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Nic
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My tank at home...

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Pevert
QUOTE(Nic @ Sat, 23 Apr 2005 11:05 am)
My tank at home...
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Hi very nice tank u have good_very.gif
top_view_ranchu
Slight change.

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infocus
Mine here. biggrin.gif

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Nic
QUOTE(top_view_ranchu @ Sun, 24 Apr 2005 7:24 pm)
Slight change.
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You meant "Water Change". tongue.gif
top_view_ranchu
QUOTE(Nic @ Sun, 24 Apr 2005 10:13 pm)
You meant "Water Change". tongue.gif
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Hi Nic,
Sorry, but I dont understand what you mean? blush.gif

Regards,
David
Nic
QUOTE(top_view_ranchu @ Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:09 pm)
Hi Nic,
Sorry, but I dont understand what you mean? blush.gif

Regards,
David
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Just joking, your pic. "to me" looks like you just did a water change or going to do
your water change.
top_view_ranchu
QUOTE(Nic @ Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:30 pm)
Just joking, your pic. "to me" looks like you just did a water change or going to do
your water change.
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How I wish the water is changed liao! sad.gif
yckhor
Hi, all sifus,
here is my tank setup. don't know how to capture just the photo.
sorry, still learning....
http://www.eternalmax.com/downloads/rafflesgold1.wmv
http://www.eternalmax.com/downloads/rafflesgold2.wmv

any comments? is it advisable for me to keep aquatic plants with my mixture of ranchus (2 x 4-5 inches), bubble-eyes, red-cap oranda and oranda,... total 11 of them. Will the aquatic plants affect the pH, KH, etc. These terms are very alien to me but somehow I learnt a lot from those fantastic articles posted by goldrush and others.
CP
QUOTE(yckhor @ Fri, 29 Apr 2005 11:19 pm)
any comments? is it advisable for me to keep aquatic plants with my mixture of ranchus (2 x 4-5 inches), bubble-eyes, red-cap oranda and oranda,... total 11 of them. Will the aquatic plants affect the pH, KH, etc. These terms are very alien to me but somehow I learnt a lot from those fantastic articles posted by goldrush and others.
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Wah piang,wait 3 minutes to see 10 sec clip. coffee.gif

Reminds me of my visits to porno websites. shiok.gif


I think the floating plants such as hyacinths or duckweeds are OK.
But not advisable to mix your bubble eyes with others.
goldrush
Dear yckhor

Glad that you enjoyed our postings and articles .Your mixed varieties in your "goldfish community tank" to the uninitiated may add dimension initially to your appreciation but sad to say some of these varieties may not be too compatible for the good of long term keeping.Delicate breed like bubble eyes often are compromsed by their bulkiness and dangling growths and will not be able to compete for food with better structured species.Oranda and ranchu seems good tankmates in the beginning but as each grow to reach their potential,perhaps oranda being endowed with a dorsal fin may require more height space as compared to ranchus.But again,some may just keep these together to add to their varied taste in the given space and who are we to say if you thoroughly enjoy their company

Cheers

goldrush
The Matrix
QUOTE(goldrush @ Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:36 pm)
Dear yckhor

Glad that you enjoyed our postings and articles .Your mixed varieties in your "goldfish community tank" to the uninitiated may add dimension initially to your appreciation but sad to say some of these varieties may not be too compatible for the good of long term keeping.Delicate breed like bubble eyes often are compromsed by their bulkiness and dangling growths and will not be able to compete for food with better structured species.Oranda and ranchu seems good tankmates in the beginning but as each grow to reach their potential,perhaps oranda being endowed with a dorsal fin may require more height space as compared to ranchus.But again,some may just keep these together to add to their varied taste in the given space and who are we to say if you thoroughly enjoy their company

Cheers

goldrush
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hahahaha ... u will be surprise that bubble eyes are faster eater than ranchu or oranda.
yckhor
Goldrush, I really appreciate your view on this. The bubble eyes belong to my daughter (two and half years old) who happens to share my tub blush.gif . Agreed, speed & size does matter in deciding who gets the food. Matrix proven his point as well, bubble eyes usually are the one that had the first bite of everything I throw into the tub. But ranchus, due to its size, albeit a bit slow, will ram the party and get its share as well.

I was a bit worried about overcrowding the tub with too many goldfishes. In fact, I was caught by surprise this evening that the plant was growing so fast (had a 2-days break in Cherating, Kuantan) covering almost half of the tub & growing ohmy.gif … caused by overfeeding … my father in-law took care of the fishes while I am away, guess he overfed them … and water turns murky. I am still very confused over the pH, KH, issue, well, will revisit those articles posted again…. Nevertheless, kudos to all the EXCELLENCE articles posted in this forum, still the best available in the Internet good_very.gif after scouting the net for the past few months and visited so many bookstores in search of a technically sound book on Goldfish but none can be found.
The Matrix
QUOTE(yckhor @ Mon, 02 May 2005 11:44 pm)
Goldrush, I really appreciate your view on this. The bubble eyes belong to my daughter (two and half years old) who happens to share my tub  blush.gif . Agreed, speed & size does matter in deciding who gets the food. Matrix proven his point as well, bubble eyes usually are the one that had the first bite of everything I throw into the tub. But ranchus, due to its size, albeit a bit slow, will ram the party and get its share as well.

I was a bit worried about overcrowding the tub with too many goldfishes. In fact, I was caught by surprise this evening that the plant was growing so fast (had a 2-days break in Cherating, Kuantan) covering almost half of the tub & growing  ohmy.gif … caused by overfeeding … my father in-law took care of the fishes while I am away, guess he overfed them … and water turns murky. I am still very confused over the pH, KH, issue, well, will revisit those articles posted again…. Nevertheless, kudos to all the EXCELLENCE articles posted in this forum, still the best available in the Internet  good_very.gif after scouting the net for the past few months and visited so many bookstores in search of a technically sound book on Goldfish but none can be found.
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it's a good sign to see murky water than dun see. at least you know it's time to do something than assuming no action needed. dun worry about all those technical terms. once u got hold on how to keep the fish alive, then move back to understand these terms.

do watch the growth rate on all the fishes. bubbles has faster growth rate than the rest. likely u got to remove them to another tub before the rest of the fishes weaken.
yckhor
QUOTE(The Matrix @ Tue, 03 May 2005 9:59 am)
it's a good sign to see murky water than dun see. at least you know it's time to do something than assuming no action needed. dun worry about all those technical terms. once u got hold on how to keep the fish alive, then move back to understand these terms.

do watch the growth rate on all the fishes. bubbles has faster growth rate than the rest. likely u got to remove them to another tub before the rest of the fishes weaken.
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I did a complete WC today, simply cannot stand the murky water. I filled up a toyogo white colour plastic box with the water from the black colour tub. To my surprise, the water actually shown tinted green, not dark green, unlike the green water cultivated by HappyBudda in his article. I think it is probably green water, so I kept 10% of it as seed, change the water, put back all the plants, and the assummingly green water seed too... fishes looks happy and once completed the WC, was eagerly looking for food once my daughter stand near the tub...

I got some questions pertaining to aquarium, planning to get one soon for the living room.

1. for a 5' x 2' x 2' tank, what is the correct water depth to house goldfishes? was told not too deep as goldfish prefers shallow water. Will it look weird for a 2' depth tank but 8" of water?

2. Do we need water chiller? Was told by so-called LFS goldfish expert (some reservations until I hear it from the sifus here) that it is vital to keep the water temperature low (26 degree c) to maintain the colour of goldfish, actually seen a 2' depth tank with water chiller running...

more questions to come....
The Matrix
QUOTE(yckhor @ Tue, 03 May 2005 10:25 pm)
I did a complete WC today, simply cannot stand the murky water. I filled up a toyogo white colour plastic box with the water from the black colour tub. To my surprise, the water actually shown tinted green, not dark green, unlike the green water cultivated by HappyBudda in his article. I think it is probably green water, so I kept 10% of it as seed, change the water, put back all the plants, and the assummingly green water seed too... fishes looks happy and once completed the WC, was eagerly looking for food once my daughter stand near the tub...


Nice that kids love the work. Funny, u got plants and filter ??? if it's green, then u got a very strong light system ... or near balcony with direct sunlight ?

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1. for a 5' x 2' x 2' tank, what is the correct water depth to house goldfishes? was told not too deep as goldfish prefers shallow water. Will it look weird for a 2' depth tank but 8" of water?

It's okay. Dun worry about 2' depth. as long as u can tahan such large water change ... kekekeke

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2. Do we need water chiller? Was told by so-called LFS goldfish expert (some reservations until I hear it from the sifus here) that it is vital to keep the water temperature low (26 degree c) to maintain the colour of goldfish, actually seen a 2' depth tank with water chiller running...

Up to you liao. If u wanna invest in a chiller, by all means. But running the chiller is not cheap with our type of weather.
CP
Mr Khor,
Maybe you shd start another thread for your queries.

Yes, 8" of water in 5x2x2 tank sure looks weird, but since you are not keeping TV ranchus do not worry about the depth.I keep mine in 22" of water (ryukins and SVs), no problems.And in some natural ponds the water depth can be a few feet deep.

I had even tried my unwanted cheap TV ranchus in my friends 6ft koi pond, no problems! (No problems surviving, but it sure aint the way to groom them).


As for chiller,I dont see the need for it, our indoor tank temperature is about 24 to 26 C anyway.I have only seen chillers being used in marine tanks and koi ponds,not goldfish tanks.

Rgds
yckhor
dear sifus,
thank you for your kind comments.

yes... my tub is at the backyard of my house (south face north). so, direct sunlight in the morning from east but shaded in the afternoon due to a bamboo curtain that I setup above the tank, I don't want to cook my goldfishes... but surprisingly, the water temperature always feel cool.... at least compared to my tap water... ok... thermometer on the shopping list..

1. ok then. 2' depth tank confirmed. water bill is still affordable in KL rolleyes.gif

2. but, will chiller help to improve the colour of goldfish? or at least maintain it in the house where no direct sunlight? sad.gif

also, I think I am keeping SV ranchus... actually not very sure.. did follow the guideline posted in some articles here... should be SV. It is actually imported from China... TongGoon, GuangChou. just love the way it swims....
The Matrix
QUOTE(yckhor @ Tue, 03 May 2005 11:38 pm)
dear sifus,
thank you for your kind comments.

yes... my tub is at the backyard of my house (south face north). so, direct sunlight in the morning from east but shaded in the afternoon due to a bamboo curtain that I setup above the tank, I don't want to cook my goldfishes... but surprisingly, the water temperature always feel cool.... at least compared to my tap water... ok... thermometer on the shopping list..

1. ok then. 2' depth tank confirmed. water bill is still affordable in KL  rolleyes.gif

2. but, will chiller help to improve the colour of goldfish? or at least maintain it in the house where no direct sunlight?  sad.gif

also, I think I am keeping SV ranchus... actually not very sure.. did follow the guideline posted in some articles here... should be SV. It is actually imported from China... TongGoon, GuangChou. just love the way it swims....
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If u go china next time, visit the farms. some of the china farm sites or even tunghoi vcd also show their farms. Where got fish cook from sun light. Common sense please. U think the china farm use something to cover their few kilometers ponds or not leh.

your tank is big enough, so just be sure to know anything that can conduct more heat into the water than worry about the sun.
yckhor
dear matrix,

well, not actually direct sunlight now, added a bamboo blind hanging few feets above, so, shielded from direct sunlight. will keep a close watch on water temp.
gohks
As promised, my ~ 50 goldfish decor tank nananana.gif

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Feeding time:-

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Reflection may be too strong, fish eyes all turned white. How to take a better pictures?? blush.gif
Hamad
I searched and most of the images are broken, which I believe was from moving to a new host. I am very curious to see pictures of how you set your tanks so please share! Thanks! ;)
desireless
Hi Hamad,

Either you can post here or at our Gallery here:
http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.ph...ry&cmd=sc&cat=3

Every member has their own Gallery account. It takes a few second to set it up
http://www.rafflesgold.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2759
Hamad
Oh Desireless, I do know how to set up a gallery - I wanted to see other member's tanks. Only a few are posted and was hoping to see more!
desireless
The host lost our pictures. Those before Feb 2005 were lost unfortunately. sad.gif

Luckily I still have mine in my PC : lol.gif

ranchu8
wah CP, you have a very supportive wife esp as seen from the second link above smile.gif
marc9
pics of my previous tanks...hw abt others..let's share

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Hamad
Come on guys, show your tanks! Old or new it doesn't matter.

CP's fish are in haven, his set up is ideal.

Desireless, can you please post one with fish? Please? Or take a new pic if possible?

Marc9, I adore how clean and simple that looks! What filters are installed in there beside the sponge filter?

Ok waiting for more...
marc9
QUOTE(Hamad @ Fri, 17 Feb 2006 5:31 am)
Come on guys, show your tanks! Old or new it doesn't matter.

CP's fish are in haven, his set up is ideal.

Desireless, can you please post one with fish? Please? Or take a new pic if possible?

Marc9, I adore how clean and simple that looks! What filters are installed in there beside the sponge filter?

Ok waiting for more...
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running a IOS inside too..but that tank is sold liao..hw cm my pic is deleted?i cant c my pic leh
Bak2it
Here's a photo of mine

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desireless
QUOTE(Hamad @ Fri, 17 Feb 2006 5:31 am)
Come on guys, show your tanks! Old or new it doesn't matter.

CP's fish are in haven, his set up is ideal.

Desireless, can you please post one with fish? Please? Or take a new pic if possible?

Marc9, I adore how clean and simple that looks! What filters are installed in there beside the sponge filter?

Ok waiting for more...
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Yeah... those whom submit before please resubmit your tank pictures biggrin.gif A update will be better good.gif


I will submit once I put my fish back in my main tank. Currently it is fishless and full of white worms and water fleas. ohmy.gif
The Matrix
QUOTE(desireless @ Sun, 19 Feb 2006 10:55 pm)
I will submit once I put my fish back in my main tank. Currently it is fishless and full of white worms and water fleas.  ohmy.gif
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Doing experiments har ? happy happy catch a flea out to see it can be a aqua-circus star ... biggrin.gif
desireless
As promised...

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This is my 4-ft tank now. To take the pictures, I have to clear front side of the tank. I left out one portion so you see how fast the algae grows in 1 week. The fishes like to eat the algae from the wall, so I have to corner off one part of the tank to preserve the algae.


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The long fluffy wall algae. Notice my water is very dirty with debris floating around. This is due to me not using mechanical filter and the sponge filters are not fast enough to work on the poos. But the nitrogen cycle is still working perfectly.
mountain
Thats a hefy electricity bill Desireless biggrin.gif
desireless
Ya... I need 4x PL lights to do something like this. Can't run them for long hours. ;)
gohks
QUOTE(desireless @ Tue, 28 Feb 2006 9:50 pm)
Ya... I need 4x PL lights to do something like this. Can't run them for long hours.  ;)
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desireless,
Did you measure the temp of the water? I tried having more PL lights for my tank and realized that temp went as high as > 34C... especially in the day time.
Not sure will there be any harm if temp goes too high smile.gif
chochiss
do we get consistent water temperature if we employ the water chiller unit? shipwrecked.gif:
desireless
QUOTE(gohks @ Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:03 pm)
desireless,
Did you measure the temp of the water?  I tried having more PL lights for my tank and realized that temp went as high as > 34C... especially in the day time.
Not sure will there be any harm if temp goes too high  smile.gif
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It is usually 29oC. At most 30. 34 is ok too as long as the temp swing for your tank is gradual, such that it won't stress your fish. Chiller is totally unnecessary.

I don't trim the algae. I cleared the front part to allow taking photo and video. Other than that I usually leave it as it is. My tank is never scenic biggrin.gif

This is a short video to the wall algae:


Direct Link: http://www.rafflesgold.com/desireless/MOV06382.wmv

I stopped at 3 points:
1) Never trim. Notice it is very very "bushy" as it is near light source. The long fluffy algae looks like tentacles and swings with the water.
2) Never trim. Not so bushy as it always gets eaten. Can notice the algae also swings with the water flow.
3) Newly-grown for 1 week plus. Notice the new "thin fine hair" biggrin.gif

PS: Ya, I know it sounds lewd... but how else can I explain this? hysterical.gif
top_view_ranchu
QUOTE(chochiss @ Wed, 01 Mar 2006 1:07 pm)
do we get consistent water temperature if we employ the water chiller unit?  shipwrecked.gif:
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Hi chochiss,
My opinion is, it will depend on how the system is run and the location of the tub or tank. ;)
I'm surprise this question is ask by someone from Japan! rusure.gif Care to elaborate? hi.gif

Regards,
David Hou
marc9
no more pics..?
chochiss
QUOTE(top_view_ranchu @ Wed, 01 Mar 2006 7:14 pm)
Hi chochiss,
My opinion is, it will depend on how the system is run and the location of the tub or tank. ;)
I'm surprise this question is ask by someone from Japan! rusure.gif  Care to elaborate?  hi.gif

Regards,
David Hou
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ok. I'm back in Malaysia now. So I hope that helps & clarifies. Besides, my country is pretty darn hot over the klang valley but some guys still employ heater!!! dun understand......
gohks
It has been almost a year since I last showed by 50 fishes tank (post#21). Now is time to update my tank...manage to reduce the stocks to close to 40 fishes (after some have pass on and some I have culled). Most of the fishes have grown (see whether you still can recognize them smile.gif) ). The problem I am facing now is I am running out of space sweatingbullets.gif
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Here are some of the closed up shots of the fishes:-
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My other tanks:-

My family of Tiku's:-
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Lonely fish in a single tank:-
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Last but not least, green water with UGF in equilibrium yes.gif
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DeviLFisH
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cool curious how to make that green water...?

+ those green aglea..is it ur tank put near sunlights?
infocus
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cool curious how to make that green water...?

+ those green aglea..is it ur tank put near sunlights?



No sunlight. Just strong PL or T5 should do the job. This is green algae, not green water.
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No sunlight. Just strong PL or T5 should do the job. This is green algae, not green water.


Hello, your strong PL means how many 10,000K? and u on it how many hours a day to hve this effect?
Wessie
Very Nice. Thank You for the Pics hi.gif
KOIUNIT
Here is my 100gallon tank I setup 2 months ago(1st pic). The other tanks are on a stand. Each tank is 40 gallons each. they are 16inches high, 24 inches deep, and 40 inches long(pic 2).

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supzfier
desireless your ranchu is damn gorgeous
livet
And my tank smile.gif

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