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Old 08-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #16
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My mistake. You did say turtle pond.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #17
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My mistake. You did say turtle pond.
Haha no worries.

I just took two GIANT comet goldfish and a few dozen rosie red minnows out. My parents want me to put them in out koi pond, but i think i should give them to someone else since they keep multiplying so fast.. any thoughts?
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:18 AM   #18
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Thanks!

If you can't afford a pond, rubbermaid tubs work REALLY well if you don't care about the looks of a plastic enclosure. You can buy 100+ gallon bins at home depot i think for pretty cheap. Definitely cheaper than a 100+ gallon aquarium.
I'm going to my local swat meet, my dad found some big containers there. My local homedepot stops at 100 gals


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Haha no worries.

I just took two GIANT comet goldfish and a few dozen rosie red minnows out. My parents want me to put them in out koi pond, but i think i should give them to someone else since they keep multiplying so fast.. any thoughts?
The rosie reds make great turtle snacks
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #19
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Yeah that's what i thought, but i put a few in and the turtles were too lazy to swim around at catch them, so they became "room mates" and then reproduced like rabbits. LOL.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:01 AM   #20
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I think you should listen to your parents.

Then you would have to get a Champsochromis caeruleus for population control.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #21
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Very cool ponds!!! I have always had a soft spot for turtles.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:12 AM   #22
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Very cool ponds!!! I have always had a soft spot for turtles.
Thanks! Turtles are cool, aren't they?

The plants have grown in a LOT... maybe a little too much. I'll take some pictures in the morning.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:33 PM   #23
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Man those plants in the sides look great! This is a really cool project! Makes me want to start something of my own.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:36 AM   #24
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love this pond too! your turtles look happy. those red eared sliders are mean though haha- the ones that come into work (vet hospital) are always trying to bite us!
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:36 AM   #25
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Believe it or not, one of my turtles kept escaping to the koi pond! We started out with a wall 2 blocks high, then added another 2 layers, then 1 more layer, then the plastic mesh around the edge. She kept escaping! Now there's no way she can get out. I hate to lock her in, but it's for her own safety. Once she got out of the turtle pond, there was no way she could get back in.
I will return to this site to continue to share with everyone on this issue. Please wait me.
Wow, really? I guess some turtles just like to escape to koi ponds, haha.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:01 PM   #26
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Sweet!
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:14 AM   #27
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Turtles seem to be going in to hibernation.

I dont like winter cause' i never see them while they're hibernating, so i always worry that something came and ate them. Haha..
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:11 AM   #28
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This is 500 gallons?! Sweet! I'm going to have a 250gal Pond that's going to be empty soon, but I wonder how well they'd get along with about 7 Koi, 7 Feeder Goldfish[full grown], some other various full grown goldfish, 3 Sunfish, &, a variety of minnows in the 5,000gal Pond when it's finally complete?
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This is 500 gallons?! Sweet! I'm going to have a 250gal Pond that's going to be empty soon, but I wonder how well they'd get along with about 7 Koi, 7 Feeder Goldfish[full grown], some other various full grown goldfish, 3 Sunfish, &, a variety of minnows in the 5,000gal Pond when it's finally complete?
In a large body of water, turtles (at least mine) get tired of chasing fish around - so they'll eventually give up. I don't think you'd have a problem with keeping koi with turtles, especially if the koi are big.

They may get a minnow every now in then, but that's not really an issue.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:42 AM   #30
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LOL -> I can so see a minnow swimming top speed saying "AHHHH" with a RES chasing it and I'd be like, "Get a room you two!" LOL

I'll give some time for the pond to mature but I think I'll keep a turtle in with them...I think this pond is going to be deeper then my height! [~6'] I hope the turtle will be ok with that??? There will obviously be spots out of the water, but for the most part it's 2'-6'...
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