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penfin 04-29-2012 11:54 AM

My Pond in my Aptment
On my intro, I mentioned about the little pond I made in the middle of my aptment. Several members made mention of this so thought I would include how I did it here for anyone interested.
It was a small stand alone apt, one level, with cement foundation, so no worries about it crashing thru the floor. My landlord was a friend, previous boyfriend who was well aware of my hobby and would drop by just to look at my fish.
I am looking for pictures but I have been thru numerous moves since then and many items and pictures have been lost and I lost a lot of things in the fire in 97.
Ok, I have always been one to see something in what others are throwing away. To get real, I hate to throw anything away and often look at others throw aways as something I could use. If you think back many years, you will remember, if your aged like me, when they were first coming out with the little wading pools for kides. Yes, I am that old. Any who, one of my friends was getting rid of the previous years wader pool and I snapped it up. I put several layers of cardboard where it would sit for installation from the cold on the cement floor. I lined it with pond liner, put in gravel, petrified wood, hidey places, threw in plants, mostly Guppy grass, my fav, some other plants, swords or val I think. Made a net cover for half of it, the other half, just had a large piece of plastic that I cut a place for a lid and a heater in. I would age water in five gal buckets, four, use a hose to cyphon out the water and run it outside to a little flower bed, cyphon in the water from the five gal buckets. I had a metal table on wheels, still have it. The water temp stay around 70 year round. My little pond sat in the middle of the living room, and it got the morning sun from a large window on the east side. I don't know how many gallons it held but it was a lot of fun. Had some corys and guppies and was surprised how big they grew and how fast. Was surprised to find that the corys spawned in it several times. Nothing cuter than a little cory!!! Just the plain corys but it was fun. penfin

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CatSoup 04-29-2012 12:20 PM

Sounds rad!

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