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Thread: Clueless

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    Some of you know that I have gotten the green light to turn my jacuzzi into a pond. It measures 8 feet by 8 feet by 3 feet. I have had goldfish in the past, and had success at it. But this is a completely different ball game. I have no idea on what fish to get, thinking about koi. Not sure where to get them, or how to select them.

    Not sure what plants to plant, what substrate to use, anything. I have no experience with this at all. I don't want to harm any fish, so I want to do this right to begin with, so I don't end up with huge problems on my hands later on.

    This is what I have to work with. Any ideas, hints, or cheats welcomed.
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    75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals

    135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help

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    Wow that will make a great pond. Its already in the ground and ready to go. I dont have any experience with ponds so I cant help you but good luck!!
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    That's more promising than I had envisioned! Should be fun to renovate...

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    Not big enough for koi permanently. In Florida you could do fancy or the normal long-bodied pond goldfish.
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    What can I use to cycle this...uhm...tank?
    75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals

    135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help

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    Have you considered trying Rainbow Dace? They are a lovely little fish I just discovered and am planning to use in my outdoor tank. They are actually native to the US. Are you in Northern or Southern Florida?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    Have you considered trying Rainbow Dace? They are a lovely little fish I just discovered and am planning to use in my outdoor tank. They are actually native to the US. Are you in Northern or Southern Florida?
    I am in central florida. Tampa
    75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals

    135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help

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    Question:

    Why aren't you using it for a jacuzzi?
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    This may sound strange, but you could actually put Oscars in there. I have friends in that area who have told me of actually catching them in the streams around there. Apparently people just let them go and they have acutally survived. According to some sources I've seen, they actually have a sustainalbe population of oscars in the wild in Florida due to some irresponsibe hobbyists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumachine09
    Question:

    Why aren't you using it for a jacuzzi?
    Heat pump went out on it, total for a replacement was 3500.00. Too much money for the very few times we actually used it. Beside the jacuzzi, is roughly a 25,000 gallon pool that we do use.

    So I figured to add a bit of eye candy to the pool area with a pond.
    75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals

    135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help

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