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12-07-2011 04:48 AM
doncityz Ok, I woke up quite early today.
Just finished setting it up.

See here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/po...nano-pond.html

Meanwhile, this 5.5g tank will be put on hold of any updates.
12-06-2011 08:43 PM
diwu13 Are you gonna dig it into the ground? Yea I figure with the time difference you shouldn't be awake still lol!
12-06-2011 08:17 PM
doncityz I think if I put more plants around it, it would serve as a deterrant for cats. and hopefully other creatures. can;t wait for tomorrow... wanna get started now, but its 4.15am lol
12-06-2011 06:31 PM
diwu13 Hm... you might need to cover the entire top of the pond with some wire fence then. and since it's only 2'x2' you wouldn't need that much wire screen either. But that's only if there is an issue with things trying to eat the fishies.
12-06-2011 06:26 PM
doncityz
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Frogs? Crabs? Hamster cage?

As for your pond, if you put a fence around it that should deter cats right? Or do cats climb fences?
Haha.. none of the above.

Cats are crazy animal. That much i know cause i have 2 of them. So, fences do not stop them. Stray cats are even crazier. But my uncle have 2-3 of these ponds, and so far cats aren't interested in them. But my uncle said he saw rats as big as cats fishing the fish using his tail...
12-06-2011 06:05 PM
diwu13 Frogs? Crabs? Hamster cage?

As for your pond, if you put a fence around it that should deter cats right? Or do cats climb fences?
12-06-2011 05:50 PM
doncityz
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That will be much better for her, the general rule for fancy goldfish is 15 gallons for the first fancy goldfish them ten gallons there after for any other added fish. I had a 29 gallon with my two fancies and they got big and just seemed cramped in the 29, the pond will be ok for her and another small fancy but expect to upgrade in a year or two!

Dont forget to post pics of her new home when you have it all set up!
Yeah I read about that rule in google as well, right after you told me about stunting and stuffs.

Pics are coming by this weekend. I'll put the 2 zebra danios i have in there first during cycling. The 2 danios have been helping me with lots of tank cycling so far they've done 3 tanks cycling. Good ol' danios! Bless them.

I plant to cycle the pond for 2 weeks, using some sponge bio media that i have in my 10g. (i put extra in there for cases like this. ).

diwu13, i can't reveal it yet. It's not another shrimp tank though. I'd like varieties in my house.. soo... its gotta be something else.. i have one particular creature in mind... hehe.

Sushieraser, duckweed... man i hate that stuff. covers up all the surface, then i am not able to see Dorothy anymore... I am thinking of couples of Pistia stratiotes though.
12-06-2011 04:52 PM
Sushieraser In the short term you could get some.. wait for it.. duckweed. It sucks up the ammonia and nitrites and your goldfish gets a yummy green salad to snack on
12-06-2011 04:48 PM
diwu13 And +1 on the pond pictures when its done setting up.
12-06-2011 04:47 PM
diwu13
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anyway, since Dorothy is moving to a better place... this tank.... will be.... budum budum bududududummm.... *to be continued lol
I'll finish that sentence for you -> SHRIMP TANK! haha. But yea those Sulawesi shrimps are super picky about parameters. So I'd try out some bee shrimp before moving onto those :O
12-06-2011 04:46 PM
xjasminex That will be much better for her, the general rule for fancy goldfish is 15 gallons for the first fancy goldfish them ten gallons there after for any other added fish. I had a 29 gallon with my two fancies and they got big and just seemed cramped in the 29, the pond will be ok for her and another small fancy but expect to upgrade in a year or two!

Dont forget to post pics of her new home when you have it all set up!
12-06-2011 03:58 PM
doncityz Sulawesi species? Never seen them in the lfs though... probably i should try to catch them wild lol.

Anyway, i just got a square polycarbonate 2'x2'x1' outdoor pond. i plan to put Dorothy in there... not sure if i can fit another goldfish to be her friend in there.. 2x2x1 works out to be 30gal. but, not going to fill it up fully..

i haven't got a pump but i think tomorrow im going to use my spare pump to start the cycling process. i need to get some plants as well to decorate the boring square container.

i wonder though, will cats eat my fish?

anyway, since Dorothy is moving to a better place... this tank.... will be.... budum budum bududududummm.... *to be continued lol
12-05-2011 01:20 PM
diwu13 You could probabily keep some sulawesi species of shrimps. I heard those are super hard and will die on arrival haha, but people have trouble keeping their temperature really high. No worries for where you live though!
12-05-2011 12:39 PM
doncityz
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Oh wow.. That's really hot then. Not very familiar with ponds but that'd be TONS of evaporation. Are you running like AC 24/7 inside your house? How are you keeping your tanks cooler? At least you never have to worry about heating your tanks...
We're all pretty much got used to the temperature. 25 is quite cold. 28 feels normal. I only run the AC at night for a comfy sleep. I just run the tank like that... it just follows the environment. Ranging from 28-29. So far everything is good.
12-05-2011 02:12 AM
diwu13
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Nope.
The coldest we get around here is perhaps 25C. and that is outdoor, night time.
Oh wow.. That's really hot then. Not very familiar with ponds but that'd be TONS of evaporation. Are you running like AC 24/7 inside your house? How are you keeping your tanks cooler? At least you never have to worry about heating your tanks...
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