New pond in DFW


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Hi all - just built a new pond in Fort Worth. it is 6' x 12' (6' x 6' for fish 6' x 6' for bog) - about 895 gallons. So far I have an Iris, some grass, parrots feather and a leopard plant. I am going to add some ruby reds for mosquito control and schooling plus about 4 fancy goldfish. We will see how everything does, and will add more if needed.
I have a 20 gallon settling tank fed by a bottom drain. I pump from that to the bog and to a 32 gallon bio filter. The bio filter feeds the waterfall.
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great job and to hide the tank you coud plant some banana plants or elephant ear as a back drop
 
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That is what I am thinking - needs to be shade tolerant
 

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Once your bog gets going good you might be able to remove the tank. I only use a bog as my filter, it is big about 1/4 - 1/3 the size of my pond, maybe more.
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so looks like you are an inventive builder like me you have to look outside the box
 
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Very pretty pond!

Add the minnows if you want them, but I'll guarantee you the goldfish will eat any mosquito larvae that try to hatch in your pond. If the surface is constantly moving, mosquitoes will avoid you anyway.
 

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