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the best place for an aquarium
Sep 10th, 2007 at 3:25am
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Hello everyone!

I'm presently keeping a small goldfish which I bought some time ago from a friend.  I put the aquarium near a fish portrait hung near a window in our living room.  Since it's my first time to keep a fish as a pet, I don't know where to put it.

Is this a good place for my aquarium?  Does sunlight affect growth and life of a fish?  What about air?  
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Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2007 at 1:56pm
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Congrats on your new fish!  I would definitely keep the fish out of direct sunlight.  The heat from the light could increase the temperature of the water too much and kill the fish.   So putting his tank in front of the window isn't a good idea.  Other than that, as long as it's in a stable place that can't get knocked over, it should be fine.   As far as air goes, fish live longer with air pumps in them, so if you don't have a tank equipped with one, you may want to think about getting one.   Goldfish produce a lot of waste also, so you'll want to make sure the tank is large enough.  something too small will not only affect growth, but will also get polluted and toxic really quickly, making him more susceptible to illness.   I hope this helps!  I'm not a fish expert, but i've had a few in my day Smiley.  For more expert info, someone who really knows a lot about this stuff would be able to give your more details.  I hope you enjoy your fish!
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 11th, 2007 at 12:58pm
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Plus, natural sunlight will contribute to algae growth in the aquarium.   You will also need a filter to clean the water and a heater with a thermostat.  And make sure the fish sleeps at least 10 hours a day and that you don't feed it too much (most fish die from lack of sleep and overfeeding).
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 23rd, 2008 at 8:48pm
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CheesyHow much food should goldfish be fed, especially when they are huge and how long should the light in the tank be on per day

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Reply #4 - Feb 24th, 2008 at 5:43pm
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We don't have any goldfish, but we were told to feed them only what they could consume in about 3 minutes and they should only be fed once a day although mine do get a little at night too.  We turn on our light in the morning and it stays on until we go to bed around 11:00 at night.  We were told it needs to stay on at least 8 hours a day for the benefit of the live plant we have in the tank. It may be totally different for goldfish though.  We have 2 Kissers, 2 Gouramis, 1 Angelfish and 2 Tetras.
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 6th, 2008 at 9:53pm
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Hi, I have a 50 gallon goldfish tank. I donot have a heater and the fish adjust fine in room temp. I feed them a pinch twice daily, but they will eat alot so be careful not to over feed. Keep tank away from window due to algae. I will be happy to answer any other questions for you. Good Luck
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 26th, 2008 at 8:01am
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Place  the aquarium in such a way that is not in direct sunlight, or be subjected to drafts or temperature extremes that could harm the fish. The location must also be capable of getting wet from time to time. So while considering where to keep it, be careful that its not near things that could get spoilt if wet from time to time.
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Reply #7 - Nov 3rd, 2008 at 11:22am
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No direct sunlight, a place where it won't be knocked into, best in a room with a window so the fish get natural light rather than having to have a light bar on all day.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 27th, 2009 at 11:25pm
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I think  you should need a filter to clean the water .
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Reply #9 - Jul 18th, 2011 at 1:00am
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we do anything we need to look for a good place to set up our freshwater aquarium, the layout of the house including human traffic, windows, door and other elements will have a major effect on your aquarium success. Carefully inspect the area where you plan to set up your aquarium to check for a few easily avoided hazards.  A little good judgment and patience goes a long way. you put it where kids run around then theres bound to the accident where the tank a gets knocked over over worse your kids get injuried so plan out carefully. Thanks for sharing with us.
  
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Re: the best place for an aquarium
Reply #10 - Nov 11th, 2011 at 2:34pm
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Direct sunlight does affect fish tanks.. not only can it affect the water temperature by increasing it, but it can also lead to the growth of algae. While algae can be easily cleaned up, considering you make the effort to hinder it from accumulating.. the rise in water temperature within your tank can severely affect the health and well-being of your fish. Be careful and monitor the water temperature as well as the behavior of your fish.
  

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