Hi, my name is Jim. I live in Loma Linda, CA., and I would like to chat with other members in SOCAL who keep Fancy Goldfish in outdoor ponds. I have two ponds at the moment, a 300 gal. above ground wooden pond with Koi/Goldfish that I built from recycled materials from previous projects, and a preformed Turtle pond that's approx. 150 gal.,and I keep Fancy Goldfish in aquariums indoors. As for non water animals, I have six Dogs, a Blue/Gold Macaw, an Umbrella Cockatoo, an African Grey Parrot,as well as a dozen or so smaller birds in an outdoor aviary. I am also a member of the Goldfish Keepers Forum. I hope to hear from you. Thanks, Jim.