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    8 goldfish, 6 tropicals, 1 beta, 3 algae eaters
  1. Queenie

    Uv Sterilizer In Container Pond

    I put a UV sterilizer in my container pond because I got so tired of battling the green water. In a matter of days the algae was gone. My water is white or milky. Does anyone know how long it takes for the water to become completey clear? The pond was cycled before I put the uv sterilizer in.
  2. Queenie

    Pollen From Pine Trees

    Thanks for the replies. I won't worry about it then. But it is indeed gross. I'm trying to skim it off but it is floating all through the water. Hopefully I can get it filtered out.
  3. Queenie

    Pollen From Pine Trees

    I brought the fish in the house 4 weeks ago because of another problem. I have corrected the other problem but not put the fish back outside yet because I am doing a fishless cycle before I put them back out there. The pond is not finished cycling yet. The pollen just started falling 2 or 3 days ago. So I don't know how the pollen will effect them. Thanks for your input.
  4. Queenie

    Pollen From Pine Trees

    I have a container pond on my patio that is approx. 350-400 gallons. There is a wooded thicket on the back of my lot with pine trees, oak trees, etc. There is yellow pollen (I guess it's pollen) all over everything, the cars, patio furniture, etc. A neighbor said it comes off the pine trees this time every year. This pollen is getting into my pond water and turning it sorta yellow. Does anyone else have this problem and will it hurt the fish?
  5. Queenie

    Best Hob Filter

    I know the Marineland Penquin Biowheel filters are excellent hob filters, but I bought one and it only worked for a short while. I bought it new from a pet store that was a 2 hour trip from my home or I would have just taken it back there. I called Marineland. Marineland clearly advertised a warranty on the box. I saved the receipt and the box, but Marineland never did honor their warranty. I received very poor customer service from them. I have not bought a Marineland product since then.
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    Heating A Container Pond

    I bought a 6 foot dia. stock tank, it's roughly 400 gallons. I'm using it as a patio pond for my goldfish. Ever since I started keeping goldfish I have been looking for a good way to keep the water heated over the winter. I finally found a heater for ponds. They are called Hot Rods. They come on when the water reaches 60 deg. F. I bought one and used it this last spring for awhile until the weather warmed up. Seemed to work well. It's a bit pricey but I think it is going to be worth it. It does not run the electric bill up either. Here's the web site if anyone is interested. Heating Your Pond
  7. Queenie

    Building A New Pond!

    I was wondering how you are going to heat your pond?
  8. Queenie

    Come Sit With Me...

    Your pond is wonderful! So peaceful.
  9. Queenie

    I Didn't Expect A Predator

    Daniel, the Water Garden web site that your pond picture is in sells what they call a scare crow. It runs on a 9 volt battery and is a motion detector. When a preditor approaches this device sprays water on the preditor. I wonder if something like that would put an end to your racoon problem if you choose to get your barrel going again?
  10. Queenie

    What Do You Do For A Living?

    Thanks Jsrtist. Yes I do like it, the patient's are such a blessing to me. I bet your job is mentally exhausting at times. Sounds very demanding.
  11. Queenie

    A Goodbye To Stewart

    How wonderful of you to buy an injured fish. At least you tried, bless you. So sorry he didn't make it
  12. Queenie

    What Do You Do For A Living?

    I'm a Licensed Practical Nurse working on the medical floor of the hospital. I got a phone call today offering me a job for a home health agency, better money and probably easier on my feet, but I'm not sure what to do.
  13. Queenie

    Help Needed Please

    I have had to salt my tank to 0.3% and my bristlenose pleco tolerated it very well.
  14. Queenie

    Rescued Fish!

    I think you should name him Lucky, because he's very luck you came around and rescued him.
  15. Queenie

    Do You Guys Eat Fish?

    I love eating fish. We eat catfish and crappie that my husband catches.