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LoriF

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  1. Yes the filter is upflow, I'll have to see what kind of plants would appreciate more shade as the filter is in a shaded area. Maybe some of those black elephant ears or something. I do believe that the fish are devouring the duckweed as it doesn't seem to be growing as fast as it once was and everyone's belly's seem to be quite fat. Thanks for all of your suggestions. I'll have to get to work on getting more plants into the pond and see how that goes. One thing for sure, the fish seem to be all very happy in there. They could care less about the green water.

  2. I'm not even thinking of adding any kind of chemicals. Right now I only have two large lillies and two large papyrus, not a lot considering the volume of water. Oh, there is also lots of duckweed. I had scooped a bunch out but maybe I should have left it all in there. I had wanted to set up a bog filter but haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe that will help. Is it just a mater of everything establishing itself? I have fifteen fish in there right now. My plan was to eventually have twenty at the most. They are all orandas except for one black more and two fantails.

  3. Well, I set up the pond two months ago and some of the fish are in there. The pond is in shade most of the day but gets sun in the late afternoon. Now it is getting really green. There is about 1700 gallons of water with a pump that pulls 6000 gals. per hour and goes through one 32 gal. can full of sponges and scratchy pads and then falls back into the pond. I also have water continuously trickling into the pond at about 30 gallons per day. What can I do about the algae? It certainly isn't bothering the fish at all but it would be nice to see them.. Will it go away by itself or do I need to do something about it?

  4. Thanks guys, I've been trying very hard to keep him healthy. Well, it really isn't that hard. He's has a copper sheen over his blue so he changes colors as he swims around. He goes from blue to copper to green to a pinkish color. That's why his name is Ozzy. He changes colors like the horses on the Wizard of Oz. He looks like a flamenco dancer when he swims

  5. Oh, I have a python--necessary for the 55 too! :) I'm not entirely sure it's gonna be long enough--it's probably 2 feet too short with my luck LOL! The thing is ancient anyway--maybe time for a new one!

    Here are pix of it set up with the guy's cichlids (he donated them back to the excellent LFS):

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    I love that it's so deep--I like my driftwood and need it, anyway, for Titus (BN pleco), but now that George is so big it does seem to take up a lot of the tank! George will have plenty of room to get past the driftwood in the new tank!

    Love it, nice and big

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