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Do you want to see some pics of my fish bowl?

post #1 of 19
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I have two camera shy goldfish in there... it has been up and running since January this year

(oh and it is Guinness's TV set - he can sit and watch the fishes and bubbles for hours! lol )





post #2 of 19
I bet Guinness has so much fun watching the fish bowl!

I think Tibby and Molly would be jealous if they knew how spoilt Guinness is!
post #3 of 19
Pretty! Love the colors!
post #4 of 19
ohh wow!
yours looks alot nicer than mine!
i plan on buying a nice fish tank towards the end of the year and set it up in our new house.
post #5 of 19
I think Rosie and Sophie would be green with envy as well
post #6 of 19
Oh Ginny, my kits would love that........it looks so pretty...I would love to have fish, but every time I"ve ever had any, they die........
post #7 of 19
Gorgeous! Have you named the goldfish? If no, I suggest a famous duo...maybe Abbot and Costello or the Captain and Teneil? When I had goldfish, I named them Frieda and Fennel, like on the Polka Dot Door (I was 2 at the time lol).
post #8 of 19
Oh Gilly - what a lovely fish bowl - that's so pretty. I bet Guiness gets hours of entertainment from that!

So did you name your fish? We (well my daughter) started off with one called Bob - then she decided he was lonely so we bought him two friends - she called them Up and Down.

Sadly, Down died last year. So Bob Up and Down has become Bob Up now.
post #9 of 19
Ginny this is a fantastic Pic!, thanks for share!!!
post #10 of 19
aawwweee, they're cute! We have two bowls too, i love goldfishes

post #11 of 19
I can juuuuuuust barely see a fish in the last pic. It must be so cute to watch Guinness stare at the fish.
post #12 of 19
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hehe... I did name both the fish - Will & David ... After both of my bosses at work! They both know about it as well and think I am mad but at the time it was the only names that I could think of!

Last night Guin came inside from the rain and decided to paw the fish bowl and also sniff it. So I ended up with the task of wiping muddy prints and snot marks off the sides of the bowl!!!!

It's just like having a child about the place!

Gilly
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by RarePuss
aawwweee, they're cute! We have two bowls too, i love goldfishes
Hey, I love the plant - is it real or fake? The fish are great too - at least you managed to get pics of yours - as I said before, both of mine are camera shy!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
Up and Down
Classic!
post #15 of 19
Gilly, does that bowl have a filter too or just the bubbles? That is a really cool looking bowl for them.

? for both Rarepuss and Gilly, how often you need need to clean out the bowl, not having a filter? I had large aquariums growing up and now I am thinking about getting a goldfish or betta. I really think Monte would love it too!
post #16 of 19
How wonderful, thank you! Bet Guinness just loves your fishbowl!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Luvmysphynx
Gilly, does that bowl have a filter too or just the bubbles? That is a really cool looking bowl for them.

? for both Rarepuss and Gilly, how often you need need to clean out the bowl, not having a filter? I had large aquariums growing up and now I am thinking about getting a goldfish or betta. I really think Monte would love it too!
Thanks

Mine has a filter as well as the air bubbles. I change the filter cartridge every 6 weeks. A new filter costs about £4 a time. The only other maintenance that I need to do is a 30% water change every 1 week. The water is treated beforehand with chemicals to clear the chlorine etc and left to stand for 24hrs before it is added.

My bowl was cycled - I left it for 1 month before adding any fish. You should only add 1-2 fish to start with anyway so that the filter can get used to the new work it has to do. The more fish you have, the more waste they produce, hence the quality of the water will get worse. With a bowl the size I have, 30 litres, you can only have 2 small goldfish but around 15-20 small tropical fish if you wish (with tropical you will need a suitable heater).

Other than that I clean the outside on a regular basis (dust, cat prints, cat snot prints etc). I find it really easy to keep as the gravel supplied is called ceramic media. This keeps the bowl biological so you should never, ever have to change all of the water. Note how clear the water is yet there is little maintenance. On top of the gravel I have added my own stones for the prettier effect.

It is called a biOrb, I bought it from a local pet shop but the official people are Reef One. Have a look at the site to find more info as to what is involved. They also have another bowl called the biUbe and sell my bowl in a 60 litre version.

(Reef One's site is very misleading as they show up to 6 goldfish in the biOrb... this is not suitable IMO)

Hope that helped
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Gilly
Hey, I love the plant - is it real or fake? The fish are great too - at least you managed to get pics of yours - as I said before, both of mine are camera shy!
the plant's fake, i really like it though, because of the big flower. Teh second plant is outside of the bowl, it's large and provides a beatiful background.
post #19 of 19
Thanks so much for all the information! We are buying a new home and will be moving 5-1-05, so that will be one purchase we will make.

I did not even know that they put filters in the bowls before today! LOL
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