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LuvsGoldies
04-17-2016, 05:18 PM
Cannot say I'm new to fish-have loved goldies for many years. Bought a sale 55gal tank 3 yrs ago and bough 5 tiny, fancies. Lost one acutely-no sign of illness about one year after the start...I had spent weeks getting the tank ready. The four I have left are very big-and I feel the need as well as having the desire, to set up a large tank-thinking 150gal. to give them and perhaps a few others a large happy space. They provide much relaxation for me and have great personalities. I want to do it right but can't find any instruction book. When I say 150gal, my home town shop-which I have patronized off and on for several decades-suggest salt. They are very nice but (my problem) I feel like a purchaser of a Honda in a Porsche dealership. I am interest in any suggestion as to how to set this up to make it a safe fish environment and one which doesn't require all my time. By this I mean-filter system which is easy to maintain and provides excellent control of wastes etc. Looking forward to any input. Thanks in advance ...

William
04-17-2016, 05:19 PM
Hi and welcome to AC. We are happy to have you here!

Slaphppy7
04-17-2016, 05:20 PM
Welcome to the forum.

AmazonJoe
04-17-2016, 05:30 PM
Hello and welcome the AC!

Filtration I would go with a
Eheim Classic 2217 two if possible!
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3603

Both the Eheim's biomedia/mechanical media is top notch!

Canisters are very efficient and trap almost all of your debris and detritus. And you simply rinse out your media about once a month in "treated" water or old tank water during your water change.

steeler58
04-17-2016, 07:39 PM
Welcome to the forum ;-)

DebinWhitmore
04-17-2016, 07:56 PM
Welcome to the forum ;-)

Hello and welcome! How about starting up a thread in the journals section, it's a great place for Q & A.

RiversGirl
04-17-2016, 10:51 PM
Welcome to the AC! Looking forward to seeing you about the forum.

Strider199
04-17-2016, 10:56 PM
Welcome LuvsGoldies to the AC. Your answers are in the forums under coldwater fish/ setups.

gadget228
04-18-2016, 09:53 AM
Welcome to the AC... :22:

Boundava
04-18-2016, 10:48 AM
Welcome to AC. Opening a new journal would be the best way to get questions answered. This is just where you say hello :wavegreen::


BTW...can't wait to hear more about your goldfish and see them.

cajunqn81
04-20-2016, 01:11 PM
Welcome to the AC :fish:

bignellm
04-20-2016, 03:21 PM
Welcome to the AC

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Boundava
04-20-2016, 04:34 PM
Hello and welcome the AC!

Filtration I would go with a
Eheim Classic 2217 two if possible!
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3603

Both the Eheim's biomedia/mechanical media is top notch!

Canisters are very efficient and trap almost all of your debris and detritus. And you simply rinse out your media about once a month in "treated" water or old tank water during your water change.
:yeahthat:
Along with the two filters you can also add a large sponge filter (even make one yourself-check YouTube out). Goldies have a large bioload (=big poopers with their inefficient GI tracts) and the sponge will add a lot more biological media, good mechanichal media, is super easy to clean (rinse well in old tank water when you do a water change) and a bonus of added aeration since Goldies love their O2.

DK30
04-21-2016, 02:20 AM
Welcome to the forum. You'll be right at home.