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Old 04-12-2014, 01:56 AM   #11
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I just checked out some cannister filters for my 50gal. I have common goldfish 3" to 7" and a foot long spotted pleco, they were all an inch when purchased! Anyway, cannister filters are rad and Marineland makes a H.O.T. model I'm in love with. Thanks for the heads up!!
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:58 AM   #12
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I have pictures in my profile of both of my tanks. Why don't you like internal filters? I would like to know cause I might be missing something friend! Thanks.

I like all my internal space to be for fish and plants. Plus I like to hide my equipment. Plus most internal filters aren't that strong. Sponge filters are great for fry tanks and special projects. But my filters are hidden by my background.


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A weekly water change of 20% on a tank like that is negligible. As already mentioned, the filters are nitrate factories, that make the water less toxic. I can't imagine that tank being healthy with less than a weekly 50% change. You can vacuum the tank daily to get rid of the solid waste. That will help slow the rise of nitrates.
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At least 50 % a week. I would do 50-75% water change twice a week if it were my tank. That pleco alone stocks that tank full. If not slightly over. Get yourself API master test kit and you'll see just how high your nitrates are. I 100% guarantee they are off the charts and at lethal levels with that little of a water change sched.


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Is it okay to use my vacuum every other day cause my goldfish and pleco are filthy, God Bless them. That ends up being close to a 20% water change after vacuuming the tank. Is that okay?

Change water as needed. Daily is even fine. Just remember to use Prime or other conditioner.

But you should reduce fish numbers in that tank soon. If the Pleco ever panics your GF will be damaged.

Water changes won't make the tank bigger. I'd rehome or upgrade them now. Otherwise keeping those kinds of fish in too small a tank , just shortens their lifespan.

Plecos 20+ yrs w proper care

Common GF 20+ years. Record is over 40 years. Record size was 18" if I remember right.

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/article...expectancy.htm

It's great that you are trying to keep them clean.


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Don't forget to test your tank water !! Ammonia esp, but Nitrates as well. The API master kit is the most affordable and best for the money.
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