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Old 12-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #16
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At what temperatures have you kept fantail goldfish (do you leave them outside over winter ?) Mine seem to be having a little bit of trouble with the cold.
Mine get really sluggish at anything under 72. I would keep them indoors for the winter, or get a heater of some kind.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:22 AM   #17
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Had a hard freeze. 1 inch of ice in houston!!! Anyway my golds appear to be handling it fine, and have not yet managed to kill of that indestructable hornwort.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:56 AM   #18
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The heat is back in houston, and my dwarf lily is loving the light. I will post pics soon as the leaves are covering the surface, and 1 flower with 3 buds coming.

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Old 04-23-2010, 01:36 PM   #19
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May be the first time that i have had 2 blooms from one one plant on a dwarf lily.(couldnt get a picture in time)
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #20
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how often do you guys fertilize dwarf lily's? mine seems to have slowed down after the initial spurt of blooming. i know that they can produce one bloom a week when in good shape.
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:54 AM   #21
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I dont fertilize mine, they are already too big as it is. On the botom i have layer of 2-3 inches of heavy loam and in the late autum ill dismantle everything and put again in spring with new loam, which is enough of fertilizing for a season
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #22
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Needed a new place for some guppies... they exploded once I planted my aquarium!

Saw this, and thought... perfect solution! (until winter arrives... hmmm)

Went to Lowes, got a whiskey barrel repro like Church mentioned. It's only 15 bucks. It's all one piece. It has no "drain plug" in the bottom... so it is watertight. The barrel is small, it only holds about 12-15 gallons.

Got a bag of pea gravel. 4 bucks. Got 4 pond plants (red lily, mare's tail, water parsley, corkscrew rush?) all on sale now at Lowes! Less than two bucks each.

Grand total... $26.

Dumped some pea gravel on the bottom. Did a partial water change in my aquarium (was due)... and pulled out all the anacharis that was beginning to over grow and shade it. Also some small bits of golden pennywort, and baby tears and java fern made their way in also.

Used the 5 gallons of aquarium water as "starter" for my barrel. Then filled the barrel. Put the pond plants in. Water was quite cloudy from the pea gravel (didn't wash it...). Looked markedly better this morning. I'm guessing it'll be fine in a day or two.

Looks decent to me already. Can't wait to see what happens to my low tech outdoor planted tank! LOL
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BTW... Roshan... your's looks awesome. Thanks for the inspration!
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While roaming around in the Home Depot this week, I saw that they had a black 35-gallon patio pond that looks remarkably similar to the one pictured for about $30. This might be another option in addition to the whiskey half-barrels.
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Nice Pond!
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cool plants. Very inspirational.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #27
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Hey all it's been a long time! Finally found time to update this thread, will have new pics up soon. I have since moved on from planted tanks, and currently am working on trying to run a marine reef setup. However, I still have this container pond, and a lot of the fish are still the same! Updates to follow
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #28
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Alright, so last month I pulled out a lot of the marginals as there was just too much plant in each pot. That is why it may seem that they look kind of small, but by the end of the season, I am fairly confident that they will have outgrown the space available in the pots once again. I just changed about 10 gallons of water so there's a lot of debris that has been stirred up, clouding the water in my pics, nothing to worry about!











Current stock list:

2 x common goldfish (babies that were born in my pond several years ago, from the original 8 or so goldfish that I had)

10 x zebra danio (I'm going to have to literally drain the pond to catch them when fall comes around.

2 x Pearl gouramis... Just added these a week ago, have only seen them once or twice, but I am pretty sure that they are doing well. They are very shy, and don't take any of the flake food that I feed. I assume they are finding plenty to eat in the pond itself.

And just for fun, here is my 1 year old 40 gallon Mixed Reef Saltwater aquarium:

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All right then. I have a friend who can take in some of them. I should still be able to keep one though, right?
Although the volume is sufficient for a comet, IMO, the dimensions of your container are not. Adult comets can get a foot long with no problem. Turning around would be an issue in that container.
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Although the volume is sufficient for a comet, IMO, the dimensions of your container are not. Adult comets can get a foot long with no problem. Turning around would be an issue in that container.
You're right, but I've grown these out in my pond from birth. They are just starting to push 2" and I am sure that I will have another couple of years before space becomes an issue for them.

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