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post #1 of 4 Old 01-26-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Plant suggestions?

I'm getting a 10 gallon tank which will house 1 black moor and 1 blue shubunkin.
Any ideas what plants i should/shouldn't get for this set up? :)

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-26-2011, 02:53 PM
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That tanks really not big enough in my opinion... Even the black moor would probably need more space than a 10g.

If you can get a bigger tank you're going to need to limit yourself to fast-growing cheap species, since your fish will nibble on them...

Hornwort, Duckweed, Anarchis, Java Fern, and Java Moss come to mind...

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-26-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Which one sort of acts like a biofilter?


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post #4 of 4 Old 01-26-2011, 07:38 PM
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I agree with redchigh, a 10g is too small for any goldfish.

On the plant/filter question, all plants act as filters. They assimilate ammonium (from ammonia) as their source of nitrogen. But they also take up toxins like heavy metals. And "crud" that only a water change can otherwise handle. But to do this effectively on their own, the plants must be numerous and the fish load minimal.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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