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Fishguy2727
05-23-2008, 11:42 PM
They are in and settled. Now 13, I think. I just added a nice imported black moor. The owner of my cousin's work wanted $25, the manager sold it to me for $10. The plants haven't started going nuts yet so it seems empty. At first it was empty. They just sat around in the corner. As soon as I added the plants they went back to normal.
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn284/novapetkeeper/IMG_2413.jpg
And the dojo/weather loach:
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn284/novapetkeeper/IMG_2344.jpg

MandyL
05-23-2008, 11:43 PM
Wow - they are so pretty! Makes me want a goldfish tank!

Incredulous_Ed
05-24-2008, 12:03 AM
They are really nice!

Where was the moor imported from?

Fishguy2727
05-24-2008, 12:31 AM
Shanghai or Bangkok, can't remember.

Here is a link to the youtube video of the tank. If the link doesn't work the title is 'My 150 goldfish tank'
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gm72
05-24-2008, 01:09 AM
Very nice, Fishguy. Great looking tank.

What kinds of plants are they that will do well in cold water?

Fishguy2727
05-24-2008, 03:09 AM
All clippings from the 75, which the goldfish were in and the plants went nuts.

anacharis
moneywort
cabomba
giant hygrophila
wisteria
red ludwigia

the 75 has all of the above and:
amazon sword
radican sword
Aponogeton ulvaceus
ambulia
moss ball
crystalwort
duckweed
hornwort
and probably a couple I am forgetting

Arkie
05-25-2008, 12:41 AM
excellent tank!!!!!!!!
makes me want to reconsider putting my goldfish in a pond, lol.
i think i might just to have some outside pond goldfish and some inside tank goldfish. and if my tank turns out to be half as good as yours ill be one happy camper :18:

snipers_den
05-25-2008, 08:56 AM
...very nice looking gold fish colony...

angelcakes
05-25-2008, 08:58 AM
this is going to convert me back to cold water :hmm3grin2orange:
nice tank,set up and fish:19:

donvichu
06-02-2008, 01:33 PM
Hi guys please check out my gold fish aquarium video in the following link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts0Z9UsPynA

also ill put in some pics

donvichu
06-02-2008, 01:35 PM
some more pics...this is my first aquarium which I bought 4 yrs back mainly for gold fishes.

donvichu
06-02-2008, 01:37 PM
:19: Fishguy your article on gold fish is cool,thanks for taking time to create it.way to go

kaoticice
06-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Great looking tank! those goldfish colors really glows when the numbers are high :18:

Unrelated question here.. How do you change your water in such a big tank?? Do you have some kind of automated thing that allows u to drain and add water onto the tank??

Sorry i'm a newb here! Kinda planning on getting 100gallon + tank sometimes next year (pretty far away).

Fishguy2727
06-02-2008, 03:30 PM
Donvichu:
It is more appropriate to start a new thread if you want to share stuff too. It will be buried in a thread like this and many consider it hijacking.

I use a Python to drain the water out front by the bushes in front of our fron porch. Then I just fill. I have well water so all I have to monitor is temperature.

kaoticice
06-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Oh ok thanks, is there any filling up techniques that can be more efficient than chucking the in the water a gallon at a time?

Fishguy2727
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Buy a Python clean and fill system, or make one yourself. If you have more than ten gallons of aquariums in your house this is a lifesaver. Just hook it up to the sink, open the control T-connector, and turn the cold water on. This pulls water out of the tank. The gravel vacuum on the end lets you vacuum at the same time. When done, just close the control T-connector and turn on the hot and cold water (adjust each to reach the proper temperature) and fill. If you are on city water (has chlorine in it) then you need to add the dechlorinator when you start filling.

You can buy one, or make your own. To make your own you buy the control T-connector, hose, and gravel vacuum and just put it together. Make sure the hose is thick enough because if it has a thinner wall (even if the diameter is right) the hose can pop off when under pressure.

donvichu
06-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Donvichu:
It is more appropriate to start a new thread if you want to share stuff too. It will be buried in a thread like this and many consider it hijacking.

I use a Python to drain the water out front by the bushes in front of our fron porch. Then I just fill. I have well water so all I have to monitor is temperature.

I'll make sure to do this in future and start new thread when need to share stuff,thank you:11:

Ellen4God
06-02-2008, 05:20 PM
Fishguy, great looking tank!! I've always been pretty fond of goldfish for some reason! I can't wait to see what it looks like once the plants have filled out. Thanks for sharing!

LosC
06-02-2008, 05:58 PM
Very nice, I like it. Would love to see more plants in their.

Fishguy2727
06-02-2008, 06:26 PM
I need to thin out the 75 again, so it will get more soon. I will probably have to add a little more sand though.

Demjor19
06-02-2008, 07:32 PM
thats really awesome man!!! my girlfriend eventually wants something similar to this. very tastefully done!

shalafi04
06-02-2008, 08:11 PM
my goldfish would hate me if they saw how spoiled yours are lol! I'm definately considering something along these lines... I must say, Bravo to you :)

kaoticice
06-03-2008, 01:10 AM
Buy a Python clean and fill system, or make one yourself. If you have more than ten gallons of aquariums in your house this is a lifesaver. Just hook it up to the sink, open the control T-connector, and turn the cold water on. This pulls water out of the tank. The gravel vacuum on the end lets you vacuum at the same time. When done, just close the control T-connector and turn on the hot and cold water (adjust each to reach the proper temperature) and fill. If you are on city water (has chlorine in it) then you need to add the dechlorinator when you start filling.

You can buy one, or make your own. To make your own you buy the control T-connector, hose, and gravel vacuum and just put it together. Make sure the hose is thick enough because if it has a thinner wall (even if the diameter is right) the hose can pop off when under pressure.

thank you so much :hmm3grin2orange:

crackatinny
06-03-2008, 01:13 AM
Looking good, sure looks better than cramming them into a bowl:thumb:

donvichu
06-03-2008, 03:07 AM
A nice layer of gravel and white pebbles will make your tank double awesome,I would also like to put in some plants in my gold fish aquarium,but they seem to devour it within hours

Ty
06-12-2008, 01:32 AM
I (and my 3 hogs of goldfishes) hate you.

That is such a cool tank!

What are you using for filtration?

Fishguy2727
06-12-2008, 01:44 AM
I added a lot more plants, clippings from the 75. So it is much fuller now.

Bad news: Lost two during a power outage. I replaced them already though, so numbers are still the same.

I use a Fluval FX5. For extra flow there are a couple 300 or 400 gph powerheads. I also have a few different air stones run by an Azoo 9500 (their largest).

graceluvsplatys
06-12-2008, 01:45 AM
yeh the filtration must be EXCELLENT! it almost looks as though the fish are swimming througjh the air, it is so clean?
named them yet? ( the fish)

Ty
06-12-2008, 01:48 AM
I only have 3 (one 6-7 inch oranda, one 6-7 inch commet, and one 2 inch fantail) in a 46 with 2 penguin 350's, and the filtration could be better.

I want a setup like that one day, but I dont think I can go out and srop the grand on it all at once. Maybe over the next year or two I can start to put something together.