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.
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.
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!
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.