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adiumroot 09-20-2009 12:54 PM

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

Pictures:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00405.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00407.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00411.jpg

Filter:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...DSC00409-1.jpg
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.

Fish:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...DSC00415-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00408.jpg

Yours truly:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/DSC00413.jpg

I hope you enjoy my humble set-up. Comments are greatly appreciated! :redyay::blueyay::greenyay:

aunt kymmie 09-20-2009 01:39 PM

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. :-D

adiumroot 09-20-2009 01:48 PM

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.

aunt kymmie 09-20-2009 01:51 PM

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!

Twistersmom 09-20-2009 02:45 PM

Very nice! I love all the plants around the pond! Your goldfish look so beautiful and healthy.

Romad 09-20-2009 07:34 PM

That looks amazing. You did a great job!

Lupin 09-20-2009 11:12 PM

Your goldfish are nice and plump.:love:

adiumroot 09-21-2009 10:39 AM

Thanks, everyone.

@Lupin
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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