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I've just setup this small pond and waterfall in my backyard. I'm considering adding some fish and/or aquatic plants. My main reservations would be the small size of my pond (maybe 150gal total capacity) and the climate. Not sure I can (or want to try) keep the thing from freezing solid. Maybe I can rig up a greenhouse in the winter.

Wish I had come here first to get some ideas, dos, don'ts, etc. My background is in fish tanks, and things are maybe not always the same in ponds.

I used a 10x15 45mil epdm liner with underlayment, an MD750 for circulation, a DIY skimmer/sump for the filter and pump out of 2 7gal buckets, and all the rocks came from the backyard makeover project that the pond is only a small part of. Still have some finishing touches, but going pretty well so far.

Short video... https://photos.app.goo.gl/REzfeR7VoS92afMw5
 

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addy1

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Welcome to the forum!
Nice set up!
 

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Welcome! Some stores are happy to take fish back in the fall, especially if not too big. A couple of goldfish or some rosy red minnows perhaps.
 
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