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Where should who go?


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Well my fish have come inside, they were very hard to catch. We were able to save 2 snails as well to which my daughter named Fisherman and Princess. I'm just wanting to make sure what the accomodations are alright.

I have about half of my water hyacinths (12 of 24) in the preformed pond in the basement. From filling it with 5 gallons buckets it is between 75-80 gallons and has a bucket filter from a 5 gal bucket that was used in the pond. I have 1 fantail (3-4" body), 1 pearlescale (maybe 1 1/2") , 2 commons (one 2" and one 2 1/2") and 1 watonai (2" body).

For a second set up I have the girls wading pool. I calculated it to be about 30 gals. (40" diameter and I'll fill it around 6.5-7 inches, the height is 8 inches) I plan on wintering the rest of the hyacinths, the pennywort and I have the fountain pump to use until I set up a second bucket filter.

So my question IS....

Where should who go?

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I get about 38 gallons for the wading pool, and that's with a lot of surface area, so it's fine for two fish. The fantail is a big fish, so I would want it in the bigger pond with more volume. I'd say the pearlie and the watonai in the smaller pond and the commons and fantail in the larger. But a lot depends on personalities. You can always change them around.

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I erred on the side of caution when it came to gallonage. I was thinking that the wading pool would be good for the commons since they could zoom around in an uninterrupted circle. The preformed pond is only 4 1/2 ft long. Once I get the pool set up I'll further with details.

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Ok picture time :)

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That is the whole set up.

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Monster the biggest fish

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The pearlescale, don't mind the water colour it's from the leaves, I haven't deadheaded the plants, cleaned the roots or de mudded the filter. Working on getting th epumps working first.

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Don't know if that one works, doesn't on my comp.

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All my plants in desperate need of deadheading.

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Where all the fish currently are.

I'd say I have more than 50 gals in the wading pool. It's filled almost to the brim to cover the pump and I was hauling a LOT of 5 gal buckets down the stairs.

So who do you think should go where?

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Update: I manage to clean the filter sponges out a bit so the water is looking clearer. I also broke my back doing most of the deadheading and leaf removal that I could. It's looking a little cleaner but the fish are looking hungry, can't decide whether I should feed them peas or repashy first.

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