Hello from Australia

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    Jase

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    Hello all!

    I live in Australia and have a tiny yard in my apartment complex. I have a small pond with about 10 goldfish in it that I have been slowly building up and recently been taking a lot more interest in as a hobby instead of just a nice serene place to sit after a hard days work. It is only a preformed plastic approx 300L i think pond. nothing compared to some of the beauties here but I love it.
    I intend to pull that out soon and replace it with a lager home built pond with a cascade so I'm sure I will get lots of ideas from here.

    Glad I found this forum as I have many newby questions I will be asking.

    Cheers.
     
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    Welcome Jase!

    Very good to have you join us here in this forum. I know that you will feel at home here. There are so many good folks here that appreciate every fish bowl, pond and water garden and we all love it so much that we like to share ideas. Lot's of great information being exchanged here that you can use to craft your own setup, make it function and look like a dream!

    It is a great hobby and more!

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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    ʍəlɔoɯə ʇo ʇɥə ɟoɹnɯ¡
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lmao does that help him read it!

    Welcome to our group!
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    welcome and any kind of pond is great no matter what .At least you added to the peace of your apartment with it .
     
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    How'd you do that?
     
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    Welcome….all ponds are special:) Kim
     
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    Small ponds can be just a soothing and beautiful as any large pond. I would love to see you small pond! :)

    Big Well come from Canada!!
     
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    If you can keep a 100 gallon pond with 10 fish in it looking good and keep the fish alive, you can surely take care of a bigger pond. Welcome to the group.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    [​IMG] Jase Hey don't you have our warm weather down there now :biggrinangelA:
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :wave: Some of our good friends are about to move to Melbourne, I hear it's a lovely place. They are flying from California on Christmas Eve and they land on Boxing Day, so Christmas for them will be somewhere over the Pacific I guess!
     
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    Of course it does Addy, Jase is on the "conupside tinent"... the continent down under and on the other side of the world from us so you have to write upsde down and from right to left. It's like looking into a mirror you know.

    The "conupside tinet" was a computer error, not my personal typo. I thought I would leave it in place because it sounded funny.

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    Sorry to have to tell you this, Becky, but when your friends cross the date line they will go from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, so there will be no christmas for them this year! :disappointed_anim:
    BTW, welcome to the forum, Jase.
    John
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks!

    I had read that the water to fish ratio is approx 80 gallons to 1 fish? If thats the case I have too many fish. I keep the water clean with lots of plants and all the fish seem pretty happy and relaxed. even eating from my hand. Only one instance of 'Ich' but that was introduced by a new fish but managed to rid the pond of that with all fish accounted for.
    I will be doing a lot of reading as there is so much to take in!

    I Love my Goldies- Our summer has started here but it's still a bit cool for my liking. Pretty soon it will be scorching though.

    If I can work out how to upload a photo I will put one up.
     
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    Becky, Yep Melbourne is a very liveable city. I kind of compare Melbourne to New York and Sydney to LA. Only problem I have which I suppose is kind of a first world problem is our state won't let us own Koi fish :-( so have to make do with Shubunkens.
     
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