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Old 09-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Plants and Goldfishes ? Possible? Guides? Suggestions!!


I am a hobbyist and have recently managed to set up a tank measuring 2.5ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft which has two filters one is a SOBO 1000F and the other one is the normal black medium filter with aeration. I am also using an aquarium heater. I have 10 big goldfishes - fantails and orandas. I loved the planted aquarium set ups and would like some suggestions on how to start and what to put in it. currently there are medium sized gravels in the tank and a few show beach shells. any help will be much appreciated - cheers!
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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I am a hobbyist and have recently managed to set up a tank measuring 2.5ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft which has two filters one is a SOBO 1000F and the other one is the normal black medium filter with aeration. I am also using an aquarium heater. I have 10 big goldfishes - fantails and orandas. I loved the planted aquarium set ups and would like some suggestions on how to start and what to put in it. currently there are medium sized gravels in the tank and a few show beach shells. any help will be much appreciated - cheers!
Tank is too small for that number of goldfish. (read up on recommended tank size for these fish).
Anubia on wood or rock,sword plant's,would be my choice for these largely herbivorous ,heavy waste producer's.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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If you are goign to do it, I would suggest Anubias- they are as bold as the goldfish.
research up on the varieties- they can handle low light, high nutrients and generally easy care IMO. First and foremost, goldfish produce huge amounts of waste, therefore I would not recommend anything substrate planted if you are looking for easy care (gravel).

Anubias would be attached to wood or rock, which could be removed during cleaning, etc. Very easy, and you can do some pretty amazing things with it.

Test water perimeters often, if needed, frequent water changes
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I had a goldfish tank with plants that worked well. I just had driftwood with anubus and I think java fern and moss tied to it. They seemed to love it. Also they seemed to really like pushing the driftwood around.
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I am a hobbyist and have recently managed to set up a tank measuring 2.5ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft which has two filters one is a SOBO 1000F and the other one is the normal black medium filter with aeration. I am also using an aquarium heater. I have 10 big goldfishes - fantails and orandas. I loved the planted aquarium set ups and would like some suggestions on how to start and what to put in it. currently there are medium sized gravels in the tank and a few show beach shells. any help will be much appreciated - cheers!
sounds like your tank is around 36 gallons?

Stocking recommendations are going to be different depending on who you talk to, but generally a minimum of 15-20 gallons per goldfish is ideal. So, unless I am reading your dimensions wrong you are quite overstocked. For 10 adult goldfish you'd want at least 150-200 gallons. They grow quite large and have a heavy bioload My two easily fill my 75 gallon (I recently upgraded because they had outgrown their 40 gallon)
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