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Thread: Gold Fish Gardener Intro
04-19-2012, 08:04 AM #1
Gold Fish Gardener Intro
I am glad to be part of this forum. Finally a place where I can relate to other fish owners.
I am currently working on indoor aquaponic system so that I don't have to change filters... buy I am struggling to figure out the tank vitals. I've come to this site to really ask for help. I don't know if this is the appropriate venue for the question. If not I can re post in another thread.
Could some one please look at my Tank Vitals and let me know what they think?
Gold Fish Gardener
04-19-2012, 08:16 AM #2
Hi, and welcome to AC! If you post your questions about your goldfish in the cold water section of the forum, then you will get lots of feedback.Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
04-19-2012, 08:21 AM #3
The only thing that is jumping out at me is the nitrates. Those should be 20 or less and larger water changes would bring those down. Your pH is pretty low, as well. Some coral shells would help increase the pH a bit.
Also, I see no readings for ammonia and you should not be having nitrites at all. That means the tank is not cycled.
Can you give us some history here what is going on, how many goldfish you have and what you are using for filtering?
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 04-19-2012 at 08:27 AM.
04-19-2012, 12:46 PM #4
in an aquaponics setup, the roots of the plants should easily take care of most nitrate. do you have plants growing with this setup? the tank shouldn't need frequent changes when running correctly in conjunction with the plants growing. is it indoor or outdoor? what plants are you growing?
more info on what you're trying to grow and such would greatly help. pics are always better too.
Last edited by Crispy; 04-19-2012 at 12:49 PM.