254L Stocking advice

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254L Stocking advice

Postby thefishman » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:21 pm

Hi Guys,

My office has a 245L tank (length 128cm by height 60cm by width 32cm).

The changed the filter from an under gravel filter to a Fluval U4 and will be removing the old heater to change it to a cold water tank - currently no fish in the tank.

I am looking at getting 3 or 4 goldfish, not sure which kind, just looking for advice on what would go well with this tank?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby wilfy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:55 pm

try your bog standard gold fish ,get small and diff colours,4-5 the buggers grow quick.,i allso found fine geavel was good for them ,they love grubbing about in it.mine are in a garden pond now ,6-8inchnow.good luck. :D :D :D :) :) :)
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby ItWentWhereverIdidGo » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:27 am

Goldfish aren't meant for tanks, they outgrow them within a year or so.

You should go for the fancy varieties as they don't grow as big and you could probably stick several in there and they might not outgrow it.
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby thefishman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:58 pm

I was thinking maybe 3 or 4 fantales?

Also heard you can get cold water algie eaters. Is this correct? What are they called? I assume it would be ok to add these after the other fish I get?

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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby ItWentWhereverIdidGo » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:32 am

Sucking loach can survive at room temperature.
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby Carylnz » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:52 am

But it depends on what temperature you room is!
They will manage down to about 18C but are happier 22C and above. I have used them in the past, over summer months, to clean out goldfish tanks of unwanted algae. Young Chinese algae eaters do a good job but as they get older they will eat anything BUT algae :roll:
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby thefishman » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:09 pm

There is a heater in the tank so I could run it at 19/20 degrees as long as the goldfish are ok at that temperature?
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby Carylnz » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:43 pm

Yes. Overseas, goldfish are often raised in outdoor ponds with water temperatures in the high 20C's
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Re: 254L Stocking advice

Postby thefishman » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:06 pm

I've read corydora's can live at 20 degrees. Would these be suitable as long as the tank is heated to the low 20's?
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