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Old 02-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #21
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Hey mumma of two your tank water Is incredibly clear how do you keep it that way??
The one at the top? It's a newly set up tank with daily water changes. Soon after that the diatoms took over and made it a brown mess lol. The tanks inside now. I will get some pics when the lights come on (it just after 6am here).
With good filtration, clean water and not too much light any tank will be clear.
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Hello mumma. Is that a homemade filter in picture 2?
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #23
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The one at the top? It's a newly set up tank with daily water changes. Soon after that the diatoms took over and made it a brown mess lol. The tanks inside now. I will get some pics when the lights come on (it just after 6am here).
With good filtration, clean water and not too much light any tank will be clear.


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Bad pics but here they are. There is one more but he's in a hospital tank.
The gold one is Charlie, black moor is Francis, ranchu is Percy and the silver oranda is Fenton.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #24
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Hello mumma. Is that a homemade filter in picture 2?
Yes it is.
Made it to contain the gravel from the old tank I got some of my goldies from. They only had one tiny internal filter so IMO most of the BB would have been in the gravel so I used it in the filter to seed the new tank.
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what powerhead did you use as there seems to be alot of power? i like this idea and might adapt it for my fry tank (with sponges)
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #26
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what powerhead did you use as there seems to be alot of power? i like this idea and might adapt it for my fry tank (with sponges)
There were two filters. Both cheap powerheads from eBay so I don't know the brand names. One was 400L/h and the other was 1100L/h. The stronger one definitely worked better for the goldies. There are heaps of how-to videos on YouTube for DIY bottle filters. Smaller ones can be air driven for fry tanks.
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I have plenty more but these 4 are the biggest and the best...
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I have plenty more but these 4 are the biggest and the best...
They're beauties! I like the yellow/white one.
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My calico goldfish, Callie.

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My common goldfish golds and Goldie now in a pond with koi and other fish. Not my pond can't really get them in pond.
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I got four comets won at a local fair. Hachi, Sushi, Hoggle and Henry.
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My two new guys!

My first two! The calico is Bruiser (due to his one black eye) and the other (a Blue Orinoco or something like that?) is Flash. He looks very silver in this picture but is a steel/carbon blue IRL.
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Nubby I'm helping since his tail got bit off of him by crawfish I saved him just in time at work will go with other if his tail grows back.
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Oh my gosh your calico is so cool that makes me want a goldfish now to bad the fish store is closed :,(
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Oh my gosh your calico is so cool that makes me want a goldfish now to bad the fish store is closed :,(
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Oh I know I've had goldfish b4 the gold fish was I very first fish I had him for a few years until my cousin came along and over fed him :,( may sunny rest in piece. I love goldfish and seeing this thread made me want one more.
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