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Is a Comet ok 4 a 10 gallon?
« on: December 27, 2009, 04:59:52 PM »

good filter
Re: Is a Comet ok 4 a 10 gallon?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 07:58:41 PM »

A 10 gallon is ok for a few years if you're an experienced fish keeper who can avoid rookie mistakes that can cause sudden spikes in ammonia , etc.. which can cause health problems for the goldfish down the road. A good filter always help no matter what sort of aquatic pets you own. For most beginners just starting the fish hobby though, i 'd recommend at least a 20 gallon to start out with so that if they make mistakes like overfeeding or forgetting to change the water on occasions, the larger water volume will compensate for this and the fish will not suffer.
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Re: Is a Comet ok 4 a 10 gallon?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 10:32:08 PM »

What sort of things cause ammonia spikes? like, not cleaning the tank?

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Re: Is a Comet ok 4 a 10 gallon?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 12:53:01 PM »

In my opinion, single-tailed fish need at least 15-20 gallons each and are more happier in a pond enviroment.  Ammonia is in your tank all the time.  It is caused by the food the fish eat, their poop, and even when fish breathe-they release ammonia into the water.  Keeping on top of water changes and a good water testing kit will help you determine how much water you need to be changing out.  A fishless cycle on a tank is always a good idea, too.
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