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Things have been going well in the system. I have had a few more fish deaths. The fish all appear to seem fine when i observe them in the tank. In the last week I have found a floating fish every other morning when I do my first daily check and feed. I am not sure what is going on but I see that the gold fish may not be hardy enough. It is apparent. My water quality has seemed to stay stable. I have not noticed an increase in ammonia, nitrite or nitrate and my pH is stable somewhere between 7.0 and 7.2. 

 

The plants are looking wonderful! I have seen the first cilantro sprout emerged a day ago. Exciting! The other sprouts are growing quick and are becoming top heavy. I have turned on a ceiling fan to promote a windier environment and help those plants build strong cell walls. 

 

Here are my plants so far...

 

As I thinned out the right grow bed I decided to plant the pulled out sprouts into my other bed. They seem to be growing well!

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Comment by Sean Short on February 8, 2011 at 11:30am

Kobus-

I know very little about the retailer other than it is a chain, a different person has helped me each time and they sell a lot of fish. I've been twice and seen significant goldfish loss.  It is my intent to shop for fish at a different store because I think I had some similar thoughts like you commented. I will buy better fish than feeder fish and see if a different fish store gives me better results. 

Comment by Kobus Jooste on February 8, 2011 at 2:56am
Not that it is always the case, but what do you know about the fish retailer?  I have found in the past that I loose more fish from shop A than from shop B, which eventually taught me just to ignore the fish at shop A altogether.

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