Above ground pools used as fish ponds...

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Love it Ed!! I just found this thread!! You need to check in to the CDR once in a while. Did you see the pond my husband and I built?
I just added a pondair2 and love it!!

Have fun with your ponds!!
I just pop in and out of the forum.
 

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Ugh... The problems of trying something new...

I love the look of these pools and how you enclosed them. Can't wait to see pics of your cichlids in them. I love that species. That is the one we used to call C. citronellum, right? I don't even know what the newest Latin names are anymore. I always confused those and Red Devils. I liked both, but I love the hump heads on the Midas cichlids even more.
Yes. Citronellus.
One of the parent species of the dreaded FLOWERHORN cichlids that I am now sworn off of. And I think the species that Flowerhorns get their attitudes from.
 

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Today I mounted the filter boxes and filters.
The pump has pre filters and the water will enter the filter tub via an overhead spraybar. The pumps are Becket 900 gph. (X2) The unused outlet on the box is an overflow pipe that I haven't connected yet. It's for any filter impaction in the future to keep the pumps from emptying the pools.
There will be several layers of filter foam. Then some media baskets
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It looks like the inside of your pond is lined with plastic chicken wire??? Is the pond for fish only or will you put a turtle in there too? I wouldn't want the plastic chicken wire with a turtle for safety reasons.
 

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It looks like the inside of your pond is lined with plastic chicken wire??? Is the pond for fish only or will you put a turtle in there too? I wouldn't want the plastic chicken wire with a turtle for safety reasons.
It's just a pattern printed on the outer vinyl layer
 

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This pond is Captain Awesome approved. Good job
 

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This thread inspired me. I went ahead this morning and ordered one of these pools to make into a new turtle pond. I'm planning on setting it up in my basement for now since it's going to start cooling off soon.
 
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