|12-21-2014 10:49 PM|
I would def stick with sand when it comes to goldfish. I did try eco complete but was not a big fan of it. I didnt plant into it, i was having a try at some tank planters but i just dont like it for rmy fish. But you dont need to cap those, they ar meant to be used as i.
I have redirted my tank a few times and i much prefer the dirt with pool filter sand cap. I have never had my goldfish get anything stuck in their mouth that i know of but lots of other goldfish keepers have. I use river rocks to add detail to just the plain sand, im a fan of a little contrast.
As for the goldfish rooting thing....you just need to make your sand cap thick enough that they fish dont get down to the dirt, I do a generous cap of about 2-3 inches. The good thing about the pool filter sand as opposed to play sand is that pool filter sand is heavier and sinks almost immediatly when the fish spit it out. Play sand floats around and gets sucked up into the filter more.
Goldfish are a big commitment, they are not beginner fish like people say they are. They require lots of space 10-15 gallons per ONE fish. And they require frequent large water changes, i do about 80% of the water 1-2 times per week. They get big and live a looonnggg time if well cared for. Mine are getting up there, they have to be close to sevenish years. So its almost like having kids!!
If you have any other question just ask!!
Ill have to post an updated pic for you guys!!!
|12-07-2014 09:39 AM|
|NeonFlux||Awesome goldfish tank pics updates! Can't wait until the plants behind begin to fill in and send runners within a couple years. Only a matter of time.|
|12-07-2014 08:58 AM|
Just wanted you to know that the photo of your planted goldie tank is the reason I joined this forum. And a HUGE inspiration for what I'm looking to do sometime in the future.
In the process of building a 10 gallon tester tank ... to experiment with planting and see how much I can do before investing in the bigger one. Maybe 40 or 55 gallon. But OMG, this thread right here is my dream! I think I'd be happy if I had half the success you do with your gorgeous setup!
Do you still have the same organic soil/pool filter setup? I was looking into black fluorite or eco-complete but I've seen mixed reports on if it needs a cap or if you just plant into it. But does having goldfish root around in it make it a problem since it gets cloudy when disturbed? That and I'm almost afraid to use larger gravel as I've seen posts saying they like to mouth things and could choke on it. :S This feels like I'm preparing to have children! Ah!
|08-25-2014 11:03 AM|
|xjasminex||I also added two large mystery snails and two nerite snails yesterday. Hoping that the mystery snails are the kind that don't eat plants....|
|08-25-2014 05:20 AM|
|08-11-2014 02:11 AM|
Came home today to find a tank full of eggs...
Can you say happy fish =]
|08-09-2014 03:48 AM|
My big goldfish are back in their fifty five!
They are so happy. They were swimming against the current of the circulation pump!
Bis will join his parents sometime in the future...when he gets a little bit bigger =]
|08-07-2014 03:00 AM|
Updated pic from last night!
Here's a pic of the fry that I decided to keep!
I'm naming him Bis.
|07-21-2014 03:29 AM|
Lol, yes Sam I wish it could! As long as I remember to feed them like the piggies they are then the plants don't get too beat up.
Hey! Thanks Tithra!
Now here are newer and closer up pics.
I'm probably about two weeks away from putting the goldies back in. They are going to be sooo happy they have been stick in the forty breeder for a very long time.
As you can see I also added more sand and them I added the other stones that I wanted in there too. I still need to clean the other river rocks and put them in too.
|07-18-2014 04:08 AM|
Just dropping in to say hi! Tank looks great
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|07-18-2014 02:56 AM|
|Sajacobs||Looking good. Don't you wish it could stay that way|
|07-17-2014 06:25 PM|
|AquaAurora||Can you post a photo of the above water plants (with better lighting so we can see them)?|
|07-17-2014 05:31 PM|
Yea, I see wisteria as a delicious snack for them.
The monsters are in a forty breeder. The plants need time to adjust, root and grow some before they start getting beat up!
Sword and crypts are the best for my goldfish. But they will eat awards if they are hungry.
I'm also rigging a toms aqua lifter to daily dose excel to help plant growth. I sick at dosing consistently. So that should help growth a lot.
|07-17-2014 05:28 PM|
I stuck some extra wisteria cuttings in my tank with goldfish ... they ate every leaf.
PS: Where's the fish, I don't see them?
|07-17-2014 05:16 PM|
Updated photo, bought more awesome plants from a member!
Hopefully nothing will melt to much!
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