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  • Posted on: 20/1/2005 15:15
Re: White Water #1
hi fishy

i've got the juwel internal filter which runs with 6 different sponges - one is fine cotton which you change weekly according to juwel - still hasn't helped
I think it's something growing/living in the water that has got on top since i overfed them
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  • Posted on: 20/1/2005 11:15
Re: White Water #2
This has been going on for about 8 weeks now in my tank, i am wondering if it's an algae in the water

Mine went like this after i overfed them, so think i might have set something off or overloaded the filter with rubbish
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  • Posted on: 20/1/2005 11:12
Re: goldfish in a "warm" tropical tank #3
Hi

I have a Juwel tank with built in heater, my fancy goldfish live in 22 degrees (i read they like slightly warmer water than single tails)

BUT bear this in mind - warmer water doesn't not carry as much oxygen in it and can make bigger fish lathargic or even kill them

Linsay
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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 14:25
Re: White Water #4
Well i changed them at about 2 week intervals - all three main cleaning sponges (2 fine bottom sponges & coarse sponge).
They are arranged/stacked like so:

Fine cotton sponge (changed weekly as per jewel)
(space)
Charcoal sponge
Nitrate removal sponge
Coarse filter sponge (change every 3 months as per jewel)
(space)
Fine Sponge
Fine Sponge (where most bacteria live, change every 6 months one at a time according to Jewel)

Have changed the 2 fine sponges recently, which are probably the main ones, but left weeks between them, so not to lose bacteria

Think the water changes will clear it eventually, as there is only a limited amount in there and whatever it is in it must be decreasing surely

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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 11:35
Re: White Water #5
There are 3 main filter sponges, which i have changed individually over the last 8 weeks.

Will keep on with the small, frequent changes
That's what i was thinking about it bothering me more than the fish - if the water quality was poor they would have got sick or even died, but they are quite happy and normal.

Have learnt my lesson to be careful how much food i shake out of the pot
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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 11:15
Re: White Water #6
I do change them as per the instructions, something like every 6 weeks for the Nitrate and Carbon sponge, i usually change them in advance to - so i don't forget and they expire

What can i do goldy - just keep changing the water or is there a miracle cure?
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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 11:03
Re: White Water #7
Internal Juwel 1000lph with Nitrate removal sponge and activated carbon

Also, some of the sponges were looking a bit grotty.
Think it's just got to a point where it's overwhelmed the filter media and now it's so hard to get it how it was

Another note is there is zero algae growing anywhere, so think the nitrate removal is still working
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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 10:47
White Water #8
Here's one for ya

Think i can almost answer it myself, but will explain...

Before xmas, i didn't change the tank water for 3 weeks as it look crystal clear and readings were normal (and i had 2 major exams). Around this point i think i overfed the fish ONCE! and the water turned white and murky overnight.
Since then, no matter how much water i change, or filter sponges it won't clear. I have done a half water change, which was 120 litres, nothing helps.
Am just changing 2 buckets every few days at the mo, to try and clear it.
Again, readings are normal. I don't think the water is affecting the fish, they are all healthy and acting normal and have been for weeks

A lfs mentioned phosphates to me once, could a rise in this have done it (after i overfed the goldys)

Please Help!

ps it's good to be back (i don't quite know where i have been, but i am here now!)

Linsay
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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 10:37
Re: Can I add a Pleco? #9
Think they do it when the other fish sleep, most of mine sleep on the sand so are easy targets
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  • Posted on: 18/1/2005 10:26
Re: Can I add a Pleco? #10
Hi Guys

I heard some plecs can suck on the side of the goldys when they sleep, is this true???

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