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  1. Hi guys, just after some thoughts and information. Would it be safe to treat rain water from a rain water tank with swimming pool chlorine, or another product you can think of, and then treat with Superchlor (or another dechlorinator). Just wondering what would be safe to teat it for any possible pathogens in the water.
  2. Hello forum, Problem:- long thin hair-like algae (it almost looks grey in colour). The algae has grown quite rapidly over the past 2 weeks and it is very hard to remove, it almost seems like it's physically attached to the plants when I try to pull it off and i'm worried it will kill them. Please excuse the temporary air filter placement in the corner, I will be planting it under the soil. The tank is 2 &1/2 foot. I keep the temperature on 28c. I have not done a ph check this week but I can do if you require that information. I have had the tank running in various forms for the past 3 years. 1 month ago I replaced the plants, added 'FLUVAL STRATUM 2KG Volcanic Soil' over the top of my previous gravel (which was not deep enough for proper planting and was 2 years old). I have also added 2x t5 10,000k lights, replacing an old single bulb that was basically just a viewing light. I am fairly sure this is a major contributory factor to the sudden sporadic algae growth which I have never had before. I have tried some algae clear over the past 5 days, only putting a small amount in because I'm worried it will harm my fish and plants. I could have sworn after putting the first 2 drops in, the next day my java moss had developed a little brown colouring. Any advice as to what this is and how to safely treat/remove it would be very appreciated (and how to prevent it from growing back).
  3. My harlequin crab has been good lately and it deserved to be spoilt, lol, with a big chunk of food.
  4. HI, I have posted this in the disease section as well but thought I would repeat the story here because I know there are a few very experienced goldfish keepers who post in this thread. I think my goldfish have ick and in 10 days of treatment I have not been able to get rid of it. I obviously need to do something different and would be grateful to hear people's thoughts. Here is my other thread So I'm having a problem with my goldfish tank and feel like I've reached the end of the road. I don't know what else to try. 300 litre tank - four fish, one new ranchu added 3 weeks ago after a 10 day quarantine without any issues. Tank is mature, water parameters good, 2 cannister filters A week after I added the new ranchu, I woke up one morning to find my black moore bottom sitting badly - when it swam it was flashing and swimming erratically.It had been fine the day before. Looking very carefully at its tail fins I could see faint grey.white smudges and thought I was probably dealing with ick. Have not seen any spots on any of the other fish at any point. I sought advice from a former Brisbane fish vet who kindly emailed me with a treatment regime - 6 days of formalin/malachite green with a water change and redosing of the medication after three days, and increase the salt to 5g/litre over 2 days and maintain while treating and for an extra 7 days. I inadvertently put in a half dose of formalin/malachite to begin with so have treated for 3 days at half-strength and then 6 days at full strength, with water changes and a medication redose every 3 days. Also salted to 5g/litre and am now on day 10. Tank temp has been at 28-30 degrees. After 12 hours the moore was up and swimming again. The faint grey/white spots appeared and disappeared and appeared again and currently there is quite a large white smudge on it's tail. If this is ick the treatment has not worked. The other fish seem fairly ok but are going to the surface more often. No spots that I can see. So my questions are: From the history and the picture is this ick or another parasite? If it is ick how can I eradicate it? Is the formalin getting bound up by organics in my tank? I use Prime and have read that prime can reduce formalin and inactivate it? Any suggestions for a different/better treatment regime ? And lastly if anyone has a microscope and knows how to do scrapes for parasites and would let me bring my fish over I would be eternally grateful (and bring your favourite brew by way of thanks) I don't want to kill my fish with endless cycles of formalin but I don't want to lose them to ick either. If I don't do something different I think I'll end up losing all my fish. Thanks in advance, Nicola
  5. Hi One of my Flowerhorns has a pimple-like sore on his cheek and near his tail. I was told it could be a external worm. I was also told to use a copper based medicine. I did a quick google but I couldn't find anything. Can someone please help me. Than2
  6. Hi just wondering if you guys know the correct dosage to treat a tank for 4 hrs with pp .
  7. I'm not the most experienced so i need some help with my current situation. My male gold saum started off with a case of pop eye (what i thought it was) about 5-6 days ago i have treated with melafix and performed 50% water changes every 3rd day as i was away for work last night I have just come home to what looks like both eyes swollen and cloudy and a swollen mouth on the left side (picture). Not sure what is wrong and how to treat so any help would be great, thanks.
  8. Was away on hols down coffs way over the xmas break & got a nice big piece of driftwwod for my tank, wasn't completely dry & has some moss growing under the hollowed out section so I soaked it for a couple of days when I got home before putting in my tank. Now its water logged & stinks like an old swamp & I am wondering what is the best thing to treat it with before I put it in my tank ???
  9. It has what looks like a healing sore on the side of it head. The sore looks white, kind of like a healing scab. Will try to get pics. very had to get a good photo.
  10. Hi setting up a planter and got a blue ram yesterday that has whitespot(didnt notice he only has a couple of spots and was from a reputable shop that usually i have never had a prob before).I don,t have another tank setup that i can treat him in as i am only just starting up the hobby again.What treatment can i use that doesnt make the water blue or green and stain the plants.Other fish are couple of bristlenose 13 neons 10 rummy nose and a clown loach.Tank is 3x15x18.Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers leigh
  11. Evening all, just after a bit of advice tonight. I have been collecting gudgeons from the local creek, with plans to put into a pond & to use as feeders. Just wondering what I can treat the tank they are in with to kill of any parasites/bacteria/ baddies that are undesireable. Any help appriciated. Thanks in advance
  12. I brought some tropheous of this site a week ago not in the best condition and it looks like they are getting bloat how do you treat for it or is it even worth treating if you get my meaning
  13. hey all, i have read heaps of places that 'market shrimp' and prawns are fed to alot of americans for instance once a week as a treat. would any green prawns from woolies or similier be suitable? basically just shell them and they are good to go in?? any other treats you american owners like to feed your fish?
  14. Hey guys, i'm currently in the process of setting up my 120gal discus tank and i wanna make sure my wood is completely safe and doesn't turn my water funky. i know everything about tannins on the wood and that i just want to hear how you guys treat your wood Thanks guys this will help me out heeps Billy
  15. HI, I have a Pseudotropheous Saulosi which has a fairly large chunk gone from its head on top, I am not sure how it got there. We have it in with some other fish, Blue Dolphins adn Elec Yellows, all smaller then it. But my question is what can I do to treat the wound before it gets worse or the fish dies? And also will the other fish feed off the wound? Jessica
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