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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.
I already asked them
But that tree bares fruit so they cant cut it down
Hope for the best i guess
Trial and error
Charged to experience i guess

All i wanted is to have lota of guppies in that pond
I just love the different colors
 
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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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This what i have now 85 gallon i have one water lily in there too with those plants
I put in a divider so these plantz will not tangled up with the lily
I think i have abput 6 guppies in there
Some died
Hoping its ok now that i put that water treatment

For my round tub i put in one water lily
Male and female guppy
 
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Every time you add new water you will need to add the de-chloronater /Chlormine treatment according to how much water you add.
 

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I have read that if you put in too much it won't hurt unless you put in a gallon and the water starts foaming up maybe. You could take a container like for instance for a gallon or 5 gallon bucket and treat that for the correct amount and then pour that treated water into your pond.
 
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Thanx for all the help guys
I think my fishes are now very happy
Their now swimming all over up and down
Not like before they stay at the bottom
 
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Glad you are happy w/your fish and wow your lily is blooming and it's a pretty one!
Hahah i bought it like that
They have a lot of water lilies there
Its so hard to choose and all of them are blooming i removed some of the leaves looks betyer that way
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This what i have now 85 gallon i have one water lily in there too with those plants
I put in a divider so these plantz will not tangled up with the lily
I think i have abput 6 guppies in there
Some died
Hoping its ok now that i put that water treatment

For my round tub i put in one water lily
Male and female guppy
It is great, for small fish! You’ll have tons of guppies in no time. When you try for bigger fish, you’ll need bigger containers.
 
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It is great, for small fish! You’ll have tons of guppies in no time. When you try for bigger fish, you’ll need bigger containers.
Maybe someday ill try a small aquaponics
Ok i noticed some of that floating plant is turning brownish i think i really need the sun
Have to monitor the sshades around my house and figuredd out what side has the most sunlight
 
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Taro plant
I need to get a bigger thingy for them roots to grow
And put it in the pond
 
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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.
Wjen i bought my pond
The guy told me about that
He ssid once i know whish side is lower when i put water drill a hole in there

But what i did
I drilled holes on 4 corners
So no matter which side is lower water will drain
And also if to much rain getting in i have more holes for deain out
 
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I just have this wild idea about using mangroves
But can they survied on a fresh water
Ived only seen them on salt water
 
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Question here pls

Can i use pump to keep my pond clean?
Im thinking of getting one of those solar pond pump
 
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Question here pls

Can i use pump to keep my pond clean?
Im thinking of getting one of those solar pond pump
You can use it to move water, but you’ll have to devise a filter. For example, I have a power head used to airate water or combined with an under gravel filter. I then attached a bottle with holes cut in the side that I filled with polyester stuffing. This pulls water through the filling, and the stuffing filters out the gunk.this size works ok for my tank, I’m working on trying to find a better container that I can clean when it gets full.
 

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