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Old 01-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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hi all- new to the forum.
in the process of setting up a new aquarium. waiting for all the parts to come in town. look forward to all the advice and seeing your set ups.

we have a 10 gallon tank we keep a few goldfish in and enjoy it so much we decided to get a larger tank. going to stay with freshwater. we got the goldfish tank to keep some small ones in until they got large enough to transfer to our garden pond.
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Thanks for the welcomes!
waiting on the "stuff" is killing me
I cleaned the gravel today , reinforced the floor (basement below) and hope to have the stand this week (ordered from a local fish store), we bought the tank Saturday at Petco's 1.00 gallon sale. heater and filter should be here next week.
so far getting a lot of good info on the site- anyone have a link on setting up the tank, heater placement, equipment to have along with the filter and heater, etc...
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Hi and welcome!
Here you go!
Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
It includes info on set up, maintenance and cycling.
Can I ask how many goldfish you have? 10g isn't big enough for even one unfortunately.
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thanks for the link-
we have 6 in the tank and the are about an 1 1/2 avg. long.
they have been in there for 8 months.

just did a quick read on the link- great info! thanks
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thanks for the link-
we have 6 in the tank and the are about an 1 1/2 avg. long.
they have been in there for 8 months.
Ok, I just want to let you know about their proper care.
Goldfish are messy creatures. They produce a lot of waste (poop) and high amounts of ammonia (fish poison to put it simply). Fancy goldfish (like moors, orandas, etc) require 20g for the first fish and 10g for each fish after that. So if you have 6 fancy goldfish they require a 70g tank to be able to swim freely and grow to their proper size avoiding stunting (can cause deformities and premature death). Common, comet (including feeder goldfish) and koi fish are pond fish. They can grow up to 2 feet in length when kept in the proper conditions.
Filtration is important with goldies. With common tropicals you can get away with a filter turning over the tanks water twice an hour. With goldfish they require a filter that can filter 10x the tanks volume an hour. So a 70g tanks needs a filter that filters 700g an hour.
Hope this helps!
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just did a quick read on the link- great info! thanks
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