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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 04-18-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By enrgizerbunny
Is there a particular reason that you winter your...

Is there a particular reason that you winter your fish indoors? Koi and goldfish are very cold hardy, especially with a pond that size. You would need to stop feeding them early-mid fall though,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-26-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,305
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Yes the thread is ancient but I have to disagree...

Yes the thread is ancient but I have to disagree with you.

Anecdotal, but adding potassium carbonate raised my pH about double or more that of sodium bicarbonate. I use calcium carbonate in my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-12-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
This is from this morning. I did finally get...

This is from this morning. I did finally get slate around the perimeter.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-12-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Yeah the koi are running with the goldies. The...

Yeah the koi are running with the goldies. The big goldfish are traumatized from when I tried to get rid of all of them and I think they influence the others. But they're all slowly warming up.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-05-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Slowly earning their trust back so that they...

Slowly earning their trust back so that they don't dive to the bottom every time I walk up.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-03-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Brought home two standard koi yesterday and added...

Brought home two standard koi yesterday and added them to the pond with the gazillion Goldies.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 04-21-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
I recommend planning better than I did. It'll...

I recommend planning better than I did. It'll make life easy long term. I did some things right along the way, but there are plenty I won't do again.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 04-18-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
100% DIY. I haven't run power out to the pond...

100% DIY. I haven't run power out to the pond yet, but I have a 20 amp GFCI protected circuit on the foundation wall of my house that runs the pond. Fountain is a 1000 GPH with a UV bulb (bought...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 04-18-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
My pond build thread

Still no koi. Apparently I missed a couple goldies and they've multiplied again so I've got 4 big ones and a couple dozen babies from last summer. They're all terrified and stay in the 5ft section...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 04-18-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
My pond build thread

Pond got really cloudy this winter. Didn't net it and had to clean out a TON of leaves off the bottom. Raked the string algae down to acceptable levels. Cleaned the filter and water cleared up again....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-27-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
My pond build thread

Really happy with my water clarity. The larger fish in this picture were hanging out down around 4 feet and the sticks are at 5. Hard to see with the glare though.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-27-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
My pond build thread

I don't know. I might take them to petco. The babies aren't any larger than a 15 cent feeder so time will tell. Some are changing though. In order to get them out I'll have to get a minnow trap or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-26-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Another thing about the front yard. Be mindful of...

Another thing about the front yard. Be mindful of your local laws. Many places don't allow ponds in the front yard over certain depth because they're a hazard for small children.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-25-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
A doughnut heater and a depth of about 3' will be...

A doughnut heater and a depth of about 3' will be your best bets.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-25-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Yeah there's at least 3 dozen babies. I think...

Yeah there's at least 3 dozen babies. I think what happened was the cold rain caused all of the particles in the water column to settle. I hope I'm wrong and the filter is responsible.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Clear water!!!!!!!

Clear water!!!!!!!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-19-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Haven't decided yet. Might try putting babies in...

Haven't decided yet. Might try putting babies in a small dish and letting the chickens have some sushi. I've lots and lots of black ones.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-18-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
I originally had 4 sheets but I piecemealed two...

I originally had 4 sheets but I piecemealed two more layers and wedged them between the whole circles. Flow seems steady and about the same. Next step is hydra crystal and a fine filter cloth to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Feels great to finally have decent mechanical...

Feels great to finally have decent mechanical filtration on the pond. I have plenty of bio balls in the barrel but up to this point practically no sponges. I now have 6 layers (9 inches!) of matala...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-12-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Added filter media to my filter today! Update on...

Added filter media to my filter today! Update on fish - apparently there was a male and female in the pond so now I have at least 5 decent sized goldies in there and numerous fingerlings swimming...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 07-10-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Well I've finally purchased proper filter media...

Well I've finally purchased proper filter media after a couple years now. Haha. I got 4 half sheets of matala off Amazon.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 06-25-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By enrgizerbunny
In addition to the other sentiments - give it...

In addition to the other sentiments - give it time. Goldfish can live up to 10 years. But probably just genetics though. Quantity over quality is the name of the game at Walmart.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 06-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Once I get the water clear I'll remove them...

Once I get the water clear I'll remove them before adding koi. When I run the electric out to the pond I'll probably invest in a UV light.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 06-09-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
Filter clogged and tore. Will have to develop...

Filter clogged and tore. Will have to develop different solution.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 06-09-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 32,254
Posted By enrgizerbunny
I've seen a glimpse of one. They run in terror...

I've seen a glimpse of one. They run in terror after all the netting when I drained it.
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