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Old 07-24-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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Just advise him to do lots and lots of water changes.

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Old 07-24-2011, 01:14 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by librarygirl

At least he's listening some to your advice (if he can get rid of the goldfish and give it a proper home). Where did he get it? Did he buy it or pluck it out of a pond? Either way you should convince him to return it NOW, a 10 gal is not good for that fish.

If he's intent on doing a fish-in cycle, at least you can be there to help monitor his tank and teach him how to test the water and be diligent with daily water changes.
He actually bought them from a pet shop, I then gave him the talk about not trusting pet store workers. And yeah I'll make sure he does daily water changes

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:56 AM   #13
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Good news got him to take the fish back and I convinced him to do a fishless cycle I'm currently cycling mine which is taking the mick at the moment, I'm on day 37 now but I'll make sure he does it all properly, he can't get hold of a api master test kit for a few days so I just told him to put a tea spoon of ammonia in his tank and leave it at that til he gets his test kit.

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