Above ground pools used as fish ponds...

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I have a roughly 1,450 gallon in ground fish pond that is in my back, enclosed patio/porch. It has Koi, Goldfish and a single Ranchu. (Thanks Charley)
I HAD 7 large fish tanks inside my house. My wife disliked them. So as I removed our house carpeting room by room and covered the cement floors with wood laminate, the aquariums and fishes all were sold or given away. But my wife said I could do as I like with the back yard.
There is already a tortoise pen and various projects going on.
I wanted more fish.
I remembered that when I was building my inground pond I had to hire someone younger to help me dig the hole. The ground is all sand, rocks, larger rocks and chunks of coral.
So I got this genius idea.
Swimming pools.

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It's in an area of the yard where she can't easily see it from her "bird room". (The room with her ginormous aviary in it.) And she rarely goes out back.
I'm hoping my body will cooperate.
Because my mind wants to finish framing out the pools and getting some hinged lids on there.
I want to keep out leaves, birds and just as important....UV rays. And get my pumps and filters going before I have 2,500 gallons of green goo.
 

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Cant wait to see it filled with fish. Will be much easier on your back for cleaning etc. What kind of fish are you going to put in there?
I always wanted an outdoor salt water pond. Too risky here in Chicago though and too short a season for marine fish.
 

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Cant wait to see it filled with fish. Will be much easier on your back for cleaning etc. What kind of fish are you going to put in there?
I always wanted an outdoor salt water pond. Too risky here in Chicago though and too short a season for marine fish.
I found a place in Miami a while ago that is full of evasive Midas Cichlids. I'd like to try a trio or 4 in each pool to see if it works. Free, colorful and need to be removed from the waterways anyway.
 

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I found a place in Miami a while ago that is full of evasive Midas Cichlids. I'd like to try a trio or 4 in each pool to see if it works. Free, colorful and need to be removed from the waterways anyway.
Well, heck. . . just go to your secret fishing hole and pick something up for free!
 

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Oh, nevermind. I need to quit skimming and actually READ the posts!
 

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I tried a pair of them in a 100 gallon aquarium last year.
It didnt work. They fought and tore each other apart and I had to euthanize them. Even a sturdy tank divider wasn't nearly enough.
 

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Love it!

Thanks for sharing, Ed.
Let's see how well it holds up to our tropical weather, hurricanes and sunlight....
The East and West sides if the thing are galvanized steel.
Everything else is pressure treated pine.
 

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Let's see how well it holds up to our tropical weather, hurricanes and sunlight....
The East and West sides if the thing are galvanized steel.
Everything else is pressure treated pine.
Let's hope it does resist the above.
 

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As long it is not an angry get that monstrosity off my lawn kind of stare, you are good to go. [emoji6] [emoji23]
It's going to be a blank stare that says "buy me another bird".
The way it's made, it is not a permanent lawn structure.
 
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