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    Have recently stocked a 67 Gal myself...

    Have recently stocked a 67 Gal myself (nonplanted), 4ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft

    Inhabitants:
    3 Oranda Goldfish (2-3" body size without the tail)
    3 Blushing Koi Angelfish
    5 Zebra Danios
    10 White Cloud...
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    Hi all, Just to update: Tank is up and...

    Hi all,

    Just to update:

    Tank is up and running, got a case of BGA, but a quick water change did that in.

    Inhabitants:

    3 Orandas
    3 Blushing Koi Angelfish
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    Thanks for the input. Probably jumped the gun...

    Thanks for the input. Probably jumped the gun with the fish purchase too early, and I regret that.

    We do all make mistakes though, and I'll try to make the best of it (temporarily returning the...
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    Is that safe? The smaller Oranda barely ate this...

    Is that safe? The smaller Oranda barely ate this morning when I fed it. Perhaps a "private feeding session" with that one in a small container?

    How long is a safe time to leave these fishes...
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    Yup, I sure hope so. Did another 33% water change...

    Yup, I sure hope so. Did another 33% water change (used the syphon to clean the gravel while I was at it), added some dechlorinator/"water conditioner", and tested the water 10 minutes after the...
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    Will do! Thanks!

    Will do! Thanks!
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    Hi all, Tested the water this morning after...

    Hi all,

    Tested the water this morning after dropping the fish in yesterday and doing a 33% water change.

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/mdamda/IMG_0050.jpg

    Ammonia - Between...
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    Well an understatement I guess. I suppose what I...

    Well an understatement I guess. I suppose what I wanted to say was I don't want to make the mistake of overstocking. :D
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    Thanks! Sure! Of course, wasn't possible without...

    Thanks! Sure! Of course, wasn't possible without all the help I've been getting here! I had just about no idea about what I'm already doing now until just about a week or two ago :D



    Pretty...
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    Thanks! The fishes waiting to get acquainted~!...

    Thanks!

    The fishes waiting to get acquainted~!

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/mdamda/IMG_0049.jpg
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    Will be getting a new Oranda today. Will try to...

    Will be getting a new Oranda today. Will try to look for one about the same size/shape/ age(if possible haha).

    Also did a 33% water change. Both filters up and running. Surprised on how easy it...
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    I'll try to get another Oranda tomorrow. If it...

    I'll try to get another Oranda tomorrow. If it doesn't work, I'll get 3 max.

    Then maybe a tiny school of Danios.

    Set-up the 2217 this evening!

    Powerhead intake - rear left;
    Powerhead...
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    Hmm. My 2 goldfish used to play nice with each...

    Hmm. My 2 goldfish used to play nice with each other. I guess we'll see.
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    So maybe I just add another Oranda to keep the...

    So maybe I just add another Oranda to keep the other one company?

    Maybe it's just me, but the local Orandas don't seem to grow any larger than the 7-8" Orandas I've been seeing online. Assuming...
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    Looking at another Oranda or two, a school of...

    Looking at another Oranda or two, a school of Zebra/Pink Danios and maybe a Pleco [looking for a good color for this one though. Had a Black one before. Never liked him]. How's that sound?

    *No...
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    Also looking at improving the waterflow in my...

    Also looking at improving the waterflow in my tank.

    Currently, I have a weak powerhead/overhead filter in the rear right corner of my tank. The powerhead expels water to it's left, as well as...
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    Day 3 since putting the Oranda back in the tank....

    Day 3 since putting the Oranda back in the tank.

    Still swims like mad whenever it sees me.

    While it's a little more relaxed than on the first day, the Oranda still doesn't swim as slow as it...
  18. The lonely Oranda: ...

    The lonely Oranda:

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/mdamda/IMG_0041.jpg

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/mdamda/IMG_0040.jpg

    Looks like I need to re-add some antibiotics/rock...
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    Pictures of tonight. The most active I've seen...

    Pictures of tonight.

    The most active I've seen the Oranda in a loooooooooooooong time.

    Should I be worried? Wouldn't stop coming to the surface/my side of the aquarium when I came close to the...
  20. Thanks. Calling all the fish stores I'm aware of....

    Thanks. Calling all the fish stores I'm aware of. Currently can't find any white clouds/gold clouds, no shipment according to them. Mostly Zebra Danios (0.25$/per) and Pink Zebra Danios (0.5$/per).
    ...
  21. Thanks for the reply and the info. With...

    Thanks for the reply and the info.

    With regards to the heater - I don't have one just yet. Bought a thermometer recently to monitor my water. If my water is subject to fluctuations, I'll invest...
  22. The light - for the past few years, not very...

    The light - for the past few years, not very often. They used to be used for my sister's neon tetras around 10 years ago. Didn't see much use after the house help accidentally used soap to clean the...
  23. Semi repost from other thread (mispost there)...

    Semi repost from other thread (mispost there) with some additions.

    I measured the goldfish again today. 3" w/o the fins and 4" with the fins.

    Looking at dropping a second Oranda in the tank.
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    Yes actually that was the second thing I did...

    Yes actually that was the second thing I did after coming to the forums - googling up my fish.

    Prior to that, I thought "goldfish". Now it's particularly an Oranda.

    Sorry, that last post was...
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    Looking at dropping a second Oranda in the tank. ...

    Looking at dropping a second Oranda in the tank.

    Will then add a group of white cloud minnows AND/OR some danios.

    How many WCMM/smaller danios can I afford to keep?

    I measured the goldfish...
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