, light, substrate... everything Cheesy
But naturally, I couldn't possibly have the space for that in anything but a private house... Tongue

Skwishee: Me too... Cheesy I counted that roughly 23-25 fish would be pretty happy in there c: BUT IMAGINE TO CLEAN ALL THE GRAVEL IN SUCH A MONSTER! D8
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #271 on: October 21, 2011, 04:10:29 AM »

Well if it's 40 litres per fish... then yes 25 Grin I think you could get a really big nozzle for the gravel cleaner? To make it easier?
OR ya know, if it's big enough just jump in there and swim with the fishy's ^_^ (I highly doubt a 1000 litre tank is big enough to do this, but I can pretend....)

I've also had this crazy idea, to have a wall that's an aquarium, now imagine how much space goldfish would have to swim, if an entire wall was a fish tank Cheesy (Would be a pain to clean though!).

Also that's great to hear GoldFishNoob ^_^ It's funny how they grow so quick! I'm pretty sure my Lucky's grown a little bit too!
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #272 on: October 21, 2011, 08:48:35 AM »

Check out this 340 gallon tank.

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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #273 on: October 21, 2011, 10:01:54 AM »

Goldfish and frogs....whoda thunk. O.o

I really need to get my hands on a gravel vacuum for my tank. If I let it go for too long it becomes undefeatable without heavy artilery XD Changing the water in my tank is by far the least annoying part.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #274 on: October 21, 2011, 02:24:31 PM »

Wow that tank is amazing! I never knew you could keep frogs with goldfish! Thanks for the video Dragonii Cheesy
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #275 on: October 21, 2011, 07:13:58 PM »

I suspect this union is not as easy as it looks though, because frogs are carnivores and most will eat anyting they can fit in their mouths, so all animals in the tank would have to be relatively the same size.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #276 on: October 22, 2011, 01:36:13 AM »

totally awesome Dragonii, thanks for sharing, those Easter Island heads in amongst the plantings are a nice feature, with faces all stern and frozen, and the fish with their colour and movement, some very nice contrasts. Even the frogs suggest a feeling of something primative, as do the heads... cheers
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #277 on: October 23, 2011, 01:14:49 PM »

I actually don't like how frogs look in aquariums, at least from what I've seen in the pet shop, they tend to look pretty dead @_x
They sort of stop swimming a lot and just hang with vertically in the water |:
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #278 on: October 23, 2011, 06:15:47 PM »

I agree, they do look a bit strange swimming around in the aquarium and that hanging thing is as well, maybe it's because we are used to seeing them out of water... I wonder if they croak at all, I think that would drive me nuts at night. Cheers
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #279 on: October 24, 2011, 03:22:52 AM »

I see what you guys mean about them floating, but I still think their pretty cute! <3 Frogs

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I wonder if they croak at all, I think that would drive me nuts at night. Cheers


They do infact sing!
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #280 on: October 24, 2011, 03:49:51 AM »

hehe thats a funny noise, sounds like they are being squeezed... they would have to be kept far away from the bedroom. cheers Skwishee
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #281 on: October 24, 2011, 05:50:36 AM »

Wow great movies Skwishee and Dragonii!
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #282 on: October 27, 2011, 04:53:50 PM »

Hey all. Smiley

Sorry I have'nt been on in a while to update, I've been busy and have been getting more art comissions. Bob, Larry and Curly are still doing well. My filters beeing giving me a few issues lately though with noise and water output. :/ I've had to take it apart and clean it ( just the intake tube, the motor had all kinds of gunk on it and the "spillway" had slime hanging off of it) and I may have to do it again soon.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #283 on: October 28, 2011, 03:55:54 AM »

Yes filters can get rather gunky Cheesy I recently had to clean my dads old tank filter (he said it didn't work, so I've been trying to fix it) and the amount of gunk in there was gross Tongue

Glad to hear the little guys are doing well and that you have lots of art commissions ^_^
If you don't mind me asking, what art work have you been doing?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #284 on: October 28, 2011, 05:56:03 AM »

Naturally, a crowded and underfiltered tank will have a whole lot more gunk in the filter Wink
You'll probably need to clean it with pretty regular intervals, maybe even once a week, just clean it roughly and you should avoid too much crap collecting in it.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #285 on: October 28, 2011, 10:39:12 AM »

you should see the pads in my canister when I pull them out during cleaning. They go in looking like this...
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and come out looking like some horrid science experiment gone awry. 
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #286 on: October 28, 2011, 04:27:23 PM »

I've done a comission for my neighbor of her pomeranian who passed away and I just finished a picture of my friends daugthers horse. I also might have some one wanting to buy one of my older pictures as well as a lady from my mums church who say the poster I did that's displayed in the lobby and wants me do draw something for her.

Yeah I've been running the filter with the lid off, I've also had to place a rock over the small hole next to the intake tube because it was causing the filter to bubble inside and that caused loud, uneven water flow out. Also the media basket had popped up a little. >.<;

Just a random Q, but I was at OSH the other day and I saw that they have 45 gallon sterilite storage containers for pretty cheap. How would one of those stand up to having water in it?  But at the same time...now that I look at my tank and think about the container, it's odd but I'm pretty sure they might have been about the same size. Unless it's just been a while since I saw the container.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #287 on: October 28, 2011, 09:37:11 PM »

Just got back from PetCo with some goodies. Two important things and one not so important thing. XD Stress coat +, a "no fishing" decoration and a small gravel vacuum. My first attempt to figure out how to work it was a fiasco, I got the gravel cleaned but only after I soaked the towel under the tank and sucked 70% of the water out. I think I'll get the hang of it though.

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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #288 on: October 28, 2011, 10:17:11 PM »

Those plastic containers bow pretty badly when you put water in them. They can be used for sumps under tanks because they have the walls of the wood stands to hold them in place, but just sitting out in the open the bow, and they bow pretty bad.

Round tubs work fine because the water pressure on the sides would be evenly distributed and it would actually hold up the walls instead of bowing them.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #289 on: October 29, 2011, 06:05:25 AM »

Some people use storage containers as quarantine tanks and things, so I'm not sure how they differ from the plastic containers you were looking at? Perhaps the plastic is thicker?

But I've only ever heard of them being used as quarantine tanks/temporary homes, so I'm not sure how one would do as a permanent home?

I wouldn't worry about taking out that much water during cleaning, I'm having the same issue with my tank. To clean the gravel properly I usually end up taking out most of the tank water. As long as the fish have enough water to swim comfortably in, it's fine Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #290 on: October 30, 2011, 04:02:42 PM »

Yeah I was just thinking about the whole setting them up on the patio thing and when I was the tub a lightbulb lit up. XD But I guess it would have more of a chance of busting than an actual tank would, not  to mention most those size are'nt see through. No fishy viewing. And running a filter out there would be a challenge.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #291 on: October 30, 2011, 06:44:21 PM »

Sometimes I can't help but be amazed at how fast and energetic these little fish are. Makes me very happy to see them like this. I guess must be doing something rigt. Smiley

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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #292 on: October 31, 2011, 04:49:01 AM »

Awww theyre so cute!
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #293 on: October 31, 2011, 01:16:39 PM »

Hehehe. Smiley I know Bob and Curly are comets, but I sometimes wonder if Larry is also a comet or part comet, his tail looks to be getting too long for a common goldfish?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #294 on: October 31, 2011, 03:01:13 PM »

Larry.... hmm he looks very similar to Lucky in size and build.
I guess if his tail gets longer and more 'flowy' you'd know for sure, but he looks like a common to me Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #295 on: November 01, 2011, 11:23:32 AM »

Is it possible to tell the gender of goldies when they're this young?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #296 on: November 01, 2011, 02:09:28 PM »

Sometimes you can, I managed to figure out Lucky was a girl and she's only 2 inches or so.
Basically the idea is that if there is a bump before the anal fin, it's a girl, if it's smooth/dips inwards and there are bumps on the gills then it's a boy.

It's obviously a lot easier to tell when the goldfish are bigger, but sometimes you can tell when their young.

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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #297 on: November 01, 2011, 05:53:24 PM »

Cleaned my filter today. This is the first time I've REALLY taken it completely apart and cleaned it. This thing was gnarly. No wonder it looked about ready to quit. I cleaened the filter basket, placing the media in the dirty water, I rinsed everything in the waste bin including the whole filter ( After removing to motor and cleaning that too of course.)  The water is now coming out strong, with water ripples on the top and more bubbles down bellow. Smiley

Thanks for the video Skwish. I'll take a look at that. I'm just curious to see if I may have to rename my trio at some point lol.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #298 on: November 02, 2011, 04:58:29 AM »

Well I was quite fortunate that 'Lucky' is pretty much a unisex name XD
But let me know what you find out about their gender, if your unsure you could always post pics Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #299 on: November 02, 2011, 01:06:23 PM »

My fantail Cream, which I always thought was a girl, came down with breeding tubercles lately... Wink
So in the end it's really, really hard to judge until breeding season.
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