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  1. Nellafish

    Nellafish New Member

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    Good day everyone.
    My husband and myself are newbies to the tropical fishworld. We had koi ponds (dams!) for 25 years and enjoyed our beautifull pet kou fish. Some of them were 60-60 cm long and weight over 8kg. They each had their own name!

    We moved to Boksburg. No koi pond and decided not to engage in the endeavour of desighning and building a new koipond. We are now in the wonderfull and wierd wold of tropical fishkeeping. We have an 800l tank and a 80l tank. Our 800l tank has a sump filter that can contain 200l water. We planned the sump filter in almost the same way we develloped our massive biological and mechanical filters for our 40 000l koi pond. Just on a smaller scale.
    Our 800l tank is a community tank with tropical fish that are suitable for beginners:
    Fish in our tank:
    Fantail guppies
    Platties
    Rio tetras
    Silvertip tetras
    Neon tetras
    Red tip tetras
    Black neon tetras
    Head and taillight tetras
    3 x 6cm kongo tetras
    Two pearl gourami's (8cm) (the congo tetras and the gourami's was given to us because the owner prefered aquascaping)
    Silver dollars
    2 bala sharks
    1 redfin black shark
    6 Angelfish
    1 golden pleco
    1 sailfin pleco
    2 leopard pleco's

    I test our water every Saturday with fluid tests. Our water paramaters are constant within the ideal paramaters. Ph 7, Kh 4, nitrites and ammonia 0, nitrates 25, copper and iron 0, phosphate 4.

    We plan our next aquarium. It will be at least 800l.
     
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  3. Pezulu

    Pezulu Active Member

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    Hi, and welcome to TASA.
    Pics are always appreciated.
     
  4. Super Sywurm

    Super Sywurm Active Member

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    Hallo. My dream is to have a koi pond. I would like to convert a pool into a pond.
     
  5. MariaS

    MariaS Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    Koi ponds are beautiful and when well done, stunning features in your garden
     
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    Nellafish

    Nellafish New Member

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    Thank you for your reactions. We feel welcome and look forward to a long and lekker forum relationship!

    We are more than willing to share koi pond tips on a private email.
    Have a lovely day.
     
  7. Reedfish

    Reedfish Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum
     
  8. Pierré Schoonraad

    Pierré Schoonraad Rainbow Freak

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    Hi and welcome to TASA. Waiting for pics

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  9. ArchMule78

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    Hello and welcome....can't wait to see the pics...

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