Filter for 29 gallon goldfish tank

SgtTesla

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I have 2 2" long fancy goldfish. They're currently in a 10 gallon, I'll be moving them into the 29 soon. I bought a sponge filter rated for 40 gallons, there will also be a bubble wall in the tank. I'm still not sure what filter to get for them, solid gold aquatics on youtube recommended the aquaclear hob, and pure goldfish recommended a fluval hob. Not sure which one to pick, or if there is a better option?

Solid gold's recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000260FUM/?coliid=I31NRR10W4JAEF&colid=B2KJ9E6WNFWL&psc=1
Pure goldfish's recommendation: Amazon.com : Fluval C2 Power Filter : Aquarium Filters : Pet Supplies

Does anybody use either of these, or would you recommend a different filter?
 

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They are both good, I personally have an old aquaclear hob, it’s 30 years old and runs like a champ keeping my tank crystal, but I’m pretty sure fluval bought out aquaclear and I know they both make good stuff, so whichever is probably fine.

I think the aquaclears are less techy and more reliable and likely to run longer, but fluval might be a little quieter and will still work very well and should run for a long time. They are both nice brands.
 

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Could you possibly upgrade to 40? The bare minimum for 1 fancy is 30 gal and 15 more gal for each additional. A 55 would be better because 40 gal for one and 15 for additional is much more preffered.
 

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I might suggest the new gold standard in filters, the Seachem Tidal filters for just some of the following advantages: Self priming w/submerged pump so it’s quiet and will always start after a power failure or maintenance, removable no spill media basket for easy cleaning and locks in place and won’t push up flooding your floor, variable flow control from 20-100% in 10% increments, built in skimmer, self cleaning impeller and comes with the best bio media, Seachem Matrix for nitrate reduction.

The Tidal 75 at 350 gph would be great for a 29 gallon. Only $60 at Kens Fish with free shipping.

https://kensfish.com/products/seachem-tidal-75-power-filter?_pos=8&_sid=6f45102d0&_ss=r
 
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Could you possibly upgrade to 40? The bare minimum for 1 fancy is 30 gal and 15 more gal for each additional. A 55 would be better because 40 gal for one and 15 for additional is much more preffered.
Oops, I thought the minimum tank size for fancies was 20 gallons. I was going to get a 40 gallon, but am about 3-5" short no matter where I try to put it... the 29 is temporary. I am planning on moving out in the next year or so, and was planning on upgrading them to a 55 gallon after the move. Do you think they will be okay in the 29 until then?
 
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eehhhh a year is alot. They might have a shortened lifespan....
Well ****..... would ramping up filtration help? Or possibly splitting them up and stacking 2 29 gallons?
And you said 'might', does that mean they might just not take the record for the longest living goldfish or they're gonna drop dead at 3 years old??
These guys just kinda fell in my lap tbh, wasn't planning on getting anything other than bettas til I moved. But I'm attached to the little guys at this point, was worried they wouldn't make it through the parasite scare when I first got them
 

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Filtration won't do anything if the tank is too small. Sorry.

Yes splitting them up would be better. two 29 gal right?
 

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I used to use aquaclears. Now i use Tidals. I have a medium size blue oranda in a 75g with 2 Tidal 110s. The extra flow and filtration doesn't bother him. I also run a Tidal 110 in a 29g tank.
They have adjustable flow rate, a real media basket, and are self priming.
 
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