I keep adding fish, how do I stop!


Cichlidboy

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I actually bought 3 babies lol
 

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Looks like you are on your way out of the fish buying addiction! Cichlidboy deffinitly isnt though....
 
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But I’ll get no results at all from the liquid tests because I won’t do them.

That's an honest reply anyway! But then - why worry?

I talked to a friend recently who told me she dropped her renter's insurance because it didn't cover flooding. She wasn't concerned about fire because "I don't have much anyway". So if you aren't concerned about losing everything to fire, then why are you concerned about flooding...

Kind of feels like the same argument to me.
 
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That's an honest reply anyway! But then - why worry?

I talked to a friend recently who told me she dropped her renter's insurance because it didn't cover flooding. She wasn't concerned about fire because "I don't have much anyway". So if you aren't concerned about losing everything to fire, then why are you concerned about flooding...

Kind of feels like the same argument to me.

The sticks are easy enough to use and check, I know that they aren’t accurate. I also know that I never test my pool with the liquid kits but used to with the sticks. It’s a whole process.

I know my limitations, I am more than capable of buying a liquid test kit, using it regularly is another story. If the water is clear, everything is doing well, and the sticks show optimal, I’m good. I don’t consider the sticks a real diagnostic tool, but if they are ”all-clear” than who cares.

So I will treat bad water, bad stick, etc as a signal to test, and at that point I’ll get a liquid test kit and use it. But dip a stick in the water is totally doable.
 
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I got 6 yellow/orange platys, but it was planned. They seem to have adapted in the pond. Away we go.

I'm really enjoying the mixture of tropical fish and gold fish in the pond. The goldfish are obviously the more "pond friendly" for viewing, but the single color mollys/platys are also great. The Rainbow fish just look black from the surface. Either way, it's a fun growing eco system.
 
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I added these Silver Mollies... 6 of them. I now have like 25 of them, they are adorable.

A bird got one of my goldfish and left it for dead on the side, that sucked. But pond is doing great. I love being in Florida.
 
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Just be aware that clear water doesn't necessarily mean healthy water.

Good luck with you fish.
I'm using test strips, NO2/NO3 is near zero, other stuff is normal.

We've also been getting a ton of rain with a hurricane passing through, something you might call a water exchange.

Clear water = better looking at fish!
 
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Keep an eye on the KH. All that rain can drop that level allowing your pH to crash. Baking soda will boost the KH.

Good to know that you are okay after the hurricane.
 
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