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Dragonii
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2011, 08:57:03 PM »

On facebook I am Scrotie McBoogerballs. Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2011, 09:18:37 PM »

I love my Aqua Clear filter.  And your fish will still get to see a lot of you because you will still have to vacuum the tank even after you get a filter.  You will have plenty of time to interact with them.  Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2011, 09:37:02 PM »

very true. I interact with mine every day and I only vacuum my tank about once a month.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2011, 01:57:05 AM »

What's your avatar Dragonii, there's a bunch of Scrotie McBoogerBalls lol
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2011, 02:13:03 AM »

Kinda of a weird question but....do you guys ever feel alienated for having pet fish? I feel alientated most of the time by my friends and other people because of my love for the 8 legged. (I have 5 tarantulas. XD ) but now I feel alientated by my closest friend because she thinks any pet that can't be handled or interacted with is boring and not worth the time. I'm part of a tarantula forum and now I have this forum for my goldies so I can feel excepted and not feel like a weirdo Smiley But I feel like....I should'nt even invite her over anymore cause my pets are all ones she thinks are boring and "Depressing" cause they're in cages.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2011, 02:28:51 AM »

If you'd use his e-mail to find him on facebook it'd be easier Smiley I'm a facebook noob though, so don't ask any details about that!! It's just how I think it works... or something... xD

About them pets, well, I have a reputation of being the crazy fish lady ;> However, in my case people mostly ask me for help with their fish and sometimes suggestions on what they could keep in their tanks etc... pretty many of my friends have at least had fish, so they don't find it strange Smiley
The thing that breaks my heart *sob*, is that grandma is viewing my fish as something expendable, because in her point of view, they die fast and easy even though I explain to her that they can live for up to 40 years if you take good care of them. I even had two fantails that grew into giant fatties and lived for roughly 7-10 years or more! (Which isn't bad for being a noob c: ) My cousin has some goldfish too, 3 in a 150 liter (roughly 30 gallons) plus a bunch of other small tropical fish (not a good combo) so every once in a while something dies in there, and that's probably why that misconception is going around that fish would be less resistant than a cat or a dog.

I always had a lot of pets, like cats (I had a house full of cats because of the constant flow of kittens...), dogs, guinea pigs, sheep etc Cheesy But none of them are like my fish-babies <3 I would die for a guinea pig or a pomeranian right now, but what can you do? Wink The fish fit better in this apartment atm, and they're such sweet creatures Smiley (I keep platies and a betta aside from the goldfish, they're pretty amazing and loving too! The betta (Bruce Willis) could sit there and stare at me for ages @_@)

I don't think you should be ashamed of inviting your friends over, at all! Even if some think they're boring (I'd love a scorpion too <3), it's not like your pets are supposed to be the entertainment of the house Wink
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2011, 02:43:28 AM »

Ah, right. lol Use the email...got it. I'll give it a go. XD

Yeah I've had alot of pets too. When I was young I had hamsters, guineapigs, a had a dog, at least 3 cats one of which I still have today. She's gonna be 13! I guess some people just don't get the subtle magic of a pet that most would turn a blind eye to...
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2011, 03:15:26 AM »

Probably... how did your guinea pig look?? Smiley (They had the cutest tri-colored one at the pet shop recently, I think I love him/her a little <3 Hope it'll get a good, loving home Smiley)
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2011, 03:29:26 AM »

We had 3 of them actually. 2 males and a female. We kept the two males together so they would'nt breed. The largest male his name ws Percy and he was such a lovable lump. You could put him in your lap on his back and he's stay there and fall asleep. He liked to cuddle up close on your shoulder near your face. He was...oh boy it's been so long. He was all different colors. Brown and black and white I think. The smaller males name was Snickers and he was a little more nervous. He was black and grey. The female was named Cinamon and she was..well a Cinamon color. XD Sorta a brown/orange color. They're cute and very talkative creatures than can live for around 5-8 years. We use to pick dandy lions from outside to feed to ours, they went nuts over them. The only downfall to Guineapigs is some people are alergic to them and if you don't keep the cage cleaned it'll smell pretty gnarly. XD
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2011, 03:43:58 AM »

We had two boys, we got them for free from the shop because nobody wanted to buy them, they were already too old.
One was brown, probably much like your Cinnamon Smiley I called him Curry, and I loved him! He fell victim to the curse of my lap, every animal that lays in it falls asleep, no matter how nervous it is... xD (First night our second puppy moved in he was running allover the place whimpering and being so sad, and then he just blacked out when I was petting him in my lap D: )
Second guinea pig was a bit bigger, gray and white called Larry (matching names, yea!!). I do miss them all the time... I think they were roughly 6-8 years old when they passed :'c
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2011, 04:08:37 AM »

Yeah, we wish we could have guineapigs again, but some years after we got rid of the two males and Cinnamon passed away we tried to get another one but some how my mum had developed an alergy to them and we could'nt keep it. :/
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #71 on: September 22, 2011, 04:28:58 AM »

That's so sad Sad Allergies are such a pain... in my case it's more a question of space and money, since we do have the cage and everything at home. The substrate is pretty expensive too etc... so I can't really handle that right now D:
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2011, 05:18:31 AM »

Haha Nossie, I think I may join you in the ranks of crazy fish lady!
When I was at home during my 3rd year at uni, I went to the local public aquarium any chance I could. So alot of people at uni realised I was a little fish crazy, when fish seemed to crop up in alot of my projects Wink
Infact a friend of mine calls me 'Lionfish Lady' because I just love those things, Skwishee is another nickname (originally referring to the drink in the Simpsons) and has been associated with jellyfish ever since I saw Finding Nemo!

Glad things are slowly getting sorted for you Goldfishnoob! It's nice to hear the fish are saying Hi ^_^
Don't worry about your friends, still invite them over! My partner thinks I'm crazy, the way I talk to the fish and feed it vegetables! Most other people think I'm a little odd generally anyway, so an obsession with fish is no real shock to them I guess XD

Guinea pigs are awesome creatures (sorry to hear about the allergy though) I had hamsters when I was younger, but would like a guinea pig some day Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2011, 09:27:46 AM »

Besides the two Bettas, guppies, shrimp, snails, frogs and 20 something cichlids we also have a dog, a cat and a bearded dragon.

In the past I have had, but not limited to...
Guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, chinchilla, ferrets, spiders, scorpions, iguana, bangkok tree lizard, geckos, agama lizard, rats, gerbils, snake and even a squirrel. That doesn't include all of the strange life that I have had in salt water reef tanks.

I've work at three different pet stores and my ex wife was a dog trainer... what can I say?

By the way, these are our furry critters. Doing what they do best.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2011, 10:13:29 AM »

Skwishee: Haha! Wish there was some nice public aquarium around here, but I'd have to travel south to get there... hurts my wallet a lot though... xD

Guinea pigs are a little bit like goldfish on land Wink Very messy things, eat and pee loads... xD So you need to have a lot of substrate that can absorb it, and the cage needs to be cleaned a minimum of once a week *__* Nonetheless, incredibly snuggly and cute animals Smiley

Dragonii: Wow! How was it keeping the scorpions?? Been thinking about having one in the future Wink
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #75 on: September 22, 2011, 12:08:03 PM »

How cute!! Loving the picture Dragonii! :3 They look like best buddies.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #76 on: September 22, 2011, 12:23:26 PM »

So there's a very good chance I'm getting a filter today. Grin I have'nt done my water change (It's kinda cloudy) or cleaned the poo and such yet, should I? Or should I leave it alone and let the filter take care of it?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2011, 01:54:58 PM »

Nossie: Now that I've moved to Wales, there aren't any aquariums here other than the shop! But when I was in Devon, I just had a 20 student annual card, so could go when ever I wanted with that, I sure got my moneys worth Grin I like to go back when I'm home though. It's so amazing there! At one point it had the biggest tank in Europe, that is until another aquarium somewhere built one ever so slightly bigger! I got tons of pics there, could post them in the photo forum sometime if you'd like to see them Cheesy

GoldFishNoob: Glad to hear things are going well, I'd say do a water change anyway, it won't do any harm Smiley
The next thing you may want to consider is getting hold of a water test kit so you can keep an eye on things and act accordingly, while the tank cycles Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2011, 01:58:46 PM »

O.k. I change the water out and do a bit of cleaning when I get back from PetCo. Smiley I'm hoping beng a P.A.L.S member will net me a good discount lol.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #79 on: September 22, 2011, 02:08:32 PM »

Should I get a test kit that measures amonia or PH? I don't see anything about Nitrates/Nitrites...unless i'm confused? Hm...*Goes and reads nitrogen cycle thread.*

So if the PH is above 7 it's bad and it's bellow 7 it's good?
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #80 on: September 22, 2011, 02:33:52 PM »

Do the water change if it needs it. Filters aren't going to replace that. Just prolong the period of time between needing them. Sad
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #81 on: September 22, 2011, 02:37:01 PM »

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Should I get a test kit that measures amonia or PH? I don't see anything about Nitrates/Nitrites...unless i'm confused? Hm...*Goes and reads nitrogen cycle thread.*

So if the PH is above 7 it's bad and it's bellow 7 it's good?

Goldfish tend to prefer PH at about 7.5.

Measure the PH in your tap water from time to time to get a feel for what it is in your area. Ours stays right at about 7.5-7.8.
I have to have stuff in my cichlid tank to raise the PH because they like it at about 8.7.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #82 on: September 22, 2011, 02:37:27 PM »

It's best to get a water test kit, that can do all four. I made sure of that when I was at the aquairum shop.
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It can test Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates as well as Low/High PH  Smiley
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2011, 04:27:06 PM »

Got the filter  from PetCo. With a sale price, a 10 percent off cupon and a P.A.L.S card it was $24.68. Couldn't get a test kit,'t have a but I'll try for one....what should I do if I don't have a test kit?

And now if you'll excuse me...I have a tank to clean and a filter to set up! Cheesy


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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2011, 04:56:23 PM »

Glad to see that you got a filter. Fish will be happy.  Grin
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2011, 06:51:41 PM »

Heres the filter after I put it together and set it up. I'll add a video of it in action later. I added more water to lessen the water fall noise, otherwise this thing is SILENT. And my fish seem to love it. Swimming against and through the current and playing in the bubbles. Cheesy And the water is already crystal clear. I'm so happy. *Bounces around room*

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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #86 on: September 22, 2011, 10:50:14 PM »

Congratulations on your new filter!  That's where most of your beneficial bacteria will grow.  Remember when you're cleaning it in the future, not to use tap water on the biomax or foam, cuz if you do the chlorine will kill the good bacteria that you have grown.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #87 on: September 22, 2011, 11:11:32 PM »

Most of my close friends understand that I love my goldfish and would do anything for them.  Sometimes I have to explain it to them in the beginning, but when they realize that I take it seriously they respect my opinion, and become more interested in it themselves. And the guy that I'm kind of seeing asks about them by name.  Smiley  I really like that and he scores some brownie points for that.  It's a good dating test, cuz if my date can't respect life or my interests, then I don't date him cuz it's not a good fit for me.  Grin
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #88 on: September 22, 2011, 11:50:09 PM »

But the whole tank is filled with tap water....is that bad? Or is it because the tank water has been filtered and purified of chemicals and the like (Not to meantion it's been sitting in the tank for 24 hr+) that using outside the tank tap water would kill the bacteria? Either way I'll use bottled water to clean the filter stuff.
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Re: Have a question about tank size and health.
« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2011, 01:06:14 AM »

Here's the video of the filter. We put them in the living room so the filters water fall action would'nt keep me or anyone else who decides to sleep in my room awake. The filter is also in a different place, which they enjoy more, especially Moe, because he loves his bubbles.

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