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Old 12-20-2011, 02:58 AM   #16
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Holy crap... that is really scary. Doctor prescribed internal damage doesn't sound too good no matter how you phrase it...



Ahhh, don't go spending tons of money on the pots when the plants will cover it in due time! When are you getting that giant water lily thing :P?

And I can't see anything else in the tank besides her haha, she's huge! Is there tons of her poop on the bottom of the tank? How are you cleaning that?
Her poops are around and about. Cleaning is easy, since i have that powerhead in there. during WC, i just use the powerhead as a vacuum.

Im not really "free" now, so not going to get any stuffs (pots, water lily thing) for some time.. perhaps in the new year, i'd be more free to continue adding stuffs.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #17
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fts pics are coming.

dun dun dun....
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:14 AM   #18
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Finally managed to pull my strength to get Dorothy's friend - Dolly. But I don't know whether Dolly is a female or male. Dorothy is surely female since she did laid eggs before.

So here are some pond plants. There are 2 species here. See their leaves, they are different.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:17 AM   #19
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Actually I bought 2 of that rectangular pot. Turns out they aren't exactly 2 ft. So I couldn't put them both along the edge of the pond. Good thing my wife wants the other one to plant her herbs and stuffs. So I will be getting the smaller rectangular pot later. I have no idea about the names of the potted plants, but they are surely "no direct sunlight" type. I am still going to look for other shrubs plants to fill in the empty space in the pots later.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:00 AM   #20
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The one on the right is a Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa', aka Peace Lily.

Left looks like a Aglaonema Modestum, aka Chinese Evergreen (not sure though).
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:11 AM   #21
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Finally managed to pull my strength to get Dorothy's friend - Dolly. But I don't know whether Dolly is a female or male. Dorothy is surely female since she did laid eggs before.

So here are some pond plants. There are 2 species here. See their leaves, they are different.
Nice. Those look huge! How is the filtering going? Have you been doing water changes lately? And dang, that bamboo took off a lot!!! Tons of new growth on it. Wish those columns weren't so darn blue, kinda draws the view in towards them instead of elsewhere.

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The one on the right is a Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa', aka Peace Lily.

Left looks like a Aglaonema Modestum, aka Chinese Evergreen (not sure though).
Of course xenxes knows
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:35 AM   #22
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This project is looking great! But those blue columns bother me too. I wonder if you could get some black pvc tubes just a bit larger in diameter than the columns, split them down one side and then put them around the columns to cover them. Or you could probably paint them, but then you'd have to disassemble the platform and that doesn't sound fun. Another option might be to get some fake vines and wrap them around, or some tall fake aquarium plants to stand around the columns. Just some ideas.

Love what you've done with it and can't wait to see the next updates!
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You can take the columns out and spray paint them? But you would have to wait a long while for it to dry... hmm, or cover it with lots and lots of java moss? Lol.

Yeah the lucky bamboo really took off, you can probably propagate the growth now by just cutting off those new stems. They do great in fish water, good filtering plant, roots everywhere!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #24
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Wow! nice to know u guys are interested in my projects. thanks for checking out my tiny pond.

yea I had a bad feeling about the blue column as well. but i believe I can think of a way to fix it --- maybe wrap them up with something like wendyjo suggested.

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The one on the right is a Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa', aka Peace Lily.

Left looks like a Aglaonema Modestum, aka Chinese Evergreen (not sure though).
Thanks xenxes for the id!

Ok i just got a smaller rectangular pot and finished setting it up. plus i got a couple of new shrubs. but its dark now, so no pics yet. maybe tomorrow.

I'm thinking to put some small light at this pond as well.
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Would love to see how you're doing lighting, DIY projects scare me

I either buy preassembled stuff or improvise with something else. My mud bucket has absolutely nothing lol, plant filtration, wind serves as a powerhead, and indirect sun for lighting

Do you have soil in the pond?
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Would love to see how you're doing lighting, DIY projects scare me

I either buy preassembled stuff or improvise with something else. My mud bucket has absolutely nothing lol, plant filtration, wind serves as a powerhead, and indirect sun for lighting

Do you have soil in the pond?
How does DIY project scare you xenxes? You seem to do pretty well with yours!

Since the tank is outside can't you get one of those floodlights that people use to light door entrances? It would be simple and pretty hidden. And just slap on a 6500K bulb there and you're good to go!

Would you be able to get like 4 extra columns, spray paint those, and then switch them out when they dry?
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #27
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This is looking good, im glad i could convince you to get a bigger tank for dorothy!!
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Would love to see how you're doing lighting, DIY projects scare me

I either buy preassembled stuff or improvise with something else. My mud bucket has absolutely nothing lol, plant filtration, wind serves as a powerhead, and indirect sun for lighting

Do you have soil in the pond?
lighting is in the future plan. not so soon though. got a lot of things going on right now.

There are no soil in the pond. I'd like a maximum swim space for the 2 goldfish.


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This is looking good, im glad i could convince you to get a bigger tank for dorothy!!
Thanks jasmine.

I have a minor problem with the floating plants though.. the water current is pulling them under the platform. need to improvise something.
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Ok, current setup pic:


I still wanna find other species of shrub plants to put at the empty areas in the rectangular pots. But atm, none of the plants I saw is interesting enough for me.
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How is the filtering going? Have you been doing water changes lately?
Missed these Qs.

I haven't actually worked out the filtering when i diy'ed the filter box. I just finished reading on filter surface area calculation methods. works out to be about 1.3sqft. So i need to recheck on that.

I do WC once in about 10 days. And I just took out about 10-15% since the water evaporates real fast anyways. and now the water level will go down even faster since im using the pond water to water the surrounding plants
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