Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-12-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hampshire, uk
Posts: 1
Newbie!

Hey all, just a new member checking in to the aquarium advice hotel!
I've got a very nice freshwater tank with a few little fishes, a red capped oranda, a ranchu and some shubunkins, nothing too exciting really!

I'm here really to have a look at what other fish would go well in my fancy goldfish aquarium and to just generally take some good advice when needed.

My fish have very red gills atm and we've not long moved them to the new tank (180L), so any advice would be welcomed!

Holly x x
__________________

__________________
Szmanda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rive1404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 284
Welcome aboard!

Have you cycled the tank? Red gills are indicative of ammonia poisoning.
__________________

__________________
rive1404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,070
Welcome to the site! It's a good thing you came here to get some good advice. I agree with rive1404, red gills usually indicates high levels of ammonia. Do you have a test kit? Preferably a liquid test kit like API's. If so, post your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings.

Having your water parameters will give us a better idea of whats going on in the tank. Good luck and keep us posted!
__________________
meegosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thominil's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In the middle of the corn....
Posts: 2,773
Welcome to AA!
__________________
~Thom
Any questions? Feel free to PM me.
Hitchhikers on live rock? http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm
Like someone's post? Show some appreciation with the reputation button!
thominil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JPKeenan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
it is worth the money to invest in a liquid test kit.

Check around and you can find them in the $20-$25 range. Check Big Al's or Drs Foster & Smith. They had the kits pretty cheap.
__________________
JPKeenan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Welcome aboard.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice from a newbie to a newbie mdaniel2882 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 07-13-2009 09:21 PM
Another newbie here lindsaylaw Member Introductions 7 09-06-2008 11:02 AM
Newbie tommyray Member Introductions 7 09-03-2008 11:22 PM
Newbie Marlboro Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 11-15-2004 11:43 PM
newbie here shoelevy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 09-05-2004 11:03 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.