I hope you are all well.
I entered Aquarium forum into my browser this evening in hope of finding somewhere where i can receive good advice on fish keeping. I am a complete newbie when it comes to fish keeping but i want to learn as much as I can. I recently bought a 55L pond, which I then filled up with water, went to our local fishery, and purchased 8 goldfish and some goldfish food. I then purchased plastic plants to place in and a few floating flowers and ducks for shade and decoration. I did research after this point (which i appreciate should have been done before, but I regrettably took advice from people i know, which was that goldfish do not need much caring for) and most of the information i found baffled me. I did however realise that the pond i had purchased only a week before, was not efficient enough in sizing to accommodate my fish. I then went out last week and purchased a 750L pond, and was advised by the staff that this will accommodate 12 full grown goldfish. I am waiting for assistance in digging this into the ground, but in the meantime i have purchased a solar panel pump (which does 150L per hour) and some other plants etc to go in the pond.
I have really enjoyed fish keeping and only want the best for my fish. If someone can put into a simplified format, exactly what i need and how to do it, it would be really appreciated (by me and my fish!).
I am currently having to clean my pond approximately every 3-4 days. When i first got my pond, i used to catch the fish and place them in a bowl whilst i drained all of the water and scrubbed the pond clean. However, after doing some research i began leaving the fish in to try and not stress them whilst pumping out most of the water to then put fresh in, although, i am not sure if this is right, and any information would be great.
Thank you in advance.