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  1. Just wanting to have a bit of a discussion around what kind of fish I should get. I still haven't decided on what size tank I want and all of that. Currently doing house renovations, so nothing can happen until that's finished anyway. I really only have room for one tank - and if I'm honest, I can only handle the maintenance, electricity and water bill for one tank. I have had goldfish in the past, and I love them so much. I had all Orandas (my personal favourite), but I don't think I want to do that this time around. I mainly had it that way because I *kind of* wanted to breed them, and I didn't want the babies to be all crazy different types. I don't care about that now, I have no desire to have baby fish. I mean if my fish spawned, I would probably try to grow them up and keep a couple, but I certainly won't be encouraging it. Anywho, I would love to see some pictures/opinions of those who have multiple varieties in one tank. And what kinds of varieties go well together so that they are not bullying or out-competing one another for food?
  2. What's up guys? I haven't been on in a while. Still haven't got a tank/fish yet. Still wanting to do it, but am thinking it all through very carefully. I'm facing a minor setback. My 5 year old Macbook is not doing well. I've had a couple of incidents where it refuses to boot and the only way I can get it to switch on is to format it. I'm sure it won't be long til it dies completely. I suppose I could try to get it repaired, but I know that it needs a new battery, keyboard and track pad, and lord knows what else. Luckily, my coworker has given me one of her old computers. It's a bit slow but at least it works. I am trying to decide whether to get a desktop or laptop. At the moment am very much leaning towards a desktop as I actually like the fact that you have to sit down in one spot to use it. I don't mind using this computer until I save up for a new one, but I don't think it's a very good long term solution, as it really is very slow. Anyone got any thoughts on this matter? What kind of computer do you have/do you like it.
  3. Your doggo is very cute. How is Darwin going? Sorry for the late response as I haven't logged on in a while. Is he still pooping like crazy? If some I would recommend fasting him for a few days.
  4. They are all lovely, but I've gotta say, Pepper is my favourite
  5. So I'm still on the fence about getting fish again, but that hasn't stopped me from thinking and planning I am thinking of getting a (display quality) rack setup custom built. See pic below At this stage I'm unsure of the dimensions. The longest I can have is 3.5ft long as that's all I have room for. I know that goldfish don't like too deep of a tank, but I would like the bottom tank to be as deep as possible for the sake of it looking aesthetically pleasing (this is the one that will house goldfish, the top tank will have a tropical community tank or something of the sort) The top tank can be whatever, and perhaps a little narrower to allow a HOB filter to go on the back without having the whole thing too far away from the wall. Speaking of which, I don't want the tanks to be to come too far off the wall as I am limited on space. I suppose what I'm asking is what would you consider the ideal dimensions for a 3.5ft tank. Also how big of a gap would you have between the top and bottom tank? (I want enough to be practical and for lights but also not too much that it leaves too big of a gap and detracts from the look of the whole thing) If anyone out there has a similar setup, please post a pic!
  6. Sorry, I know that this post is a month old, but thought I'd chime in anyways. Could you drain into the bathtub or shower instead of using the faucet for suction? Then hook to the faucet when you're ready to fill
  7. Well done for taking him on. He is cute to boot. You are doing a great job so far. Other than saying that you need to get him a bigger tank (which you already know), I think you should read up on the tank cycle (good bacteria that live in the filter that breakdown fish waste) as well as how to clean a tank properly. Do not scrub things fully clean or change the water completely, just rinse with dechlorinated tank water. If you have the space, you could move him into a large plastic container (such as a Sterilite brand storage tub). Some types of kiddy swimming pools can also be suitable to house fish. You should also look at improving his diet as flakes are not the most nutritious. Goldfish can eat other veggies such as cucumber and spinach. P.S My goldfish also tore up the moss balls
  8. So cute! I love the speckles of colour on the white one.
  9. Hello everyone! I'm considering re-entering the goldfish/aquarium hobby, and I suppose I've come to the right place I've had tanks before - on and off since I was a kid. Fish have always been a huge interest of mine. When i first started getting "serious" with fish tanks, I poured way too much money into my hobby than I should have. I bit off way more than I could chew and burned myself out pretty quickly. Too many tanks, too many fish, too much chopping and changing. I'm sure some of you can relate. I prioritised all the wrong things. Jumped the gun and bought all the expensive stuff. Was overall just going nuts because I finally had my own place and could do whatever I wanted. I know now that was a mistake (albeit a great life lesson). I had fun for a few years but eventually it got the better of me and I decided to close down my tanks and take a break. Time and money have always been an issue for me. Whilst I'm not particularly poor in either aspect, I find it hard to prioritise fish things when there is so much else to juggle. Career progression, home renovations, relationships, etc. Well life is slowing down a little now and I think I want to have another go, and this time do things much more slowly and methodically (and frugally). I have some renovations in my apartment that I am waiting to finish up before I get a tank (could be another 3-4months), so I have plenty of time to think about and plan what I want to do. Let's be honest, the research phase is usually the funnest part anyways.
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