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Starting the planning stage for a spring build. I have outgrown my indoor tanks and the boss said no more indoors, lol. First question can i put a pond in full sun?
 
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not only that, but...(lean in closer)...you can...(I gotta whisper this, so no one else gets any more ideas)...you can put in a LARGER one than you think you can! Do I see LPS on the horizon???
 

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Where do you live as will the pond get a lot of heat?
 
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not only that, but...(lean in closer)...you can...(I gotta whisper this, so no one else gets any more ideas)...you can put in a LARGER one than you think you can! Do I see LPS on the horizon???
If it is anything like tanks then LPS could be an issue. Lol started with a 10 gallon and was told no more inside @ 2-500 gallons and 3 - 150 gallon tanks.
 
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If it is anything like tanks then LPS could be an issue. Lol started with a 10 gallon and was told no more inside @ 2-500 gallons and 3 - 150 gallon tanks.
you've got aquariums that are LARGER than a lot of newbie posters already, so you should be good to go for that 5K pond, methinks!!
 

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If it's deep like 3ft or more should be ok in full sun but if not you can add a shade sail in the high heat.
 
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Build it as big as you can so you dont have to make it bigger later.

Seriously think about filtering exclusively with a maintenance free bog from the get go.
It's the best improvement I've made over the years. Don't waste your money on inadequate high maintenance store bought filters.
 

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We are hot and miserable here. My ponds are all full sun with no issues. I do not shade them at all. Yours will be fine without shade. One of my ponds is 5ish feet deepest, deepest part, others are anywhere from 18 inches to 3 feet.

Welcome to the forum!
 
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Seriously think about filtering exclusively with a maintenance free bog from the get go.
It's the best improvement I've made over the years. Don't waste your money on inadequate high maintenance store bought filters.
see? This is why PJ is prez of the BFC, earning his money every day on the forum! I forgot to mentioin this tidbit but not our beloved Prez! Good on you, PJ!
 
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