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Oh is adding gravel better? I have gravel but I read online that since goldfish produce so much waste the poop will get stuck in the gravel and the ammonia will be crazy high.Et tu said:Your fish and the TSS will work together at the same time... adding the TSS to the filter just gives the bio media a good boost. Since you don't have gravel, most of the surface for bb to grow is going to be in the filter.
If I buy an external filter it's included right?Et tu said:A guy on youtube called Pondguru shows how to make simple, cheap bio filters, out of various plastic bottles, air pumps, and bio media. For your tank to be successful you will need to kick up it's bio filter.
Oh okay, thanks for the helpaliray said:Don't take the fish out just pour in the Safe Start .It changes the ammonia into a form that does not harm the fish .If you used Seachems Prime then make sure you wait 24 hours before adding the TSS. Alison
Thanks for yhe tip!nathanlubensky said:I would think the ammonia is converting to nitrates which is good news.
as everyone else stated def get a filter that will retain your bacteria. I have also seen a lot of goldfish tanks with crushed coral in a box filter or in a bag in whatever filter is being used, which will raise your pH. I don't think it's necessary but it seems to work well in a lot of the applications I have seen.