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Thread: My new pond

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    We found a pond kit at a nearby hardware store, which included the liner, the plastic things to put around the edge and a pump. It was one special for $27.

    The pump turned out to be a pump only, not a filter, so I used a 12 volt filter that I bought a couple of months ago instead.

    Our garden is mostly really compact clay, so it was no easy task digging the hole for the pond, but with the help of my partner we managed it pretty quickly:)

    It's 1.7 metres long, 1 metre wide, and has a shallow end which is 35 cm and a deep end which is 45 cm. A rough estimate tells me it holds about 300 litres of water.

    It has no fish yet, but I'm gonna get some goldfish for it within a few days. It looks a little bit sad now, but the groundcover plants will eventually cover the whole area around the pond. I'm also waiting for some azolla to go in the pond and prevent algae growth.
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    That looks very nice.Dont hurry with the fish however.A pond needs to cycle the same as a tank.Get just 2 comets to start .What are your hopes to eventually stock it with?

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    I intend to use my established filter to start this new filter, so I can skip the whole cycle thing:)

    I intend to put about 3 or 4 goldfish in it, the comet/shubunkin kind.

    I've considered heaps of different fish for this pond, such as a couple of native Australia fish, and paradise fish, but in the end I realised that goldfish is prolly the most colourful and most tolerant of these conditons.

    But regarding paradise fish.. Are they gonna look dull and grey in the pond? Cuz I would like a more interesting alternative than goldfish, everyone puts goldfish in ponds, so it would be nice to do something differeint. And for a long time I was decided on paradise fish. But from what I understand I would need 1 one male and maybe 2 or 3 females, and the females are just grey and boring.. Aren't they? I'd love to hear from people who have paradise fish in their pond, and maybe a photo too...
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    Im unfamiliar with paradise fish in ponds or otherwise.If they are a darker color from above they will be al but invisible.I have a black moor and some blue koi and they are very difficult to see well.With you being in a warmer climate there could be all sorts of colorful fish.If your temps dont dip below 75 deg F just about any tropical would work.

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    Tropical fish would be fine in summer, but in winter it would get just a little bit too cold.

    I'll just go with the goldfish:)

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    wow nice i love the way u have done it with the plants and stuff well done

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    lovely looking pond
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    That looks nice.

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    Yeah thats come up primo... Good job.

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