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Found 26 results

  1. photo thread only, no chat, photo of my old goldfish pond that i sadly had to sell,
  2. 30 + years ago under gravel filters were popular, are they still being used? The breeders I came across did not use filters in their breeding tanks just an air stone and in the shop situation we only used air stones and no filters. I see the shops selling all sorts of 'scapes some that should not be underwater. What is going on. Maybe aquariums aint aquariums anymore they are artworks. Ponds it seems are still a bit traditional but some are opportunistic, I always wondered about a windmill to run a bucket ferris wheel pump to lift and aerate water to a top level pond that overflows back down to the bottom pond - sort of movement action all the time the breeze blows. The other idea that caught my attention is the oriental idea of a garden quiet seat, from where you can only see the tranquil things and not the ugly stuff some even have a portal through which you can see distant mountains or a town hall clock. add in some cascading ponds and you would really have something special. I am banned from such enterprises my wife wants to keep things basic and lo-key.
  3. Just wanting some advice/tips from anyone who has transferred their Bala Sharks from tank to pond? We've never had a pond and we're looking at building one in our future outdoor area. The area will be fenced off and enclosed as part of a indoor/outdoor garden room. Our sharks are currently in a 4ft tank with other fish. But they're growning so quickly that we have already upgraded the tank and now we're thinking they will be happier in a pond. This project will be starting next year.
  4. As above looking for heaps for my pond please let me no if you have some or no where I can buy a heap of it that wont break the bank :/
  5. .When I first saw this I thought - I had to get it. The amount of times it would have been handy to have a tube to either fix a leak or just put something in place and keep it there. So many things you can do with this. Live Rock, Marine use or fresh water. Fix leaks, stick items in place - does just about everything.... Seals leaks in concrete butyl PVC glass and many other surfaces. Gold Label Underwater Sealer Can I actually use this in wet conditions ie rain or under water? Yes. Gold Label is able to stick to a surface by displacing moisture from the surface. Will it cure under water? Yes, as it uses the oxygen in the water to cure. Does temperature affect it? In its uncured state, it does. It will not cure below freezing and it will be very slow curing under 5°C. Optimum temperature is 16°C. I cannot get it to stick Most common reason is trying to use it as a glue! It is a sealant which needs a body of product to work. If you squash the surfaces to be stuck then the area cannot affect a cure. Always apply a bead approx 5mm and gently attach object or liner patch to leave a bead of approx 2-5mm (Do not be tempted to pull it off to see if it is stuck before 3 days as temperature and thickness of sealer will affect the cure rate) Can I use it to repair gutters, roofs etc? Yes, Gold Label will stick to most surfaces. Will it stick to vinyl? Yes, make sure surface is clean and sound, and abrade lightly. Can I use Gold Label in marine tanks? Yes, there is no difference in performance between fresh water and salt water. Can I use Gold Label to stick living rock or coral? Yes, because Gold Label is an inert, non-toxic product it can be used safely on coral or living rock. I need to use acrylic glass for safety in my pond / tank. Will Gold Label stick the acrylic to the frame? Gold Label has 4 times the bond strength of silicone on acrylic and has been used in major installations using acrylic sheet. Can I use Gold Label to fix equipment eg pumps, filters to the side of ponds or tanks? Yes, make sure you bed the equipment on a bead of sealer at least 5mm. This is to allow slight movement between the two surfaces and support for 24 hours to allow the sealer to cure before any weight is put on it. Can I join two pieces of liner together? Yes, by putting two beads of 5mm diameter, 100mm apart on the overlap. Then gently run your fingers over the line to make sure the sealer has connected both pieces of liner. DO NOT PRESS FLAT. By having two beads of 5mm, the liner can expand and contract without tearing and it will allow for any imperfections in joining of the two liners. Do I have to drain the pond / tank before using Gold Label? No, you can use this under water to bond practically anything. Can I use Gold Label in swimming pools / spas? Yes, this will adhere even in chlorinated water. Can I fix a crack in a concrete pond / pool? Yes. First vee-out the crack to approx 10-20 mm and fill with Gold Label. If concrete is powdery, use primer first.
  6. Have updated my webpage Please feel free to have a look and comment or find spelling misstakes etc Petes Native Rainbowfish Aquariums and Frog Ponds
  7. I have recently come in to some ponds, three 1000L ( 1mx1mx1m) and two 80cm round 2m tall unused septic tanks. I’ve cut the septic tanks in half and now have two 500l (.80x 1m) ponds. I want to use the top sections too but I need to put a liner in as its open at both ends and has a couple of 200mm holes cut for what was the display pipes for the tank. I’m thinking about using pond liner but it’s an awkward shape, I’m guessing ill need to get the liner made to fit if I want a reasonably clean look. I intend on getting some 50% ( would be persuaded to get a higher % if others have had success with it) shade cloth as a cover so I can still grow plants and cover the top from birds leaves and escape artests. Does anyone have any experience getting liners made to shape or D.I.Ying it ? I’ve seen there’s pond liner tape to join it together so I guess if I planed it out right I could make it work with that. I’m aiming to use the ponds as grow outs for Rhads and rainbows maybe some honey blue eyes, and a pond will be used for gudgens (feeders). I’ve got a few tanks for selective breeding indoors ( 2x2ft 2x2.5 & a 3ft). so when the weather warms up it should be all set up and game time! Ill post some pics of my progress soon…
  8. Hey all has anyone used them to breed in before. Thinking of putting a few rainbow species in them and may even put some discus in one??? What are your thoughts. Cheers Marty
  9. what are your thoughts....ive been thinking about doing this for some time now!!!! ive got a pond 3.5m x 1.2 x 600 .and would like to stock the pond with shrimp and then adding maybe 6 discus... they would only be low grade fish... just want to see how they go,as I live in cairns temp wont be to much of a problem until this time of year,but will look into that..... what are your thoughts cheers marty
  10. Hey guys, I'm looking at setting up an IBC cut in half inside a 2.1x1.5x2m bird aviary that's closed in 3 out of the four sides. Looking at housing a Macquarie short neck turtle in one with local caught gudgeons, the other half will be rainbow fish and gudgeons together. My question is, "Am I able to use an IBC cut in half as a pond, as in both sides useable?" I will have a fly screen cover over both that will be latched done with hinges in one side, a t8 duel baton 4 foot light with reptile globes over the turtle side and just 12v led Cree spot lights over the other side. I'm thinking of a canister for each and heaters as well, and some 700lph internals to keep the water always moving. Is this at all feasible? Or am I just dreaming? I could buy two! the turtle ones the important one as we have two! Both were in a 4.5 foot tank and the male has bitten off the toes of the female, so she gets the pond and he can live in the tank! Both turtles are my sisters, I'm the fish dude, but I've offered to take her off her hands, she's currently in a 2 foot =[ keep in mind they are only just over palm sized at the moment. I will also get a Bigger turtle dock for her, plus that "pond" will only be 3/4 full at most. Regards! Nathan =]
  11. Just wondering what innovative ways people might use to cool ponds if too hot. Sprays? bubblers? fans? paddle wheels? I'm in Melbourne but I'm establishing some 1000-3000 litre above ground "ponds" in a glasshouse. (stock troughs, aquaculture ponds). I can insulate the sides heavily (e.g. rockwool or fill around them with sand to make them "below ground" to minimise temperature fluctuations which in a glasshouse are huge. On a run of 40C days I had some 200l black tubs exceed 45C water temperature (no livestock). Air temp in the glasshouse (with doors open) can hit 70C at the worst for a couple of hours - but this isn't sustained and most nights are ~20-30 but the water holds onto the heat. The larger the body of water.. the lower the temperature increase each day, but I think I'll need sprays, or fountains or something to cool the ponds down at night a bit so then next hot day isn't compounding the heat problem. In Melbourne this happens maybe for 1-2 weeks in summer only. ..so apart from refrigerated chillers and bags of ice - what works best to cool things down?
  12. Hi everyone My brother renovated the old family home and gave me a "lovely" peach coloured bath tub to use as a pond. What are the pros & cons of using a bath tub as a pond? I'm guessing it would limit what I could put in there. A standard bathtub would only hold a few goldies wouldn't it? I would really want some goldies. No interest in swords etc. Position of the "pond" would be another issue I guess. The lovely SEQld weather, it would need somewhere that's not too open in winter (we get frosty) and won't get too hot in summer. I have a 3m wide veranda that runs the length of the house so it could go on there if I dressed it up a little. However, not having any wood or anything laying around here I would have to spend the $$$ on getting it. Would love to do something like the user JayPee did but I'm guessing it would cost a few $$$ to buy the materials from scratch. What else would I have to consider? Is it really worth it? Ideally I would love to just dig a pond somewhere on my block (1 acre) but I can't find a spot suitable. I mean what's the use of building a pond if you can't see it for the trees?? LOL!! Any tips or suggestions?
  13. Im kinda a nooby in the pond world... Only had one for a few months. But I must say, the growth and color that comes with ponds is awesome! Seems like a combo of weird bugs, algae, as much duckweed as they can eat, actual sunlight and well.. Whatever else decides to grow and fall in what are your thoughts?
  14. Will update as progress. Placed here is I ,might put a goldfish in one....
  15. Srsly I was in a shop the other day and I overheard the sales assistant telling a person that he couldn't have goldfish in his pond because they wern't suited to it because ponds are to hard to regulate temperature. I'm always happy when customers want to put goldfish in ponds, beats the hell out of the 90% that want to put them in a bowl! thoughts?
  16. My girlfriend and I have an unheated pond outside full of fancy guppies and are doing really well, They share the tank with lots of anacharis and Ramshorn snails. The ramshorn snails are doing a good job, leafs fall into the pond from time to time and they do a decent job of cleaning them up. My questions are; 1) Do Mystery snails eat the fallen in leaves and how well? 2) How will the mystery snails handle colder temperatures? 3) If I end up buying a female or multiple mysteries will the pregnant females crawl out of the pond and wonder off, or will they just lay on the edge? thx
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  19. Anyone know if Paul's aquarium went under in the flood. I figure it has but want to confirm.
  20. Hi there people, Have posted a video of my trickle filter system, and also some footage of my tanks and ponds as at December 2010 Also more pics on my website www.rainbowrunner.ausfish.com.au cheers
  21. I got a 500l pond that I don't know what stuff to put in eg chemicals filteration air pumps? Maybe wanting to put togas in there with a custom net/hood so they won't jump out what chemicals please help also if u have any stuff I would like to use please send me a price
  22. hey guys as its getting warmer again i was thinking of making a few ponds outside as im moving to a bigger house. just question on what people think about types of fish and keeping water quality n so on for the ponds. thought it would be good for fish to have a nice big area to swim n grow. so seeing what pro's n cons might be for it. thanks
  23. Hey, Just seeing what sort of fish people keep in unheated ponds, all year round in Brissy. We have a pond at home, and I'm just looking for some ideas of what could be kept all year round with out heating that isn't a goldfish. Thanks.
  24. Due to brad still being abroad i thought id ask here first. Background: I have 2 big tanks outside in direct sunlight. Both about 200ish litres each and they are greener than the actual colour green. THere are bn in the tanks but it is the water that is green. Not a problem for the fish as 1 is a breeding tank for hongis but the other is my fry tank and i would like to be able to view them to make sure they are alright. So i thought uv sterilizer would be the go. Conflict: In about 6months or so i am moving into another house and am going to have a pond (about 500-1000L) (which i want filtration and a uv sterilizer in that) So i thought why not kill 2 birds with one stone and buy the sterilizer for the pond now and then use it in the pond in 6months. Problem: I dont no which way to go. I only need this thing to last 1-2 years tops and i am on a budget so cheaper rather than longer lasting is the go. Also i dont no whether to get a filter with one built in like this: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... :IT&ih=004 which is the way im heading or to buy a stand alone unit and buy the filter llater down the line. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanx
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