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twinso
post Tue, 30 Oct 2007 5:23 pm
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""1)What is the recommended tank size to keep goldfish?
We recommend at least a 3ft tank.So, 3, 4,5 or 6ft tanks are ideal""

sorry but i have to do this in caps

HOW MUCH IS A FT? in metres?.. ft=foot. so ... 1 m???? omg a 4 metre high tank??!!! thats like 30cm x 4??? 120 cm ??? thats like massive and cost...... at least $400 to buy =S it relli kills my brain when people say inches and ft. we dont teach the metric system here -.- and google takes forever to find a good site that does conversions ...
ok again ft-foot right... so i imagine 3 of my feet but wat for widt, lenght, height??!?!?!

argh
m + cm pls =(

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nvm above msg ->

read the L and realise the meaning.... 50 L per fishy? =S gosh...... thats a lot of water and us here in aus are in super big 20 yr drought OO" plus change it couple time weekly OO

sure 50L is too much for a 4cm fish like mine? lol

4cm fish in a 50 litre tank =S so much exercise....

but yea inches and ft are still confusing !!!!!!!!!

* after reading the full step by step thingy... -takes gravel out of fish tank-

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Hi twinso,

Here fish tanks are sold in terms of feet (or foot). Imperial measurement. One metre is about 3.3 feet.

A four feet tank for eg, refers to its lenght. So when we say our tank is 4x2x2, it means four feet long, two feet wide and two feet in height.
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hi everybuddy!!!!

i used to be confused by foots measurements too, but i learnt this frm the building my own guinea pigs cage.

1 ft = 30 cm
and of cos we know: 1 m = 100 cm
do the math i believe urs are a lot better than mine

realised its an old query but it nvr harm to keep a record!
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as newbie i have many knowledge from this topic,
Thank You For The Article. Nice And Good

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Thanks CP for the basic advises.

much appreciated.
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Very infomative for a newbie like me. Just cross over from koi. biggrin.gif
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That's very nice tips..very informative n applicable.. nicetry2.gif
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Thank you for the tips...I learnt a lot!
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why my healthy fishes and QT fishes can just die after water change?


Ans: Even the most seasoned hobbists wll encountred this problem somewhat.

During a recent water change, 5 of my healthy fishes overturned and were dead in less than 3hrs.

i ruled out diseases. so it must be water - either the chemical toxity due to recent haze or PH. But i did pour a lot of anti chlorine an anti chloramines . i consulted my arowana friend on the symptom experienced.


Symptom on Sudden Dealth

Fish mouth is open wide and colour remain vibrant , seem like a lot slime on body and stomach is hardened.



Diagnosis

High to Low PH water

i used to have PH Crash when my water is abt 5 and the fishes are coated with wool like slime when they come from PH 7-8 water



Low PH to High PH water

but when the fish comes from low PH water to higher PH , they wll discharge slime like coat and appear to be in shock. NO amt of salt or water change can cure the fish thereafter.

for my case, this seem to be the root cause and not due to insufficient chemical and new water chemcial syndrome.


Preventive Measures

Acclimatising the fish to the new water is essential especially during water change.
do partial water change, introduce new water slowly to tank is the key.
some fish may still be sensitive to minor PH swing




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Hi All!

I am a somewhat beginner and I have owned my floating gumball aka Oranda Goldfish named Titan for a little over a year now. As some of you know Orandas can grow pretty big dispite their tank size, and when I first bought him he aslo had a companion who sadly died this spring. Anyways I have recently gotten a 30-ish? gallon tank from my brother who had an aquaponics system and I really want to add to Titan's tank environment by bringing in not only another goldfish companion but also possibly some small schools of fish. I really want to make it seem like his natural habitat.

Does anyone have any tips on what non-aggressive freshwater fishies I can buy that would play well with my baby?

What type of filters can I use to keep the bottom and water relatively clean? I wont be able to do as many water changes this year as I have started a fulltime job and I will be going to school to finish my degrees
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