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Hello everyone. Just wanted to say a quick hello to all and to thank you for the advice I've gathered here. I'm not really good at keeping up with forums (such as posting and stuff) so forgive me for not introducing myself earlier. I was advised to join this forum and another since I wanted to learn more about the care of goldfish. Even though I've been in the hobby for quite some time, there's always plenty more to learn :)

Anyway, thanks again. This seems like a nice place.

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Welcome to Koko's.  I just saw pictures of a pond on another thread, and we need to know more about that!

Hi Shakaho! Thank you. Let's see, where to start. I've had the pond since 2006 or 2007. It was my gateway to all things aquatic (had fish when I was a kid but can't remember much then). I got a few comets to start and before you know it, I was overloaded with offspring. I eventually rehomed them because I preferred fancy goldfish more. I had my mix of fancy goldfish up until a few months ago when disaster struck. I came home one day to an empty pond! My pump had fallen over and drained the pond! My poor fish that I had for years didn't stand a chance. :( I fixed the issue and now I'm in the process of restocking my pond. I currently have 5 fish and one on the way!

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I almost drained a pond once.  It cost me some fish, but not directly because of the low water.  Last summer, the city was supplying us with toxic water -- something that wasn't acknowledged for 6 months. It took me almost as long to realize that every fish I lost that summer had been exposed to a large water change shortly before.  I normally use continuous drip water exchange at a rate of 10% a day.   

 

I like to put  a submersible pump in a box with holes in the top similar to those little box "filters" (which are nice pre-filters).  I'm currently working on moving all of my pumps out of the ponds.

 

 

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