Here are the photos of my indoor goldfish pool (see below). There is a photo without water and one with water and filtration installed. A forum member had asked about the pump I was utilizing for my DIY filter. It is an “Eco 1584” which can be found here http://www.amazon.com/EcoPlus-728330-1584-Submersible-1638GPH/dp/B0012V5VNW .
Since my last post, I made a small modification to my DIY filter. I swapped out the ceramic pot for a black plastic filter box. This seems to provide better water flow through the media with less noise.
I also added an AquaClear110 filter. Since my pool has no “back” to hang a HOB off of, I devised a way to hang it from the wall at the back side of the pool (It is sitting in a white metal plant shelf I purchased at Ikea and I extended the filter’s plastic spillway to avoid splashing or excess current from the water exiting the filter).
Here’s the updated description of the goldfish pool: It is a rectangular concrete pool cast in place in the foyer of our house. The concrete is sealed with fiberglass. The interior dimensions of the pool are 90 inches (229cm) long, 41 inches (102cm) wide, and maximum water depth is 13 to 14 inches (33 to 35cm) which provides a volume of just over 200 gallons (757 liter). Filtration is provided by a “tetra whisper 300 air pump” supplying 4 sponge filters (“ATI Large” filters), an Eco 1584 water pump which pushes water through 5 gallons of filter media in a black plastic filter box, and an AquaClear 110 filter.
I can relate to the forum member who mentioned that she has been fantasizing about an indoor goldfish pool. This project stems from years of dreaming about an indoor goldfish pond. In my childhood through my early 20s I always had a couple of goldfish. In the summer, I would keep my goldfish outside in a galvanized steel stock tank and during cold months I would bring them inside to an aquarium. I gave away my last couple of goldfish when I moved out of my parent’s house at age 21. After two decades, lots of dreaming, hours of internet research, much planning, AND moving to a custom built home, I am finally about to return to the goldfish keeping hobby.