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    Aquascape 3500

    THE POND GUY also sells them and sells parts for them. I bought the 3 500 gallon capacity and my pump is just 2,000 gph. Hopefully it's going to stay together. At any rate, it'll have a hard time being worse than my Smartpond unit.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Pretty bad. The UV sterilizer in my pile of crap SMARTPOND pressurized filter is out again. But I just bought a new, larger, better filter and at long last that SMARTPOND is going into the dumpster!
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    All of a sudden my pond is green

    You need plants, shade and a UV sterilizer.
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    Aquascape 3500

    I recently purchased an Aquascape Ultraclean 3500 pressurized filter to replace my absolutely HORRIBLE Smartpond, "black" 2,000 gph UV filter. This filter uses bio balls and no filter foam and has a back flush system that looks very easy to use. (The back flush on my wanky Smartpond has never...
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    For Sale OASE POND O VAC classic FOR SALE

    Though it's at least 6 years old. It's been used 3 times and has been living in my garage. This is the self emptying model. Pretty handy. Great for heavy algae or debris. Overkill for my ponds. Too much work for me. Works as new. All parts included and in the original box. $75 obo Local pickup...
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    New Midas Cichlids caught in Miami

    These Salvini are also common now in our waterways. I may actually catch some and place them in my vacant pond.
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    What to put in my outdoors pond?

    Itll be fish for me, personally. Each filter is powered by a 1000gph pump. A spray bar and a mixture of filter media. Since they were adequate for a 4 pound Jaguar cichlid and more than 30 4" Midas cichlids, I have no doubt that they'd be adequate for some tropical livebearers. The water returns...
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    What to put in my outdoors pond?

    These are my two repurposed pools that are now fish ponds. 1,760 gallons each side. They have filters of my own design and have been running for about a year. One side had a Giant Jaguar cichlid and the other side had 34 small Midas cichlids that were born in there. Long story short...All fishes...
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    A question about NITRATES.

    Sorry to any of you that better understand this issue. But I need help. I have two 1,600 gallon(ish) fish ponds. One of them has one large Jaguar Cichlid. The other has 4 large Midas Cichlids. They are both filtered by 950GPH pumps feeding spray bars and media filters of my own design. The fish...
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    New Midas Cichlids caught in Miami

    Yes And they are invasive species so it's a win/win.
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    SMARTPOND products from LOWES

    Unbelievable Fast forward several months... The pump took a dump as expected. Smartpond will NOT ANSWER the phone!! (Got some free time? Give it a try..) They also NEVER answer Emails. I went to Lowes with the pump and my receipt. Told them of the warranty. But that I can NOT get in contact...
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    New Midas Cichlids caught in Miami

    I didn't catch these myself. I bought them off of a kid that did. They have taken over some of the waterways in Miami/Dade county from released aquarium fish decades ago. I found a spot where I caught them previously, but now I didn't find any. It's kinda hit and miss
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    New Midas Cichlids caught in Miami

    I got 5 of these guys for one of my new above ground pond projects. There are bright red, pinks and yellows. But I only found golds and one yellow. They have taken over an area of Black Creek down there. And are not too uncommon elsewhere in Dade county.
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    Above ground swimmimg pool as a pond?

    The pumps, plumbing and filter boxes are done. I've ordered a bunch of bio media and it should arrive this week. The top pipe is an inlet spray bar. The lower pipe is the return. The unused fitting will be an overflow pipe to prevent draining the pond if there is a blockage.
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    Above ground swimmimg pool as a pond?

    There is a real issue here with UV exposure on vinyl. Not to mention the hurricane activity. Keeping it as just 2 pools would all too soon lead to a premature failure, I'm sure.
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