So I've moved into a new place, got settled, and decided I want some beautiful goldfish.
I've been doing some research for the last couple of days and I'm going between a 37 Gal Tall tank and a 29 Gal tank.
I'd like 4 fish - currently thinking Ryukin, Black Moor, Panda, and possibly another Ryukin or Telescope.
(Not sure yet.)
This question really spans multiple sub-forums...
1) Is this an acceptable mix of fish? From what I understand I think they should be fine together.
2) I won't be able to get all four at once, how long should I wait to introduce a new fish?
So back to the tank...
My main concern is cost of the equipment but also sustainable space for the fish to grow to full size.
The store I looked at tanks in had stands for $150-200 for the 37 gal, which is a little too much on top of tank price (29 gal was $65 plus stand of about $150 whereas 37 gal was $117 + stand price)
Online I saw these and was wondering if anyone has an opinion on their durability:
edit: guess i'm too new to post links, oops!
so one's on petsmart and is the Topfin Durham Aquarium Stand
the other is on amazon and is the Aquatic Fundamentals 29/37 Gallon Upright Aquarium Stand
Much more price effective but I want to make sure they'll last!
My next question is about the other tank elements:
1) What filters/air pumps/heaters/thermometors are recommended? Any specific brands?
2) I'm thinking of getting some fresh water plants for the fish, are there any good recommended ones? This is an area I'm completely unsure about and could use some advice.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!
I'm really looking forward to picking out my fish and want to make sure I have everything prepared for them in advance