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mrchoco
http://www.kokosgoldfish.com/forum/index.p...topic=7981&st=0

read the link.

here's a short sypnosis

"Its not only to reduce the amount of waste and nitrates in the water. More importantly it is to get something out of the tank that would hinder the growth of the fish....A fish expells a growth inhibitor while breathing, and that growth inhibitor remains in the tank/pond, and with enough accumulation due to lack of water changes it hinders the fish in his growth, meaning the fish will stop growing. With water changes the inhibitor will be deluted and reduced in the fishies environment, and the fish can continue to grow. "
mrchoco
probably in near future Singapore Govt will levy a goldfish keeping tax. To make us conserve more water...
haha...
jowy_ham
QUOTE
probably in near future Singapore Govt will levy a goldfish keeping tax. To make us conserve more water...


Quick Quick HB delete the above reply or wait the GOV sees it, then it will come true tongue.gif our GOV is always thinking ways of taxing its pple. mad.gif

oops ohmy.gif , any1 working for PUB/GOV here ?
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(mrchoco @ Sun 30 May 2004 02:14 AM)
probably in near future Singapore Govt will levy a goldfish keeping tax. To make us conserve more water...
haha...

nah... there are other hobbies/sports/leisure activities that use more water.... golfing green, hot/cold pools at health centres, fountain of wealth...
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(mrchoco @ Sun 30 May 2004 02:08 AM)

Here's another one.

http://www.koikichi.com/info/articles/pheromones.html

There's actually a very detailed research on this subject but I can't find my bookmark. Maybe someone else has it?
goldberg
QUOTE(mrchoco @ Sun 30 May 2004 02:08 AM)
http://www.kokosgoldfish.com/forum/index.p...topic=7981&st=0

read the link.

here's a short sypnosis

"Its not only to reduce the amount of waste and nitrates in the water. More importantly it is to get something out of the tank that would hinder the growth of the fish....A fish expells a growth inhibitor while breathing, and that growth inhibitor remains in the tank/pond, and with enough accumulation due to lack of water changes it hinders the fish in his growth, meaning the fish will stop growing. With water changes the inhibitor will be deluted and reduced in the fishies environment, and the fish can continue to grow. "

Very good information. good_very.gif

It's a simple experiment that we can try to do too.

In fact, I'm determined to go for a clean water system for my goldfish. My water storage tank( or barrel really ) will be installed with a water pump that is digitally timed ( looking for a digital timer )to inject fresh water into my 4 3-feets tank daily . Old tank water will overflow out through a drainage outlet pipe.

Nothing can be better than fresh water for them. You can see them looking re-juvenated once fresh water comes and their appetite and activeness increased.

Chemistry wise, what is the inhibitor that retards their growth...perhaps some experts could shed some light on it...is the culprit , nitrate or CO2?
mrchoco
friend
anti-chlorine how???
Seacucumber
i just got some nitrates problem recently just before my weekly water changing routine....
one of my fish eyes one side a bit cloudy.....and most of the fish's tail got some whitish patches..... sad.gif
mrchoco
water parameters?
oh you dun use one hor.
Cloudy eyes can be bacteria infection?
CyberET
QUOTE(mrchoco @ Tue 01 Jun 2004 08:40 PM)
water parameters?
oh you dun use one hor.
Cloudy eyes can be bacteria infection?

what really causes cloudy eyes?
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