5-minute Pond

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5-minute Pond

ParadiseBreeder
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24 Jun 2006, 02:35 #1

Good evening y'all. I'm so excited. I've wanted a pond in the worst way for along time & with a dog & kids it's just been hard & then we moved to a house with a small yard. I had a large table foiuntain that looked like a flat terra cotta pot. I turned it into a mini pond on my back patio. I put in green aquarium gravel. river rock & a couple small plants, a floating silk lily & fake plaqstic frog & it looks really neat.
It holds about 4 gallons of water & sits so nicely on a wooden barstool. It has a pump just like any fountain & I got 7 little feeder comets to put in it. The kids love it & it's a nice addition to our little patio. I've had the crazy fountain just sitting for 3 yrs & finally decided to do something with it.
Of course I plan to change the water...at least partially...on a very regular basis & when the cold weather comes I can move my little pond inside. If Robyn will let me I'll forward a pic to her & maybe she can post it. I can';t seem to get my pics to post, even from photobucket...it says they're too big.
Y'all have a good evening!

Val
Pets: mated pair of blue paradise fish, 100's of their babies, a dog (half border collie/half golden retriever), 2 super kids & a wonderful husband.
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jessw931
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24 Jun 2006, 04:03 #2

i would love to see it i am trying to get ideas for a mini pond myself!! ca you email me a pic? jessw931@hotmail.com
pop up pond with 4 goldfishy
outside 30 gal pond no fishy there are in
25 chickens
2 turkey
2 goats
shetland pony
3 kids!!!
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Jayesh
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24 Jun 2006, 11:41 #3

I have a 2 minute pond with daphnia!
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ParadiseBreeder
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24 Jun 2006, 17:57 #4

I'll try...as soon as I get one up. It's just too adorable & just the right size.
Pets: mated pair of blue paradise fish, 100's of their babies, a dog (half border collie/half golden retriever), 2 super kids & a wonderful husband.
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Robyn
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24 Jun 2006, 23:06 #5

It sounds cute. Sure, you can send me a photo to post. It is my "duty" to tell you that a 4 gallon pond or tank is not large enough for one goldfish let alone seven of them. I hope you can find a larger home for them before they grow. You know what would be perfect in a 4 gallon pond in the summer, don't you? Paradise fish!
Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 2 dwarf hamsters, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (20 or 50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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ParadiseBreeder
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25 Jun 2006, 02:01 #6

Lol I put the baby girl in there & she hated it. I'm also afraid she'd jump (I don't hafta tell you they're jumpers). I got 7 because I figured at least 3 would pass on & yes I'll find a bigger place for them. I don't want them to get too big anyway. I also thought about minnows or something small (white clouds?). I figured 7/$1...
Pets: mated pair of blue paradise fish, 100's of their babies, a dog (half border collie/half golden retriever), 2 super kids & a wonderful husband.
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Robyn
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26 Jun 2006, 18:19 #7

Yes, paradise fish love to jump but goldfish will too. I usually suggest covering small ponds to keep the fish from jumping and also to keep hungry predators out.
Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 2 dwarf hamsters, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (20 or 50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

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http://www.pondshowcase.com
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Paradise2
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02 Jul 2006, 23:33 #8

Well my little mini-pond is doign well. Lost 2 fish since I set it up but they're feeders so I'm not surprised. Jess I'm sending the pic to you & Robyn so maybe Robyn can post it for me. Y'all have a good one!

Val
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jessw931
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03 Jul 2006, 02:56 #9

thanks so much for the pic paradise!!!!! i am going to try to copy your idea :P if thats ok with you!!!! i love it. it is very cute!!
pop up pond with 4 goldfishy
outside 30 gal pond no fishy there are in
25 chickens
2 turkey
2 goats
shetland pony
3 kids!!!
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Paradise2
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03 Jul 2006, 17:53 #10

Be my guest. I'd like the idea to catch on...I think it'd be good for folks in apartments or retirement living places. Also if you have a small yard like me it's very inexpensive & easy. It's portable so I can take it inside in the winter. I'm glad you like it. And call me Val...it's easier to type lol.
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Robyn
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03 Jul 2006, 22:08 #11

Here's Val's pond. She provided this text:

"The pond's on a barstool & the silver thing on the left is the dog's dish. Underneath the pond I have a cd player in a shelf. You may or may not be able to see a couple little orange fish just beneath the outflow."

Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 2 dwarf hamsters, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (20 or 50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

Fishiedude ribaward
http://www.fishpondinfo.com
http://www.pondshowcase.com
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jessw931
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04 Jul 2006, 14:33 #12

thanks val i will after holiday we are going on mini vac!!!
pop up pond with 4 goldfishy
outside 30 gal pond no fishy there are in
25 chickens
2 turkey
2 goats
shetland pony
3 kids!!!
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Paradise2
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05 Jul 2006, 01:22 #13

Thanx for posting the pic Robyn. I really appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your min-vacatiom Jess!
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