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View Poll Results: Herichthys cyanoguttatus?? or Thorichthys meeki??

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    So my landlord converted a pool that was never kept up by old roommates into a pond its been a few years growing all types of aquatic/semi-aquatic flora and non-native plants aswell.
    So we are wanting to add fish now. now we are trying to brainstorm some ideas of filtration possibly gravity or create a canister type filter using 55gal drums using an above pump. any thoughts and suggestions please feel free!!
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    Im also going to need some suggestions as to what kinda fish to get...skies the limit really maybe some pacu some oscars..Arowana??

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    Doesn't the pool already have filtration? Just take the pool filter sand out and add some ceramic rings or equivalent, some sort of mechanical media and it should work like a canister filter.

    I've always wanted a pond with CA or SA cichlids, maybe some Jaguars and Jack dempseys. What are the dimensions of the pool?
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    No the filter broke years ago..And its a old pool back from the 70's so its huge! Ill have to take measurements not sure..and I was thinking the same thing Jaguars and JD's !

    would love to breed and sell em eventually
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    Something that large you can think monster fish. Red tail catfish, arowana, stingray etc.
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    luke you just went up in my book..redtails would be so awesome..and tasty...But alot of CA/SA Cichlids wouldlook great with that vegetation. Which actually keeps the water fairly clear natural filtration to an extent. I think first it needs aeration in the middle ASAP
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    There's a guy by me who sells fish out of his basement and he sell monster fish almost exclusively. I've bought some nice plecos and stuff from him.
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    Just my opinion but would you even need filtration with all those plants . Seems to me you would only need water movment but I may be wrong . Hopfully someone will chime ion to clear this up for me as well as you . And yes JD's would be awesome in there.
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltylT View Post
    Just my opinion but would you even need filtration with all those plants . Seems to me you would only need water movment but I may be wrong . Hopfully someone will chime ion to clear this up for me as well as you . And yes JD's would be awesome in there.
    I agree thats why I wanna get a pond aerator run that for a few weeks and see how the quality of the water changes..looks like I'm going to need a water quality kit to see what the DO is after all that.

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    Golly gee it's a honest-to-goodness-real-ceeeement-pond!

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