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Old 06-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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So id like to start my 75gallon tank so i can get my goldfish in, as well as the tetras and maybe a few other fish if possible but we'll see when the time comes. I'd like to start with buying the lighting. Could anyone suggest a good fixture as well as light bulb.
On top of that, id like a filter to buy. Id prefer canister filter.
If anyone could help me with the construction of this tank. That would be great. I'd really enjoy that.
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I personally like the rena canisters. Ive had them forever and have never had an issue.
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+1 on the Rena's. I have been using them for a LONG time, and never had a problem. Some of them are 10 yrs. old.
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Should i have more than 1 for goldfish?
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What kind of goldfish are you talking about? Some get really big
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All goldfish reach the same size since they're the same species.
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All goldfish reach the same size since they're the same species.
That's odd from what I've read they get anywhere from 8" to over a foot long?
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The size of the tank impacts how fast the fish grows and since they never stop growing they can reach 8 ft given a good tank
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The size of the tank impacts how fast the fish grows and since they never stop growing they can reach 8 ft given a good tank
You're saying goldfish can reach 8ft?

The largest recorded Goldies are around 19 inches long, far from the 96 inches you're suggesting....
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What kind of goldfish are you talking about? Some get really big
I have 2 commons and 2 fancy. I know they'll get large, especially the commons
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