A few know I resently saved a red ear slider from my lfs who was housed in a tank with 2 Oscars... now to stop the arguments that i know will/would follow yes I paid $20 for her so to some that's not saving and really I don't care she is happy and that's all I care about... Now I have talked with dad and shown him pictures of what i am invisioning and he likes the idea.. the area will be about 12ft by 12ft maybe a foot or so longer. I would like to get a pond that is maybe 150-200 gallons. I read that when the ground gets muddy from rains turtles will dig so i plan to go maybe 6" below ground with 2x4s and then go up 3ft with decorative fencing to keep the dogs out... Now this would be my first pond ever... what will i need to know to run it right? Are there any turtle safe plants that can be planted in the ground that if she was to chew on it I wouldn't have to worry... also would it be safe to put a few feeder goldfish in the pond for her to catch if she gets hungry? Is it even safe for her to eat goldfish? Any and all info for RES and pond care would be much appriciated!