Hello... my name is Shell-fish and I have an addiction

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    Shell-Fish

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    ...well not much of an addiction but more of a bug.

    I've always been fascinated with anything that lives and breathes in water ever since I fell in to my local park river by accident and caught glimpses of water life for brief few seconds before my uncle pulled me out. No serious harm but a little wet behind the ears :)

    Ever since that point, I've been a keen fish enthusiast since keeping, looking after fish is kinda like my zen as I get enjoyment out of it.

    Now currently, I have a 240 reef tank going on to an upgrade to a 500 litre 5x2x2 ft. Soon as I can finish off the room painting (bit of a lazy sod mode at the moment)

    Now for the pond..... my current patio pond is just a wee 200 litre pond with about 7 shubunkins (originally 5 but have spawned) and my next upgrade I want to make my zen where Instead of a rectangle pond sitting on top of my slabs, want something where I can add plants, have a safe haven for fry and also enough space for the fish. I'm not going on full on koi as would need a fair size setup so will be easy starters for now.


    Current tank pics so not much to view. All filter is from a oase internal filter pump with water fountain and UV. Netting made as DIY attempt to stop heron bird snatching fish like it did last time, lost 3 :(


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    My next stage is once we have the garden all redone, make a proper patio pond but need some advise on how I can make a custom design pond using brickwork and also have accessories hidden with a small waterfall.

    Wish me luck :)
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    You certainly have come to the right place. This is a great community with a lot of friendly folks...and, you get a lot of answers and good advice.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Welcome!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    sissy sissy

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    welcome and we are addicted also but we can help each other
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Hello! Welcome to our family!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome! Glad you joined.

    Start a construction thread and we will all help you with any questions you have.
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Hey Shell-Fish, welcome aboard :D.
     
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    Hi,
    Welcome to the group.
     
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