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Indoor Zen/Meditation pond

Discussion in 'Ponds, Streams, Outdoor Tanks' started by FishVixen, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Well I'm finally off the deep end so to speak. I'm setting up a 250 gal pond in My living Room. Totally Going to be DIY Just the bare bones at the moment and will take awhile to complete but it will be fun doing. Pond and fountain with a paper mache (well old sheets not paper) rock formation with a statue above the fountain and plants (fake and live) on the rock. 4 pendent lights will be above the tank, Here's some pics of just the start. A rena pump controls the fountain which is just in the rough to see the flow output. (not very pretty yet) LOL.

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  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    What are you planning on putting in there ?
     
  3. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    either koi or a grow out tank for angel! LOL
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    wow, great idea!
    Although If I did it my hubby would definately commit me at that point. haha!
    (is thinking do we REALLY need a dining room table) lmfao!

    So what's going around the outter sides to hide the plastic basin? Big potted plants or are you planning on stacking some big rocks to create a sorta wall for it?

    <--is already stocking it in her head (FANCY goldfishy's)

    Ps. for the Koi most say you need at least 1000 gallons :(
     
  5. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    I'm thinking maybe like a bamboo fence or wooden look around the outside. something thats not going to take up room.
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    OOooo I like the idea of the bamboo fence!
     
  7. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    I need to find a nice statue like a Buddha or oriental Goddess.
     
  8. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    I got a turtle for it if you go KOI.

    If you go with an angel grow out, let me know how it works out.
     
  9. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    decided as a grow out so I'll keep you posted.
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

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  11. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    haven't looked on ebay yet. good idea.
     
  12. Jeff W

    Jeff W New Member

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    Try oriental stores I know all the ones up here carry them. My wife is always shopping there.
     
  13. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Good idea, Good size Asian groecer on the West End That has quite a bit of bric brack.
     
  14. manta975

    manta975 New Member

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    has this project moved on at all or has it been scraped? its been 5 months! is there another post that has updates for this?
     
  15. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Had to move out of state and sell all my aquariums and fish.
     
  16. manta975

    manta975 New Member

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    sorry about that i have had to move 2 times Oregon to Florida Florida to Ohio but i dont have too much stuff so i was able to bring all my tanks and fish with me. my dad on the other hand has had to give away about $1000 in ciclids and a 200 gallon tank plus stand lights ect. hope the move was worth it tho
     
  17. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Oh yes Now have 3 tanks at the moments A 60 with a 9" male flowerhorn, a 45 divided (getting 2 mated pair of gold superveil angels and a 40 with 6 Platinum blue pearlcale angels and 2 powder blur golden rams. Had to get rid of over 1400 gals of tanks and some angels and discus that I was raising for breeding. (well over $3000 in fish alone)
     
  18. Ben

    Ben New Member

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    This pond looked awesome right before she had to move. I went by to pick up a tank I was buying and this pond looked really cool. Bamboo skirt hanging around it and filled with live plants and driftwood. Awesome looking angels in there.