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1.5 Gallon Fish Tank

 
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 12 May, 2010 08:13 am
@maporsche,
To further elaborate, goldfish tend to keep growing to fit the size of their tank. So their 'happiness factor' directly relates to the amount of space in which they can swim around. Also the larger tank offers a greater buffer to the waste and toxic products that build up between water changes. The smaller the tank, the quicker things changing for the worst can cause a problem. I always recommend 25% weekly (chlorinated) water changes as a wise move.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 12 May, 2010 09:47 am
Well, you all know I am an animal lover so I went and bought a bigger tank for Chris.

We don't have the room for anything bigger than a 5 gallon right now, but once we get the Office set up, I'll have more room for bigger tank.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 12 May, 2010 10:08 am
@Bella Dea,
I've got a little hex 5 that I use for hatches of babies and quarantine.

it's a much nicer size than your mayonnaise jar was...
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 12 May, 2010 11:36 am
@Rockhead,
Hey it wasn't a mayonnaise jar....it was a coffee can. Wink
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 12 May, 2010 11:48 pm
@Ragman,
correction..that should have read:
a weekly change of 25% water using de-chlorinated water, same temperature.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 13 May, 2010 06:48 am
Chris LOVES her new tank. She was swimming like a fool, straight up, zoom down, around in circles. I think she likes it.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 13 May, 2010 11:34 am
@Bella Dea,
Congrats on your success and the lesson you taught your child. When you took the goldfish out of that jail, you freed its soul. It's a good metaphor for what happens when a critter is imprisoned. Your young child can see in real life what happens when you un-restrict a life form.
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