Thread: New pond
11-08-2012, 09:17 AM #1
I'm toying with the idea of building an outdoor pond in a space we have near the pool. Haven't got as far as working out capacity yet but looking at building for 2 juvenile small turtles, 5 goldfish and maybe some snails.
First question is will the goldfish eat the turtles (goldfish are 4 - 5 year old comets and 6 - 7") Are there any fish the turtles wont eat once they are big enough? Got truckloads of research to do yet, but gotta start somewhere.
BTW I should be able to get a licence (legal requirement here) without problems. Thoughts and suggestions?
11-08-2012, 11:50 AM #2
goldfish shouldn't mess with your turtles. they aren't exactly the predatory type.
whats a ballpark figure on the size of this pond? just wondering because DIY filtration is pretty easy to build if you wanted.Thar she blows!!!
11-09-2012, 04:39 AM #3
11-09-2012, 06:50 AM #4
we built a 'bucket-filter' out of a garbage pail for our pond. very simple filters to make and you can build them any size. Aeonflame has a bucket-filter build using a 5g pail here on the forum.Thar she blows!!!
11-09-2012, 11:26 PM #5
11-26-2012, 09:16 PM #6
I doubt the Goldfish will be harming the turtles in any way, they are definitely not the aggressive type. I recommend Shubunkin's as an addition to your pond. I would also say that adding snails are a necessary part of a well balanced ecosystem. What kind of filtration where you thinking about?