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I am right behind you. I am hoping my goldfish will not eat the plants I have chosen. I am setting up a 90 next week.
Good luck with yours. Can't wait to see how it goes for you.
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Ok, I will add the Flourish tomorrow...Here's a better pic of the tank:


I'll add fish pics tomorrow, can't get it to work right now.
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Awesome photos of beautiful fish!
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Aw Thanks!

I am looking for a grassy foreground plant that spreads quickly and is suitable for low-tech. I heard dwarf sag and pygmy chain sword are good, any suggestions?
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Golds as fish are a bit messy, some seem to dig a lot, and some are not great at eating all their food.

They have a reputation for producing more ammonia than similar sized fish.
Where do they get the ammonia from? Essentially it comes from the food they eat. Since they are larger fish than many that we keep, we feed them a lot, and this counts as plant fertilizer, whether they eat and digest it or if they miss it and the microorganisms digest it.
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Added some dwarf sag, trimmed and repositioned some plants.
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How do I gravel vac with all the plants? I don't want the substrate to go anaerobic...
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Nice! I'd be afraid my goldfish would eat all of my plants up. I'm sure you hear that a lot though Its good to see a tank large enough for goldfish.

When you siphon make sure to just such off the top of the substrate. You dont want to suck up whats in the substrate.

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How do I gravel vac with all the plants? I don't want the substrate to go anaerobic...
Just skim the top to get rid of excess mulm, and then poke the substrate with a skewer or chopstick to prevent anaerobic spots. If you have any, you can bleed the H2S out by doing this. Or get some Malaysian Trumpet snails.

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Nice! I'd be afraid my goldfish would eat all of my plants up. I'm sure you hear that a lot though Its good to see a tank large enough for goldfish.
Yeah I do hear that a lot LOL and it's true. My goldies destroyed the anacharis and cabomba I tried into bare stalks. They also eat the corkscrew vals sometimes, but only the dying leaves.
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Oh noes!

So this is why vals keep getting shorter...
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Hahahaha! I love the look on that goldfish's face. He's like "Uh-Oh. I'm busted." The tank is very pretty.

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Love the way your tank is coming along. Looks like u have the low-tech route figured out. Can't wait 2 c how u progress, gl.

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