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post #81 of 88 Old 08-14-2010, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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It's nice to see my thread being well used.

I forgot that I experimented with some species a few months ago :

(** indicates to use caution)(+ indicates trusted species)

Tiger Barbs+**
Angelfish**
Blue Gourami +
Rosy Barbs + **
Siamese Fighting Fish +
Guppies +
Mollies +
Comets/Goldfish +
Convict Cichlids**
Platy +
Sword Tail +
Long Fin Zebra Danio + **
Zebra Danio +**
Black Widow tetra +**
Koi +

Species Assumed to adapt during Summer and Spring without a heater.

African Cichlids**
Plecostomus** / Ancistrus**/ Corydoras**

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post #82 of 88 Old 08-17-2010, 10:51 PM
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Plastic tubs at Lowe's

Dated: 8/17/10 - I just got back from Lowe's Hardware store. All the large plastic tubs with handles 20 gal. were $7.49 each and the smaller 12 gal. were about $4 something. These were recommended by my Tropical fish magazine awhile back as good tubs to use for the unfiltered tub pond. I got one to use while cleaning mine since they were cheap.


I may switch out my endlers soon to put my Bumblebee Platies in while the weather is still good. I heard that the platies or mollies do well during the fall/winter in my area in Southern California.
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Dated: 8/17/10 - I just got back from Lowe's Hardware store. All the large plastic tubs with handles 20 gal. were $7.49 each and the smaller 12 gal. were about $4 something. These were recommended by my Tropical fish magazine awhile back as good tubs to use for the unfiltered tub pond. I got one to use while cleaning mine since they were cheap.


I may switch out my endlers soon to put my Bumblebee Platies in while the weather is still good. I heard that the platies or mollies do well during the fall/winter in my area in Southern California.
I have stated some posts back that Mollies fair better in cooler temperatures and not the temperatures we think that are okay. 20'C is perfect, especially if you want them to breed.

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post #84 of 88 Old 06-30-2012, 10:25 PM
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wow glad i found this thread. I am starting a tub pond myself. i live in the caribbean and the pod will be unfiltered due to lack of electrical outlets. I found a 30 gallon tub in my shed and just decided to try. pics will follow
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post #85 of 88 Old 07-02-2012, 08:31 PM
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my tub! washed and ready to be almost halfway buried. any suggestions?


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post #86 of 88 Old 07-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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That's a pretty neat idea. Just make sure the tub is clean (has never had any harmful chemicals in it). Since it will be unfiltered, you should stuff it with live plants. Floating plants will be best since they will also help keep the algae down.

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post #87 of 88 Old 07-02-2012, 09:08 PM
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yea.. on my island tho. aquatic plants arent available. I want to maybe use land plants in pots. maybe taro,pothos...etc
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post #88 of 88 Old 07-02-2012, 10:21 PM
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I'm not too sure how land plants in pots will go. If just the roots are in the water that might work, but the leaves shouldn't be under water. Floating plants provide much more than algae control. They shield the pond from predators like neighborhood cats. Maybe you have some plants in your local waterways that could be used.

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