I'd have quite a few concerns with this, as lovely and appealing as it looks. With the majority of my back garden paved I could house one BUT......
- 450 litres. Won't house '10 commons' despite its claim. See the cold water care sheet which states 180 litres plus 55 per additional fish for common goldfish and that assumes swimming room of too of 4 feet min to stretch their fins. Whilst on paper, volume wise 450 is fine for 5 max perhaps, they?d be swimming in circles, so as for ?real? stocking, less and not ideal
- Keeping commons, needs serious filtration ? no actual spec mentioned filter wise, as far as I can see
- Winter temps. This is the big one! Given the last 2 winters I think most of here re-appreciate the damage and carnage uber cold weather brings. Been a while since we have seen winters like these for a while but ponds are dug deep into soil to give some protection against freezing temps and to give the fish a lower place, to escape as deeper ground tends to be more insulated. Some pondy?s here had ice a foot thick or more at some points over the last few years. Not sure fish in an un-dug set up, would even survive that actually
As an aside, as a fairly new product, there is no customer feedback yet as to durability (how the product deals with expansion in colder weather for example, freezing temps or filter quality etc). Would be worth watching for a year or two to see if it?s still around in the UK and initial feedback.
More suited to a conservatory/sheltered out house with minimal stocking IMO. Not suitable for winter months outside in the UK unfortunately, even if it lives up to just some of the marketing claims/blurb.
My two penneth anyway LOL
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