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Gcourtney

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Goldies tend to need more swimming space longwise rather than tall wise so it is not recommended. Also, wood rots with excessive use with water, and can release toxins and eventually mold. Another good pond idea, is to find old farm animal stock tanks that they use for food and water and that can be fashioned into ponds. They can be either plastic or galvanized metal. These can be rigged with a valve for easy draining. You can find some on craigslist. They are usually 20-100 gallons. I don't know much about pumps though.

**I didn't see the part about the pond liner. But still, goldies prefer room to swim back and fourth, rather than up and down. They would be happier in something longer rather than taller (:

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How big is the stock tank? If you don't know the gallons, just give the length, width and height. A 50 gallon tank is big enough for 2 goldies with good filtration. A 100 gallon will be suitable for 3-5.

This thread describes how to make a filter for a stock tank pond. You'll find a lot more information as you browse the pond form.

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When you say 27 inches wide, do you mean height? Like it has a 27 inch depth and 70 inches across? If it is 70x27x12 then it is about 74 gallons. and you can comfortable house 5-6 fancy goldies, or 2-3 single tail goldies.

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That would be 30 gallons, suitable for 1 maybe 2 fancy goldies. This is assuming it is round, not oval, so 27x27x12. Diameter is from one side across the center to the other side. (: You might want to search around for another bigger one before starting a project (:

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The Rubbermaid 50 gallon is a good pond for 2 goldfish. It's a small, shallow pond, so it must be in at least partial shade to avoid overheating in summer.

One fish per 20 gallons is the highest stocking level you should consider in a pond, particularly with fancies, that require higher water quality than long-bodied fish. At that stocking level, you need excellent filtration and a regular water change program. The more water you have per fish, the cleaner your pond, and the easier the maintenance.

Here's another stock tank that is suitable for two goldfish. I have a lot of baby wakin in one of these. The form of the bigger version is much better than the other ~100 gallons tanks. It is shallower and wider, with good surface area.

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