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  1. Default Fish swimming at top of tank after cleaning out media sponges


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    Hi,

    I squeeze and rinsed out the two media sponges, that reside inside my filter, in the tank water this morning before doing a 50% water change. Before I done the water change the water was quite congested with occupants of the media (waste etc).

    After doing the water change, de-chlorinating the water and putting the filter/pump back on the water settled and became clear again after a few hours.

    However, since the water has settled I have noticed my 5 year old goldie "Jack" has been up the top of the tank for most of the time. I also have a small shubunkin in the tank who seem to be unaffected.

    Do you think there is an issue with the amount of waste that was floating around in the tank earlier this morning?

    Any other idea why Jack is spending most of his time up the top of the tank? :/

    I should point out that I am currently treating the fish for White Spot (every four days as advised on the bottle)

    Some details on my tank are:
    • one 5 year old comet
    • one 2 month old shubunkin
    • 3 live plants
    • constant filtered/pumped water
    • temp 18-20 degress celsius
    • Hagen Tropiquarium 68 tank


    Thanks,
    Picco

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    Correct me if I'm wrong.... Did you squeeze the sponges inside the tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame
    Correct me if I'm wrong.... Did you squeeze the sponges inside the tank?
    Yes, sorry if I was unclear. I have been told to never run the sponges under the tap.

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    What most of us do is remove some water from the tank into a clean bucket that has never had any soap or cleaners in it before. Then we will clean the filter media in the bucket of old tank water. When done, just dumping the the bucket in the drain and fill the tank back up with freash water and dechlorinater
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    You are right.. never rinse the media with tap water.

    However, you're not supposed to rinse it inside the tank either. Its done with the waste tank water from water changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame
    You are right.. never rinse the media with tap water.

    However, you're not supposed to rinse it inside the tank either. Its done with the waste tank water from water changes.
    Ah, I am worried I have made a boo boo here. Do you think that I have contaminated the water by my actions? I find it strange that Jack is up the top of the tank all the time.

    Why would he be up the top of the tank?

    Thanks.

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    Have you tested? High nitrates from the waste would cause that. I would do another large water change and test again
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