1. Welcome Back! Please clear your cookies and cache. If you encounter issues please report it on this thread here --> https://www.capitalcichlids.org/forums/posts/245545/ Thanks
    Dismiss Notice

Some of my other Fish Hobby

Discussion in 'Plants, Ponds & Planted Tanks' started by cabinetmkr39, Jun 6, 2009.

Tags:
  1. Frank Cowherd

    Frank Cowherd Global Moderators
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Southern Maryland near Indianhead
    Last Activity:
    Yesterday at 5:09 PM
    David, it is amazing how great blues find the holes in the fishing line fence. It may take them a day or a week but they do fine the weak spot. That is why i went to the deer netting.

    I also have not lost any fish due to the cold, even with 5 inches of ice on the surface. I turn off the pumps so the fish can conserve their energy in the cold water. Add a bubbler at one end to make sure there is enough oxygen getting into the water and then wait until the water is above 50 F before starting the pumps back up. I do a cleaning each spring to remove leaves and excess muck. then with the filter and the UV things go pretty smoothly the rest of the year. I do have to unplug a pump now and then.
     
  2. fweed

    fweed Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    frederick maryland
    Last Activity:
    Jan 4, 2011
    nice pond do you have any yard to play in well with that I guess you dont need to play
     
  3. maddog10

    maddog10 CCA Members

    Real Name:
    Michael
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,842
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Huntingtown, MD
    Last Activity:
    Today at 6:32 AM
    I said, discretely! :D
     
  4. danger_chicken

    danger_chicken Swim Fishy Swim!

    Real Name:
    Michael
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,421
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Owings Mills
    Last Activity:
    Jun 13, 2013
    gorgeous! :happy0158:
     
  5. crazyclowntang

    crazyclowntang Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,463
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Last Activity:
    Feb 22, 2016
    NICE POND DUDE!! I have the space for a pond in my back yard but not the money.
     
  6. Spine

    Spine CCA Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,936
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Last Activity:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Your pond looks sweet! I'm also impressed by the quality of the celphone pics,nice.:D:D:D:D:D
     
  7. longstocking

    longstocking Members

    Real Name:
    The TRUE ruler of LakeTang.com
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    4,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Glen burnie MD
    Last Activity:
    Nov 29, 2014
    really nice....I'd love a pond. Some day....

    I just want a very large/deep one I can dive in ! I need a mountain so I can dig a big hole in it lol
     
  8. Tarcan

    Tarcan Members

    Real Name:
    Tarcan Cevik
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Last Activity:
    May 15, 2012
    Nice Pond.
     
  9. YSS

    YSS CCA Members

    Real Name:
    Yun
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Vienna, VA
    Last Activity:
    Today at 9:08 AM
    Wow! That is a great pond. This is exactly something I have been thinking about. I definitely have a place in my backyard for it. But I can't afford to have someone else do it as it would cost too much. I would have to do most of the work on my own, which I don't have any problem with. May be I will start digging this weekend as the ground should be nice and soft from all the rain. What is the dimension of your pond and how much work is to maintain once you have it built like yours? Do you have to do water changes like you do for the home aquariums? I imagine you would. Again, great pond. I am definitely getting started on this project this year.
     
  10. Diogenes

    Diogenes Members

    Real Name:
    Matt Cooper
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    Last Activity:
    Feb 17, 2013
    two things.

    1. a .22 with subsonic ammunition is nearly as quiet as a BB gun.

    2. they sell nets that you can cover the pond with to keep predators away. Might try that.
     
  11. cabinetmkr39

    cabinetmkr39 DavidG / CCA Member

    Real Name:
    David
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    926
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Abingdon Maryland
    Last Activity:
    Yesterday at 6:55 PM
    My water surface is 25 ft by 30 ft. Yes i do water changes every week as I back flush the filters. The fishing line has been working now for the last month and a half.
     
  12. andrew1002

    andrew1002 Members

    Real Name:
    andrew lambrou
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Last Activity:
    Nov 5, 2012
    I've tried everything but a GUN. lol[/QUOTE]
    I had a problem in my HUGE pond but not with herons.... Take a guess what it was. BLACK BEARS! they would sit in my pond and wait for some of the trophy released bass to swim by and BAM! My house in ny where this pond is has 160 acres and we are nearly in the middle of no where! We hunt (by we I mean me and my stepdad) and we have rifles and didn't want to kill the bear. So we bought a very high powered air rifle (like 1600 fps!) And shoot around the bear until it runs away. So you can try something like this but I doubt you have a 2.5 million gallon pond with space for multiple bears lol. Just buy some sort of motion activated alarm or something. Nothing too loud just loud enough to scare the crap out of the herons. Or you can buy some low powered air rifles or airsoft guns maybe would work. And if that doesn't work they have nets and huge perimeters you can put around to keep pests out. Possibly herons as well. I'll post some pics of my pond this weekend when I get some.



    -Andrew
     
  13. andrew1002

    andrew1002 Members

    Real Name:
    andrew lambrou
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Last Activity:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Sorry didn't see the 5000 gallon part.

    -Andrew
     
  14. Rasta Fish

    Rasta Fish CCA Members

    Real Name:
    Craig
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,400
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Owings Mills MD.
    Last Activity:
    Friday at 1:15 PM
    VERY NICE DAVE !!!
    So you grow out any cichlids in that over the summer?
     
  15. lonlangione

    lonlangione Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Dover, PA (York County)
    Last Activity:
    Sep 5, 2014
    I feel another Chris project in the near future.
     
  16. Prince

    Prince The ONE who is The ONE
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Prince
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,080
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    SOMD
    Last Activity:
    Today at 7:00 AM

Share This Page