Water quality

  1. goldfish101 Initiate Member

    i've got two goldfish in my 10 gallon tank, and after watching countless youtube videos of other goldfish tanks, i've noticed my tank water isn't as clear. it's not cloudy or anything, but compared to other tanks i've seen on video, they just look so clear and beautiful. is there anything i can do to improve me water quality as far as looks? my water parameters are perfect, i do water changes + scrubbing of algae every week, and this is the filter i am using:

    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752295

    also a little side note, im thinking about buying a new filter that was made for a 20 gallon tank, but i dont know what the best brand is. any suggestions?
     
  2. Daac Well Known Member Member

    Ok, for starters goldfish need much larger tanks. they can get up to a foot and 2 in a 10 gallon tank is far overstocked. That filter isn't all that great of quality so I would definitely replace it. have you been doing water changes because not doing them can make the water cloudy. Do you have a test kit? Give us numbers we can look at for the parameters. For 2 goldfish I wouldn't go smaller than 30 or 40 gallons since they have such a huge bioload.
     

  3. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to Fishlore!!!!:)

    Heres a great link to read on keepin goldfish :) https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Goldfish.htm
    Its going to be very hard to keep the tank looking good as its too small for the waste producers of goldies. Goodluck and enjoy the site