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Aloha everyone
Im a new member here
I just started my first micro pond
I have guppies on it since they are one of the easiest to take care
And i have small fishes on the top filter
Mainly to eat those pest eggs mosquito
My pond is a 30 gallon from lowes
I have a simple pump to pump the water aboved
Then i added rocks and filter so those dirt will not go back to the bigger pond
Pls feel free to add a sugestion if im doing it the right way
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Thank you for the warm welcome

If im success withthis set up
I want to try a tilapia or carp
For food
With bigger pond ofcourse
 
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Thqnx guys

So yesterday i noticed some baby fishes were swimming inside the water lettuce and on the leaves
Should i removed those babies in the pond of just let it go
 
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Welcome to the GPF!

Guppies are going to breed like, well, guppies. I would just let them control the population on their own if I were you - don't feed them and they'll take care of it.

I have to ask - 100 gallons for how many tilapia? I know they farm raise tilapia in very crowded conditions, but that's one of the reasons why farm raised fish is far less desirable than wild caught - you may be able to keep the fish alive in poor conditions, but it doesn't make for healthy fish.
 
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I end up with a 75 gallon for my guppies
I used tap water
Should i use treatment for the water?
Do i need air pump for them
Or this set up is fine?

Thanx
 
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Welcome to the GPF!

Guppies are going to breed like, well, guppies. I would just let them control the population on their own if I were you - don't feed them and they'll take care of it.

I have to ask - 100 gallons for how many tilapia? I know they farm raise tilapia in very crowded conditions, but that's one of the reasons why farm raised fish is far less desirable than wild caught - you may be able to keep the fish alive in poor conditions, but it doesn't make for healthy fish.

Thank you for the warm welcome
Ill hold for the tilapia
I wanna .ake sure i know what im doing first
 
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Welcome to the forum! :)
Thank yoi for the warm welcome
Yes use dechlorinater for your water if they put Chlorine/Chloramine in your water where you live otherwise the fish will all die or suffer ill effects. http://pondplace.com/dangersofchlorine.aspx
Thanx i just used that today
Hopefuly theyll be fine now
Another thing i juat bought a water lily only to find out it needs 4 to 6 hours of sunlight
I have about 2 hours of sunlight only
My neigjboors tree is blocking the sun
 

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@Ikanahpupok any way you can talk your neighbor into trimming that tree.................maybe offer to help or give a gift of a nice bottle of wine :)
The lilies will need lots of sunshine to bloom. You already bought the lily so all you can do is give it a try.
 
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As for raising fish for food, look into hydroponics. A lot of folks use the ibc totes, with many of them. Or you could buy an above ground pool, if you have the space. I was using my pool as a pond, but I’m on well water, so I didn’t have to worry about chemicals in the water ( until the field south of me got sprayed and caused a die off) My best advice is do lots of research, talk to others, learn before you get your fish.
Guppies are great easy fish. One thing to watch for is weather, rain can flush fish out.
 

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