what equipment did you have with the 10g, a lot of what's needed you should already have.hollyfish2000 said:I don't know much about goldfish, but maybe you could do one or two in a 10 gallon? I'm not sure . . . [/url]
dont do this, common goldfish can grow to over a foot, and fancy varieties can get up to 8". beside the point of large sizes, they are messy fish, and filtration is a definite need. another thing to consider, is that at lower temperatures the filter bacteria are less active (if I remember correctly bacterial activity doubles every 10degrees (Celsius) increase.)
the absolute smallest tank to keep common goldfish in would be a 55g, ideally bigger.
this is something I STRONGLY disagree with. IF the OP has chlorinated water, this is a possibility, but then you need to explain about ageing the water, and ensuring its well oxidised so as to drive off the chlorine, however this will NOT work with chloramine, which is increasingly being used as it is a far more stable version. in which case a dechlorinator would most certainly be needed. prime as you mentioned also has some benefits as it will bind the minimal traces (hopefully) of ammonia and nitrite found in the tap water.Darkside said:If you're on a budget you don't even need a dechlorinator (but prime is so cheap I don't know why you wouldn't buy it).
hopefully the OP has a LFS close by that will do the same, however if not, it will be cheaper in the long run to buy your own test kit, rather than pay at the LFS to have it done.Mr_Yellow_Shoes said:I never buy my own test kit. Some LFS by my house tests water for free.
anthonyn66 said:I've kept a 10 gallon community tank before, and I kinda want a cichlid tank, using the same 10 gallon tank. I have about 30-40 dollars to spend for everything, and i want it to be very easy. Any suggestions? And please tell me what I need.