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21-09-2014 08:11
It may have been a different story for him if he'd been neutered. It's a shame, but such is life.

21-09-2014 07:58
feral was fully intact- our poor guy is not and he was worn out guarding his bowl LOL !!!

20-09-2014 18:24
Read my post! I have NITRATES!!!

20-09-2014 10:05
If it was neutered, it didn't move on, unless it's to that big cat heaven in the sky. lol

20-09-2014 01:09
hmmm feral hasn't been back in ages so perhaps he's moved on. Phewwww

12-09-2014 10:32
He's gotta go, and soon.

12-09-2014 10:31
Just because a cat is feral doesn't make them vicious, but some are. I'm dealing with one right now. It's come after me 3 times, and is always after the other cats that come up. Angry

12-09-2014 10:30
Wowza; 100 k? That makes it pretty hard for most people. I guess people drop their parents off and then disappear. lol Too bad about the wild cat, but I understand.

12-09-2014 08:30
hard part was bringing my cat with me. She got beaten up by a feral, twice $1200 in vet bills. Trapped the lil sucker and took him to the pound. He was the neighbors cat but they had let him go feral,

12-09-2014 08:26
that would mean selling the house to get into care scenario. I only wrk 3 days a week so I can be around the house.

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Cloudy Tank Water

Cloudy Water

There are many reasons aquarium or pond water can become clouded. A few of these may be due to gravel vacuuming, or perhaps the fish have just spawned which can cause a temporary light cloud in the water. These conditions are normal and if filtration is adequate the cloud will be gone within a short time, but when a cloud comes and doesn't go away; this means the water isn't being filtered properly and the pump isn't delivering enough of the right kind of action.

What causes cloudy water?

White clouds are caused by bad bacteria free floating in the water; we call this a bacteria bloom as seen in the photo.

     

Yellowish or greenish colored clouds are caused by algae forming in a new set up. We call this an algae bloom. Algae forms as the nitrogen cycle completes and nitrate levels climb, and often starts off as a cloud. If there's not enough oxygen in the water (surface action) the algae will continue to float freely in the water; deepening in color and consistency; we call this green water algae.

If your tank or pond water is heavily oxygenated; in order to survive, the algae will be forced to grow on substrate such as gravel, tank walls, decorations and pumps alike, but the water will be clear; we call this type of algae, substrate algae.

Waste is heavy and settles to the bottom of the tank in a short time if it's not trapped in a filter or sponge. This is why we use a gravel vacuum; to remove the waste that has settled in it. If there's little or no gravel, there's no place for the waste to settle, and it may easily be stirred up by fish searching for food, and this could cause a cloud in the water, but only if there's little or no filtration. These types of clouds are typically close to the same color as the food that the fish are being fed.

Is cloudy water dangerous to goldfish?

If your tank or pond is clouded, this indicates oxygen levels are low. You may see the fish at the surface gasping for air; not good.

If your tank or pond has a mixed gender; you may notice a bit of a cloud during or after a spawning session; along with a fresh fishy odor, but the cloud subsides in a short amount of time along with the smell.

Supersaturated gases are concentrated amounts of oxygen found in tap water. These tiny bubbles can float freely in the water causing a cloud, but they can also cling to the decorations; gravel; tank walls and even worse....your goldfish. 

How can clouds be eliminated?

To discourage clouds; increase oxygen levels by increasing the action in your set up. If you have an aquarium, make sure the surface is exposed to fresh air by removing top. Make sure your pumps and filters have thick sponges and rinse them every time you perform a water change. No matter whether a cloud is caused from bacteria, algae, waste or gases in your tap; it will quickly be eliminated with the proper set up and maintenance.

Step 6: Oxygenated Water

Step 7: Filters & Pumps

Author: Brenda Rand


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