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As long as can remove chlorine and chloramine, it's good enough.

Don't keep worrying about the branding. If not, you might need to drink it to anti-stress instead. :s13:

Fish-keeping should be an enjoyable hobby, not stressful instead lah....

yah, watching fish swimming around is enjoyable.....
but trying to keep it alive is bit stressful.... as fish dun talk and im still a noob..
sometimes i scare they sudden death... :(:(

so i bit paranoid how to spot suddent nitrate spike or any symptoms to tell me tat fishes are stress...
 

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its mystifying me because it was good for 1 year. in fact he was always the strongest of the goldfish. its a normal small fantail goldfish.



i check the whole body just cannot notice anything suspicious. he was not bloated, not floating, just at the bottom barely breathing in morning, after a water change, 2 hrs later die.

thanks for the contact will check them out, love channa.

must be the water liao.
what time you change water?
 

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My discus fishes laid eggs and hatched into the little baby fishes...
But the baby havent even grow up, still attached to the parents they laid another batch of eggs...

Then the momma fish will kee siao tot the new babies had came out already and kept trying to bring the old babies to the eggs. Or otherwise the parents will just gobble them up.

How ah...?

We have 6 discus fishes. They were initially all together, until recent months they kept having eggs so the other 4 we had separate them out into another tank...
 

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Another thing is, the incoming water, we always had 2 problems. Its always either this or that.

1) after a water change, all fishes in the tank will become very dazed. And sometimes as if panting and breathing very hard. More often then not they will recover within 1 to 2 hours, but there are also 2 3 times where almost the whole tank got annihilated. All die...

2) if the fishes are all right, then another thing can happen... the water will turn green very fast thanks to algae within a few days.
 

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wat time change water also got effects ??

of cos. never do water change in a hot afternoon esp if you are staying on the top floor.
do it early in the morning or after 8 pm.

unless you got storage tank to age water at home.
 

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Another thing is, the incoming water, we always had 2 problems. Its always either this or that.

1) after a water change, all fishes in the tank will become very dazed. And sometimes as if panting and breathing very hard. More often then not they will recover within 1 to 2 hours, but there are also 2 3 times where almost the whole tank got annihilated. All die...

2) if the fishes are all right, then another thing can happen... the water will turn green very fast thanks to algae within a few days.

I am very interested to see your tank setup.
any pic of the tank esp the filtration sys?
 

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I am very interested to see your tank setup.
any pic of the tank esp the filtration sys?

Hmm...

Water goes up from the bottom to a hole at the top... water flows thru it and through a few layers of those kind of white sponge, and a layer of small rocks... then the water below will get pumped back to the tank thru a pipe.

Never meant to filter small small stuffs. Just the poop and food.

Thats pretty much it. The tank is bare except for 2x wood for the fish to hide.

The issue started about a year ago. Before that no issues.
 
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of cos. never do water change in a hot afternoon esp if you are staying on the top floor.
do it early in the morning or after 8 pm.

unless you got storage tank to age water at home.

I always do my water change after 9pm at night or before 10pm in the morning.
 

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get 5 feet!:)

Problem is my wife wants 2 separate tanks as she likes guppies.She does not do anything except feeding them.Her guppies,embers and corys stay in the living room.

The other tank in my study houses my platies,embers and corys.

What food do you guys use for your livestock?I use Liquidfry for the fries and Sera Vipagran for the adult fishes.
 

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of cos. never do water change in a hot afternoon esp if you are staying on the top floor.
do it early in the morning or after 8 pm.

unless you got storage tank to age water at home.

i got a bucket to do store water and add chlorine removal, then let it rest there for 2-3 days before proceed to do water change.

Is tat ok ?
 

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I didn't know this. Thanks for the info

Take for example last Sat noon...

My tank temperature before water change for my study tank was 26.4.Did 7 pails of water change and temperature shoot up to 28.9.

Quickly switched on the AC and water temperature went back to 25.8.

I know I should not do that but thankfully no fishes died.

I mostly do my water changes after 8-9pm at night.

How about adding ice cubes to cool up the fresh water to be put into the tank?
 

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Problem is my wife wants 2 separate tanks as she likes guppies.She does not do anything except feeding them.Her guppies,embers and corys stay in the living room.

The other tank in my study houses my platies,embers and corys.

What food do you guys use for your livestock?I use Liquidfry for the fries and Sera Vipagran for the adult fishes.


how does feed livestock helps for fishes ? or rather, why livestock instead of pellets ?
 

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Take for example last Sat noon...

My tank temperature before water change for my study tank was 26.4.Did 7 pails of water change and temperature shoot up to 28.9.

Quickly switched on the AC and water temperature went back to 25.8.

I know I should not do that but thankfully no fishes died.

I mostly do my water changes after 8-9pm at night.

How about adding ice cubes to cool up the fresh water to be put into the tank?
Btw where to buy those stick on thermometer?.
Also i dunno which type of test strips to buy. Thks
 
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