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GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 8/6/2015 18:47
Re: Changing water in nano aquariums. #1
THanks for replying Fishlady, Can you show me what this airline syphon hose looks like and how to suction it up? Thanks :)


GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 25/5/2015 14:39
Changing water in nano aquariums. #2
Hi guys,

I have just bought a 20L tank. And I am going to set it up as a tropical one BUT i was wondering, how do you change the water in such a small tank. Would i have to buy a very small gravel cleaner?. I am using very small shards of gravel for the substrate so will that just suck up the gravel?. I have a big gravel cleaner for my other tanks but it is far to big to use in this tank with the fish still in there. Would I need to remove the fish from the tank before cleaning it out in this case?. Normally i dont like to move fish out because of the stress.

And if I do need to move the fish out, because they would be tropical, would I have to keep their water in a small bowl heated?. Sorry of all the questions lol.

~ Gem


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  • Posted on: 22/5/2015 19:27
Mini heater? #3
Hi guys,

Ive been thinking of buying a nano tank maybe about 20L or so and wanted to make it tropical. Some i have seen don't readily come with heaters, if anyone knows of a tank which does then great!. If not can anyone suggest a small heater for a tank that size?.

Thanks alot :)


GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 22/5/2015 18:08
Local aquatics in/near Sheffield. #4
Hey there everyone, I live in Sheffield but i am able to drive. I was wondering does anyone know of Aquatics centers/ garden centers with aquatics included that are nearby to Sheffield or inside Sheffield itself.

The only one I know of is the small local fish stockists, but I really enjoy going to large places and looking around the place. Thanks :)


GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 11/5/2015 15:27
Re: Missing danios #5
A similar thing has happened in my community tank. I had 7 White cloud minnows and now there are only three left. No idea where they went, there was literally no sign of decay nor floating bodies, so I can only assume they had died and been eaten by the rest of them. Which include four Zebra/Leopard danios and a female platy and some of her growing offspring. Very odd.


GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 22/1/2015 20:19
Re: What is this on my Oranda? #6
Hmm obviously the links dont work for bigger pics :-/

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GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 22/1/2015 20:18
What is this on my Oranda? #7
Hi guys,

My calico oranda seems to have some kind of strange white outlined scales. He does keep flashing too, and im wondering if it could be some kind of slime infection. What do you guys think?.

I tried so hard to get good clear pictures but he is very lively and this is all i could manage lol.

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GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 22/1/2015 20:05
Re: Big water changes, your method? #8
Wow these are great tips. Thanks everybody. :)


GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 21/1/2015 14:15
Big water changes, your method? #9
Hi guys,

I am curious. How do you all manage to change the water in your larger goldfish tanks?. I have a 180L and I find it quite hard to find containers to put the new water in and then carry them to the tank when i fill it back up after cleaning/ vacuuming stuff. Currently I have two large buckets. But I was wondering if there is an easier way to do this and what you guys method is?...

Thanks :)


GemSim GemSim
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  • Posted on: 5/1/2015 20:05
Re: Goldfish eating air after feeding #10
Oh!. Someone who has the same problem as me!. My blue oranda does the same thing, she always has trouble with this sort of floaty behavior. After feeding, her and one of her tank mates will stay at the surface gulping at air/bubbles. The fantail who does this never gets the same floaty issues though, but I think the body shape of an Oranda and Ranchu's too make them susceptible to this kind of thing.

I always have bubblers on for them so i will try this method of turning it down or off whilst feeding see if it helps. But I also read somewhere that goldfish do this to suck in microscopic film-like remainders of the food which has been left at the surface. I dont know how true that is.



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