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Saltwater rocks in a freshwater aquarium
Old 01-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #11
 
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Uh oh...those fish are going to be much, much too large for that size of a tank.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:28 AM   #12
 
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Uh oh...those fish are going to be much, much too large for that size of a tank.
I honestly think they are already....I got the tank from my mum who died recently so its a bit sentimental. She has had them for years so I wanted to keep it the same for her.

Any ideas what I should do? I don't want to split them up but I really don't have the space to get a bigger tank?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:35 AM   #13
 
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i would say so, you have them in a 8 gallon tank and not to mention goldfish are messy as it is.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #14
 
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I honestly think they are already....I got the tank from my mum who died recently so its a bit sentimental. She has had them for years so I wanted to keep it the same for her.

Any ideas what I should do? I don't want to split them up but I really don't have the space to get a bigger tank?
Sorry to hear about your mum. I can relate to the sentimental factor and how you must feel. An 8gl with four fish at 4" a piece? Your mum must have been cleaning that tank every single day in order to keep those fish alive. Humm..what to do...with no room for a larger tank it seems there are no other *healthy* options other than rehoming them.
If you lived close to me I'd offer to take them and they could live in my outdoor pond...

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Old 01-07-2009, 12:11 PM   #15
 
I've just measured the tank and it holds 27 litres of water.
The 4 fish are roughly all about the same size and that is 4" from nose to tail tip, so body size they are about 3" long.

I've had them about 3 weeks now and I have yet to clean the tank....!!!????

I remember as kids the gold fish we had used to dirty the tank a lot, but I am really surprised that the water is still very clear after 3 weeks. There is no signs of any waste at the bottom and I have left it clear from stones so I could check it.

I can only imagine the filter unit is doing a really good job and taking all the crap out of the water....

I plan to empty about 8 litres out of it at the weekend and top it back up but honestly I thought it would be worse than this....

My sister told me my mam used to clean it fully every week...was she over doing it?
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