Another goldfish question. :)
Okay, I've posted a few other times with goldie questions, and I've gotten some fantastic information, so thanks SO much to everyone for their help thus far!
Before I start, I have not yet purchased anything, and probably won't for awhile. But I am very appreciative of all the information that I'm getting so that I can make the right purchases the *first* time. Hence my asking. :)
I've got another question though. So, I've decided to go on ahead and get a *BIG* tank, like 90g+, with the stand and hood and all that. Stocked with five goldfish, a few fast-growing live plants (more for décor than for water quality since I know the goldies will often eat them), and a big, big, powerful filter.
It sounds to me like a canister filter, possibly two, will be what I need. So, my next question...I know the typical rule for goldfish is 10x the filtration for the gallon size of the tank. That's going to be 900 gallons per hour. So, if I was to get two canister filters that pumped 500 gallons/hour, would this work? Does using two smaller pumps work as well as one huge pump?
It seemed like that would be an acceptable measure, but I wasn't sure if the water would really all get circulated with that method?
Also, straight canister vs wet-dry...what's the difference, and does one work better than the other?
I want to make sure these guys are healthy and have enough space to be happy.