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post #221 of 416 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 04:41 PM
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My new betta does have a black sheet behind his tank and it really looks great. I'm thinking of taking it down (its up to block some sunlight so I'll replace it) and cut it so it fits behind my 55 gal.
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I actually have black backgrounds on all of my tanks. They really make my plants and fish look gorgeous! It also helps hide the wall of algae that grows on the back of my goldfish tank. I scrape it off of all viewing panes, but no one looks through the back. So I let the algae grow there and help reduce the nitrates. Plus, the goldfish LOVE nibbling the algae.
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I actually have black backgrounds on all of my tanks. They really make my plants and fish look gorgeous! It also helps hide the wall of algae that grows on the back of my goldfish tank. I scrape it off of all viewing panes, but no one looks through the back. So I let the algae grow there and help reduce the nitrates. Plus, the goldfish LOVE nibbling the algae.
I have been trying so hard to facilitate algae growth in my 55 but it seems no matter how hard I try I can't get the back to get any green on it D:
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Do Goldfish have a high bioload?
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Do Goldfish have a high bioload?
They're quite messy, yes. I feed mine twice a day.


This is three goldfish, all under 3 inches, after one day. Twenty-four hours of waste.
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So, my two goldfish decided that Christmas was a good time to die. I'd had my red and white telescope for nearly 3 years, and my red and white common for almost 1 year. They were both still pretty young, but they got very sick with an especially persistent fungal/bacterial infection. I had to euthanize Carlisle (my tele), and Ziggy died naturally while I was out visiting family on Christmas Eve. Carlisle and Ziggy will be missed: We'll have a little funeral tomorrow in the yard. =(

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So sorry for your loss.
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Awww, I'm sorry to hear that :< It's never easy.
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Why must the good die young.
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