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  1. If the acrylic or plexiglass starts to warp turn it over or re-enforce it so it doesn't. The original question was about plastic. If you want something cheap you could also use plywood to cover your tank.
  2. They like the newly hatched brine shrimp and its a lot better than the frozen brine shrimp you get from the store which is adult brine shrimp which doesn't have much nutritional value.
  3. I have a 55 gallon aquarium on a cement block stand upstairs. In another upstairs room I have a 75 gallon metal aquarium stand that has a 40 gallon breeder and a ten gallon aquarium on the top and a 30 gallon breeder on the bottom and right next to this stand I have a metal stand with 2 29 gallon aquariums on it.
  4. If you want an indoor pond, stock tanks from a farm supply store are cheap and you could build a wood frame around it to make it look nice.
  5. So you're saying he better be careful or he might end up sleeping with the fishes in one of your giant tanks.
  6. It's very likely that acrylic or plexiglass will warp with time, so that's not a good choice. Of course pane glass would be best but the question was about plastic. If your going to go with plastic acrylic or plexiglass would be your best choices. Both Acrylic and plexiglass will do the job of covering the tank and slow down evaporation.
  7. How big of a tank do you want to build? Building your own tank will only pay if it's huge (like well over 200 gallons). If your thinking about making a tank 55 gallons or less you could buy a used glass tank for less than it will cost to build one. Acrylic will also scratch so unless you want to build a huge tank or custom tank I wouldn't bother with it.
  8. Most pet stores have brine shrimp eggs. You mix aquarium salt in a gallon of water. Add brine shrimp eggs and an air stone and it around 24 hours you have newly hatched brine shrimp to feed your fry.
  9. You could use Acrylic or plexiglass.
  10. I raised my fry in a bare bottom 29 gallon aquarium and they would swim near the bottom of the tank. After feeding them and their bellies were full of newly hatched brine shrimp they would leave the bottom of the tank and swim near the middle and upper level of the tank. That's when I would go in with the gravel vac and clean the bottom of the tank and do the water change.
  11. The best thing you can feed them is newly hatched brine shrimp.
  12. Is that with or without the tail? The length with the tail is meaningless for comets, since in mature specimens the tail often is longer than the body. Most of the fish in the pictures appear to be commons, and for those the tail makes up 1/5 to 1/4 of the total length. The pond is covered with ice and it's been a while since I've seen them. I would have to catch one to give you an accurate length.
  13. Exactly. They don't grow to this big in most aquariums because they become stunted. Which is why 55 and 75 gallon aquariums can work for comets. But the specific question here was: What size tank for fully grown comets? I estimate the length to be 12 to 16 inches. I never tried to catch one so I don’t have an accurate measurement. I guess I could get the fishing pole out this summer and catch one.
  14. A 10 gallon aquarium is too small for goldfish. But seeing that your goldfish are only 2 inches it's not a huge issue at this size so you have a little time before you need to upgrade. For now just get a plastic divider and keep them separate. Don't get the comet they get too big for most aquariums and are better for ponds. If you do get the comet then Bubba might be the one getting picked on.
  15. There are plenty of members here who keep singletails at the stocking level fang, myself, and shakaho suggested and those fish are plenty big. What is prompting you to say they need more room? The size of my comets.
  16. If dads the comet they will most likely all be comets.
  17. Two fully grown comets would need a 125-150 gallon aquarium. A 55 gallon aquarium seems big and is fine while they are medium size. Buts a 55 gallon aquarium is too small for more than one fully grown comet.
  18. That's exactly how you want his belly to look. Nice and full
  19. Newly hatched brine shrimp is the best food you can feed your fry. Other fry foods are available but you will get a higher survival rate and fastest growth rate with Newly hatched brine shrimp.
  20. Poor sea monkeys getting gobbled up by a monster baby gold fish
  21. Did you keep track of how fast the goldfish grew and how big they were each week? I did an experiment on goldfish growth a while back and they can grow fast. I would be interested in your grow rate and comparing our results.
  22. If you have a hard time keeping plants alive try getting some java moss. You won't kill it.
  23. Aquarium hoods are expensive here in the US too. If you want a cover for your aquarium without spending a lot to money you could get a piece of plexiglass to use as a hood. Your aquarium will be fine in front of your window as long as your tank isn't getting a lot of direct sunlight. Temperature changes isn't going to harm your goldfish at all as long as the aquarium doesn't get to hot from being in direct sun for too long.
  24. There are no cross species of goldfish or goldfish mutts. All fancy goldfish are the same species (Prussian carp) and were developed though selectively breeding mutations.
  25. Copepods and seed shrimp would be good natural foods. The limpets and nematodes most likely won't get eaten and the fish won't eat the planaria. Don't put anything in your tank that you think you might want to get rid of later. The best natural food you can feed your fry is newly hatched brine shrimp and would be better than these other possible foods and you don't have to worry about anything unwanted getting into your tank.
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