Alternative Name(s): Gibel
Scientific Name(s): Carassius auratus
Maximum Size: 30cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 180 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 4ft
Water Temperature Range: 18-22°C
Water pH Range: 6.5-8.5
Water Hardness Range: 6-16 dGH
I live in London where the tap water has high Nitrate levels. I counter this with frequent water changes and am currently running an additional PF2 power filter in my tank, fitted with a Nitrate filter sponge. I have ordered some Pothos plants which I intend to grow hydroponically in the tank to absorb Nitrates. Any other ideas?? Please advise if you can. Thanks, Brian Montague
The best solution is to remove nitrates from the tap water before it ever goes into the tank. Otherwise you are adding to the nitrate level when you do a water change. See the post about FK members' discount on Pozzani nitrate filters in the Member's Lounge. For more information on nitrate control read this article.
Dear Fishlady, thanks for your advice. I emailed Pozzani and got a very helpful reply suggesting I get a Big Blue device fitted with a Nitrate rather than a chlorine filter and because I didn't want it plumbed in, they suggested a Hozelock attachment. So, this is what I'm going to do. I don't think I can get an FK discount as I can't get this combo online but hey, I'm delighted that they exist at all. Regards, Brian M
Iff it's not too late and you do want to take advantage of the discount, have a look at this thread where one of our members (Brigitte) made an adapter to use the standard Pozzani unit without plumbing in.http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0
HiI stupidly bought a 14l marina tank and a goldfish ( It seems to be a comet ) I've had it about a month . I now know this tank is totally unsuited to the fish and am now getting another one . Can anyone give some advice as I am thinking about this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/40055285571 ... _trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 but have no idea what else I would need . Or can anyone recommend another good tank ?
HiLooks like an excellent choice for goldfish and will allow you to stock a couple more over time. Filter, lights etc all built in so all you really need is some gravel, maybe some plants and decorations and a background for the tank.Nice to see someone doing right by a goldie If you need any more help, please post in the forums section as more people will see your posts there.
Hello All,I have a Goldfish I won it at a fair and they only provided me with a small travel sized carrier tank.I actually won two fish orginally but one unfortunely passsed when placed in a 14L Tank and Im worried it might of been due to the amount of the water!!As its winter at the moment my room gets pretty cold and i'm worried the large amount of water was too cold for it!Would any one suggest i use a tank heater? since the passing of one i've put the other one back in the small travel tank but I wonder if it could be possibly stunting its growth & happiness.any advice appreciated!Thank you.