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post #226 of 445 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a current picture of what kind of plant mass i have going on now before i add the additional bamboo i have coming in....

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Fantastic! I bet you love those plants. I'm really glad you started this journal. I can't wait to see how both of our tanks turn out. Maybe someday we could start a group for planted goldfish people here. It would be cool to have them all linked.
Good idea Gold Finger! I'm a newbie, first post actually. My first tank in 30 yrs is 20 gal, two sarasa comets with plastic plants and 80 ppm nitrates, so I planted anubis and anacharis 4 months ago. Nitrates slowly going down. I know I need a larger tank and have also become interested in ripariums. A planted goldfish group would be a big help to beginners like me.

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Yes, i agree =]
The goldfish world of planted tanks is growing!
I often visit kokos goldfish and theGAB.org for goldfish specific issues, they have a lot of good info, check them out, im sure you will learn something =]
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Just read this entire thread. I laughed about about a dozen times "BAD FAT FISH!" was probably my favorite, mostly because I could picture myself saying it as well and then the weird look from my husband hahaha.


And you may have officially converted a self proclaimed "never going to own a goldfish person" to a goldfish owner. If I can ever get a big enough tank. I wish they would make dwarf ones.

Love the new look and the fish look amazing!

*I'm Barbbb girl, in a fishy world! No more plastic, It's fantastic!*
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Thank you sooo much Barbgirl!!
Goldfish are really great fish and can be comical to watch! I love just watching mine, its really relaxing and they are so beautiful too and not to mention fat! Mine would probably be much fatter and bigger with longer flowing tails if knew how to properly care for them when i first got them.
Certain breeds of goldfish stay smaller than others but nothing along the "dwarf" variety, they all get pretty big compared to other species of fish.
I feel the same way about the tank, i always want a bigger tank, probably a 120 long would be perfect =]

Im glad i helped you see goldfish in a different light, lots of people dis them =[ Most people think they are just starter fish, but really they require a lot of care and maintenance. A forty breeder would be a good tank for a pair of goldfish =]

If you ever want to keep them and want some help just PM me, id be glad to chat!
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I will definitely take you up on that if I get some goldies!

PS keep me in mind if you ever part with some of those crypts! They're beautiful.

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Oh yeah, I saw that you are an RN on a med/surg unit, that is where I am doing my clinical rotation at the moment and it's awesome!

*I'm Barbbb girl, in a fishy world! No more plastic, It's fantastic!*
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Hey Jasmine, check out my new 20H thread! I rescued (well, my wife insisted) a couple feeder goldfish from the hungry jaws of my frogs and set up this tank as a grow out till I move and upgrade to a tank big enough for all my goldfish in a couple months.

I also re-worked my 40, took out the jungle leaving just the crypts behind.

Your tanks are looking great by the way!
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Will do le0p!

Barbgirl, I love my crypts! And I'm still waiting for them to grow out more, I can only imagine how wonderful it will look when they are all big and reaching! But if I ever do need to thin them out, I'll try and remember you! Good luck in nursing school by the way, it's super tough!
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post #235 of 445 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 10:36 PM
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Re: Jasmine's low tech planted goldfish tank!

Hey Jasmine. Your tank looks great I am thinking about using dirt in my goldfish tank but was a bit worried they would dig it up. You seem to have had good results.
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Thanks for your comment!

I have lots of sand on top of dirt, lol, I also have lots of river rocks, I think that helps too!
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Your tank is lookin great!

Ver. 1.0 80 gallon dirt goldfish tank (defunct)

Ver. 2.0 bare bottom same tank another approach (defunct)

Ver. 3.0 Pool filter sand same tank now

Farming Algae

Goldfish are among the worst fish for beginners.
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Beautiful tank!

"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Thanks goldfinger, thanks saxtonhill!

Here's a pic from today, I was feeding them so there's stuff floating around....but it shows plant growth and plant destruction....

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Ahh, Growth and Destruction... the yin and yang of goldfish tanks.

Ver. 1.0 80 gallon dirt goldfish tank (defunct)

Ver. 2.0 bare bottom same tank another approach (defunct)

Ver. 3.0 Pool filter sand same tank now

Farming Algae

Goldfish are among the worst fish for beginners.
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