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    Would a 30 gallon small pond be fine for gold fish

    With fish just go with what you can get. And plants the same, as I said I have bacopa, water reeds and elephant ears but just go with what looks good to you. You don't need any pump unless you are doing a waterfall. The pond does not need to be filtered, the plants will use the fish waste and...
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    Would a 30 gallon small pond be fine for gold fish

    And no water changes etc. I do nothing for mine apart from topping up the water when needed. The fish provide fertiliser for the plants, the plants provide shade and homes for the fish. Any algae (and you should get some) will feed the fish and tadpoles. The fish also take care of any...
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    Would a 30 gallon small pond be fine for gold fish

    If you have it in full sun in summer it will grow a lot of algae. A lot. I shade mine with some palm leaves I have elephant ear, water reeds and bacopa. The bacopa is important (or some other floating plants) for shade and somewhere for the fish to hide. The water reeds took off straight away...
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    Would a 30 gallon small pond be fine for gold fish

    They are both Aus native fish, so perfect for your place. But don't expect to see them much, I'm assuming you'll have plants? They hide to keep safe. And be careful if you do get goldfish, the birds will be after them. Goldfish don't have the sense to hide. (Sorry goldfish) And they really do...
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    Would a 30 gallon small pond be fine for gold fish

    You could put some Pacific Blue Eyes or Rainbows in, and then there's no maintenance. They'll breed, and will be fine over winter where you are.
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    Using Leaves in your Aquariums

    My fish and shrimp love mulberry leaves
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    'dancing' Harlequin Rasboras?

    My male harleys do it all the time. Very vicious showdowns, (ha), lots of sizing each other up, then twitching around each other. Then they look like they are mouthing insults to each other, then that done, they swim off all very proud of themselves. Very cute to watch. Only time they will...
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    Share Anything Christmas

    For me, it's Love Actually. No matter how many times I watch it, I always cry..... And laugh!!
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    One of my mollies has been staying at the surface and seems to be gasping

    Oh dear, that doesn't sound good. Someone knowledgeable will chime in, but is the tank cycled? How long if so? Are these the first fish or are you adding new ones? You'll need to give all the details of your tank, eg size, age, etc
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    I loved this. :)

    Oh, that is so lovely. But so very sad too...
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    How much water changes should I do on a pond

    Elephant ears are planted, I have sand and pebbles in the bottom of the pond. You don't have to fuss much, just pop them in, and let them get going. Most pond plants you can just weigh down their roots with a stone and they will root themselves. Elephant ears can grow big, but also will die down...
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    How much water changes should I do on a pond

    Elephant I use tank water, put the plants in, and let them sort it out. If you use native fish they are quite happy with the conditions. I use rainbow and blue eyes as they pretty much leave the frog spawn alone, and they breed very easily. They are also light on bioload, unlike goldfish. Lots...
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    Introduction

    Hi and Welcome to the forum. It all started with a fish......such a simple beginning and look where it led you!
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    Aquarium Co-Op

    He is good, but.....
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