Im not sure that planting would neccessarly be approproate for this tank, lighting would be just about impossible, but i definately am looking for some more appropriate decoration. Substrate is also kind of pointless in my mind, i dont need a debris trap in there, i already have a difficult enough time keeping it clean. And you dont have to dog me so much blueram. The goldfish are staying, im aware that this is a planted tank forum, doesnt mean all the journals are planted (take a look, youve made 1200 posts). Variety of goldfish doesnt matter since i live in texas so "cold" water is about 75 degrees year round. This tank is mostly homage to my great grandmother who wouldve been tickled to see this tank still in use today. She rocked the goldfish about 50 years ago.