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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

 

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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.

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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There's a ton of youtube videos for diy patio ponds, just find one in the size that you like. This looks promising, too:

 

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Thank you April I'll check them out for sure ،do you know if they have website or I have to go there to see what they have?
The mill store in chilliwack has lots
Of sizes of rubber
Aid or tuff totes. Round, oval, etc. Good prices

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