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How to start a fish-pond?
08-19-2014, 11:41 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-19-2014, 11:42 AM by tess pfeif.)
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How to start a fish-pond?
I have enjoyed caring for fish in a tank and have a lovely little pond in my backyard that I would love to begin filling with fish. Sadly, I'm not quite sure where to start

[Image: final-pond.jpg]

For reference, my pond resembles that one. It is a little bigger with a taller two-level waterfall.

Koi are definitely an option, but I was wondering what are some other fish that could do well in a pond? I would like to have some diversity and not have all one type of fish, if possible.

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Also, are there merits in making in making a pond have "bi-levels" or a little half tunnel like the gorgeous pond pictured here? Also, are there any must-have plants? This is a bit of a far-off project and I wouldn't start until spring. Just wanted some opinions.

Thanks so much!
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08-20-2014, 03:16 PM,
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RE: How to start a fish-pond?
Hello tess, I am not able to see your images. Could you please provide the correct links?

Where do you live? Nope, I am not asking for your address. Just need to know which state to get a good idea on the weather conditions there. Smile
How big is your pond? It is the best to know how many gallons of water it can hold. So we can get a good idea on how many fish and what kind of fish you are able to put in there.

A fish pond should be set up similar to an aquarium. It will need a filter system running 24/7 to get rid of the ammonia. Unless you have a huge pond with tons of plants but only a handful fish.

Koi is probably the number one choice for an outdoor pond. The choices for outdoor pond fish species are actually very limited. I am not sure why, maybe it is because they can easily turn into invasive species unlike the tropical fish species.
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