Quick and Easy Way to Help With the Goldfish Tank Smell

Written by Laura Hickey- http://www.laurahickey.com

I was excited to have a goldfish until this awful smell filled uprepparttar room. I had tried liquids that you put intorepparttar 139169 tank to help withrepparttar 139170 smell. The tank did look attractive withrepparttar 139171 water being a combination of purple and blue butrepparttar 139172 smell just wouldnít budge. So after many tries, once a week cleaning has worked so far. Hereís what you'll need:

Materials: Filters

Water/Bubble Curtain

Algae Scrapper


Letís start withrepparttar 139173 basics. You have a filter and food. Only feedrepparttar 139174 amount your fish can eat in 5 minutes. No less and no more. When feeding your goldfish, turn downrepparttar 139175 water filter sorepparttar 139176 food wonít be sucked up into it. Letís start with cleaningrepparttar 139177 water. Once a week remove 50% ofrepparttar 139178 water in your tank by siphoning. Make sure you do this slowly so you don't scare your fish. Replace with fresh water. Take an Algae scrapper and scrap along all sides ofrepparttar 139179 fish tank to remove algae that can makerepparttar 139180 water dirty and smelly.

After cleaningrepparttar 139181 water and removingrepparttar 139182 algae, put back onrepparttar 139183 bubble curtain. A bubble curtain is good for adding oxygen torepparttar 139184 tank andrepparttar 139185 fish may userepparttar 139186 bubbles as a massage. Each month cleanrepparttar 139187 gravel and filter. This could mean buying new gravel or cleaningrepparttar 139188 existing gravel. It's not a good idea to use household soap to do this as it could harmrepparttar 139189 fish. If you're on a budget, you could rinserepparttar 139190 fish filter but I don't recommend doing so. This is an easy way to clean and maintain your goldfish tank. Inrepparttar 139191 past Iíve tried plants but ended up with no results. Some extra supplies are:

A Pregnant Stray Cat Adopted You Ė And Now What?

Written by Marc de Jong

It happens all too often. A family or cat friend gets adopted by a stray cat. And after a few weeks it turns out sheís pregnant.

Inrepparttar US alone there must be millions of sweet but homeless cats. And many of them get pregnant several times a year. Nobody really knows why, but pregnant strays often adopt a family instead ofrepparttar 139102 other way round. Maybe they search for support or a good and warm home for their kittens.

Now, perhaps you donít haverepparttar 139103 space or time for a cat family. Or thereís another reason that makes it difficult to have these kittens. But you donít want to throw this stray out. Sheís expecting babies, isnít she?!

Now what can you do?

You could take her to an animal shelter. Thatís not always a good idea.

Donít get me wrong: I valuerepparttar 139104 work of animal shelters. In fact, I got my current cat from one of them, and Iím pretty surerepparttar 139105 next will come from a shelter too. But some animal shelters reportedly put a pregnant stray to sleep. Youíll blame yourself forever if you hearrepparttar 139106 cat you brought in, was killed.

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