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Old 08-05-2014, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is Thi! Always wanted a aquarium of my own and now I have one. I really don't know anything about fishes so hoping someone can help me get started! ^_^


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Old 08-06-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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What size tank do you have how long has it been set up please say you let it cycle before you added fishes.


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It's 26gallon and what do you mean by cycling? I'm all new to this...I bought an aquarium cause I won two gold fish at the local fair!


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Well first a 26g tank is going to be way to small for an adult gold fish. Believe it or not they get pretty big. Also cycling is the nitrogen cycle. It helps build your positive bacteria to breakdown ammonia and nitrates nitrites. Good reading to be up on.


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Oh wow...do they really? I was hoping that I could just buy these small little colorful fishes at the pet store and toss them in along with the gold fishes


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Yes they get a good size and be careful adding to many small fish to your tank as it isn't cycled yet.


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Old 08-06-2014, 10:15 PM   #7
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Most certainly...hopefully I can get the cycle started tonight


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Old 08-06-2014, 10:27 PM   #8
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Well if you have already got fish in the tank the cycle has started monitor your ammonia nitrate and nitrite levels closely also you can get bacteria supplements to help might save your fish. Just to give you an idea here's a picture if an adult goldfish.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:35 PM   #9
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Omg you were right lol...that's huge! Well the gold fishes were in here about 3 weeks now...so do you think it would be safe to start adding?


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Goldfish are one of the dirtiest fish and are usually best kept with only other golds


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