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post Wed, 05 Apr 2006 8:31 pm
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good.gif good.gif good.gif Very helpful illustration.

I'm abit lazy, just scrap the glass and drain tank with goldfish still in it. goldfish fall sick easily after eating the dirts. I'll change to this. I also use 2 x carbon block to filter the tap water before top up.
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Bro desireless, great illustration! But u didn't mention about acclimatising the fish to the new water, only matching the temperature. Shouldn't you put the new water little by little into the tub where the fish is? I thought they'll get shocked if put straight into the newly changed water, especially with greenwater setups.
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In step 5), I mentioned about some hobbyists having this habit of mixing old water with new one. Then submerge the container to let the fishes swim out by themselves. That is one way of doing it.

But if you're confident enough... Having buffered new water and changing water religiously, you can simply transfer the fishes 1 by 1 into the new water after the 1 hour plus wait. You would have reduced possibilities of 2 shocks, the pH shock (through buffering) and the temperature shock. The fish would sense a big drop in nitrate level (and the taste/smell of their own shit hysterical.gif ), in a cycled tank. But if you have been changing water religiously and do not overstock your tank, this is rather minimal...
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God gave us two ears and only one mouth for a reason so I have been listening to all your input and holding off from asking beginners questions BUT now i have to yes.gif

What is your personal reasoning for the "new" water. With koi it is known that aged water is much better. Is this not the case with goldfish. If I set up a holding tank,declored it and allowed it to age while being aireated
(more work I know) but would that make a positive difference or is the difference so little as not to be worth all the effort. Your opinion please.
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Previously some hobbyists here age their water to dissipate the chlorine without the use of anti-chlorine; but since our local water here now contains chloramines, which can only be removed by dosing anti-chlorine/chloramines, most do not age their water anymore.

Some discussions here:
http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2503
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thanks CP, I quess I'm fortunate as our water district uses only chlorine. I'm thinking all I need to do is
declorinate and add air and it'll be ready when I am.
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What is the ideal temp for goldfish?

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If you are comfortable then they are comfortable.

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QUOTE(bekko @ Mon, 14 Sep 2009 3:14 am) *

If you are comfortable then they are comfortable.

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Ha ha, thats a good way of putting it.
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