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post #391 of 453 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 02:15 AM
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Wow these things are getting big! I like them.


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post #392 of 453 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 03:18 PM
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Great read. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I just started my 125 dirt planted goldfish tank, my first freshwater. I'll just be growing plants for a month or so before adding some small orandas. Hope they don't eat all the swords like yours did! Cheers.
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Thanks hedge_fund!
I'm a big fan of them too!
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Thanks Andrew Goldfish, I would love to have a 125! I can't wait till the day comes that i can! I would only start out with one oranda or two, with dirted goldfish tanks it's good to understock and in a few months you will find another goldfish that you have to have...it's a vicious cycle that most goldfish keepers experience. Most of us find ourselves more overstocked than we wanted to be...

In my case I never really fell into buy more goldfish but the fish that I have grew huge probably because I kept it limited to two in the fifty five...somedays I feel as if it's getting to small for them....

Growing plants ahead if time is a great idea, let them get rooted in and acclimate before the onslaught starts, lol.

Every fish has different taste...mine even ate anubias and most people say that it's a goldfish proof plant....mine even just ate the dwarf water lettuce that used to cover the tank...it's all gone now.

Good luck with your tank, you should create a journal and share I love reading other peoples experiences =]
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So I never shared on here my goldfish tattoos that I have been acquiring...I just got the second one finished =] So I guess I'll share....

First one...






Second one...

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Those are so beautiful. Very nicely done.
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Thank you!
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Very nice!!!



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post #398 of 453 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 08:24 PM
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The color is so vibrant looking!

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LMAO...one of the best signatures ever
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Thanks!
I really love the first one and now I really love the second.

Here's a full arm pic.
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Thanks!
I really love the first one and now I really love the second.
Yeah that's nuts...color is crazy looking. I think The Planted Tank Forum should have a tattoo forum/section for everyone to show off their fish tats, if they have any. I was going to put a pic of mine up here, but I'm not trying to hijack the goldfish tank thread lol
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nice tank! I still think it's crazy that people can keep goldfish from uprooting or eating every plant in a tank

and wow your tats are great looking. the colors are really nice!
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I really enjoyed reading through this thread. I kept goldfish in a 72 gallon bow front in the living room for over a decade ~ they are so much fun.

Any update on the fry?
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Thanks everyone for the comments! I'm planning on another tattoo at the end of the summer! I'll post a pic when it finished!

The fry are doing well! I have about fifty of them. Some have deformities, odd looking mouths, bent tail fins (one has no tail!) and one doesn't have much of a dorsal fin. But they appear to be healthy. They are currently in a ten gallon and are growing. I'm thinking I'll put them in the thirty gallon soon. I keep thinking I need to cull the ones with the deformities but I can't quite find the heart too yet...I'm still planning on keeping two and I have my eyes on a few of them.

I also redirted the fifty five gallon and added a bunch of new plants! I'm keeping my two goldfish in a forty gallon for a few weeks until the plants have really started to root and grow. Next I will dirt and plant the forty gallon for the two lucky fry that I choose!

I'll post pics soon!
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lol, I never posted pics like I said I would.....anyway....a few weeks ago I dirtied my tank and planted it. Monster Goldie's are currently living in a forty breeder, they hate it. It looked so good, but I must have screwed up some how cuz I was getting massive amounts of dirt silt settling on the sand cap! Wtf!

So yesterday I pulled all the plants (I also ordered more...like a ton more to go with the original bunch)
I scooped all of the dirt and sand and carried it out into the yard...cleaned the tank, and started all over again! This is what it looks like as of last night!



So far no silt/dirt, in a week or so when things have started to root and stay in place I plan on adding more sand and then adding the contrasting color gravel/sand and river rocks. I think I'll give the plants a month or so to establish themselves before I put the monsters back in.

I will post baby goldie pics today in a little bit =]
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Looks great. How big are your Goldies?
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