Goldfish Care Questions

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by M-Ocean Man, Apr 6, 2011.

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  1. M-Ocean Man

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    Another question on this topic:

    Looking at substrate for the tank, would it be beneficial to the plants and the goldfish to do a mixture 50/50 of small/medium river pebbles and 50% flourite?

    My concern is that the flourite is too rough and jagged, and that only 50% would or would not be effective to help plants grow? Or in a GF is there enough nutrients (except for trace minerals which will still be dosed) to sustain the plant growth/health with NO flourite?

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  3. M-Ocean Man

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    Bump for some FW GF love!?

    Also, is there a "better" way to cycle a FW GF tank than just adding some gravel and plants from the established tank? Is there a way to "jumpstart" like we do with shrimp in a reef?

    hopefully someone knows about this stuff!?!?!
     
  4. M-Ocean Man

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    Last attempt to see if someone else out there knows about Goldfish and the most appropriate substrates to use when doing a planted goldfish tank.

    Thanks for looking . . .
     
  5. 2in10

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    I think you will be fine with the riverstone alone. It sounds as if everything is going very well in the tank. I wouldn't change a thing until you see it needs to change.
     
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    You can use laterite instead of the fluorite, there are versions that come in small round balls so your gf wont hurt their mouths.
     
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    also look at

    FLUVAL EBI STRATUM SHRIMP SUBSTRATE
     
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  9. M-Ocean Man

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    Ok thanks everyone!!!

    I think I will go with a mix of the round laterite and river pebbles.

    I agree with you 2in10 on the "if it aint broke" logic - but I want to try to do several more slightly demanding plant species in the tank this time around.

    You guys are great!

    I will post pics in a week or so when this bad boy is cycling.