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Old 02-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #31
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What about polka dot plants for out front, they don't get very tall and won't obstruct the front corner view, adds some color:



Comes in white, pink, and red. I actually think you have the white variety already... if you go color, some flowering orchids in the back or purple foliage will balance out the back.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #32
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xenxes, yup I saw the red variety at the shop... umm.. not really liking it. i'd like an ADA style pond, instead of Dutch style. There are plenty of plants shop near my house, I haven't search enough. will go again next time. perhaps i'll take some photos as well..
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:49 PM   #33
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I guess you'll have to keep the plants low level growing so pond maintenance won't be super difficult.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:40 PM   #34
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What's ADA and Dutch? Lol.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:55 AM   #35
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xenxes, ADA style is "nature" style with green only plants.
Dutch style is "colorful" style like Tom Barr's tank.. mixture of green and red..

+1 diwu, at least on the front side.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:15 AM   #36
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I bought an Ivy at the supermarket. Also i add some decoration to the pond background. pics later.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #37
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Here's FTS. I redo the filter box as well. Turns out I don't have enough bio media rings.
Need to get more of those. Added a couple of things:
1. mesh to stop the floating plants from going under the platform.
2. those white fake fences to add some aesthetic factor to it.
3. Put back my Anubias into this pond after seeing my Java Fern growing LIKE CRAZY in the pond.
I think I will take some pics of the Java fern.



Close up of pond plants.


I actually like gardening too... so a pond combination with normal plants is superb for me.
Now is the time to wait for everything to fill in.

ps. I am still unhappy with the way things are on the platform. Need more greens on it.
Or.. maybe rocks, i duno.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #38
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Looks like a little garden corner haha. Very nice set up there. Can we get some close up pictures of the new filter setup?

I think the platform looks great. And good idea on the mesh to keep floaters out. The mesh doesn't go all the way down right? So the goldfish can still get under there. What's that yellow lid plastic thing?

Do you ever have a problem with the water surface getting too buggy? Or do the goldfish eat all of those
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:34 AM   #39
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Looks like a little garden corner haha. Very nice set up there. Can we get some close up pictures of the new filter setup?

I think the platform looks great. And good idea on the mesh to keep floaters out. The mesh doesn't go all the way down right? So the goldfish can still get under there. What's that yellow lid plastic thing?

Do you ever have a problem with the water surface getting too buggy? Or do the goldfish eat all of those
The yellow lid plastic thing is the filter box.
Sure I'll take a pic of the construction of the filter later..

Yup the mesh is just until ~1inch below water surface, the goldfish can still swim under it.

As for water surface, so far, it is really clear. i have 2 danios in there as well.. they're efficient bug eaters.. lol. i think wanna get some more danios. they're so cool, though it's hard to see them in there.. but i do see them both ocassionally, zooming pass Dorothy and Dolly.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #40
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Yea.. I can't really see that being a filter. Take it apart and snap some pictures if you have time

What's the mesh? Plastic?
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Mesh is plastic.
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I would spray paint that yellow filter top black or cut some black plastic to fit. Everything looks great but that yellow really sticks out - should be an easy fix tho.

I'm personally not crazy about the white pots and rocks on the platform - they stand out too much to me and make it look too busy. It's not bad - don't get me wrong - just not my personal style. I would probably use matte finish black pots and black or dark grey rocks, and I would use alot of rocks and "nestle" the pots down into them. I'd also pile them up a bit around the filter box (unless you need to move the actual box often?) so it would look more natural. And while I was at it I'd paint the fence a deeper color - I'd probably do something like a very deep, dark rusty red. And then I'd add the same color cushions to the chairs on the patio! LOL! I sure wish I could do a project like this I would LOVE it. But it's cold here in the winter and I wouldn't have space to move everything inside.
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Any closeups of the filter?
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:06 AM   #44
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I would spray paint that yellow filter top black or cut some black plastic to fit. Everything looks great but that yellow really sticks out - should be an easy fix tho.
Actually the color is not yellow. It is really light greenish. But yeah the box is pretty big and kinda spoil everything.

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I'm personally not crazy about the white pots and rocks on the platform - they stand out too much to me and make it look too busy. It's not bad - don't get me wrong - just not my personal style. I would probably use matte finish black pots and black or dark grey rocks, and I would use alot of rocks and "nestle" the pots down into them. I'd also pile them up a bit around the filter box (unless you need to move the actual box often?) so it would look more natural. And while I was at it I'd paint the fence a deeper color - I'd probably do something like a very deep, dark rusty red. And then I'd add the same color cushions to the chairs on the patio! LOL! I sure wish I could do a project like this I would LOVE it. But it's cold here in the winter and I wouldn't have space to move everything inside.
I agree. I am not satisfied with the platform condition. It DOES look too busy. I am thinking to put a driftwood i have on top of that and since the DW has some holes, maybe i can stuff dirt in them and plant something. Thanks for your thoughts on the project.

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Any closeups of the filter?
I haven't take pics of it yet. Kinda busy these few days. Probably tomorrow I'll take a pic. It is a simple filter really.. bio rings at the bottom, scour pad at the top, some plastic mesh to break up the incoming water (to make water trickle) and filter sponge at the topmost.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #45
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I'm just confused. So you have some type of powerhead driving water through the plastic container?
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