There are so many drawbacks so the project will take much longer to finish. The main reason is because the land is under construction so digging the point have to halt. Also crane has been spotted nearby....
The area will be built into a pond is about 4m x 2,5m. Many people prefer to keep koi but I still want to give tropical a try. So if I have a pond that is 1m deep and with that dimension. What size should my vortex chamber/filter be?
I've been so busy lately so the project had to stopped.
The big pond that keep edible fish is now functioning with fish in it. Now I'm moving to the tropical fish pond with ornamental fish/
The thing is that during the construction of my house. The area I intended to have the tropical pond is now have the ground reinforce with concrete. That means I can not dig down anymore but I will have to build up (Which I dont really like).
Im planning on how to make this pond looks as natural as possible.
What is the pond that does not dig down but build up called? Any idea how to make it looks natural?
Bad news :( pH is 8 and kH is 5 degree.... Havent tested gH but I believe gH is around there too.
I dont think I can go for soft water fish :( I do have a RO unit there but we're talking about a pond with a large water volume. I just dont think my RO unit can handle much. I can try getting RO water from a fish shop but I will have to transport a lot of water over 70km.
nathangoudie wrote: The pond looks awesome but I would definitely not go that way. And I also recommend others not to do that.
The thing is that pond is a mess in term of stock. He has fish that prefer really really hard water and also fish that is better off in soft water. It means trouble will happen one day.
He also keep carnivore with herbivore which is also not a good idea.
malawi cichlids might be a bit harder to maintain than it looks.
Tell me about it. I have two Malawi tanks. The aggression levels are a nightmare at times. I know what you mean about the mixture of soft/hard water species. That's one of the things I was amazed at. Also the mixture of aggressive and peacefuk species. At least he wont have to worry about winter living in Hawaii.