Fantails rest alot

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by fantails, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. fantails

    fantails Plankton

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    I was told that these kind of fish I have do not like much current the fantails.
    I decided to baffle the aqua clears both of them with a sponge from the aqua clear and I left the flow on high speed and left about 5/8 of an inch on one side so that the water could flow out also and I noticed that the fish have not rested yet . I am trying to see if this is what is causing them to rest a lot. It has been almost 2 days.

    Since I baffled the pumps I decided to put my driftwood back in the tank and I added 1 rock made for aquariums. Will the rock and driftwood collect good bacteria after a while??

    I will eventually take a video again and post to show what I have done.

    What kind of background would be good for fantails. Dark or light colors, plain or design on it like maybe rocks or plant design??
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking at your video I would get black gravel and a black background to show off the fishes color the best. The rock and driftwood will get very little bacteria growth. Again I would suggest using only one filter.

    You don't need the air stone or sponge filters either. One aqua clear will suffice for all the needs of filtration and aeration. Keep the air stone if you like some bubbles.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  4. fantails

    fantails Plankton

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    I need 10 X the filtration for goldfish and I need 2 aqua clears to do that. Each aqua clear 50 does 200 gph. If I use a aqua clear 70 it is only 300 gph. I have baffled them now and I leave about 5/8 inch on each side so that they do not over flow and the fish do not sleep anymore. Gravel I do not like. I would have to use aqua clear 110 to get the 10 x filtration 500 gph. I had to put the sponge filters because with no gravel I was loosing my cycle so with the sponge filters it should keep the cycle now. I am going to look for the background Wed. I will video the tank again soon. I do thank you for your advice. Mike
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  5. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I keep my temperature around 72 - 74 because I have some tropicals in with them. All see to be doing well.