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Posted June 4, 2015
Approx 500l, only small.
Posted June 3, 2015
Hi, one of my pond babies looks to have ich. Can someone please tell me how to treat this? Can I treat it in the pond with the others? I have absolutely nowhere to quarantine her.
in Goldfish Discussion
Posted April 29, 2015
They are beautiful. I have fish envy.
in When things go wrong! / Obituaries.
Posted April 24, 2015
I just saw the most BEAUTIFUL pure white goldfish in a bowl. I have serious fish envy and if he were mine he would live like a king!
Uuuggghhhhhhh made the mistake of looking through the goldfish tag. 4 single tails in a small bowl. Another single tail in maybe an inch of filthy water. 4 single tails in a CLOCK?!?! Wtf?!?
in Goldfish and Ponds.
Posted April 22, 2015
It's 500l approx, been running about 3 months. It's a container built into a garden bed lol. I have 7 baby comets (I know I'm overstocked).
I have no idea about the filter, my partner set all that up. I'll go find the box and have a look.
Posted April 21, 2015
I'm still "new" at this so sorry for the stupid questions!!
How often do I need to clean the pressure filter? And.. Errr... How do I do that? I really don't want to mess with the filter media, it took me so long to get right lol.
Should I be getting rid of the algae? Some say it's good, some say it's not depending on who I talk to!
How often should I be changing the water? I was topping up about 25% daily but only because I had a leak. That's fixed now so haven't been changing water for the last week. Again, people say different things.
So I have been reading a lot about ponds and winter, but am I right in thinking it doesn't really apply to australia? It obviously doesn't snow here, so has a zero chance of freezing over lol. But it does get quite cold (well, for me!) average max daytime temp of around 15C, night can sometimes get below zero.
Pond is quite shallow, around 40cm deep. Am I ok to leave them outside over winter?
Posted March 20, 2015
Cool names! I named my fish the minute I got them, I'd be devastated if any of them died! I have
Posted March 18, 2015
Lol! I also have a Bonnie!
No advice, but one of my fish is named Clyde too.
Mine are still babies, but my current life goal is to break the world record LOL. I think it's like 44 years?
Does anyone know how to tell how old fish are when you purchase them? My shubunkins are approx 2.5" body length, they're the biggest in the pond at the moment.
Posted March 13, 2015
New goldfish addict here! I want to buy ALL the fish! Although, I seem to be alone in my liking of single tails! I currently have 5 comets and 2 shubunkins, and am pining after a plain old common!
Fancies, while I think some are very pretty, just don't interest me me at all! In fact, I find some of them rather ugly. Lol.
Anyone else?! Or am I strange?
Posted March 11, 2015
Thanks so much shakaho! You're a fountain of knowledge!
Posted March 10, 2015
Edited March 10, 2015 by fishfishfish88
Ok, I did a rough measure with a ruler as it was all I could find, so may not be entirely accurate. 40cm x 50cm x 200cm = approx 400L. Much smaller than I thought, and means I'm overstocked Not sure what to do now.
Posted March 10, 2015
It's stupid hard to get a pic of all 7! Please excuse the crappy iPad quality photo.
I'm in love!
I will measure later this arvo I am so addicted... I see very little money in my future. I want more ponds!
Posted March 9, 2015
Not sure about dimensions at the moment, tape measure is locked away in the man cave lol. The 500L estimate is based on the fact that it's a 600L tub, and I'm possibly losing around 100L off the top as it's not filled up.
This is the filter we got http://www.clearpond.com.au/products/all-products/water-filtration/aquagarden-biologic/aquagarden-biologic-pressure-8000uvc
The water flowing back into the pond is under the water feature, hose hidden behind it.
I am currently doing around 50% water changes every few days. That's why all the glass stones are on the side lol. I found them to be a pain trying to clean the bottom of the pond. No idea what to do with them now!
Lol it's a water feature. Can't see it very well as its dark outside out the moment. the back has LED lights on it so it lights up, but it didn't photograph well.
Pics posted in pond section!
So my partner recently had 10 weeks off work. I think he was bored LOL. Our life savings later...
The water feature even has LED lights and lights up like a disco. It's approx 500L
Ooh I shall head over there!
Thank you! Can I post a pic of my DIY pond here?
Eek, thank you! There's so many differing opinions out there. I've had people tell me I should only have 2 and others tell me I can have up to 10!
I have 7 small ones at the moment. They seem to have plenty of room to swim but I guess they will grow! No common for me then.