Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®

JBL Goldfish Paradise®

Goldfish aquarium type JBL Goldfish Paradise®

This aquarium is a beautiful home for eight lively veiltails! The fish become tame within a short time and will eat out of your hand. Veiltails are very attractive fish and are very popular with children.

Goldfish and their various breeds, such as veiltails, belong to the most popular fish of all! Children and adults love their lively motion and their peaceful nature. Goldfish can be easily kept and are relatively undemanding. But they shouldn’t be kept in too small aquariums and by no means in round bowls. According to the German animal protection act this is even not allowed. But in aquariums of about 100 cm length smaller veiltail species feel very comfortable and can grow healthily. Even if goldfish regard plants as food, the Anubias pictured is so robust that it should be able to withstand the goldfish. It may happen that veiltails occasionally nibble at single leaves of the fast growing waterweed. However this doesn’t harm the plant and it contributes to the healthy nutrition of the veiltails. In addition, living aquatic plants are vital for the biological structure of the aquarium.

Modelled on nature

Since goldfish are cultivated variants of the crucian carps, the carp habitat can serve as a model. These fish like to live, as goldfish do, in stagnant waters or in waters with a gentle current, partly full of vegetation and partly free for swimming. The animals are very sociable and should never be kept singly.

Description

Where is the best place to put your aquarium?

Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 50 cm = 200 litres, weight: approx. 250 kg (goes easy on your floor!)

What are the electricity costs?

Maximum € 8.50 per month

Who takes care of the aquarium during your holiday?

An automatic feeder ( JBL AutoFood BLACK ) will provide the supply.

What are the costs of the JBL Goldfish Paradise?

Aquarium with cover: approx. € 220

Aquarium cabinet: approx. € 160

Fish & plants & decoration: approx. € 270

Technical items & care products: approx. € 285

How do I get my Goldfish Paradise home?*

Your aquatics retailer will deliver the aquarium to your home for € 50**

Your aquatics retailer will set up your GoldfishParadise for € 80**

Your aquatics retailer will maintain your GoldfishParadise for € 80**

*This service is only available at a few participating aquatic retailers

** Service prices vary. Please contact your aquatic retailers.

Aquarium information

Dimensions

100 x 40 x 50 cm = 200 l

Complete weight approx. 250 kg

Water values

pH value: 7.0 – 7.5

KH: 5-8 °dKH

Nitrite (NO2): 0 mg/l

Temperature: 24-26 °C

The suitable decoration for the JBL Goldfish Paradise®

Here you can see what substrate and plants you need that your goldfish will receive an ideal environment.

Substrate

JBL Sansibar GREY

Grey, fine substrate for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

  • Fine, uncoloured sandy soil: substrate for fresh and saltwater aquariums and aqua-terrariums
ab 9,82 €

JBL Sansibar RIVER

Light, fine substrate with black pebbles for freshwater and marine aquariums

  • Substrate with 0.8 mm grain size for freshwater and marine aquariums and terrariums
ab 9,23 €
Stones

Lay a foam mat ( JBL AquaPad ) under the stones to protect the bottom pane. First position the stones, then add the sand.

Black boulders

Approx. 25 kg

Plants

These plants suit a Goldfish Paradise® aquarium.

Plant (A)

Waterweed

(Egeria densa)

6 bunches

Plant (B)

Dwarf Anubias

(Anubias barteri var. nana)

10 x

Planting plan

Here you see what plants are to be placed at what position of the aquarium. The letters characterise the plant species, mentioned above.

Aquarium technology

This outline shows all the technical products you need for the JBL Goldfish Paradise® and a price quotation to give you an idea of the costs involved.

Used products
JBL CristalProfi e902 greenline
External filter for aquariums from 90 - 300 litres
from 114,71 €
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JBL LED SOLAR NATUR
High-performance LED light for freshwater aquariums
from 83,91 €
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JBL LED SOLAR EFFECT
LED effect light as supplement to JBL LED SOLAR Natur
from 69,99 €
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JBL ProFlora Bio160
Bio-CO2 fertiliser system with extendable diffuser
from 31,92 €
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JBL Aquarium Thermometer Slim
Slim glass precision thermometer
from 4,78 €
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JBL ProTemp S 50
Heating for aquariums, 50 W safety heater-stat with protective basket
from 22,68 €
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JBL Floaty II
Floating glass cleaning magnet for aquariums
from 11,34 €
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The animal stock for the goldfish aquarium

The following animals suit your goldfish aquarium:

Veiltails

Carassius auratus

8 animals

Long-whiskered cat fish

Ancistrus spec.

2 animals

Algaevorous snails

Neritina sp.

5 animals

Video about the setup of the JBL GoldfishParadise®

In a short 7 minute video we show you what the completed aquarium looks like and how to set it up step by step.

How to maintain your goldfish aquarium aquarium

Water change

Weekly 1/3 partial water change with hose. Siphon with hose waste from the bottom between the stones. Condition the water afterwards with JBL Biotopol .

Plant care

Prune the plants every 2 weeks.

Fertilisation plan

Add weekly liquid fertiliser ( JBL Ferropol , dosing = 20 ml for the aquarium) one hour after the water change.

Maintenance time per week

30 minutes.

How often do you need to empty and to clean the complete aquarium?

Your Goldfish Paradise can stay healthy and beautiful for many years with the above mentioned care. Redecorating your aquarium after a few years, if you wish, will be no problem.

Feeding

2-3 x daily as much as the fish can eat in 2 minutes.

Food
JBL NovoRed
Main flake food for goldfish
from 2,79 €
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JBL GoldPearls
Premium granulate as main food for veiltails
from 18,68 €
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Special features

The aquarium shouldn’t be set up where it is too bright since direct sunlight promotes algae growth.

Miscellaneous

Many pond owners keep their goldfish inside in winter, since their ponds are not deep enough to winterize them. Also for this purpose the “JBL Goldfish Paradise” could be the proverbial paradise!

Water treatment and water tests

Tap water is not always suitable for fish. That’s why it needs to be suited to the requirements of the fish with an appropriate water conditioner ( JBL Biotopol R ), before adding them. Add a bacteria starter (JBL JBL Denitrol ) one hour later and you can add the fish. Please check the nitrite content with the JBL Nitrite Test NO2 every two days during the first two weeks. With the help of further water tests you can check in the Water Analysis Online Laboratory , whether the water is providing optimal conditions for fish, invertebrates and plants.

You can find the JBL GoldfishParadise® at these specialist dealers

A lot of pet supply retailers exhibit the fully equipped goldfish themed aquarium in their outlets and have everything you need for this aquarium in their product range.

This retailer list, available from 01 September 2018, helps you locate a specialist dealer, where you can view and buy this themed JBL aquarium, by postcode.