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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:21 PM

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Dear friends

I have recently come into possession of some koi and large gold fish, and I am hoping to get some advice:

 

- how do I clean the tank?

- change the filter?

- anyone I can hire for some professional advice or is there a bro here who is an enthusiast who does not mind coming to have a look?

(will cook or provide super kopi and a big meal!)

 

Thanks bros

 

I have put aside some put in the balcony for this effort, this was something I did in my dad's old place and I am hoping to do something like that in future:

 


Some advice on some solar powered lights to accompany this will be much appreciated too, thanks!

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:00 PM

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- how do I clean the tank?
Buy algae eaters and nerite snails.
 

- change the filter?
Is the tank/pond is stable, just take some water from it, rinse the filter sponge and other filter media in it, and put them back. The bacteria living in the sponge will break down fish poop. Do not use tap water as the chlorine in it will kill the bacteria.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 09:08 PM

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Thanks v much bro.. I guess it may be the wrong place to ask such non car related questions, so any advice is much appreciated!



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:49 PM

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There is no wrong place to ask your questions.

Just need the right people to answer your questions. 


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:19 AM

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I can hook you up with someone that can maintain the tank for you..

 

Usually quarterly..


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:58 AM

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Just buy a brand new dish cleaning scrotchbrite and scrub the sides monthly. Thatz what I do.

 

 

For the filter, there are two parts. Usually the primary filter that traps all the larger particles are throwaway soft cotton type. The secondary filter are those harder plastic mats/ceramic ring/bio balls, etc. These, no need to touch as good bacteria are already growing in it.

 

 

There are certainly companies out there doing aquarium maintenance. But will be costly. I usually do my own maintenance. So do not have any contacts.



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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:06 AM

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Just go to Qian Hu fish farm, the aquarium-accessories section and get assistance.

http://www.qianhufish.com/


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:52 AM

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Koi can grow very big and needs a lot of space to swim. The Poos produced by them is humongous.

 

How big is your tank and how big is your filter? Filter the bigger the better.

 

I mostly DIY.



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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:27 AM

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I got tank cleaning service available

About 80 per month












































































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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:29 AM

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I got tank cleaning service available

About 80 per month












































































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These suckers, initially when introduced to the tank/pond is good. But after sometime, they also go eat the fish food and no more algae cleaning liao.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:02 PM

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These suckers, initially when introduced to the tank/pond is good. But after sometime, they also go eat the fish food and no more algae cleaning liao.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:26 PM

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Just buy a brand new dish cleaning scrotchbrite and scrub the sides monthly. Thatz what I do.

 

 

For the filter, there are two parts. Usually the primary filter that traps all the larger particles are throwaway soft cotton type. The secondary filter are those harder plastic mats/ceramic ring/bio balls, etc. These, no need to touch as good bacteria are already growing in it.

 

 

There are certainly companies out there doing aquarium maintenance. But will be costly. I usually do my own maintenance. So do not have any contacts.

Thanks bro, do you remove the fish when you scrub? 

If not, will the algae end up sticking onto the sides again?

 

Will do some work this week .... good exercise.. I recall the days when I went into the septic tank in Pasir Laba camp... that was truly smelly...



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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:51 PM

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Thanks bro, do you remove the fish when you scrub?
If not, will the algae end up sticking onto the sides again?

Will do some work this week .... good exercise.. I recall the days when I went into the septic tank in Pasir Laba camp... that was truly smelly...


No. Do not remove the fish. It will make them more stress. After cleaning, let the filter do the job. Then replace the filter media. Next do partial water change.

Thatz my standard monthly fish tank maintenance.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:29 PM

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I found this in the filter tank, any idea what they are? 

 

There are also some flies? Around the pond, are they sandflies?

 

 


The fishes have taken well to the Hikari brand of fish feed :)

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I found this in the filter tank, any idea what they are?

There are also some flies? Around the pond, are they sandflies?



The fishes have taken well to the Hikari brand of fish feed :)


These are probably the spacer so that the filter or filter basket is not seating at the bottom. There is a space between the bottom.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:29 PM

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Big big problem guys
I tried cleaning the pump and the entire system stopped working
If anyone knows to fix or clean the system please pm me soonest..
Fish in danger :(

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Big big problem guys
I tried cleaning the pump and the entire system stopped working
If anyone knows to fix or clean the system please pm me soonest..
Fish in danger :(


Quick go to a fish shop to buy a pump to move the water around. While u take ur time to make the filter work. Calculate the tank/pond size and get the appropriate size pump.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:42 PM

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I guess yours is pond than tank...

Can show your pond system setup? Easier to troubleshoot.

 

If you have air pump try using it to supply enough oxygen


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Not sure of your tank/pond size. I have a Eheim 2215 to loan u for the time being. Have filter medium inside, ready to plug and play. PM me if u need.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:45 PM

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It’s in the first post?
I think I moved something and the system stopped sucking?
The pump now pushes water instead of sucking into the black box..
Previously two outlets from the black box pour water into the pond
There’s some kind of suction in the middle of the pond.
It’s too murky to see now ..


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