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Old 10-12-2005, 07:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Goldies DO produce a lot of waste, she may want do weekly 5-10 percent water changes to vacc up some of that excess mulm from the bottom. Definitely monitor the nitrate levels. The fresh water will dilute the ammonia at that time too.

I gave up on goldfish a long time ago, deciding that they just aren't meant to be a beginner fish for a smaller tank. That she now has a planted tank in at least a ten gallon, hopefully the fish will live happier longer. As long as we instilled in her that she shouldn't feed it cookies. Please also tell me that she only has ONE goldie in the ten gallon.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, no more cookies.

5-10% is easy enought. she only has one goldie in there now, along with some endler babies we couldnt catch when we movied the tank.

The plants look good, have to figure out a fert schedual for the tank. Ill try and get a picture soon also.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Yeah, no more cookies.
The plants look good, have to figure out a fert schedual for the tank. Ill try and get a picture soon also.
Go to the GCAS site and in the HAP section they posted the powerpoint presentation of the talk Tom Barr gave. I am pretty sure he offered a fert routine for a low tech tank.

Hah... those Endlers grow up and have babies, they will be goldie food, you know!

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Here's the link to Tom's presentation that Dineen was talking about: http://www.gcas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4280

and also a link to fertilizing a low tech tank: http://www.barrreport.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395

At the bottom of the article he gives recommendations for a 20g so just cut those in half.

I would be more than willng to make you up a solution if you would rather dose PO4 that way. 1/64th of a tsp can be pretty hard to measure
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Yeah, we just couldnt seem to get them all out without getting gravel too. I am supprised more have not been eatten.

I am also familar with Toms fert schedual, just wasnt sure if it would be the same fore the goldie. Even so, i bagged up all the first and grabbed the measuring spoons and am heading over after work.
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Here's the link to Tom's presentation that Dineen was talking about: http://www.gcas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4280

and also a link to fertilizing a low tech tank: http://www.barrreport.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395

At the bottom of the article he gives recommendations for a 20g so just cut those in half.

I would be more than willng to make you up a solution if you would rather dose PO4 that way. 1/64th of a tsp can be pretty hard to measure
That is probably not a bad idea. Could we use dosing bottles for that? I am trying to make this as(this is not derogatory) blonde proof as possible. If its to much to remember, it wont get done. So, if its easy, there wont be a problem.
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That is probably not a bad idea. Could we use dosing bottles for that? I am trying to make this as(this is not derogatory) blonde proof as possible. If its to much to remember, it wont get done. So, if its easy, there wont be a problem.
Dosing bottles are an easy way to do it but almost any bottle will work! The dosing bottles are very easy to get a syringe into. Here is a link to what one of my dosing bottles looks like: https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ead.php?t=9369

The pic is in reply #7. If you look at the bottle you'll notice I have it marked for how many ppm of NO3 each ml will add to each of my tank sizes. That pretty much makes it "blonde" proof in my opinion. I have both my KNO3 and KH2PO4 solutions in bottles this way. It makes it easy for me to remember how much I need to add to each tank
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That is probably not a bad idea. Could we use dosing bottles for that? I am trying to make this as(this is not derogatory) blonde proof as possible. If its to much to remember, it wont get done. So, if its easy, there wont be a problem.
It can't be derogatory if you're blonde too, Sean. Remember this is the woman who used to feed the fish cookies we're talking about.
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I have about 50 or so goldfish (comets,shubunkins,sarassa,and koi) in my backyard pond. They put out a large amount of waste if you feed heavy. I would recommend water changes. I do water changes of about 300-400 gallon every month. More changes in summer time and less in cooler weather. When the water tempature gets to 50 degrees you have to stop feeding because goldfish metabolism slows way down to the point that if you feed you may kill them. So I don't have to do as much water changes in cool weather - less poop.

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I just found this thread in the Fish for the Planted Aquarium Forum and thought it may be of interest to Lauren and her tank:

https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ad.php?t=10100

I have a bunch of the same plant that is in Tom's tank (hygrophila difformis) is she would like some. I can bring it to the meeting if I can stand it in the tank that long
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