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Goldnugget Goldnugget
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #11
Quote:

TetraLinz wrote:
Don't remove the fish from their tank for a water change Instead, carry out partial water changes of something between 10 and 25% of the tank capacity each week and work around them


On the basis of the tank being filtered, which from your profile I don't think it is???

Is there a particular reason you don't use a filter?
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flappinganimal flappinganimal
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  • Posted on: 24/7/2008 22:21
Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #12
oh yes! I hadnt noticed they didnt use a filter. You will want to be doing big water changes then!

You definatly need a filter Lucy or your fish will die.
cathie cathie
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  • Posted on: 24/7/2008 23:18
Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #13
2 goldfish in a 40L tank without a filter is going to cause problems quite apart from the stress of being chased and removed each week

Have a read of this:

~KEEPING GOLDFISH - THE RIGHT WAY ARTICLE~
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lilgoldy lilgoldy
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #14
Goldy, this article suggests changing charcoal every month, I was told every 8 weeks, So which is correct.

I have all fancies.
gwa84 gwa84
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #15
it depends on brand and quality of the carbon most of them have a time limit on the box but monthly is average
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EagleC EagleC
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #16
It also depends on the chemical contents of the tank, if theres lots to absorb the carbon will fill up quicker
Goldy Goldy
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #17
As the others have stated depends on the brand, I use Rena bio-chem zorb in my tank and this states 2-3 months

where as the API one states 3-6 months, see link below

http://www.petsparade.co.uk/aquarium/filter-media/?p=4529
lilgoldy lilgoldy
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #18
Ok guys thanks for your input, I have decided that as the pkt says 8 weeks I will mark on the calendar for 6weeks.

I would rather do it that way and know I am not stretching things.

Thanks so much for all you advice - catch you on another thread!
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #19
great link, so true, if only every one would read it before buying fish!
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Re: Some good tips on keeping goldfish #20
Unfortunately I learned the hard way, but I'm glad to see that I'm now doing most things right :)