Newb w/ a micro pond

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    Ikanahpupok

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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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    Welcome :)
     
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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, your tank is very pretty.
     
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    Thank you
    I might get a bigger laguna pond tank and build
    My self a bigger backyard pond
    100 gallon should be enough i think for tilapia
     
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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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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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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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    Ill be using my old round pond to grow more water floating plants
     
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    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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    Thank yoi for the warm welcome
    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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    Welcome to our forum! That is a cute pond you made!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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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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