My Ranchu Goldfish tank
Today I received my two Ranchu water piglets so I thought I would start a journal. Goldfish are a minority segment of this forum, but I know there are some who have kept them in a planted tank and talked about it here. I'm going to add to that small segment.
It's been a while since I did a journal and I could have done one on any of my 4 tanks and I might start a separate one to keep track of all other tanks in one place. But, for now, this is my focus and my biggest experiment. These are my first fancy goldfish and I expect there will be a learning curve. With that in mind, I went with a submerged potted plant look because A: I have only seen one other aquascape similar to it (the inspiration) and 2: it's easier to feed the fish in open area and clean up after them.
Tank: Top Fin 36g bowfront
Filter: aquaclear 70 and a sponge filter
Substrate: pool filter sand
Hardscape: planter pot filled with river pebbles
Flora: Anubias barteri, Christmas moss, subwasertang
Fauna: Chinese Ranchu Calico, Chinese Ranchu Kirin
Light: right now is the stock LED that came with the top, seems bright-ish... This is a rimless tank, but with the air stone and sponge filter, there is a lot of water trying to escape. I could ditch the top and upgrade the light, but I'm not sure what to go with since ally plants are centered. More on that later...
I'm really looking forward to this new adventure in planted tanks and fish keeping.
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