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Vicloz2006
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180litre tank
« on: May 11, 2012, 10:05:29 AM »

I have just put a deposit on a 180litre tank for my comet and shubunkin, I haven't got it yet but wondered of anyone had any advice for decorating it. What is better sand or gravel? And should I theme it? Also should I cycle it before I decorate or should I decorate it first? Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks.
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scrivens345
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Re: 180litre tank
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 10:33:15 AM »

gravel is much preferred to sand IMHO. Sand gets everywhere and clogs stuff up. Personally, I should decorate first and then cycle.
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Re: 180litre tank
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 02:52:05 PM »

Sand should be avoided when keeping goldfish since they will dig in the substrate and may end up swallowing some sand.

I always decorate my tanks before I cycle them, so that they're "complete" and ready for the fish to be introduced, but it doesn't matter in the end Smiley

When it comes to theme, I would decide only largely how I want it to look, for example, should it be a natural tank with only rocks, roots and plants or do I want it to have some plastic ornaments or... you know. But it's a good idea to avoid colored gravel, it's a bit of an eyesore both for people and fish Wink
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Vicloz2006
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Re: 180litre tank
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 04:54:54 PM »

Thanks guys. I might go for an underwater wreck kinda thing. I want something they can hide in but Flash is soooo big now it is difficult. I have some wood to put in and I have seen a massive boat wreck that I like but Im not sure.
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Re: 180litre tank
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 04:12:13 AM »

You should avoid ornaments that goldfish can swim into, or that have sharp edges. Generally a nice forest of plants will do just fine with that. The larger fish rarely want to hide anyway Smiley
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Re: 180litre tank
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 05:11:26 AM »

Ok thank you. I was just going on the fact they used to love their cave. That makes my search easier. Smiley
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