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Old 08-11-2017, 09:17 PM   #1
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How to Improve My Fish Tank ( Besides the obvious )

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Hello I was wondering how to improve my fish tank. Now obviously I need to upgrade my 20 gallons. Some of my fish I've had since they were small.

I have 2 Butterfly Koi, A comet, a wakin, and 2 Weather Loaches.
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That's amazing how all the sand is at the top of the tank.
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That's amazing how all the sand is at the top of the tank.
Lol I accidentally took the picture upside down somehow
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:27 PM   #4
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I'd say some plants, (even fake ones) would improve it!
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:09 PM   #5
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:28 PM   #6
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Yes. Actually that tank is waay overstocked.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:54 AM   #7
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Improve your tank in what sense? Aesthetically or in general? Are you wondering if anything needs changing, or are you just looking for things to change?

I find myself looking for things to upgrade... I've got a bad case of the Aquarium-keeper-itis. Symptoms proceeded thusly:

1) Inherit a tank
2) Increase tank size
3) Upgrade filters to AquaClears (an improvement for me)
4) Change substrate: gravel to sand
5) Add live plants
6) Incessant testing of water chemistry w/ API master test kit
7) Get fancy biomedia: I use BioHome Ultimate
8) Add sponge pre-filters
9) Get pretty driftwood
10) Marimo moss balls are cool!!
11) "Best" water conditioners: Seachem Prime and Stability
12) Buy thermometers and start obsessing over temp
13) Get a fancy heater: check out Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm!
14) Start getting fancy with your fish food: consider live, frozen, or freeze dried
15) Consider perfecting pH… buy a pH meter for more accurate readings
16) Consider adjusting pH
17) Consider an algae eater for your tank
18) Get an algae eater… (e.g. shrimp and/or pleco) and learn the importance of quarantining the hard way…
19) Get a TDS meter and start thinking about total dissolved solids
20) Starch researching common illnesses and the best treatments
21) Order SeaChem ParaGuard to keep on hand
22) Consider breeding…
To be continued…
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Improve your tank in what sense? Aesthetically or in general? Are you wondering if anything needs changing, or are you just looking for things to change?

I find myself looking for things to upgrade... I've got a bad case of the Aquarium-keeper-itis. Symptoms proceeded thusly:

1) Inherit a tank
2) Increase tank size
3) Upgrade filters to AquaClears (an improvement for me)
4) Change substrate: gravel to sand
5) Add live plants
6) Incessant testing of water chemistry w/ API master test kit
7) Get fancy biomedia: I use BioHome Ultimate
8) Add sponge pre-filters
9) Get pretty driftwood
10) Marimo moss balls are cool!!
11) "Best" water conditioners: Seachem Prime and Stability
12) Buy thermometers and start obsessing over temp
13) Get a fancy heater: check out Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm!
14) Start getting fancy with your fish food: consider live, frozen, or freeze dried
15) Consider perfecting pH… buy a pH meter for more accurate readings
16) Consider adjusting pH
17) Consider an algae eater for your tank
18) Get an algae eater… (e.g. shrimp and/or pleco) and learn the importance of quarantining the hard way…
19) Get a TDS meter and start thinking about total dissolved solids
20) Starch researching common illnesses and the best treatments
21) Order SeaChem ParaGuard to keep on hand
22) Consider breeding…
To be continued…
Thanks for all the recommendations. I might try most of these and definitely upgrade my tank soon. Also my goldfish have tried to breed with my butterfly koi a few times before, both of my goldfish are male and the orange koi is female. ( Not 100% sure about the yellow one maybe female ) though no fry have shown up probably either eaten, or something else, wonder what the hybrid would look like.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:39 AM   #9
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Your sand looks beautiful, but also high maintenance! Especially with all those goldfish... What kind of filtration system are you running?
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you wount see any baby gold fish. they eat the eggs as fast as they drop them.

I just wish mine would eat all there eggs.
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Improve your tank in what sense? Aesthetically or in general? Are you wondering if anything needs changing, or are you just looking for things to change?

I find myself looking for things to upgrade... I've got a bad case of the Aquarium-keeper-itis. Symptoms proceeded thusly:

1) Inherit a tank
2) Increase tank size
3) Upgrade filters to AquaClears (an improvement for me)
4) Change substrate: gravel to sand
5) Add live plants
6) Incessant testing of water chemistry w/ API master test kit
7) Get fancy biomedia: I use BioHome Ultimate
8) Add sponge pre-filters
9) Get pretty driftwood
10) Marimo moss balls are cool!!
11) "Best" water conditioners: Seachem Prime and Stability
12) Buy thermometers and start obsessing over temp
13) Get a fancy heater: check out Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm!
14) Start getting fancy with your fish food: consider live, frozen, or freeze dried
15) Consider perfecting pH… buy a pH meter for more accurate readings
16) Consider adjusting pH
17) Consider an algae eater for your tank
18) Get an algae eater… (e.g. shrimp and/or pleco) and learn the importance of quarantining the hard way…
19) Get a TDS meter and start thinking about total dissolved solids
20) Starch researching common illnesses and the best treatments
21) Order SeaChem ParaGuard to keep on hand
22) Consider breeding…
To be continued…
And I thought for sure I was the only one! Lol My family thinks I'm insane(which is somewhat true ) Im obsessed.
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