What to do with a 1000 Litre pond??

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  1. Cheetah

    Cheetah Retired moderator

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    I have purchased this 1000 litre (when 80% full) pool on "Bid or Buy” with the specific intention of using it as spontaneous breeding pond for a specific fish….. Only problem is, I do not know what to put in there??

    The pool is 10ft long, 4ft wide and 2ft deep.

    The water will be filtered through a home-made 200litre plastic drum with heating in the drum; will have potted aquatic plants in it, will be erected outside in the garden, and will have netting over to keep the King Fishers out……..

    Any suggestions of what I should put in there???

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  3. Firefly

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    You know, I wanted to try this at the end of the year as well. How about danios or cories?
     
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    I just put a male betta in a unheated 1000l river I build a few days ago. My plans was to put about 15 bettas in there. Unfortunately I found out today (4th day) he has fin rot:sad2:. He's in a recovery tank now. Yours is heated so it is a different story.
    Maybe a huge tetra school ,rainbow fish, plecos or big fish like oscars.
     
  5. Vis

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    First take out that poor family :)
    If it weren't for breeding I would ad some potted plants and reeds like you want to but
    fish wise I would put in a pair of arowanas.

    Breeding wise I might go with some of the bigger gouramis.

    Gerhard
     
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    I already have an outside pond with Bronze and Albino Corries in it..... They are frolicking, but are too young to start multiplying yet.... Danios and Tetras are not really commercially viable in this way.... (they are easy enough to breed conventionally)...... My thinking is towards 6 adult BN's, or one breeding pair Oscars..... (But where to get those)??.... but anything along those lines.
     
  7. PeterWest

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    Why not separate the pond into 8 equal pieces and breed some dwarf cichlid, seeing that they are in such high demand lately?
     
  8. speedz

    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    perhaps you can keep us posted on their progress, i am interested in cories and
    am keen to see if they thrive in that kind of a setup
     
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    Two guppies ;-)
     
  10. Franssny

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    Oscars are easy...just buy 6 or more & I bet you will have some pair off. I Bred them this way very successfully for ages before switching over to marines
     
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    bass hahahaha
     
  12. eel

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    Try gumtree
    Maybe arowanas or giant gourami like vis said.
     
  13. oscar freak

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    wouldnt arowanas(silver) need a bigger pond?maybe someone should start a breeding program for the red and gold ones then maybe the price would come down in years to come

    ---------- Post added at 16:11 ---------- Previous post was at 16:11 ----------

    i would be first in line to buy one
     
  14. SalmonAfrica

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    If only the Reds and Golds weren't blacklisted, that is.

    Arowanas in general aren't really a good choice for breeding in South Africa anyway. There isn't a huge market for them here, mainly because they frow huge. Only so many people have large enough tanks to house them; once you've supplied these people, it pretty much hits a dead end.
     
  15. Trevor Pleco

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    Very entertaining... so you buy a plastic pool on "Bid or Buy, then get a public poll on what to put in it.. that’s hilarious...
    Pease keep us informed on your next purchase, in the meantime I will think of something original to go with it.
    I like this game.
     
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  16. mydummyname

    mydummyname Balala shark

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    hehe i like the way you think!
     
  17. Trevor Pleco

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    Yea, I have to admit I sure get a lot of laughs as well as some really useful advice on TASA. At some stage, perhaps near the festive season we should post a show reel list of all the funnies that have cropped up!

    Talking about arowanas which I see are suggested a couple of times on this post, this pool I'm sure would be too shallow and would certainly need a good net, as they are serious record contenders on the fishy high jump front. Over the years I've filmed them the in the wild in South America and South East Asia, so I've enjoyed the privilege of seeing them in full flight, but that's another post for another day ...
     
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    mydummyname Balala shark

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    lol yip, we can call it the 2010 hilite real or something like that :)

    i feel much the same way about arowanas, saw a beauty at that lfs in kenilworth now the day going for i think it was R400 or 450 must have been about 20cm or more, but knew i'd never be able to keep it with in my community tank and definitely not in a measly 320L.. i've seen them at over 1m in length and i've seen them eat mice whole... scary stuff lol
     
  19. azurekoi

    azurekoi Loaches & Gobies

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    Hey Cheetah - back on topic here... Why dont you try to find some nice barbs - something like Odessa's or Ticto's....massplant an area with Vallis and Hornwort and let them do the rest....We dont see these litlle beauts half often enough and you should get a good price for the babies....
    Otherwise spawning anr rearing Rainbow fish in an outside pond is something that I did very sucsessfully over the years.... Also good resale value....
     
  20. oscar freak

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    or what about siamese algae eaters i'm always hearing stories of ppl buying what they think are SAE but end up with something else not that i know much of such things
     
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    +1 on what azure said
     

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