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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2014, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Question 100 gallons good enough for 5 comets and 2 shubunkins?

my 53"x30"x15" cubic inch pond(just now measured) is only 100 gallons... i had recently estimated at 160, just by eye. do you think it is big enough for my fish?
i kinda want it to be too small-DIGGY DIGGY HOLE TIME
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-24-2014, 06:23 PM
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I definitely think it's too small and that it's time to start digging. Start with the depth - should be twice that. The deeper the pond the more protection for the fish from both predators and the elements. Depending on where you live, deeper would be essential for the fish to survive the winter. I'd also add a few extra feet in length.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-25-2014, 10:06 PM
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Way too small. You need something 3-5 x that large.
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With anything, THE BIGGER THE BETTER!
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