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Eldachleich's 250 Gallon Goldfish Pond

This thread is dedicated to my new goldfish pond.
After much debate about where to build it. How to build it, and how big it would be. It was finally decided it would replace a rather messy and unattractive smaller tub pond.

Total this pond cost $275 to build. Its around 6' long, 4' wide at the widest part, and 2' deep. The back wall is made of 2 rows of 5 cinderblocks. With a cap of basic grey bricks.
The front wall consists of 75 decorative bricks stacked 5 bricks high.
The pond took a total of 5 bags of mortar and 1 day to build.
The pond is lined with a 13' x 10' pond liner which is weighted by the top layer of bricks.
The top layer of bricks serves a ledge to weigh the edge of the pond liner and stop predators.
Total this pond holds 250 gallons of water.

OK! Specifics out of the way... asyou can see I still have alot to do with it. Next paycheck will be used on the pump, the waterfall, and an appropriately sized filter. And come spring, both aquatic and terrestrial plants.
For now whats in it is all the plants, fish, and equipment from my tub pond.
I suppose I should list those too...
FLORA - Red Stemmed Parrots Feather, Lemon Bacopa, Water Lettuce, Mosaic Plant, Java Fern, Anubias, Sensitive Fern, Water Velvet, Frogbit, Dwarf Water Lettuce, Rotala, Giant Jungle Val, Various Stem Plants, and a Generic Petco Tropical Water Lily.

FAUNA - 1 Calico Ryukin Goldfish, 1 Small Orange and White Ryukin Goldfish, 1 Black Moor Goldfish, 1 Giant Red Oranda Goldfish, 1 Creamsicle Balloon Molly, 15 Whitecloud Minnows, 1 Dalmatian Sailfin Molly, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, and 3 Tree Frogs.
And that's it.
I left for Italy the day after the build and have been here for a few weeks so.. no updates. I do have some shots of the build that I took.
When I get back I'll be sure to post some updates.
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