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Old 05-21-2016, 09:31 AM   #1
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I'm a recent fish enthusiast and constantly ask myself, "What took me so long???". I have two 10 gal tanks, one with tetras and the other with guppies and platys, and a 6.5 gal tank with a serial killer goldfish, a koi and a pleco. I am not the most patient person in the world, and I went through several sacrificial fish during the first three weeks while my tanks were getting established. But things have stabilized and all three tanks are thriving and filled with happy fish . I'm looking forward to having my many questions answered and meeting fellow fish peeps!

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:53 AM   #5
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55 gallon elephant nose tank.
30 gallon borara merah and brigittae, shrimp and snails
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and inverts.
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
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Welcome !

You may want to consider getting a sturdy bin or pond for your Goldfish, Koi and Pleco since all 3 types need very large tanks.

For now ?
Cheap indoor ponds can be made from a sturdy plastic bin or water trough. You can buy or DIY a large filter. YouTube has a ton of DIY pond vids. You can make a filter with a new/clean 5g bucket.

A single Common GF prob needs 30-40g to grow and stay healthy. They can hit 8-12" and live over 20yrs with good care.

Koi hit 18-24" do best in ponds and can live 50-100yrs with good care.

Common Plecos hit 12" and need 125g tanks or bigger to thrive. They can live 25 yrs.


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