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12g Nano Tank w/ pearl scale


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Here is my little 12g acrylic goldfish spa. It is was originally a planted nano tank which I now use for individual quarantine. Most of the time it sits empty but this pearl scale needed special attention.

Contemporary minimalist zen retreat.

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Oh, that's really pretty, and very zen! :)

How often do you have to clean the Buddha?

The Buddha is brand new so I don't know yet. The tank is never lit so cleaning should be minimal.

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The statue seems to emit light! And the minimal movements from the fish at the start make it almost creepy! I love it!

It used to be lit by a very small T5 when it was a nano tank but the light burnt out and I haven't found a suitable replacement. For this video, I lit it with an LED flashlight for effect.

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I have to say, that is the best-looking QT tank ever! And your pearlscale is lovely. :wub:

PS: I have that same tank in my bedroom and I love it. I've had it for like 14 years now, lol.

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Even though pearlscales are a smaller breed that is an inappropriately sized tank imo. A 20 gal minimum is best. Why does this fish need "special attention"? And what kind of special treatment could it possibly be receiving in an unlit and cramped tank. I'm sorry but I would remove the buddha and substrate and try and squeeze every last gallon of space in such a small tank. Or better yet put the fish in something better fit for his size and put some tropicals in there.

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Very cool! So, does the fish not normally get any light? :hmm

I have skylights in my house but it doesn't get artificial lights other than natural light that comes through the house. Then again, this is only a hospital tank.

How old is he? I might steal that set up for my 10 gallon bedroom tank.... It is so peaceful.

No idea on the age, but he is about a week and half in my care.

Very pretty if ya don't mind keeping a goldy in a pitch black, too small tank.

Once again w/ the assumptions and the entry level perspectives. It gets plenty of ambient light as it sits next to an east facing window in a room w/ skylights. This is a hospital tank (aka TEMPORARY) with footage taken at night so that it shows up on camera better. A little comprehension from what I have stated, one can deduce that it is a under quarantine and as mentioned SITS EMPTY MOST OF THE TIME.

Even though pearlscales are a smaller breed that is an inappropriately sized tank imo. A 20 gal minimum is best. Why does this fish need "special attention"? And what kind of special treatment could it possibly be receiving in an unlit and cramped tank. I'm sorry but I would remove the buddha and substrate and try and squeeze every last gallon of space in such a small tank. Or better yet put the fish in something better fit for his size and put some tropicals in there.

It is under quarantine since I purchased it within hours of it landing from overseas. Your concern is commendable but your opinion is ill informed and your statements show a lack of due diligence. Let me help you and Smegy Psiren, go to the other videos I have posted up and see the multiple different setups I have set up for long term before you guys jump the bandwagon on lack of light and gallonage. I don't mean to be rude but I'm noticing an increasing trend of a handful of people quick to comment on preconceived notions, that reveal their lack of experience and short sighted perspectives which seems to be motivated by increasing their post count.

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I assure you my concern has nothing to due with my post count or my "lack of experience". I was simply expressing a concern because of a lack of information. This is the last ill have to say on the topic because I do not want to start any arguments.

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Very nice design :)

I don't mean to be rude but I'm noticing an increasing trend of a handful of people quick to comment on preconceived notions, that reveal their lack of experience and short sighted perspectives which seems to be motivated by increasing their post count.

Posting simply to increase post count is very much discouraged here (and against the rules http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules) so I can assure you that is not the case here, the comments from members that offer any sort of criticism always come from a place of concern for the fish on this forum. It looks like there was simply some misunderstanding as to how this tank is being used (as QT not permanent) :)

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I will remind everyone here that first and foremost, courtesy and politeness should always remain the topmost priority in each and every thread. Discourse cannot and will not happen when we are being insulting, or rude, to others.

Sumokoi, I understand that you are frustrated because some people have made comments on the possibly unsuitable housing for your pearlscale. However, I do not think that the place to start a discussion is to say that they don't understand, because they are novices. When I first read your post, it was also my thought that you were going to house your pearlscale in that tank permanently, due to some "defect" on its part. If you go back and read what you posted, you might see what I mean. It was not immediately understood that this was a QT for the pearlscale. Since it was a misunderstanding, wouldn't it make more sense to patiently explain to people? In the case of both Smegy Psiren and PSP (as with every member here), it was simply their intention to promote good care for goldfish. :)

I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful fish and set ups in the future. :)

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Very cool! So, does the fish not normally get any light? :hmm

I have skylights in my house but it doesn't get artificial lights other than natural light that comes through the house. Then again, this is only a hospital tank.

How old is he? I might steal that set up for my 10 gallon bedroom tank.... It is so peaceful.

No idea on the age, but he is about a week and half in my care.

Very pretty if ya don't mind keeping a goldy in a pitch black, too small tank.

Once again w/ the assumptions and the entry level perspectives. It gets plenty of ambient light as it sits next to an east facing window in a room w/ skylights. This is a hospital tank (aka TEMPORARY) with footage taken at night so that it shows up on camera better. A little comprehension from what I have stated, one can deduce that it is a under quarantine and as mentioned SITS EMPTY MOST OF THE TIME.

Even though pearlscales are a smaller breed that is an inappropriately sized tank imo. A 20 gal minimum is best. Why does this fish need "special attention"? And what kind of special treatment could it possibly be receiving in an unlit and cramped tank. I'm sorry but I would remove the buddha and substrate and try and squeeze every last gallon of space in such a small tank. Or better yet put the fish in something better fit for his size and put some tropicals in there.

It is under quarantine since I purchased it within hours of it landing from overseas. Your concern is commendable but your opinion is ill informed and your statements show a lack of due diligence. Let me help you and Smegy Psiren, go to the other videos I have posted up and see the multiple different setups I have set up for long term before you guys jump the bandwagon on lack of light and gallonage. I don't mean to be rude but I'm noticing an increasing trend of a handful of people quick to comment on preconceived notions, that reveal their lack of experience and short sighted perspectives which seems to be motivated by increasing their post count.

I'm so sorry if my assumptions and entry lever perspectives have been such an affront to the very delicacy of your nature. I won't make the mistake of commenting on one of your threads again, as I would just hate to be seen as trying to increase my already substantial post count. Have a nice day!

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Even though pearlscales are a smaller breed that is an inappropriately sized tank imo. A 20 gal minimum is best. Why does this fish need "special attention"? And what kind of special treatment could it possibly be receiving in an unlit and cramped tank. I'm sorry but I would remove the buddha and substrate and try and squeeze every last gallon of space in such a small tank. Or better yet put the fish in something better fit for his size and put some tropicals in there.

It is under quarantine since I purchased it within hours of it landing from overseas. Your concern is commendable but your opinion is ill informed and your statements show a lack of due diligence. Let me help you and Smegy Psiren, go to the other videos I have posted up and see the multiple different setups I have set up for long term before you guys jump the bandwagon on lack of light and gallonage. I don't mean to be rude but I'm noticing an increasing trend of a handful of people quick to comment on preconceived notions, that reveal their lack of experience and short sighted perspectives which seems to be motivated by increasing their post count.

Ok I think everyone here on the site is here to help and a slight hurtful wording isnt welcomed.

I'm noticing an increasing trend of a handful of people quick to comment on preconceived notions, that reveal their lack of experience and short sighted perspectives which seems to be motivated by increasing their post count.

Not needed here. and very uncalled for.

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Here is my little 12g acrylic goldfish spa. It is was originally a planted nano tank which I now use for individual quarantine. Most of the time it sits empty but this pearl scale needed special attention.

Contemporary minimalist zen retreat.

Alex, the OP made it clear that it was originally a planted show tank and that its now for individual Quaratine (can't spell). Keyword is the Q word. The person said it. People should have known what the Q word meand and the purpose for it plus the person said the Goldfish needed special attention. People assumed wrong. As for the video, its harmless and was done for the sole purpose of producing a video with effects (dark with shimmering light on the statue). :-)

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