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RipariumGuy 07-01-2011 05:06 AM

400g Inground Goldfish Garden
 
Just a teaser... (This pond is actually not mine, merely a freinds. I am however stocking and taking care of it, so I figured it was worth a journal!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5031/...c7a179bc73.jpg
DSCN2740 by ripariumguy, on Flickr

Before

tonytrout2001@hotmail.com 07-01-2011 05:12 AM

Wish we lived closer together, getting ready to get rid of some golds and supposed to be gettin some baby coi from a friends pond. Love that pond by the way!

Capsaicin_MFK 07-01-2011 07:30 AM

Looks like a fun project. Planning on using some riparium plants? Too bad we northern state people can't enjoy year-round outdoor ponds... :/

FIT BMX 07-01-2011 01:54 PM

Lilies and lotuses would look great in this pond, given it's shape and size. The pond looks about 12" deep. do you have more photos?
What are the pump and filter size? It looks like it's a good pump the waterfall is really going.

LOOKS GREAT:thumbsup:

RipariumGuy 07-01-2011 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by tonytrout2001@hotmail.com (Post 1433828)
Wish we lived closer together, getting ready to get rid of some golds and supposed to be gettin some baby coi from a friends pond. Love that pond by the way!

Aww! That would have been awesome! The pond owners have a bunch of little kids that love looking at the fish. I just feel back because they are always hiding and there are only 4!

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Originally Posted by Capsaicin_MFK (Post 1433900)
Looks like a fun project. Planning on using some riparium plants? Too bad we northern state people can't enjoy year-round outdoor ponds... :/

I am deffinately adding plants. Hands down! :D They are actually coming today. Here is a list of the plants I ordered:

Corkscrew Rush
Yellow Iris
Dwarf Cattail
Lizard Tail
Black Gamecock

I have all the planting materials and baskets ready as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FIT BMX (Post 1434020)
Lilies and lotuses would look great in this pond, given it's shape and size. The pond looks about 12" deep. do you have more photos?
What are the pump and filter size? It looks like it's a good pump the waterfall is really going.

LOOKS GREAT:thumbsup:

Hey thanks FIT BMX! I would love to add some lilies, but unfortunately, since the pond is only a little over one foot deep, I don't think that they would fair well. I am probably going to give them a try anyway though. :)

As far as filteration and such, I am not sure about the filter size. I am pretty sure it is made by EasyPro though. Media wise, there the waterfall container is filled with bagged lava rock and some misc. mechanical media.




I do not any more pictures at the moment... but if all goes as planed, I should have plenty later today! :thumbsup:

bigboij 07-01-2011 04:50 PM

looks good, i think terrestrial scaping around it would bring it out the best. with some assorted riparium style plants in the water to soften up the edges a bit

RipariumGuy 07-01-2011 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by bigboij (Post 1434167)
looks good, i think terrestrial scaping around it would bring it out the best. with some assorted riparium style plants in the water to soften up the edges a bit

The landscaping company is in charge of that, and I don't think they are going to do anything. :icon_neut So, I'll just have to do what I can!

mistergreen 07-01-2011 06:31 PM

Too bad it's not a deep pond so you can leave the golds there over the winter. I hear the Wisconsin Winters are pretty nasty.

RipariumGuy 07-01-2011 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by mistergreen (Post 1434280)
Too bad it's not a deep pond so you can leave the golds there over the winter. I hear the Wisconsin Winters are pretty nasty.

Totally! I had to over winter the poor fish in a 20g... :frown: I am going to get them a bigger tank for next winter though.

Centromochlus 07-01-2011 06:43 PM

Nice Jake! That's cool that you're going to be taking care of a friend's pond.
Keep the pictures coming. :)

RipariumGuy 07-01-2011 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by AzFishKid (Post 1434291)
Nice Jake! That's cool that you're going to be taking care of a friend's pond.
Keep the pictures coming. :)

Thanks Philip! And I will! Just waiting (im)patiently for FedEx to get me my package of plants....

FIT BMX 07-02-2011 02:40 PM

Almost all lilies( even the biggest of hardy lilies) will grow very nicely in just 6" of water. A lutes will grow with just 1 or 2" of water above the crown of the plant, or some even with the crown just above the water like in a bog.
Good luck, and keep a close watch:icon_eek: on the kids when they are around the pond!!!

Zefrik 02-13-2012 07:22 PM

How is this pond made? I really like it is there a liner or is it concrete and sealed?

RipariumGuy 02-14-2012 03:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Zefrik (Post 1723349)
How is this pond made? I really like it is there a liner or is it concrete and sealed?

It's a liner, with plastic in/out flows. :thumbsup:

hydrophyte 02-14-2012 02:01 PM

That is fun. I like the formal rectangular shape.


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