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    Crunchie

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    Hi everyone,
    A year and a half ago I had my three goldfish breed in an aquarium. We saved 30 eggs thinking we'd be lucky to raise 1 or 2 to keep in the aquarium but we ended up with 27 raised to a couple of inches.

    We couldn't keep them all so placed them in an indoor pond in the local council buildings. However we found out recently that they're pumping in untreated tap water in order to top it up and my babies have been dying off. I have since taken all of my fish back and have them in tanks dotted about my flat so I'd like to build a pond to keep them myself.

    We've got as far as marking the place but I think I'll need to get more advice before we continue also we need a pickaxe to break up the stoney ground.
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    Welcome to the forum Crunchie, and good luck with your project. Sorry I can't help with the pickaxe! You do realize this hobby is addictive, don't you?
    John
     
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    welcome and glad you saved some of your fish as some places think water is water and don't realize it is treated .I hope you post pics of your sight .How deep do you plan to go and how big do you want your pond and how do you plan to filter it and what are your average temps get to where you live as that will help us understand what you want to do
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    [​IMG] Crunchie
     
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    Welcome to the forum....
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Glad you joined Crunchie, [​IMG]

    We will love to help you with your pond build!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)
     
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    Sounds like a paddling pool might come to the rescue. Every lounge should have one

    Regards, andy
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    Welcome to our humble group of pond junkies. 'Ponders Anonymous'...............lol
    some answers may dazzle you with brilliance; some may baffle you with bull$h!t ...it's your job to discern between the two..... I wish you luck......lol
     
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    Go back, it's a trap!!!

    Welcome to the group.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    no go to the water go to the water
     
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    Welcome to the Forum!
     
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    whiskey Always trying to perfect something fishy

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    oh dear they shoot the last person in.......ONLY JOKING.....WELCOME
     
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    sissy sissy

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    oh gosh whiskey why not scare scare the day lights out of them LOL
     
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    whiskey Always trying to perfect something fishy

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    welcome jock from english only joking about ...very friendly bunch here with many a helping hand to solve or advise you. :highfive:
     
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    Welcome! You'll find alot of great folk on this here forum! Dont let em fool ya with scare tactics it's all fun!
     
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