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A Layout for Fancy Goldfish

by TFH Magazine on November 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Photograph by Jeffrey Senske, Aquarium Design Group.

Goldfish are arguably the most popular fish for beginners, but few people know how to set up a truly spectacular tank for them. Jeffrey Senske, of Aquarium Design Group, found creating a layout for fancy goldfish to be a particularly daunting task—one he hadn’t succeeded in doing until now.

Given that goldfish are messy eaters and produce large amounts of waste, a primary requirement for any successful tank was that it must be easy to maintain. Another notable feature is that, since goldfish are herbivorous, plants could not be included in the aquarium. Jeffrey found that using sand for the substrate and river rocks for the hardscape created a simple, clean look, that was still easy to clean, to compliment his variety of fancy goldfish. Learn exactly how this tank was set up and designed in the November and December 2011 issues of TFH.

Video by Jeffrey Senske.

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Posted in Adventures in Aquascaping by TFH Magazine on November 17th, 2011 at 12:15 pm.


6 Replies

  1. Lenskiy Nov 22nd 2011

    Good work! That the tank is looks very good. I am love a harscape and goldfish. Today isn’t enough simply and baeutiful scape for beginners. I think that the created of such scape is the riaght way!

  2. Topher Dec 1st 2011

    Brilliant! I’d love to have this set up in any room of my house.

  3. RhymesWithOrange Jan 20th 2012

    I wish they’d explain how you could set up such an amazing tank.

  4. Dawn Walters Apr 1st 2012

    Hello. Where did you find the large river rock’s? Thank-you.

  5. Amazing Collection check out my video

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