I’m looking for some advice. I recently rescued 3 fancy goldfish (2 moors, 1 fantail) in a 200 litre Aqua Oak tank. It was very dirty and had a small internal filter in it.
I added a cheap internal (All Pond Solutions 1200 l/h) and cleaned all stones, carried out water changes etc. They are looking much better now!
So, next steps? I’m thinking an All Pond Solutions external filter. The cupboard is about 50cm high so not sure what one (1000, 1400, 2000 I can fit in) Then I really need to decide if the 3 of them can stay in that tank together. It has always just been the 3 of them and they have grown to a substantial size, just not sure what to do for the best.
The APS 1000 is approx 39 cm tall, the 1400 is 43 cm and the 2000 is 49cm. I would rule out the 2000 as it would be too tight a squeeze, but either of the others is doable, though for ease of access probably the 1000 is the easiest. When you get it, add the media from your internal into it if you're intending to stop using the internal as that will maintain your cycle.
The three of them should be OK in that tank, especially as they have always been together.
Thank you for your reply. Do you think the 1000 will be enough? On a bigger tank I had before with fancies I had 2 x 2000 in it, so I was thinking I’d need more than 1000, but as you say a 2000 won’t fit.
It should be, on paper, but I gather the APS filters don't have the output of equivalents by more established names like Eheim and Fluval. If you doubt it would be sufficient then maybe go for the 1400.