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Goldy Goldy
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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 22:19
Biorb -Test strips #262191
Came across these and wondered if anyone has tried them yet or know where to buy them and what do you think.
http://www.koivision.co.uk/acatalog/Aquarium_Test_kits.html


Goldy Goldy
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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 20:04
Review - Water Conditioners and Dechlorinators #262192
Thought this would be of some interest

http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/rev-cond.htm


* Note: Products where the second "Y" is in brackets are those which state that they remove chloramine, but in most cases contain only sodium thiosulfate (the same as standard dechlorinators for chlorine only). Usually, a higher dose is recommended for chloramines - this is to make sure the chlorine part is split from the chloramine and neutralised - however, this releases the ammonia part, so the chloramine is not fully dealt with. An example of the manufacturers' awareness of this, is shown by the fact that API recommend Ammo-Lock in conjunction with Stress Coat, if you need to deal with ammonia.



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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 19:41


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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 19:09
Re: My fantail goldfish has white spots on its tail! Help! #262194
If you can get the broken bits out without taking the fish out then that will be the best thing, I wasn't sure how easy that would be "wouldn't any muck in the media cloud the water if you remove it with the fish in it" In reply to the water conditioner always add it to the replacement water in the bucket before you add the water to your biorb, you can boil a kettle to warm the replacement water to the same temperature as your biorb if needed but never use hot water from the tap. You say you used esha for 3 days does it say anything about repeating the dose after then as you could maybe repeat it and see how you go on just follow the instructions which may tell you if you can use aquarium salt with it too, remember that salt doesn't evaporate and so stays permanently in the tank/biorb so only add the amount needed for the replacement water.


Pixie Pixie
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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 18:56
Re: My fantail goldfish has white spots on its tail! Help! #262195
Thank you for such a quick reply, Goldy. I quickly put another filter after my silly husband had managed to break it.
Shall I add dechlorinator to the 'new' water which I have had in the bucket since yesterday morning or to the tank after I have topped it up with new water?
Do you recommend I use the same medicine again (eSHa)?
I worry that I will disturb the fish too much if I put it in the bucket? Maybe I should try to clear the bits with the fish in the tank?
I was planning to remove the ceramic media and put them in the bucket in the water from the tank while I'm removing the resins from the bottom of the tank...
Sorry that I am bombarding you with the questions but am getting really concerned now and must get ready to do the cleaning job tonight after which I am going to reward myself with a glass of wine...
Thanks so much for your support.


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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 18:27
Re: My fantail goldfish has white spots on its tail! Help! #262196
Hello pixie and welcome to fishkeeping First can I tell you that I have never kept a biorb personally and only know them from members that have them but the basic care of your fish is the same as it would be in a regular tank, have you read any of the other posts on here as they will give you some information that may help you, if you are concerned about the broken bits you could remove some of the biorb water into a bucket or similar and put the fish in it, then put the rest of the water or as much as you can take out of the biorb into the bucket and remove the broken bits, then once you have sorted the biorb out put the old water plus fish back into it and top up with fresh declorinated water, I must add doing the clear out as quickly as possible so as to not kill off the good bacteria on the ceramic media. If you can use a bucket or large jug with measures on it you will know how much water is left and how much treatment to use. You mentioned your husband had broken the filter so how have you managed without it, Aquarium salt is very good with interpet treatments so I would think it would be fine also with others and helps speed up the fishes recovery.


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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 17:19
My fantail goldfish has white spots on its tail! Help! #262197
I set up my biorb tank 4 weeks ago. I introduced 1 small goldfish after 3 days (according to the manufacturer's instructions it is ok to do so after 24 hrs if you use Stress Coat and Stress Zyme). I test regularly for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph and hardness. They seem to be ok though nitrate is a bit high (the test indicates somewhere between 50-100)but it is not much different from my fresh tap water. Nitrite has always been 0 (or certainly below 0.3), ph about 8 but the water is hard. About 2 weeks ago my fish developed white spots on both sides of the tail. They are regular and look a bit like cotton wool so I do not think it is white spot.
I used eSHa 2000 for fungus, finrot and bacteria (wide range action) for 3 days but it did not make a difference. I have to say here that my husband managed to break the filter and the bits sank into the gravel so I was not able to remove all of them while using the medication, which might have had a negative effect on the treatment.
Someone recommended Doc Wellfish' aquarium salt so I used it next. The spots were reduced but they have not disappeared completely. On top of that I noticed purple edges in 2 places on the tail and a red vain coming from the base of the tail.
What shall I do now? Our Deeda is a lovely, lively happy fish and I and my 2 year old son have already got attached to her. I would not like her to get any worse.
Shall I get the fish out (or leave it there)and try to remove the spilt bits from the filter and use the same medication again? Or shall I use something different? Can I use the salt while I am using a medication? Are there any 'home remedies'?
The tank is due for a partial water change. Shall I use Stress Zyme and Stress Coat with a medication? They usually recommend partial water change before you put a medicine if you are using any water conditioners...
Any suggestions, please?
All advice I get from different fish shops is contradictory. I was even told that the amount of nitrate in the tank would neutralise carbon from the spilt filter bits (????? is there such a chemical reaction?)
Thanks for your help.


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Re: filter on juwel 125 #262198
I lost some cory fry like this too, they swim into the filter whilst i am cleaning it out and i didnt notice them when i pust the sponge back, it pays to do a head count when inserting the sponge, just to check. di


Goldy Goldy
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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 12:40
Re: Juwel Rekord 70 #262199
Correction!!!
I was doing a part water change on my 4ft tank last night and according to the buckets I use 25 lites is 5.5 gallons, so work that out, that means the reckord 70 is actually not quite 16 gallons.
And if your wife thinks you are getting obsessed Ade? then take a look at my new tank my husband got me for christmas this is what she maybe has in store

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adeandsu adeandsu
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  • Posted on: 4/6/2004 10:36
Re: Juwel Rekord 70 #262200
Thanks Goldy.

I'm not sure about anything bigger - my wife already thinks I'm getting obsessed

Ade



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