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Nossie
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Re: Tanks for goldfish
« Reply #150 on: November 19, 2011, 08:30:41 AM »

When I bought my piece of wood it was very dusty and a lot of small pieces were coming off, so unless you want it to be peeling in your tank (ARGH!) you should wash it, and you should also have a brush of some sort exclusively for the tank to scrub it with Smiley

Lucky could live in it the rest of her life, yes Smiley But remember that it takes a goldfish up to 10 years to reach it's full size Wink And since Lucky is from a fair, she was probably intended as a feeder so she might not grow that big after all Smiley Most pet shop-quality commons/comets I've seen haven't been bigger than 15cm (roughly 6 inches) so far Smiley (As you could see on the growth chart earlier in the thread, it would take roughly 6 years to reach 7 inches so I think you'd manage to collect enough money for a tank in that time at least!)
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Re: Tanks for goldfish
« Reply #151 on: November 19, 2011, 09:26:12 AM »

Haha yes I'd hope I could get enough within 7 years Cheesy I'm thinking it'll take around 2 - 3 years to get enough money.

I'm thinking about picking up some driftwood soon and letting it soak in a bucket, so it'll be ready to go straight into the tank.
I have an old tooth brush that's tank exclusive, so that should do the job?

Then I think I'll get the plants and quarantine those while the tank is cycling, will they be okay to quarantine in a bucket? Do I need to do anything special or just leave them in the water?
Only I'd like plants and drifwood to be in the tank, before Lucky goes in. Just incase she is a little freaked out, she'll at least have something in the tank with her.

I'm thinking java fern, java moss and maybe anubais on drift wood and then I'd quite like a tall grass type plant to go along the back and hide things and then maybe something shorter at the front. Then use your tip I read somewhere of putting bigger rocks around plants in the gravel so they don't get dug up Smiley (Hence my other thread about pebbles).

Then the two internal filters should be fine for just one goldfish Smiley

And I'm also planning on grabbing my old mirror when I go home, it's a little one on a wooden stand, so I'm sure I can find someway of having it next to the aquarium for little Lucky.
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Re: Tanks for goldfish
« Reply #152 on: November 19, 2011, 04:19:27 PM »

Yep, a toothbrush should do the job, and I guess the piece won't be too big either, I bought a bigger brush for washing dishes because it would be better to use for the filter etc Smiley

If you're going to put the plants in before Lucky anyway you can just keep them in the tank while it's cycling, for two-three weeks or so.
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Re: Tanks for goldfish
« Reply #153 on: November 19, 2011, 05:26:02 PM »

Ah I was wondering if I could do that, so I won't need to quarantine them?
Or they'll just be quarantined in the bigger tank I suppose Cheesy
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Re: Tanks for goldfish
« Reply #154 on: November 20, 2011, 07:54:36 AM »

They would, since there wouldn't be a fish there, it would work a bit like a quarantine system. If your dad has a heater you could turn up the temp to 26-27 degrees Celsius while "quarantining"  the plants, that would make sure that the parasites are all dead after three weeks Smiley
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Re: Tanks for goldfish
« Reply #155 on: November 20, 2011, 11:19:21 AM »

Yes his tank has a heater because it was originally a tropical tank  Smiley
Awesome I'll stick it on for the first 3 weeks while it cycles then add Lucky in Cheesy
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