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10 gal
100 wat tronic heater
2 whisper pf 10's
20lbs eco comp
10lbs natural gravel
2 gold fish
1 pleco
1 dwarf frog
drift wood
java moss
jade pothos (a houseplant that my mom had in a glass jug of water...thats it...it was growing huge with the roots just in water so i thought it might do good in my tank) actually brought my PH down from 7.8 to a steady 6.8-7.2 (i use the quick dip Phs)

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Nice tank e Do you use RO or distilled water with the pH down? If not, watch out, the pH will swing back to original point within 24hours.
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Nice pics! I think that plant is too big for your tank though, it's very overpowering, not to mention who knows if it will actually live underwater or just die there.

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2 goldfish in 10gallons = 2 dead goldfish real soon.
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The jade pothos is a terrestrial plant that will eventually die underwater. It can be rooted in a glass of water, but it is not adapted for underwater survival.

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That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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hey malkore, my 2 goldfish have been in this tank for about 8 months and growing bigger each month (they were actually in worse conditions actually before when i didnt attend the FIVE GALLON tank they were in for a couple weeks)

yeah i am going to get rid of the plants...i wasnt a permanant thing for me but rather something to look @ while i get more money to get some plants!

does anyone know how to tame this damn beast of moss?
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i buy my water from my water supply store. cleanest water ive ever tasted. they're water is @ 1ppm. which anything below 4 is very good for aquariums. don't use aerohead or any of that stuff, i was talkin to the guy @ my water store and he said that they're ppm's are around 40 i believe and they add minerals to their water. and to never use the water dispensers outside grocery stores because they never clean the filters. if you use the last two then add some water treatments before u put it in
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they're water is @ 1ppm. which anything below 4 is very good for aquariums.
ppm fow what?

Yo, your plants are probably doing well because of the waste that those goldfish create. pulling your plants could cause goldfish problems with all of the excrement that those fish produce. Are you planning on pulling all of those plants?

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Man, this is one wacky thread. You got one guy talking about goldfish in too small a tank, another talking about houseplants in tank, and another talkin about RO water from the grocery store!

Pull the housplant out of your tank , put in flower pot on window sill, enjoy. Nuff said.
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i think the nitrites. anything above 4 will promote algae growth.

if the goldfish did fine in 2.5 (not 5 like i stated above) gallon tank with no matinance for about 2 weeks..and is doing much much better in a 10 gallon for about 8 months...i think they'll be fine. I just won them in a fair, not like i spent millions on them
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If you have nitrites, then you could have a problem.

What temp do you keep your water at?

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i dont thinki have nitrates
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You are most likely keeping an uncylced tank then, meaning there is not enough bacteria in your tank to convert the ammonia to nitrite, nitrite to nitrate. Nitrites are very toxic to your fish.

Goldfish are used to help cycle tanks because they produce so much waste, that they promote bacteria growth. They are also hardy fish.

They would be much happier if you dropped your temp to like 73-74 degrees.

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