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    That's tough because of the size. For smaller fish I have used the clove oil. You put them to sleep with the clove oil and then overdose them with it.
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    What size/volume do I need to keep 3 goldfish for 10 days?

    You can buy a big plastic storage tub and keep them in there. If you don't have a filter, you may need to do a water change every other day, but make sure you treat the new water if it is chlorinated.
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    Help pond not cycling

    If you add water weekly, you may want to check your water supply for ammonia. A lot of people forget to check the water supply going into the pond, which can be a source of headaches.
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    Sorry forgot the name of the cat litter for plants

    Get the cheap red bag from walmart. Special Kitty Natural Clay Cat Litter, Unscented, 25 lb
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    Best or recommend hose filter for chlorine removal.

    Seachem makes a product called "Safe". It's a concentrated powder that "removes chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. It is non-acidic and will not impact pH" I use it for my tanks in the house and for my pond. I bought the 2.2lb bottle and it has lasted a couple of...
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    Barrel Filter & my not so DIY guy

    Is there any way to move it closer to the pond and put a section of fence in front of it and plant some tall flowers or bushes in front of the fence? You'll have less distance to travel for the water as well, so you might have more pressure.
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    Water iris

    I have yellow and purple.
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    150 stock tank

    The brown algae will probably go away but will be replaced by green algae. Algae is not a bad thing, but some people find it unsightly. I would clean the filter when it seems like the flow is slowing down due to gunk building up. Just be sure to clean it with the water from the tank unless you...
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    Pickerel rush - how deep

    From the internet: Habit/ Height: Vertical to 30", spread to 24" Water depth: 0-12" over the soil Light: Full to partial sun Bloom: Summer Flower color: Blue Hardiness: Zones 3-11 Recommended container size: 7.5 qt or larger.
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    150 stock tank

    You don't want to scrub any surface of the tank. You are just wiping off the good bacteria that has established. You should continue with water changes as needed, but do not scrub anything. It sounds like you are just going through new tank syndrome and need to wait for the biofilter to...
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    What's Up With My Fish?

    Are you able to test for ammonia? Do you ever do any water changes? That fish almost looks stunted in growth. Have you had it since it was smaller? Are it's scales usually flat? It could be age taking over, it's hard to tell from the pics.
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    Duckweed and fish

    You would probably be better off just netting it out. This way you wouldn't have to rehome a fish. It's not always easy to find someone to take them.
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    Skimmer question

    If it is plastic, you could try a heat gun to soften it and square it back up. When it cools it should stay that way.
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    Suspected Ich on Gardenpond Goldfish

    Those parameters aren't horrible. As Tula mentioned ammonia is best at zero, but I don't think that is the cause of the dropsy. I would keep the fish in nice clean water for as long as it looks like it's improving. Change the water daily and add dechlorinator with changes if using city water...
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    Suspected Ich on Gardenpond Goldfish

    Have you tested the water to get a current reading on your parameters? Dropsy isn't a disease in itself, rather a symptom of an internal disease. I don't really see anything from the pics that looks like ich. The spots could be breeding stars depending on where they are, or I have seen them get...