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Lintini
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Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« on: August 02, 2011, 03:32:41 PM »

Hello I'm new here. I was looking for a nice goldfish forum community and this seems like it must be the place Smiley

I have this hexagon tank, it's 2 40 gallons with 2 tubes connecting them that I want to set back up. It's been in storage for about 4 years now.

I've only been keeping an oscar in my 50 gallon tank for about 10 years now, and it's a bit boring. I have missed my 40 gallons with goldfish.

Can I call it an 80 or 2 40's haha. ??

First thing first is that I need to pull it out and clean it all up. It has under gravel systems and biological systems.

I am tempted to try a planted tank, I have had really good luck with 2 I have setup for friends now, but they didn't get goldfish in their tanks. I know the tank will be healthier if I try live so I guess why not go for it. I guess I will invest in a canister filter instead of the under gravel system since that won't work with plants.

Do you have any tips for me?

Do you guys have good luck with live plants?

Should I try to buy smaller say...2 inch goldfish versus larger ones?

I have major algae issues, what types of snails will not breed and work with goldfish?? My bf bought snails and I laughed at him when he said they won't breed....and they aren't breeding. I'm perplexed by it! haha!

Looks like I need to go river rock finding!

Smiley

I will show pictures when I have it setup!
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Nossie
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 03:49:04 AM »

That tank doesn't sound very safe for goldfish (at their full size) how big exactly are the tubes connecting the tanks?
I would actually go for some tropical fish in that system :/ Considering that they're probably more high than wide, the goldfish won't be getting too much oxygen.
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Lintini
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 11:40:46 AM »

It had  4 full size  adult red cap orandas in it when I first received the tank. They were gorgeous and huge! The tubes are really large, maybe 10 inch radius's. 
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Lintini
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 12:01:27 AM »

I set it up today and got my oscar in it. No decorations yet ....don't know if I can part with my oscar though Sad

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Nossie
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 03:53:33 AM »

How big is the oscar? Can he swim through the tubes? :/ Sorry to say, it doesn't look like a very happy fish :/
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Lintini
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 12:47:11 AM »

Yes he fit through the tubes perfectly fine and is more active in this tank than the 50 gallon tank he was in.

Oh yea I think I can make out the frown in his face he looks super unhappy, maybe depressed even.
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011, 03:05:57 AM »

He doesn't have a very exciting environment, not a single plant or pebble o_o
Maybe he doesn't feel much at home?
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011, 03:44:08 AM »

your right Nossie he does look a little sad and lost, some plants, a few rocks and maybe a friend should make for a more stimulating environment... a couple of pictures on the back of the tank would look good too... cheers > Ron
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 07:30:06 PM »

I literally just set up that tank and took a photo to show you what the tank looked like. That would have been an ugly tank without decor. Cleaned off my river rocks and some plants. I still would like to have it as a goldfish tank. Have you guys ever parted with fish you were attached too?



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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 02:27:47 AM »

Yes, all I can say is: Don't unless it's absolutely necessary.

I'm not sure which fish you're referring to as you being attached to, but if it's this one, don't get rid of him just because you want goldfish :/ And if it's the goldfish you had previously: tough luck.
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Ron H
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 04:16:18 AM »

in answer to your question on parting with your fish... no I never have and never will, pets are for life, not just for when you have a whim to posess one... sorry if this sounds a little harsh. cheers > Ron

also forgot to add that its nice to see your tanks all furnished, looks much more homely...
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 08:59:20 PM »

 I think you should try to put goldfish in the 50. Don't part with that Oscar! Pets are for a lifetime! Anyways, a 50 that's a rectangle is better for goldfish than the 40/40. The rectangular shape has better oxygen. Good Luck! Smiley
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2011, 05:09:43 AM »

Just don't put the oscar with the goldfish Sad - that doesnt end well Wink.

David.
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 02:08:46 PM »

I like the twin tank and think it would be just fine for a goldfish or two.
Fish, especially goldfish, are naturally curious creatures. They would find the tubes to be very stimulating.


I would love to see it if you have it finished.
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Re: Setting up an 80 gallon tank
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 08:31:50 PM »

Yes, all I can say is: Don't unless it's absolutely necessary.
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