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stagius 12-16-2007 07:27 AM

My 29 goldfish planted tank.
First of all, i am a goldfish keeper who also want to maintain the natural look of the tank, so i went ahead and turned my plastic plant into live plant.

As far as goldfish tend to eat most of the plant, i think i was lucky to have a goldfish that did not bother any of my plant.

Rena XP2
AH supply 55W + 40W stock light
150 Rena inline heater
5lbs CO2 cylinder, with regulator from Orlando. DIY CO2 reactor
Here the list of the plants that are survived in my tank
Java fern
Lace java fern
Java moss
Chirstmass moss
Willow moss
Crypts wendtii
Amazon sword narrow leaf
Amazon sword broad
Anubias nana
Anubias bacterii
New list of plant
Dwaf sag
Rotala indica
Hygro polysperma sunset
Ludwigia repen

1 Ryukin goldfish, 4''
2 Ryukin
2 weather loach
1 rubberlip pleco
Regular gravel in Petsmart.
EI method. Half amount of KNO3 to keep the redness of plant. K2SO4 and KHPO4 are the same as recommended.
Right here, a pic taken in the first day

And, 3 week later, adding more plant of course




stagius 12-16-2007 07:30 AM

These were taken by my camera phone, so they seem not to handle the light very well

ValorG 12-16-2007 07:38 AM

I like it, off center the driftwood a bit though.

ikuzo 12-17-2007 12:02 AM

only cool fish allowed!! lol

Hello stagius, nice tank. your moss seems to survive...

stagius 02-07-2008 05:22 AM


I turn my low light tank into medium tank with DIY CO2. I now have AH light 55W over the tank.

As you can noticed, more stems plant was added. The ludwigia repens will be coming tomorrow, which is used as a focus point in the tank.

Comment please !

stagius 02-25-2008 02:11 AM

Few day ago, I decided to go to pressurized CO2 route. I ordered a regulator from Orlando, and it came the next week. The regulator is solid and work so well, my plant pearling so crazy, which i never seen in my DIY CO2 setup.

Just want to share my happiness with u guys

A close look at the regulator and CO2 tank

Inside the stand.
Minor update for the tank

I will have riccia, HM, and dwarf hairgrass ship to me next week. Cant wait to do another scraping.

Green Leaf Aquariums 02-25-2008 04:32 AM

Looks great, well done with the Goldie's!

volkracing99 02-25-2008 06:49 AM

Just wondering, is your goldfish always gasping for air?

stagius 02-25-2008 07:04 AM

I rarely him gasping at the surface for air, even in the morning.

I think he got plenty of O2 during the day when plant photosynthesized. At night, I run an airstone just in case O2 run out.

If the goldfish always gasp for air, I would say it related to swim bladder disease, where it is difficult for them to swim down.

deleted_user_4 02-29-2008 10:36 PM

I tried this with goldies before and mine really loved to dig, even if I fed them once or twice a day. Looked like a warzone all the time, with plant bits everywhere and floating plants that weren't supposed to be floating. :eek:

Eventually I took everything out and left just the hard-scape.

stagius 03-01-2008 12:47 AM

Look like I got a well behaved goldfish. Maybe he is lazy to mess up my plant.

Tabatha 03-01-2008 01:11 AM

That is the best looking goldfish tank I've ever seen! :thumbsup:

dekstr 03-01-2008 01:15 AM

Hey stagius,

Your goldfish tank is very well done!

It gave me a lot of ideas for what I could do for my future goldfish planted tank.

I like how organized the cabinet and equipment / ferts / food are! The plant selection is very good, I will keep it in mind.


mario_r 04-24-2008 12:23 PM

OMG!! it is incredible!! Pleasseee dont seduce me to have one =p...
get another fish.... he is kinda lonely... i can feel that here =p...
please update your tank after you re scape i want to see more =p..
GL tho..

Calvin_Jus 04-24-2008 12:43 PM

So lonely Goldy :(

Nicely done!

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