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Cal_Fish2000
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Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:33:03 PM »

Hi There. New to the site, I'm sorry If this has already been discussed on other threads, but I'm new here! (Show Mercy! Cheesy) I was just wondering, is there a certain room in a standard house (Bedroom, Kitchen, Lounge ect.) which it is healthiest to keep Gold Fish in. I have been doing some research (I'm a beginner, I'm browsing this and a lot of other sites for information before purchasing my Common Goldfish) and have learned that you have to take in accounts of light, draft, noise, accessibility (obviously you're not gonna keep your tank on a high shelf) for the room you keep your tank and goldfish in.

So I was just wondering if there was a perfect or near perfect room in the house for a Goldfish?Huh Cheesy

Cal! Cheesy
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 05:12:57 PM »

I have tanks in every room of my house except the kitchen. The reason I don't have one there is because cooking fumes are not healthy for the fish. Of course you should take into consideration temperature variation, noise and sunlight but also consider where you'll get the most enjoyment from your tank. I recommend the living room or bedroom. My fish do not seem bothered by occasional loud music, do not place them near the speaker. Do not put the tank in direct sun. Kudos to you for doing extra research.
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Vicloz2006
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 07:45:49 PM »

I keep my fish in my room! I know it's wierd but I like to watch them at night bridge I go to sleep as I find them very relaxing, I also finds the spoons of the filter helps me sleep! If you are thinking of having them in your room you need to think about the noise of the filter if it will keep you awake or not! Personally I love the noise!  Grin
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 09:13:39 PM »

Welcome to the forum!  Grin I personally don't like to keep my fish tank near or on carpet because i'm afraid that if I spill, the water will be all over my carpet.  Embarrassed Right now, I have my fish tank in my dining room because my original area in my living room didn't have have enough space above it for the lid to move up and down fully. As for health, I don't think it's a good idea to keep a fish tank next to a toilet, who knows what's floating in the particles after you flush? I read you're not supposed to keep the aquarium next to drafts or an air conditioner/heater because of the temperature conditions(?).
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 09:21:13 PM »

Both of our tanks are in the kitchen. It's a large kitchen and we are there and around most of the day so they get a lot of attention. I don't think they are bothered by the smells of cooking food much, for one thing our tanks have good hoods on them.
By the way, it's wonderful to have a hospital tank right by the kitchen sink. So easy to change water and keep an eye on the fish.
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Cal_Fish2000
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 11:34:27 AM »

Our last tank was in the kitchen but as said above light is not good for fish, and we have like windows running along the back wall of the kitchen that are directly at the sun. I am thinking of either the kitchen or my room?HuhHuh?
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 02:48:18 PM »

Can you deal with the noise in your room? That would drive me crazy. I'm sort of thinking about putting a tank in the bathroom.. my daughter wants guppies and I'm dying to do a planted tank. And it would be right next to the sink...'course, I don't know if that would work, but it would need to be near a sink for water changing purposes.
We also have  a lot of light in the house. What helps us is to have the light off until after noon, then we turn them on.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 03:44:15 PM »

I have my fish tank in my room as I'm a Uni student and it was rather annoying at first but now I like it and its quite soothing in a way!  Smiley
I agree with you Vicky!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 04:02:04 PM »

I love the noise is my room! With three tanks it's very loud, last night I couldn't hear the t.v....but it helps me sleep.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 05:34:52 PM »

Yeah I currently have two tanks in my room as my snails have been in my quarantine tank whilst I treated the maiming for White spot!
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 07:48:10 PM »

If you select the right type of filter and fill the water all the way to the top of the tank (no water splashing) , there will not be a lot of noise , probably just a low quite humming sound from the motor running. Avoid any type of HoB (hang of the back filter) with a biowheel on top if you do not want any noise, those things will sound like a freight train and there is not much you can do to lessen that noise.
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cheri_alexander
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 07:51:25 PM »

I install the output at the water line intentionally to increase surface agitation.
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cdale
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 08:35:51 PM »

Three tanks in your room Cheri?  your room must be pretty big for all those haha? Tongue
Yeah mine isn't that noisy to be honest, I have an air line which doesn't make any noise and my filter has a high low setting for the passing of water, so I can adjust during the night.
It's kind of soothing anyway! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 08:45:52 PM »

Lol cdale. Not too large just completely taken over, two 55 and one 30.
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 03:05:13 AM »

I am considering jettisoning furniture to make room for more tanks Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012, 04:50:39 AM »

I like to have my fish where I can see them Wink So I have my tank close to the couch/armchair, and I enjoy listening to the sounds the tank makes in the night too. But I don't really enjoy the fish splashing the water around making even more noise xD
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2012, 05:28:01 AM »

I have a 10 galon quarintine tank and a 2 gallon betta vase in my room. It doesn't bother me. Then I have a 55 gallon tank in the lounge. My sister has a 10 gallon snake tank in her room
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Re: Best Room For A Goldfish? :D
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2012, 05:44:36 AM »

Welcome to the forum.
May I first ask what sized tank you intend to house the common goldfish in?
Common goldfish are much better suited in ponds, than aquariums. Juveniles are okay in aquariums, but I wouldn't keep one there for all it's life, considering that common's can and will grow to at least 10 inches.
So I would suggest buying another variety of goldfish, unless you intend to upgrade the tank to a very large one (around 6 foot) or build a pond (a minimum of 1000 litres is best).

That being said, I am currently keeping a juvenile common goldfish (she is roughly 3 inches at the moment) in a tank in my room Smiley But I am intending to find her a pond when she is slightly bigger (around 5/6 inches), the tank she is now, is 3 foot long and holds around 90 litres.
My external filter is silent, the only noise I really hear is the air pump. The tank is situated near a window, I have the curtains slightly open during the day (being white they let a lot of light in anyway), so the tank does get some sunlight but not very much direct sunlight.
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