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Dan Woodland wrote:Remember you'll have the added issues caused by direct sunlight to contend with. I'll be adding a UV unit to my pond this year for algae control. Three days after setup last year I had a huge algae bloom never seeing my fish all summer.
Bas Pels wrote:In my ponds (I got 11, of 600 liter each, I've had both in 2006 and 2007 the same pattern:
I filled them with used water from my tanks - high in nitrates and phosphates. They are in full sun (I even remouved a tree to increase the amount of sun they get)
after 1 week the water was green, very turbid, with a visibilty near zero
after 3 weeks the water turned red - from Daphinas feeding from the algae, and I saw lost of black musquito larvae. Some of these I used to feed fishes, others were eaten by introduced fishes, visibility was over 50 cm (them having 50 cm of water, I can't desire more)
The rest of the summer they stayed this way
Mike Wise wrote:
The big problem with outdoor ponds is not the pond, but the birds, frogs, snakes, etc. that will want to eat your fish. You need to provide the fish some kind of protection. their are no snakes in the yard, plus i want to see a toad try to swallow my oscar they do have big toads here but not that big! there is also no wading birds like that in a city of two million people, or at least very few. We do have a cat but i doubt she could kill a big tankbuster.
would i be able to have a Cr. comprissceps? i love aggresive cichlids and they are so pretty. another thing that is going in the bpond is a turtle would this work?Dan Woodland wrote:Do you put a bunch of fry in there for grow out? Do you install a breeding pair of something? Do you want a community pond with a bunch of large fish? Either way is equally pleasing and rewarding. I think your combo would be okay with exception of the GT.
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