New pond in Ohio

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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    I started my pond on labor day 2016. Around 850 gallon. I think. Started with one diy waterfall filter full of lava rock and watercress on top. And a UV clarifyer.
    Seven feeder goldfish, two pots of yellow flag iris, one pot of dwarf cattails and one chunk of hornwart.
    Everything survived the winter with 4 inches of ice.
     
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    Hi patfish. It sounds very nice. Welcome to the forum. My pond is all goldfish too. Post some pictures when you can!
     
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    Good to have you with us! Yes, we love to see pictures.
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    Welcome to a fellow Buckeye :)
     
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    Welcome to our forum! Nice pond you built
     
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    Welcome and that looks bigger than you say and love it .Retaining wall block is great
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    This spring I added two more lava rock filters and one of them has the watercress in it on the bottom of the pond. Fish love that one.
    Also added a pleco named Hoover and seven trapdoor snails and my fish count is up to 14.
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    The widest part is 6 ft and longest is 10 ft and deepest is 3 ft
     
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    remember fish will have babies and plants in filters always do a better job at cleaning the pond water .My koi ate my trapdoor snails .Watercress is great in salads and is supposed to help with your health an helps keep cancer at bay
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    I told myself to stop getting fish...about 4 fish ago.
    The watercress roots like crazy, I bought a handful in produce dept for $1.50 I now have 2 large filters full of it. One under the water. I was told you can eat it if you are willing to drink the water it is grown in... I'll stick with doughnuts.
     
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    I am a vegetarian and water from my filter pads I put in my veggie gardens and the love it .Sad to say I have to buy more since I over ate my watercress and did not leave enough leaves for it to survive . Some Hydroponics uses fish ponds to feed the veggies they grow
     
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    Very nice pond. You may want to cool it on buying more fish and leave some room for babies. My goldfish pond went from 8 fish to over 50 in 5 years and I didn't buy a single one! Here is a picture of some of them before I moved and expanded my pond. Only two of the fish in the picture were bought in a store. The rest just showed up!

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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    Wow
    They look great though
    I will stop, I swear, I can stop at any time
    I'm not an addict
    I just wanted one of each color, and pattern,and and and
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! (y)
     
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    and you are addicted :LOL:
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    Ok, one more fish

    I swear that's it

    My daughter's beta from an ex was potentially in danger (reminded her of him)

    I'm going to see if he will behave in the pond. At least till fall. If I didn't take him from her, I don't know where it would be swimming.

    I've seen videos of good and bad behavior with Beta in a community tank. He will have the opportunity for natural food he should have and space to hide and call his own.
     
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    Patfish Ignore the mask and cape

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    Today was good. I let the Beta fish in the pond and he is exploring and not afraid or aggressive. I saw my pleco for the first time in weeks. Thought he was gone. And flipped over a rock to show my wife the pleco and there were two trapdoor snails. Then I noticed our first baby
     
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