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As long as no lightening! Then I stay in, no umbrella holding wandering the yard.
Oh come on now @addy1 - live dangerously!

Actually lightening scares me half to death - we were camping when I was a kid and my older cousin was sitting in a metal lawn chair at the edge of the tent and the chair got struck by lightening. Burned the back of his legs, deafened him for about a week and made the loudest CRACK I've ever heard. Something you never forget! We did tease him in later years because the hair never grew back on the backs of his legs - we would tell him "I can still smell it burning!"
 
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It scares me, we had horrendous lightening storms in AZ streaks non stop hitting the ground, great to watch storms from the inside!
 

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I need to add about an 1" of water which is probably 50-75 gallons I'm guessing. Will this small amount be ok to add directly from the hose? Can I add the water followed by Prime?
When I top off my pond I do not add anything. I put the hose at the top of the waterfall and turn it on slow.
 
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It scares me, we had horrendous lightening storms in AZ streaks non stop hitting the ground, great to watch storms from the inside!
Ohhhh the monsoons.............we get some of the Arizona leftover storms sometimes, they can be scary.
 

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm, seem to be getting ads where they don't belong from people who joined on exactly the same date and are just now posting.
 
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Currently the pond has been up and running for two weeks. I added (30) 2inch goldfish at day 3 with Aquascape starter bacteria. When I test with the API freshwater kit my eyes are telling me that my ammonia is still at 0 and my nitrites are 0 as well. PH is 8.2 and water temp is 78f. On the other hand the fish seem to be doing fine. They are very active and eating every other day with omega flakes. I figured at the two-week mark I would see some activity on the test kit but I guess if the fish I doing well then nothing really to see here huh
 

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That's a lot of goldfish in a pond your size - how many gallons did you say you have? I know they're 2 inches long now but they'll be 6 or 8 inches long when full grown and goldfish breed like crazy. I hope they all survive but you may want to start planning some re-homing!
 
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That's a lot of goldfish in a pond your size - how many gallons did you say you have? I know they're 2 inches long now but they'll be 6 or 8 inches long when full grown and goldfish breed like crazy. I hope they all survive but you may want to start planning some re-homing!
1000 gallons. I have plans of removing quite a few once they grow
 
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If you bring them to your brand new pond that doesn't have step one in the evolution of a pond / that being some algae on the rocks you have no food for salamanders, frogs or what they eat to feed upon . The frogs will disappear quickly and move overland in search of what we would consider a dirty old smelly pond.
 
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If you have frogs in your area, they will find you. I think moving in a wild creature and expecting it to stay is rather futile. Our natural frog population spikes and falls throughout the pond season. Yesterday we had dozens... just a few weeks ago we had one or two. We saw a big bullfrog try to catch and eat a smaller frog - small frog got away... this time! If history repeats itself, he/she will soon clear out a lot of the small frogs - either by making a meal of them or scaring them off - and will then move on. All the frogs in the pond were real jittery yesterday - usually they will just sit quietly and assume you can't see them, but they were leaping for cover at the first sign of any movement. They all know the big bully is there.
 
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If you bring them to your brand new pond that doesn't have step one in the evolution of a pond / that being some algae on the rocks you have no food for salamanders, frogs or what they eat to feed upon . The frogs will disappear quickly and move overland in search of what we would consider a dirty old smelly pond.
I brought back 5. There are no frogs in my area that would naturally find this pond and call it home. I really dont see the difference from relocating them as opposed to buying in a pet store.

As I move into the 4th week since adding water there is already algae forming on the rocks, the liner is slimy and the water has that green/brown tint to it. I can barely see the bottom anymore. It looks like new pond syndrome to me which hopefully gives these frogs the food they need. Plus theres always crickets, flush mosquitoes and other bugs around.

If you have frogs in your area, they will find you. I think moving in a wild creature and expecting it to stay is rather futile. Our natural frog population spikes and falls throughout the pond season. Yesterday we had dozens... just a few weeks ago we had one or two. We saw a big bullfrog try to catch and eat a smaller frog - small frog got away... this time! If history repeats itself, he/she will soon clear out a lot of the small frogs - either by making a meal of them or scaring them off - and will then move on. All the frogs in the pond were real jittery yesterday - usually they will just sit quietly and assume you can't see them, but they were leaping for cover at the first sign of any movement. They all know the big bully is there.
But like I mentioned above, there are no frogs in the area so what's the difference between moving them from a different location vs buying in the store? I cant guarentee they will stay but rather hope they will stay
 
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Well, one difference is no one buys frogs in a pet store that they intend to keep in an outdoor pond, at least that I know of. You can buy bullfrog tadpoles here, but good luck getting those to stick around once they are full-on frog. For one thing they are very territorial hunters, so something has to give if you have more than one. We've had lots of bullfrogs over the years but never more than one at a time. We've even noticed the smaller frogs are territorial in the pond - they all pick their spot and pretty much stick to it for hunting.

How far from home did you transport these frogs? There's no harm in bringing them (as long as they are native to your area - you don't want to bring in a non-native species). - I would just keep my expectations low about them sticking around.
 

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My frog population comes and goes, at times tons other times just a few.
 
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