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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Here we go again! :)

I've made it a year without obsessing over getting a new tank...until today. :) I got a 10 gallon tank a while ago and when I did, it was a toss-up between what fish to put in it. I opted for tropical fish. Well, I have always liked black moors (I like big fish :D ) and I literally cannot fit another tank and stand into my room, so I thought maybe I could put it on my dresser. It is solid wood, so I would think it would be okay. I just wouldn't want it to start to bow under all that weight. :) Anyone ever do this before?

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10 Gallons is far too small for any goldfish sadly :(
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10 Gallons is far too small for any goldfish sadly :(
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I really don't think so, and not to seem rude here, but that is not what I am having a question about.

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As long as it's solid wood that's fine! On my tall dresser I have my 10 gallon and a 3 gallon and so far so good!

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Oh! Excellent! :) This make me so excited! :D

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Well, since you are asking in a fish care forum, I feel obligated to tell you that 10 gallons will not keep a goldfish alive and happy. 20 gallons for one, 30 for two... Its really not about what you think, it's about what's good for the fish. A filled ten gallon is 100lbs, and with gravel etc its probably 110-120. Sit on your dresser, does it feel sturdy?
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@MattsBettas: have u ever had a goldfish?

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Ten gallon really isn't good for a gold fish. I had several of them. They die short lives. They will only live two years at max in a ten, provided you do water changes once a week.

Because all Gold fish produce more ammonia and nitrates then other fish. Thus the higher gallon per fish with these guys. You would eventually kill him with a slow and painful ammonia induced death....

Think tiny cup with walmart Betta..... That are slowly dieing because of there cruel conditions....

As for the stand, sure. Mine is a solid Oak night stand, it holds a ten gallon fish tank quite nicely.

If you like Large fish, but only want a ten gallon. Upsidedown catfish get 4 inches and min is a ten. also a male dwarf Gourami is also a min of ten.


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My two dressers successfully hold one ten gallon each, and they aren't even solid wood! I think yours would be fine, but I agree with the "sit on it" statement :)

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