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    I have a 75 gallon freshwater, non heated tank. Although the temp stays between 76 to 82. It doesn't have any real plants but fake. Rounded gravel.

    My sons girl friend had 4 round goldfish in a 5 gallon tank, and I was guilted into getting a large tank for them. I'm sorry I don't know the proper name for the round goldfish. After three years the last one died. Bad genes I'm guessing. But now I still have this 75 gallon tank so I decided I might as well enjoy it.

    It's been completely emptied and scrubbed, gravel and filters cleaned. Now it's a lovely tank of fake plants!

    I don't want anything big, and I hate "clutter". Any suggestions on what would be best?

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    Hi and welcome. Hope to see you around a lot.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Hi Ty, don't know about the do as I say not as I do thing though lol

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    Welcome to the AC, great folks and info here

    Before considering new fish, you will want to have a cycled tank, a nitrogen cycle will take place...here is a great guide to getting that tank cycled without fish..once it's cycled, you will have many options with a 75G: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

    Without a cycled tank, any new fish you add will not live long.
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    Welcome to the forum!
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    Hi thanks for the help! I'm not really sure what a cycled tank means. It's been emptied,scrubbed, refilled with filter on for three weeks so it wouldn't be a container of stagnate water.

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    For passing yet another member, look at Cliff ;-) - steeler58 keep on Yapping - cm12setx 17,000 nuff said :) - steeler58 Superbowl weekend. - Taurus Here's to good Superbowl - steeler58 
    One more before the game starts ;-) - steeler58 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx Chocolate always helps me feel better - fishmommie Have a "mug" to mix your toddy in :) - steeler58 Back at you :) - steeler58 
    Cheers! - cajunqn81 Nobody does it better, brother! - steeler58 To celebrate reaching 18,000 posts! - wgoldfarb toasting SirYapsALot - RiversGirl To help wash down those hallucinogens :-) - Taurus 
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    A cycled tank is one that has colonies of BB (beneficial bacteria) growing that will consume the waste (ammonia) that the fish produce...these colonies grow mainly in your filter

    Here's a brief explanation of the nitrogen cycle: http://www.fishlore.com/NitrogenCycle.htm
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    Hi again, I clicked on the working link and it mentioned de-chlorinating well water. Well water typically doesn't contain chlorine, but is always recommended . Ex,we have well water, were forced to have it tested by the EPA and gov, told to add chlorine?

    I clean my floors with that,I don't want to drink it. But the like says to get rid of it for fish?

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    Hello!

    Welcome to the forum, where are you from? This will help people understand your water and what is available to you (equipment, products, fish, etc).

    Once you have understood the cycle and shared your water paramters will us, we will be able to recommend some fish.
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 10x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta & black devil trumpet snail

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    You deserve one! - Timthegoldfish For you MOTM win :) - steeler58 Congrats on MOTM and new crab tank.lol - pRED For your new 10G tropical tank :) - Boundava Congrats on first MOTM 2015! - James` 
    For passing yet another member, look at Cliff ;-) - steeler58 keep on Yapping - cm12setx 17,000 nuff said :) - steeler58 Superbowl weekend. - Taurus Here's to good Superbowl - steeler58 
    One more before the game starts ;-) - steeler58 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx Chocolate always helps me feel better - fishmommie Have a "mug" to mix your toddy in :) - steeler58 Back at you :) - steeler58 
    Cheers! - cajunqn81 Nobody does it better, brother! - steeler58 To celebrate reaching 18,000 posts! - wgoldfarb toasting SirYapsALot - RiversGirl To help wash down those hallucinogens :-) - Taurus 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Is well water the only water available to you?

    If so, you are going to need a test kit to measure the hardness of the water
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    29 Gallon: ... Journal

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