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I had a bit of spare time yesterday so decided to give the tank a huge clean out yesterday so all the decorations came out and about 3/4 of the water biggrin.gif

It doesn't look any different and not that much mess came out of the gravel which I guess means I must have the maintenance about right biggrin.gif

So here are some pictures taken last night of each of the remaining gang in order of when I got them, I really must update my signature as I lost some of them to dropsy and two of my newer ones are missing.

Dylan, my first fish who is still doing fine other than having a little growth just behind her head but it doesn't seem to bother her so I hope it is nothign to worry about

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Dougal, who still looks like a young one even though she is quite old now, and at present she is very very fat so I think the tank may get an egg covering soon.

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Rusty, my giant boy, although I think Chalton will be outsizing him soon. He still has days where he looks under the weather but I can't keep medicating him and is always very keen for dinner.

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Barkley, he is a lovely big softy and has a lovely velevt look to him now.

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Morph, he has lost some more of his black but not all yet

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Chalton, who is now massive and must have some common goldfish in him somewhere as he is different proportions to the others

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Penfold, who has grown but is very much the same shape as when I got him.

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Tomsk, such a little character, still much smaller than everyone else but has a grown a bit

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Orinoco and her lovely flowing fins

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Huxley, has grown loads and is a totally different shape to when I got him with a very deep chest

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Snufkin who still sinks like a stone but seems to manage ok

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Here are some group shots taken while they had their dinner

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Wish I had a 130 gallon tank so I can have that many fish.

They are all lovely.

You might change your mind on water change days when you had to do it like me with two 2 gallon buckets and have to temp match the water with water from a boiled kettle rolleyes.gif Although having said that if I had the room and could convince OH I would have the 6 foot 6 inch version of my tank so I could have a few more goldies

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Wow, they all look great. Too many nice ones to pick a favorite.

I don't envy you your water changes. I was moaning yesterday to myself about hauling buckets for my 20 gallon, I can't imagine it for 130!

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Water changes for me are a snap I have a python. So doing water changing on a huge tank would not be bad. But cleaning the sides would be bad cause I am so short. lol

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All of your fish are so beautiful! I agree, Chalton does look like a mix with a common, very cute fish though!

I don't know if I could manage the water changes either, at least not where I am now. Even with a python I find the 55 gallon to be a chore :P

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I can't use a python as I have a hot water tank not instantious boiler so need to boil the water in the kettle or preheat in another tank a day before, it does take a fair while to do the water change each week but I love my fish enough to make the effort.

I am short to but use a magnetic cleaner and the extra depth of this tank over most others on the market is one of my favourite things about it.

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Lovely lovely fish! And beautiful photos -- you're a skilled photographer.

I must confess that I like Morph best. heartpump.gif

I can't imagine your water changes. Literally can't wrap my brain around a 130 gallon tank and 2-gallon buckets and having to heat water. Sometimes my 46 gallon feels like a chore, and I have a Python.

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