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  1. Thumbs up My 1700L pond/tank (with Oscars and Turtles)


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    Hey Guys,

    I don't know how to classify it since it is not really a tank, but then it is not really a garden pond either ;) So i just post it here. It's on my balcony.

    That's my little spare time killer. I build it about 7 months ago, so I don't have pictures of the building process. I made it pouring waterproof concrete and then gluing tiles inside. The size is approximately 3m*1.5m*35cm with a total volume of about 1700L (~9.8'*5'*14" / 440 g)

    Currently I have:

    11 Tiger Oscars
    1 Peacock Bass
    3 Columbian Sharks
    1 Ancistrus
    5 Red-Eared Slider
    1 Siamese Crocodile


    Plant-wise I only got a few patches Java Fern, the turtles eat everything else, they still manage to rip out a few leaves as it is.

    The tank is stocked with small and medium sized Tilapia and some other small fish for everybody to eat. I also feed some cucumber slices for the turtles and pork for the oscars on special occasions.


    From the technical side, I got a 2000 L/h (530 g/h) power head and a combined filter with UV light, bio-balls and filter pads. Keeps the water nice and clean. pH is about 6.6 and ammonia <0.02ppm. *w3

    I got a few underwater LED lamps for nice effects at night. I just love sitting on the balcony with a beer and watch the fish in the evening.


    Here a few pics (I just linked my pics from my account on the AF, hope that's ok, was faster than uploading everything again.):


    Oscar Log


    Large Columbian Shark


    Croc and Slider


    Croc only



    As I can only post 4 pics, here is the link to the photobucket gallery:
    http://s1245.photobucket.com/albums/...mrgoodkat1707/

    I hope you like it.

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    So do you have plans for the croc when he gets big enough to eat your fish?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Thats quite a collection of fish and reptiles! How deep is the pond? it looks a bit shallow in the photos. I assume that the tank is cycled and you just had a bit of an ammonia spike.
    Last edited by Aeonflame; 03-20-2012 at 05:51 AM.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    I have pasted the rest of the photos here







    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    @Fishkeeper: The croc is going to go back to the croc farm once it gets too big for the pond

    @Aeonflame: Thank you very much for pasting the photos. The pond is about 35cm deep, I agree it is a little shallow, but I'm worried about the weight and the decreased distance to the rim if I add more water. As mentioned it is located on my balcony (actually the roof above the living room)
    The pond is cycled, I used half/half lake and tap water + primer the first time and had that running for about a week with only Tilapia.
    Ammonia is less than 0.02ppm according to the Seachem scale.
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

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    That pond (I would call it a pond) is amazing! Question: what are the clear tubes around the bamboo for? Do they function as pots?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Thank you so much for your feedback.

    Those are glass vases, keep the turtles away from the bamboo and prevent the fertilizer from getting into the pond water. There is no connection between the vase water and the pond water.
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

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    I'm amused by the pic of the turtle on top of the croc ^^

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    It looks Great! Thank You for sharing, I love the Croc I lived in South Florida and have fished among the Alligators they are truely amazing creatures, I know a Croc is a little more Cranky than the Alligator

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
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    nice pond. always cool to see such projects finished.

    why not let the bamboo and other potted plants pull nitrates from the pond instead of fertilizing them on their own? would make more sense to me to have all the plants filtering the water.

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