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Old 12-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #281 
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Those should all work out fine.. get them as babies and fill it with plants and you should be good. Usually people try to put one plant in and the goldfish will target it, but if you plant a lot there will be little damage. Hornwort and anacharis are good snacks but they grow fast enough to keep up..
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I was thinking of getting them as tiny little guys anyhow. I just love watching them mature and grow under my care. Everywhere I read said they'll eat the plants!!! They'll dig up the plants!!! It maybe a challenge to do a complete NPT with goldfish.

I can see why they would target a single live plant and thinking it is a snack. Thanks for putting my nerves at rest. My PetsMart seems to keep their goldies in bare tanks. So hopefully they won't be able to tell the difference from live and fake plants ;)
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #282 
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No, mine have never uprooted anything. Though I suppose this may begin to happen as they start hitting 5"+. Deeper substrate is a good fix.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:55 PM   #283 
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Ya. It's generally the larger goldies that uproot plants with their digging in the substrate. Mine haven't gotten to that size yet, so my swords have a good chance to become deeply entrenched in the substrate. I know there are some people who have done NPT with goldfish, but I don't really think it's worth the trouble. Plus, most of the plants I like don't do well in tanks like that.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:36 PM   #284 
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I remember my childhood goldies. They loved living holes in my gravel. I just wish the employees were educated enough to not let me get 2 adult fantails for my 20 gallon.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #285 
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Right now I've answered an ad for a person saying he has a 200+ gallon pond and is looking for goldfish/koi so we'll see. I'm going to ask for pictures.

I know that a nice fish store called Dallas North Aquarium has multiple large ponds outside their store, I may message them through facebook or something.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:22 PM   #286 
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For right now because I see finding a good home for him to be difficult we are getting a second filter.

http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?A...rchMode=simple

This will be the set up :X Opinions? Hopefully this will be temporary. It's not because I don't want to get rid of him (I don't but...) but I know what he needs and I know I ca't provide so new home is needed.
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My gravel vacc broke. ;-; Wasn't finished... soo... much... poop.. left....
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Ya. Kithy, most people aren't going to add fish to their ponds right now. These are the coldest months of the year and adding fish that aren't acclimated to the cold will kill them. You will have to hold out until spring. Adding another filter does sound like a temporary solution, tho. If you can get something like an AquaClear that would be even better.

Olympia! Did the vast amount of poop break your gravel vac?!
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:59 PM   #289 
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I don't know what I did but it won't suck water anymore. xD
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:14 PM   #290 
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I don't know what I did but it won't suck water anymore. xD
o_o Oh dear. Mine did that a bit ended up having a huge rock stuck in it xD
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