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Plants and Goldfishes ? Possible? Guides? Suggestions!!

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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! :confused:
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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! :confused:
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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