Rita, I did a major cleaning---I know I shouldn't but I couldn't stand it anymore....the tank was filthy and I couldn't clean it with all of that water/fish in it....but I think they'll be fine---when I first got the tank I threw them all in the same day I got it, they're tough goldfish....and they seem so happy, it's like they are almost frollicking...
Lynne, I'd go nuts with that many to clean...seriously, although this one is hard on me because the fish are so big and they have bowel movements nonstop.(Censor wouldn't let me use the p word) Once they are in the pond I'm getting some small tetra's or something.
So yeh, it sounds like you're cleaning non stop...do you syphon out into a bucket or something? I use a 5 gallon bucket and it gets so heavy and I'm always filling/emptying it.
These fish are lucky I love 'em!
I'll go check your topic out now, I wanted to keep on top of it but I must've forgot.