I'm a big fan of them too!
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 =]