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darkni9ht
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PostPosted: 2004.05.13(Thu)0:31    Post subject: Looking for Suggestion on my new tank Reply with quote

The tank is a 33G. Its bout a week ago. Powered by 2 FluVal 304, 1 Hagen 802 powerhead, and Lee's Biological Filtration. I got 7 gold fishes in there. I'm not sure if this set up is good. On one of the fluval 304 I running peat granular and on the other I got Ammonia Remover. Any Suggestion ?
1 Ranchi, 3 Shibunkin, 2 lionhead, and 1 butterflymoor.

Here a pic of it.


http://www.a3.ca/picture/fish/DCP_1667
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Guppylover
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PostPosted: 2004.05.13(Thu)4:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you could start to add some plants, umm well I read once goldfish love eating plants so it's good to get plastic plants... but in my opinion it's better to get real ones. So good coldwater plants and goldfish plants are Ceratophyllum demersum, Egeria densa, Ludwigia repens, Vallisneria spiralis and Vallisneria tortifolia. Very Happy
I find it are really nice big tank, great for goldfish!
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PostPosted: 2004.05.17(Mon)9:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually 7 goldies while small are too many for such a small tank. The ones you have get to be about 8" around and are tremendous waste producers no matter what the filtration you have and the waterchange schedule you have. I would keep only 3-4 goldies in a 33g tank.

Good plants for goldies are hardy plants like swords and anacharis. Also duckweed is a wonderful plant since goldies love to eat it and it multiplies rapidly.

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darkni9ht
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PostPosted: 2004.05.21(Fri)0:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huntress wrote:
Actually 7 goldies while small are too many for such a small tank. The ones you have get to be about 8" around and are tremendous waste producers no matter what the filtration you have and the waterchange schedule you have. I would keep only 3-4 goldies in a 33g tank.

Good plants for goldies are hardy plants like swords and anacharis. Also duckweed is a wonderful plant since goldies love to eat it and it multiplies rapidly.

HTH


this might help a bit


Powered by 2 FluVal 304, 1 Hagen 802 powerhead, AquaClear 300, Hagen PowerSweep 214 and Lee's Biological Filtration.
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PostPosted: 2004.05.21(Fri)8:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did read that in your first post and I still stand by what I have said. It doesn't matter how much filtration you have unless you are doing waterchanges every day. Filtration doesn't remove the poo that floats to the bottom of the tank into the gravel. Also, you said your tank was set up a week ago? It hasn't even cycled yet so your bacteria colonies haven't even been developed to combat the waste production from the fish.

Besides a 33g just doesn't have the amount of space needed for 7 fish that get to be 8-10" around. Here's a picture of Bruce the goldfish to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

http://hometown.aol.com/_ht_a/kmam1/MyPond/GiantGoldfish.html

While he is a bit of an exeption that is roughly the size anyone can accomplish with proper conditions.
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PostPosted: 2004.05.21(Fri)21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I know I should move them to a bigger tank or at least get another tank bout the size and split them. But I can't afford them right now. So they will have to live like that for a little while.



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PostPosted: 2004.09.04(Sat)21:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. Nice tank. I have 2 just like that here. Over kill on the filtration, but that's what you need for goldfish. They are quite small yet so this setup should do you for a while. Do you have a pond to put them into during the summer?
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PostPosted: 2004.09.05(Sun)7:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a nice tank of goldies there Smile
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PostPosted: 2004.09.06(Mon)14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

a side note about duckweed : I added very little to my 75 gallon tank and within a month it had completely covered the entire service and was stealing the nutrients from the rest of my plants which killed 1 and weakened a few others... if its the only plant in the tank no problem but be careful if you have anything else in there........ imho





getting it all out was no easy feat either Mad
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