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post #31 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 09:37 PM
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man looks good! you should throw in a handful of cherry shrimp or something just for fun. there is a guy down here in ft. lauderdale who sells pond plants and koi and he threw some cherries into a lotus pond for fun and now he's got 1000's of them all over the place in there. The only way he even noticed them was a customer asked what the little red critters were climbing on the stems of some of the plants! Here is a pic of his pond where they live:

He has told me the pH is 5.5ish and they still breed very heavily.


Anyway, i thought you might be interested in trying that.
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post #32 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I already have some snowballs in there
I chose them instead of cherries because they are easier to see in a black container.

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ah good call!
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I put some watersprite in the pond a couple of days ago, and it hasn't gotten burned like it did in the spring.

A bunch of frogs have taken up residence No idea where they came from considering it's about five miles to the nearest pond. I guess that's not too far for them to travel?

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A sufficent amount of plants will filter the water.
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Nice!

Have you had any probs with the danios jumping?
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post #37 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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A sufficent amount of plants will filter the water.
The surface was covered with slavinia until yesterday, when I took about half of it out so I could see the fish I only have a powerhead in there for water movement.

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Nice!

Have you had any probs with the danios jumping?
Thanks. I haven't noticed any kamikaze danios, but it's not like it would be easy to notice. Normally the water is about an inch and a half lower than it is in the picture, but it rained this morning.

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I love these guys. They sit in the pond all day and look at you. There's a trio of them living in the pond so far as well as a big one that lives next to the pond, and I even found a baby toad (about the size of a quarter) the other day while mowing.

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Super Cool! I've always wanted a pond/waterfall in my backyard. I didn't think you could put aquarium pets in an outdoor pond. I would think between the rain overflowing the pond and all the other environmental parameters, it would be killer for the fish. I will continue to watch this as I am very interested in doing this myself. Good Work!

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Only equipment is powerhead? No heater?
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Do you have plans for the winter? I had considered doing something like this, but it still gets cold enough here in the winter to make me think I would have fish-cicles.
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Nope, no heater. It doesn't get that cold here in the summer. The pond is half buried too, so temps don't fluctuate too fast. The fish are fine. They'll come inside in the winter

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The nymphaea bloomed today

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very nice
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post #45 of 63 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 06:57 AM
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Alex, that must be Taedge, the guy I got my RCS from, I recognize the photos. Anyways, if you want more visibility of your fish, have you thought about adding some guppies? I did two ponds in guppies this summer and now I have hundreds. Bringing them inside was a chore that involved getting a dozen or so tanks off craigslist, lol.
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