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    Thread: Stock tank pond

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      Stock tank pond

      I am thinking about getting a 300 gallon stock tank and making a small goldfish pond out of it. It would be above ground and I am thinking that I might put some insulation and wood siding around it. I live in the central part of North Carolina, so our winters aren't terribly cold. It would be next to a building so if needed I could use a tarp to help keep the wind off it if it got really cold and I could use a stock tank heater as well. I have been looking at a GoPlus 4 in 1 filter with the sterilizer and fountain jet that cycles 660 gph. I also have a huge sponge filter I could put in it. Would this set up work for 5 common and comet goldfish plus 1 koi. They are in a 45 gallon aquarium at this time (the koi is 5 months old).

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      I have never added fish to my pond after September of the year.

      I think they need time to adjust to the falling water temps. I feel it may be better to leave them in the aquarium and move them out in April.
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      I have had 6 comets in a 300 gallon rubbermaid stock tank for over 10 years. I have rocks around it 1/2 way and in the winter I cover with a solar blanket.
      They have done well. I use a box filter and a tetra uv in the summer. The water has always been clear.


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      I will not be moving them until spring. I was just wondering if this would make a good set up for my location. They would be next to my backyard patio where we spend a lot of time. I had considered doing an inground pond, but we have a lot of raccoons and foxes that come through regularly and a lot of deer and I also have three outdoor cats, one is pretty quick and could probably catch a fish. The main reason I am thinking of doing the tank this way is the cats and raccoons could not lay at the edge of the pond.

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