So even though I know I shouldn't impulse buy.... I bought a pond today. It's one of the 145 gallon pre-formed liners from Menards. I also got Tetra's kit with the filter, pump and fountain. What else do I need to do? I know I need to get it cycling but I'm curious as to whether it is the same concept as a tank (6-8 weeks for full cycle) or different? Can you use TSS in a pond? I have NOT bought any fish yet (c'mon, I'm not THAT dumb ) so a fishless cycle is ok with me. Obviously I'd rather have them sooner but I can force myself to be patient. I'll just buy pond plants instead :;laughing I guess I basically need a run-down of what a pond entails. How often do you clean it, do you do water changes or just top offs, do you use a water conditioner like Prime or something else, etc.