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Old 07-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #16
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Well... The water forget me not withered to a dry back husk and fell off.
So sad... Maybe it's a winter marginal?
But wait! Hope! Little tiny leaves appearing from the base of the pot! Hope!
What else... Went though and cleaned it all up.. Checked on all my fish. My bristlenose is twice the size! And his bristles are starting to come in lol..
Everyone else was in great shape. One of the mystery snails died.

Shoved some more fertilizer tabs in the pot. Hopefully now that its hot and feeding is in full swing I'll get to see what colour this thing is. I want it to flower before I trash it! Or move. Most likely move it.
What else is there...
I got...Some.. Hmm...
Oh... we played around with the pond setup.
Didn't like where we were going and scrapped the idea for something smaller and better suited. This new one will be around 200 gallons (very small I know), and house 7 goldfish, a school of whiteclouds and whatever other fish are in the tub pond. That is because. It will be replacing the tub pond!
Soon-ish this will be a more permanent feature in my yard.
Ok!
Lastly!
A picture. Guess what I found while cleaning the pond?
Babies!
No platties or mollies since I made sure they were all male. They must've been in there for a while. There are only 5 of the little guys. Which is good. I don't like dealing with fish babies lol..
They are whitecloud minnows! Pretty cool.
And the tadpoles are almost little frogs! Just a tiny bit of tail left...

Not too sure if you can see the babies. I put them in an old milk jug we had lying around for this lol. Not the best picture.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #17
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Congratulations! I'm hoping to get mine to breed in my container pond as well. I've noticed the females are MUCH fatter than the males. I'm knocking on wood.

Good luck with your permanent pond.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #18
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Congratulations! I'm hoping to get mine to breed in my container pond as well. I've noticed the females are MUCH fatter than the males. I'm knocking on wood.

Good luck with your permanent pond.
I'm sure they will in no time! I sort of just ignored them and they went at it.


Thank you!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 AM   #19
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Well.. something came in the night. Snatched my pleco and captain harlock.
Half a dead platy was sat on the filter scumming up everything.
A waterchange and some prime and everything was good.
The hose got knocked over the edge a few hours later.
All the water drained except 4".
I filled it again.
My water degasses from 8.4 to 7.5 in about an hour.
So the pH swing can be deadly.
The next day one of my ryukins was floating.
All is well now and I have two new goldies.
A black moore and a calico ryukin.


Also.. This month the tub pond is being torn down!
To be replaced by a slightly larger (I think around 200 gallons) more attractive feature.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:05 AM   #20
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From the stress of the spiking levels, a large water change, and yet another large water change due to the hose slipping out, I lost another ryukin.

That was a long time ago though... mostly I am posting here to say...
This tub pond has been torn down. It no longer in use.
It has however been replaced with a 250 gallon permanent feature.
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