Stocking questions for pond noob.

elisa001

Member
Hi everyone, I have owned fancy goldfish for a few years and wanted to build them a pond. I was aiming for around 300 gallons. My goal is to only have to do 1 large water change a month. I thought it would be good to give each goldfish 50 gallons to itself so does 6 goldfish and an albino pleco sound ok for stocking?

Is my water change plan reasonable? If so can I have more goldfish without increasing water changes?
 

MrBryan723

Member
Your plan seems mostly reasonable. You would have to test your water to see if the monthly changes would be enough or not. I assume, as they're still small your schedule will work fine, but as they grow larger you might have to go to something closer to every other week or so. I would say 50ppm nitrates is a good goal to not go over for a goldfish pond. The lower the better of course.
 

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