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post #1 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Smile My Garden Pond (slightly image heavy)

Dimensions: 5'x5'x3' (water depth: around 2 feet)
Capacity: Approx 250 to 300 gallons
Flora: Water Lily, Dwarf Papyrus, Gotu Kola, Vine (local name "Celia"), Palm centerpiece
Fauna: Common, Comet, and Shubunkin Goldfish x8, Bristlenose Pleco x2, Assorted Livebearers
Filtration: DIY bucket filter powered by Rio 1100, Plants
Date finished: April 2009

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I'm aware that it's a bit too small and my pump's not that strong. But I haven't been encountering any water parameter problems. Most probably due to the plants. I've noticed that the vine's roots have grown real long and tangled. It provides a perfect hiding place for the livebearer fry.

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I hope you enjoy my humble set-up. Comments are greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 12:39 PM
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I love it! Nice fish. What a sweet pond you have. I really like the tropical feel (love the tropics!) it gives me and your space looks so tranquil. You've done a great job.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Well, I am in the tropics so... XD

Glad to know you loved it! I could say our garden is a tranquil space in the midst of a concrete jungle. I live smack in the middle of the city. The high-rise buildings only are only walking distance away.

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 12:51 PM
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In the middle of the city?? You'd never know it by viewing your garden area and pond. What a great retreat from the madness of a city. Fantastic!

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 01:45 PM
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Very nice! I love all the plants around the pond! Your goldfish look so beautiful and healthy.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 06:34 PM
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That looks amazing. You did a great job!

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 10:12 PM
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Your goldfish are nice and plump.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, everyone.

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Yeah. I'm surprised how they've grown. Diet is Hikari Oranda and Wheatgerm daily, veggies weekly, and frozen bloodworms every month. Feeding schedule is 2 to 3 times a day.

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