How Strong A Pump For 90 Gallon Goldfish Pond Be?

Paloma

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Hey guys!

So I'm hopefully setting up an intex (or similar brand) mini frame pool as a fancy goldfish pond. I have 3 fancies (two oranda and one telescope) which I plan to put in the pool at first, although only two will go in at the beginning because I want one of my other orandas to put on a bit more size before going outside. In time I plan to have 5 to 6 fancies in the "pond".

The intex pool will be 90-96 gallons and I'm wondering how many gph should the filter be? I searched it up on google but I saw like a million bajillion different answers, (from like 2x to 10x your tank size) so I thought I'd ask for myself. I don;t want a flow that will toss my goldies around but enough so that it does it's job for the filter I'll use.

I haven't bought anything yet, I am just calculating costs moving them from inside to out.
 

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You could keep 5 fancy goldfish in your pond, no more than that.

As for the filter, since your pond is pretty heavily stocked I'd go for 900 gallons per hour (or more).
 

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10x volume is my understanding for goldfish, or more. That would be a heavily stocked pond with 5 fish.
 
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