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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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33 rescaped

This is 20 year old DIY aquarium, recently rescaped a little.

4x20 T8
weekly 30% water change
Fe and micronutrients weekly dosing

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 09:56 PM
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Wow you managed to keep a goldfish in a planted tank? I thought they munched on plants big time! That's an amazing looking tank. 20 years old? Has it been running 20 years continually? It's awesome.

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I hope this is constructive criticism LOL :

Please take the goldfish out, as they are not suitable to be living with tropical fish. They have different slime coats than them, being coolwater fish, and therefore they can spread disease to each other. And I'm amazed the angelfish haven't out-competed the faintail(s) for food. Faintails really should only be kept with faintails. Even keeping them with common goldfish is a no-no.
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Appreciate your critic. I am aware of gold fish uncompatibility, but it was a very serious request from my dother. It is strange, but scalars are more prone to plant eating then goldy. They are all healthy, I have witnessed several spawnings of scalar and ramirez - it was a big caviar feast for all .

I am concerned about silicone durability. There were no problems with leaks never, but how long it is suppose to last? Would it be wise to apply new in order to prevent surprises?
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Good to know you're aware of the goldfish situation !

As for the tank leaking, just do a thorough check of the seams and see if they have any nicks in the silicone. If their really close to the corners, then you should consider re-siliconing the tank. Otherwise, just keep some duct tape on hand LOL !
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