Guess What? :-D

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by MaddieLynn, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. MaddieLynn

    MaddieLynnWell Known MemberMember

    These guys:

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    Moved into a new home:

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    And got a new friend in the process!

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    He has a fantail, but he's built a lot like a regular goldfish. He doesn't have a very deep body. He's only slightly fatter than my shubunkins. He seems to be getting along great with everyone else!

    Here are some pics of all the pond inhabitants together. This is a 5 gallon acrylic kritter keeper for size reference.

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    Left to right in the above picture: Unsexed juvenile fantail, female (I think) baby feeder goldfish, female juvie shubunkin (in back), male juvie shubunkin (in front).

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    Here are some pics of the pond being set up. It's a 100 gallon Rubebrmade stock tank.

    First comes the sand...

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    Then the decorations...

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    Then I start filling it up. I dampened the sand before filling it and it really seemed to help it not cloud over.

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    Here it's nearly filled up, and I decided to go ahead and float the fish in bags.

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    And here it is when everyone is released! You can see the male shubunkin and the baby feeder in the bottom left corner.

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    So, what do y'all think?
     
  2. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    looks fun!

    Is it outside? did you sink it or is it above ground?
     
  3. Jake the Fish

    Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    Wow that looks cool.
    It looks like your driftwood didn't sink properly though.lol
     




  4. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    You've done a great job with the pond. Beautiful Goldies!
    Ken
     
  5. OP
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    MaddieLynn

    MaddieLynnWell Known MemberMember

    It's outside and above ground. The driftwood is almost sunk completely now. It's taken around 7-10 days.
     
  6. Tana

    TanaValued MemberMember

    Very cool looking fish and that looks like the same stock tank I have. They will love it in there.

    You might want to consider (if you haven't already) getting some floating pond plants like water lettuce or water hyacinth's if they aren't restricted for you. They'll help provide shade for your hot summers and protection for the fish. Mine love spawning on the long roots.
     
  7. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Great setup :D
    Wish I had the room to do that even if it was just for the summer
     
  8. shellbell4everWell Known MemberMember

    Looks fantastic!!!what kind of filter are you going to use?I was thinking of looking into a small pond like that :)
     
  9. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    That looks fabulous! Congratulations on your new goldfish and I'm sure all of your goldfisyh are loving their new home!
     
  10. Furallicah

    FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Very nice set up congrats!
     
  11. OP
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    MaddieLynn

    MaddieLynnWell Known MemberMember

    I'm building a homemade filter using a powerhead for a motor. It's going to be a small rubbermaid tub filled with filter media that the powerhead pumps water through.
     




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