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Old 06-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hello from Nottingham (UK)

Hello Everyone!

I have just got an 90 litre tank (roughly 20 gallons)

I am in the process of doing a fish-less cycle (thanks to the helpful posts on here)

I have never really kept fish on my own before, only as a child with my parents help, so am finding this forum really helpful already!

I am hoping to put 2-3 goldfish in the tank. Is this ok, or would it be over-stocked?

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Welcome to AA! Goldfish will not work in that tank.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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What would you suggest to put in?

There are so many different types of fish I am so confused.
With the kit I bought I got a heater. Is a tropical tank just as easy as a coldwater tank?

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Many tropicals will work. While you are cycling you can decide what you want to do.
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Thanks.
I think I'll pop to my local pet store and see what they have. Then do my research.

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Tropical tanks are very easy and small tropical fish like tetras are good community fish and dont put off near the waste of goldfish. Plus w/ small tropical fish you could have a much better variety in a 20 gal than w/ goldfish. with small tetras and corys and the like your looking at 10-15 fish instead or 1 or 2.
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Thanks for that.
All of this advice is really helpful.

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I think I'll pop to my local pet store and see what they have. Then do my research.
its best to check out several and talk to the "experts" while you're there then do your research and see who actually knows what they're talking about. A lot of pet stores will just try and sell you stuff regardless of weather or not it would be a good fit for your setup or experience level. Also talk to other people in your area and see what fish stores they recommend. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a good fish store with knowledgeable staff and hardy stock.
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+1 Agwatts, You need to find an aquatic centre rather than a general pet store. This isn't a blanket cover of all suppliers, but you would do well to get the advice you seek from AA's where we really are here for the good of the fish.
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