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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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    Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 
    a liquid lunch for you - RiversGirl BOOM! Have a gourami. - ~firefly~ TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl 
    more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus 
    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - 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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    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, 8x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 4x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta, 2x Indian glassfish & Pops the purple Apple snail

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    Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 
    a liquid lunch for you - RiversGirl BOOM! Have a gourami. - ~firefly~ TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl 
    more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus 
    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - 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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