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      Goldfish plans

      I am thinking of setting up my first goldfish tank. A 55 gallon with a 75 gallon canister, 2 75 gallon sponges and two other large sponges. I like to overfilter a bit. I still havenít decided on stocking and such.


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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
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      Thanks I canít wait to just have everything set up


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      I put mine in the bedroom. A mistake. Even with water changes and good filtration, it has a smell.

      I have a 150 gallon cattle trough in the basement with Wakin, I love them. Saturday I'm putting the new liner in their pond and outside they go.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cindy View Post
      I put mine in the bedroom. A mistake. Even with water changes and good filtration, it has a smell.

      I have a 150 gallon cattle trough in the basement with Wakin, I love them. Saturday I'm putting the new liner in their pond and outside they go.
      They will be in my office.


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      I had 3 in 55.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cindy View Post
      I had 3 in 55.
      What was your filtration? I am thinking 3-4 in a 55 gallon


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      What kind are you planning on getting? To me that makes a big difference on how many you’ll reasonably be able to have and for how long.

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      Quote Originally Posted by My2butterflies View Post
      What kind are you planning on getting? To me that makes a big difference on how many youíll reasonably be able to have and for how long.
      A variety of fancies, most likely fantail, ryukin, lionhead and Oranda


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      You could get one of each and maybe make it a while like that. But plan for a bigger tank or putting them in a pond in the future. Your filtration should be just fine with regular maintenance and water changes. But once they are close to adult size( 8”+) a 12” wide tank will be pretty cramped.
      At that point moving up to a 75 would give you 18” wide, but still a 4ft length like the 55.

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      Goldfish plans

      Quote Originally Posted by My2butterflies View Post
      You could get one of each and maybe make it a while like that. But plan for a bigger tank or putting them in a pond in the future. Your filtration should be just fine with regular maintenance and water changes. But once they are close to adult size( 8Ē+) a 12Ē wide tank will be pretty cramped.
      At that point moving up to a 75 would give you 18Ē wide, but still a 4ft length like the 55.
      I am leaning more towards 3, we will also see how big they get water quality plays a huge role but so do genetics . I am not really sure I can go bigger so I have to plan for this being permanent housing.


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