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[Video update July 20th - Added DIY Fish Dome] DIY Patio/Balcony pond build

This is a discussion on [Video update July 20th - Added DIY Fish Dome] DIY Patio/Balcony pond build within the Freshwater Chat forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Hi everyone, I need some suggestion to build a nice 20/30 gallon Patio/Balcony pond. The ones for sale locally are ...

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    Default[Video update July 20th - Added DIY Fish Dome] DIY Patio/Balcony pond build

    Hi everyone,

    I need some suggestion to build a nice 20/30 gallon Patio/Balcony pond.

    The ones for sale locally are from 300-400 , and online 200-300 just for the pond ,and of course I need to buy pump/light etc.

    I was wondering if I could do a DIY ,and build something myself

    Really appreciate your input , I will document everything here with pictures ,and instructions so everyone could use it later on.

    Thanks,
    Arash

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    of course use a bucket that you like or a crate and use pond liner either way should cost much. the picture doesn't use a pump but you could
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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    of course use a bucket that you like or a crate and use pond liner either way should cost much. the picture doesn't use a pump but you could
    Water tight Whiskey Barrel is going to be great ,and I wont need pond liner, but I don't know where could I find one

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    Here’s a pond built for me a few years ago by gklaw of this forum. It is marine grade plywood with a rubber liner, and has wheels. I added a cage on top to keep the raccoons out. This year two goldfish and some rosey minnows survived the winter.

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    Also, look on ebay for solar powered pond pumps. They work great, and are cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    Here’s a pond built for me a few years ago by gklaw of this forum. It is marine grade plywood with a rubber liner, and has wheels. I added a cage on top to keep the raccoons out. This year two goldfish and some rosey minnows survived the winter.

    pond tub.jpg2015 garden 001 pond.jpg2015 garden 002 pond.jpg
    Great Thank you,but I don't have tools/space ,and skills to build the frame , need to find something ready like barrel , flower pod tub etc.
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    You can also use Tuff Tote water troughs (very heavy duty plastic, usually in black but online in other colours). They have one in 35g size.
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    If you don't have to worry about predators, I love the smaller Rubbermaid stock tanks. Great surface area for goldfish, but likely not deep enough to over winter. I use them to grow out juvie goldfish indoors.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxXXCP0AE5A&t=41s
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    Quote Originally Posted by hp10BII View Post
    If you don't have to worry about predators, I love the smaller Rubbermaid stock tanks. Great surface area for goldfish, but likely not deep enough to over winter. I use them to grow out juvie goldfish indoors.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxXXCP0AE5A&t=41s
    Thank you for sharing that!

    It's going to be in my balcony so no predators (did see seagulls around),but I have limited space I would say the maximum of 32" x 32".

    It was also kinda expensive in Amazon Canada 207CAD

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    Peak season! I picked mine up over the winter for less than $100 Cdn each, delivered. I have an extra tub if you can find the room.

 

 
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