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    Fish-safe Adhesive/Sealant (That isn’t Silicone)

    That is so helpful! Thank you!! I hadn't considered resin. Will go do some research...
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    Fish-safe Adhesive/Sealant (That isn’t Silicone)

    Hi All, I'm in the process of building a free-standing 'indoor pond'. It has a wooden frame that is lined with an EPDM rubber liner. It's an 'L'-shape and will to fit in a corner. As designed, there are 2 peek-a-boo viewing windows on the front faces of the 'arms' of the unit. We have...
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    Fish ID: Friends for Goldfish

    Just found an interesting article on keeping goldfish and guppies together! Thought I'd share in case anyone else was thinking about it: Guppy Fish and Goldfish - Can You Keep Them in Same Aquarium?.
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    Fish ID: Friends for Goldfish

    Do you think there would be an issue with water temp? From what I've read, guppies prefer slightly warmer water (72-82) than goldies (68-74). I've had male guppies in a tropical community tank, but that tank, of course, had a heater. The new aquaponics tank won't have a heater and will just be...
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    Fish ID: Friends for Goldfish

    Hi All, I'm currently working on building an aquaponics system that will include a tank that holds roughly 325 gallons of water. I'm going to be housing my 2 large 'common' goldfish, JJ and Lucy. JJ is a comet. Lucy is...round. ;) I know there aren't many tankmates for goldfish other than some...
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    Move Large Goldfish

    HI All, We're preparing to move across the country and have 2 large goldfish and 1 large pleco that will be moving with us. We want to make the process as smooth as possible for our fishy friends. Does anyone out there have any good tips, dos and don't, etc? Much appreciated!
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    Betta With 'bruising' Around Head And Possible Lesions

    Thank you, Coradee! In her hospital bowl, I've been treating her with scaled down doses of Melafix. I think her cheek is already looking much less red. I've also ordered some aquarium salt. It will be arriving in a couple of days. I'm going to clean her tank, toys, and living plants. Then I'll...
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    Betta With 'bruising' Around Head And Possible Lesions

    Hello, Our sweet betta, Sugar, has been struggling lately. I posted last month about a mysterious white 'lichen-like' growth she had developed over her left eye (pictured below). I took photos to our LFS and spoke with one of their aquatics experts. He couldn't provide a solid diagnosis and...
  9. Bruised looking cheek

    Bruised looking cheek

    (Water droplet on the outside of her 'hospital bowl.')
  10. Bruised looking cheek

    Bruised looking cheek

    (Water droplet on the outside of her 'hospital bowl.')
  11. White spot on chin

    White spot on chin

    Over the past week, Sugar has developed a white spot on her chin.
  12. White spot with lesion over left eye

    White spot with lesion over left eye

    Over the past year, Sugar has developed this strange 'white spot' which resembles a lichen over her left eye. I noticed that it has a black pit (lesion) in the middle of it. When I went and spoke with a local fish expert at our LFS, he recommended treating her with a product called 'FishKeeper.'
  13. When Sugar swam up for breakfast this morning, it looked like she had been out brawling last night.

    When Sugar swam up for breakfast this morning, it looked like she had been out brawling last night.

    Sugar has sudden dark discoloration (like a bruise) around her right eye. Her 'cheek' is also dark and swollen and her right eye looks distended and a bit cloudy.
  14. Sick Sugar

    Sick Sugar

    Sugar is suffering from an unknown illness. These are images from her 'hospital bowl.'
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    How To 'tone Down' Super Bright Led Lights

    HI All, My goldies have voted: ALL FINS DOWN on the new LED lights. One of my fluorescent hoods recently kicked the bucket. In the photo below, you can see I replaced it with a new LED fixture. It's obnoxiously bright, casts really harsh white light into the tank...and the fish aren't having...
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