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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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ok here are some updates, as you notice some of my goldfish are missing, unfortunately they died from some kind of disease


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post #17 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-05-2007, 07:54 PM
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I think what BrnMix meant about harmful to plants is that if you saturate the water with air you can prevent CO2 from being absorbed into the water, and the plants need that to thrive and grow. I think that's the theory, anyway. Although since there is CO2 in the air as well, I'm not sure why an air stone wouldn't also put CO2 into the water. Probably oxygen just gets absorbed quicker than carbon dioxide.
Of course, for non CO2 injection tanks plants are recommended that either grow past the water surface or float on it, because contact with air enables them to get the necessary CO2.

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well i removed the airstone now and added DIY CO2
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Wow Amazing tank I would never think to see real plants in with gold fish. I thought they would move the stone around to much for plants. Nice tank and sorry to hear about your disease.
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hello Architect1, thanks. it's not impossible to combine goldfish and plants. the hardest thing is to balance the ferts / CO2 to prevent algae as the fish' bioload is a lot.
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that looks like to many goldies!! I would say only 1 fancy in a 20g the rule is 20g ffor the first 10 for each extra
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post #22 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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now i got one big fancy goldfish and 2 smaller ones. that explains the bioload
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So you don't have to do any ferts thanks to the bioload?

That's a pretty cool goldfish tank, makes me want to build one too!
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i add some micro ferts there once a week.
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Ohh okay, how come the goldies don't eat the plants?
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post #26 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 03:58 PM
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what size is that tank, im thinking the "mystery illness" was nitrite/ammonia poisining, espicially if its a new tank. goldfish are super d"dirty " fish when it comes to the poop they release, it has a ton of ammonia in it.
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Ohh okay, how come the goldies don't eat the plants?
ikuzo chose the right plants... The plants are too tough for them to nibble on.

The goldfish died probably because of stress from overcrowding.

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watch your anubias. It's starting to turn yellow.. You might want to dose macros & micros... You do large water changes for the sake of the fish but the plants are suffering.

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i used anubias, vallisneria, dwarf sag, bolbitis, and amazon swords.
the bolbitis and amazone swords didn't stand the high ammonia.

i tore the tank down anyway a week ago and moved it to second floor (i need the space for my new tiger tank). now i'm still too busy to set this tank again. it's in bare bottom state right now.
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what size is that tank, I'm thinking the "mystery illness" was nitrite/ammonia poisoning, especially if its a new tank. goldfish are super d"dirty " fish when it comes to the poop they release, it has a ton of ammonia in it.
Agreed! Your bio overload can and will cause "disease" (ammonia poisoning) and kill your fish. I surprised any survived the spike. Very nice looking tank, just way overstocked to begin with.
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Some update please
I am planning to have a goldfish planted too
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