Hey everyone. I'm excited to be here! Iv just begun my first freshwater tank. Iv had it running with a filter for about a month, no fish at all. And i have a heater. That's it though. That's all i have, no gravel or rocks. No plants or decorations of any kind. Just a tank full of water with a filter and heater. Oh and the tank is a 20 gallon. So i am going to need some help to get my tank beautiful. I just bought some goldfish. Two lion heads. And iv also ordered a few more. A couple bubble eye and celestial goldfish. But before i get the whole family i want to decorate the house. Iv been thinking about getting live plants. Its going to be my first time with live plants. And i saw some of the pictures of other member tanks and they are amazing. I just want to know . . . .
[ X ]What kind of plants are right for bubble eye / celestial goldfish?
[ X ] What kind of light do i need to support the plant life?
[ X ] Does the type of gravel matter?
[ X ]How do i plant the plants? <---- silly right? But i really don't have a clue.
[ X ] What kind of decorations can i use with the frail bubble eye goldfish?
Any help and advise would be appreciated. I'm totally lost without you guys. Please respond soon.
~~~~~~> UPDATE <~~~~~~
ALL MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED THANKS ERIC!
I WENT TO BUY MORE SUPPLIES. I GOT TWO JAVA FERNS AND PUT THEM IN LITTLE POTS. I ALSO GOT A LIGHT FOR THE PLANTS. I BOUGHT SOME FLAT BLUE MARBLES SCATTERED THEM ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK AND THE POTS FOR THE PLANTS ARE CLEAR GLASS PURPLE. I WANT TO SHOW YOU GUYS A PICTURE BUUUUUUT I DON'T HAVE A CAMERA. SO SAD BECAUSE THE TANK LOOKS AMAZING. I WANT EVERYONE WHOSE FREAKING ABOUT MY FISH BEING IN A 20 GAL
TO CALM DOWN TAKE A BREATH AND UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL MOVE THEM TO THE 55 GAL
AS SOON AS I GET THE MONEY. AND I GET PAID AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. IT WONT BE TOO LONG OF A WAIT AND I WILL KEEP THE TANK AS CLEAN AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
THANKS TO JLK I KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW.
I NOW KNOW THAT MY FISH HAVE JUST BEGUN TO CYCLE. THAT MONTH WITH THE FILTER ON DID NOTHING BECAUSE I DID NOT ADD ANY DAILY DOSES OF AMMONIA. I WILL NOT REMOVE THE FILTER FOR 4-6 WEEKS AND NOT GET NEW FISH UNTIL MY TANK IS DONE CYCLING. AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WHEN I GET PAID ILL MOVE MY FISH TO THE NEW 55 GAL
. AND CONTINUE THE CYCLING PROCESS. I WILL NEED TO BUY A KIT ASAP WHILE WAITING ILL DO A 50% (DAILY MAYBE EVERY 2 DAYS) WATER CHANGE TO MAKE SURE MY FISH DON'T GET SICK FROM TOO MUCH TOXINS INT HE WATER. ALSO WILL FEED FISH DAILY SO THAT THEY GROW BIG AND STRONG.
THIS IS HOW THINGS WILL GO DOWN.
2. GET PAID (END OF MONTH)
3. BUY STAND AND LARGER FILTER
4. TRANSFER TO 55GAL (WAIT 4-6 WEEKS)
5. GET ORDERED FISH