How to Set up a Goldfish Tank - Part 3: Adding your Gold fish.

My kids won two goldfish last Sunday. I did everything I thought I was supposed to do: tank, gravel, air stone pump, freshwater testing kit, a decoration and a new tank setup chemical kit. Well turns out I put 2 fish in a 1 gallon tank with no filter so now it’s very cloudy and I forgot the filter. So yesterday morning I bought a 5 gallon tank(I know it’s temporary because they will grow out in a couple months), I bought more gravel and a filter. I’m was given directions to rapid cycle this tank because (I was told) keeping the fish in the 1 gallon tank for a month or more while the bigger tank set up naturally will kill them. I put some gravel from another tank in the new one and a couple bacteria additives the store sold me. After all this work, I’m concerned the fish will still die if I just put them in this new tank today or tomorrow…I’m wondering how I know if I can put at least one fish in and if there is anything else I can do to keep them safer longer in the smaller tank to give the bigger tank a better chance of cycling correctly?

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This is a tutorial on getting started with goldfish. In this video I set up a ten gallon aquarium tank and do the whole process from start to finish. If you want to start with goldfish this tutorial will show you everything you need and how to do it. It is a fun and enjoyable hobby and goldfish are fun and easy to maintain.
In this video I cover setting everything up including the pump. What chemicals to use. How to add your goldfish and how to keep the water clean by doing water changes.

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How to Set up a Goldfish Tank Part 4: Maintaining the Water

Now that you have gotten all the , this is how to set up a goldfish tank – Rinse, Arrange and Fill. Common goldfish are one of the most popular types of pet fish. They are a hardy breed of fish that if cared for properly will live a long time. Many people make the mistake of thinking that a goldfish is the easiest first pet to take care of. While they are not high maintenance like a cat or dog, there are still some things you need to keep in mind. The bulk of the work is setting up a tank properly. Once the environment is set up the right way, the ecosystem will take care of its self for the most part. In this article, I talk about how to care for a goldfish and how to set up a goldfish tank.

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Cycling a goldfish tank is really easy. All you need to do is set up your tank as if the fish were already in it – including adding gravel (if you want gravel!), installing a and switching your filter on – then regularly add ammonia until your water tests show zero ammonia, zero nitrite and some nitrate.

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