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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Are those Orandas? They are very nice looking fish. The tank looks great.
Yes they are! Thank you
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Re: Tithra's 40 breeder - Planted Goldfish Tank

That looks great.
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That looks great.
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This is stunning. Nothing makes me quite as happy as chubby goldies in an all out planted tank. Their colors really pop against the black and green.

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This is stunning. Nothing makes me quite as happy as chubby goldies in an all out planted tank. Their colors really pop against the black and green.
Aw, thanks so much for you kind comment goldfish really don't get the credit they deserve, they are really pretty amazing fish
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Awesome. I really like the setup and plant selection with the Goldfish.

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Great fish in this tank!

Do you have any updates?
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I'm not a real fan of goldfish but, the black and yellow goldfish looks really cool. Great looking tank too.
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Great fish in this tank!

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Thank you! I will update later this week


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I'm not a real fan of goldfish but, the black and yellow goldfish looks really cool. Great looking tank too.
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I have been terrible at updating this thread!

So, I have recently re-done this tank and gone all high tech.

I have learned a lot since I first posted this thread and realized I had some serious imbalances that lead to many plants just not making it. Too much light paired with not enough co2 and inconsistent fert dosing led to things generally not working out in this tank. I was trying to keep plants that I really did not have the right setup for.

I also had an outbreak of BGA this summer (tank is right under sunny window) and dumped a bunch of plants as a result of this including my glosso which was covered in a thick layer of BGA

So, recent changes I have made:
- switched eco complete substrate to ada aquasoil amazonian (I am using a pH monitor, crushed coral and buffer to keep pH and kh at goldfish appropriate levels. It has been almost a week and pH is a solid 7.1-7.2)
- Added a 'real' co2 system from GLA along with inline diffuser. I realized the fluval kit just wasn't cutting it for this tank and it was getting expensive.
- Began following EI fert dosing schedule

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2 oranda goldfish

Current Flora:
- Blyxa japonica (thank you hedge_fund!)
- star grass
- water sprite
- ludwigia repens
- ludwigia atlantis
- rotala wallichi
- rotala nanjenshan
- rotala indica
- erios parkeri
- staurogyne repens
- limnophila aquatica
- Echinodorus Parviflorus 'tropica'

I have a couple more plants that I want to add eventually that are getting some roots in a grow out tank currently including downoi and limnophila aromatica. I am thinking about trying s. repens and downoi for foreground plants this time.

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Looking good! Check out my planted Goldfish tank, I think you have a larger variety of plants though. I prefer the minimalistic scape with a few species of plants
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Really love your latest set up. Really beautiful goldfihes. Btw, is that a new goldie?
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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Really love your latest set up. Really beautiful goldfihes. Btw, is that a new goldie?
Thank you!

It's not a new fish, he has just changed color (lost all his black) since I last posted


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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 05:40 AM
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Wonderful looking tank, the plants and fish are beautiful. How have the goldfish been with the plants? Are they still ignoring your plants, or have they started to munch on them?
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