Originally posted by plants
'n pots: Terrific pictures, Jiffy!
So tell us... how big is your pond?
around 30 gallons. it is a half barrel with two smaller containers that spill into it.
How many fish do you have in there?
They look pretty big - how long have you had them?
right now there are 4 fish. one is from the first year (over 2 years ago) and the others have been added over the last 2 years. i usually add half a dozen "feeder" (28 cent) gold fish at the time, and what ever lives stays. i've never had mine breed like cindy does
Does it ever freeze over in winter there?
winter freeze isn't something i have had to worry about. between the pump going continously and us not having very many days of heavy frost, i've been good.
if we were to get some days in the teens, i'd just toss some plastic over it and it'd still be good
someone else asked about the clear water, and about cleaning it.
i only clean the pond about twice a year. right now, the water is so clear because i have duckweed, water lettuce, and water hyacinth totally covering the top of the water. i moved it all so i could take stock and take pics. it's back now.
i also try to change the filter on the pump about once a month.