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Old October 15th 04, 12:37 PM
Shankar Patel
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Default Self-sustained aqua life in a 1000 Liter (250 G) tank

Hi. I am a novice in this field. I have recently built a 1,000 Liter
tank (approx-250 G, dimension 7Ft * 3Ft, 2Ft deep) in my garden
(Ahmedabad, India). It is built with bricks/mortar and covered in/out
by glaze tiles/glass mosaic. Yearly temparature varies between 5C (1
or 2 nights during winter) to 45C (1 or 2 afternoons during summer)
degree centigrades. Annual rainfall (June-Sept) 25 inches. Tank is
open to sky.

It all began 2 months ago, when I put an old bath tub in the garden
with some grass and 50 guppy fishes (1-2 inch long fish supplied by
our malaria department to prevent growth of mosquitos). After one
month I put a turtle in
it. I have NEVER fed anything to fishes or turtle. NOW, there is a lot
of algae in it.

Since past 1 week, I have (in the new tank) some water grass, some
algae, one fresh water turtle (2kg weight) and hundreds of guppy
fishes.

***I need some help***
1. I will be glad if someone could guide me to a website with "useful
advise ***AND*** Common/scientific names ***AND*** pictures of aqua
life (including plants)"

2. I would like to have aqua life in my small pond tobe SELF-sustained
with minimal intervention just in case it may have tobe left unttended
for few days whenever we are not at home.

The reason for this posting is that, most of information on net is
regarding indoor aquaria of much smaller sizes. Tips regarding
design/layout of aqua life in new tank is also welcome.

Thanking in anticipation.

- Shankar
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Old October 15th 04, 02:46 PM
Derek Broughton
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Shankar Patel wrote:

Hi. I am a novice in this field.


Hi Shankar - we all were once :-)

I have recently built a 1,000 Liter
tank (approx-250 G, dimension 7Ft * 3Ft, 2Ft deep) in my garden
(Ahmedabad, India). It is built with bricks/mortar and covered in/out
by glaze tiles/glass mosaic.


That's an unusual design by most of our standards (we tend to dig holes and
either leave them natural (if they're very large) or line them with either
flexible liners (mid-sized) or preformed plastic containers (small). But
it takes all kinds, and I wouldn't be surprised if someone else here has
done exactly the same :-)

Yearly temparature varies between 5C (1
or 2 nights during winter) to 45C (1 or 2 afternoons during summer)
degree centigrades. Annual rainfall (June-Sept) 25 inches. Tank is
open to sky.


Not unlike some of the southern US. A bit warmer than I'm used to!

1. I will be glad if someone could guide me to a website with "useful
advise ***AND*** Common/scientific names ***AND*** pictures of aqua
life (including plants)"


The difficulty here (at rec.ponds) may be that we tend to be North American
and don't know what plants are available to you - but I'm sure we can find
some sources that will help. K30 tends to have great lists of these things
and will post them, I'm sure.

2. I would like to have aqua life in my small pond tobe SELF-sustained
with minimal intervention just in case it may have tobe left unttended
for few days whenever we are not at home.


That's the aim of most of us. Keep your planting levels high and your
fish/animal levels low and it's possible. Filtration allows you to
increase the animal loads, but even in your temperatures it should be
possible to have a garden pond without filtration.
--
derek
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Old October 20th 04, 03:17 AM
George
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"Shankar Patel" wrote in message
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Hi. I am a novice in this field. I have recently built a 1,000 Liter
tank (approx-250 G, dimension 7Ft * 3Ft, 2Ft deep) in my garden
(Ahmedabad, India). It is built with bricks/mortar and covered in/out
by glaze tiles/glass mosaic. Yearly temparature varies between 5C (1
or 2 nights during winter) to 45C (1 or 2 afternoons during summer)
degree centigrades. Annual rainfall (June-Sept) 25 inches. Tank is
open to sky.

It all began 2 months ago, when I put an old bath tub in the garden
with some grass and 50 guppy fishes (1-2 inch long fish supplied by
our malaria department to prevent growth of mosquitos). After one
month I put a turtle in
it. I have NEVER fed anything to fishes or turtle. NOW, there is a lot
of algae in it.

Since past 1 week, I have (in the new tank) some water grass, some
algae, one fresh water turtle (2kg weight) and hundreds of guppy
fishes.

***I need some help***
1. I will be glad if someone could guide me to a website with "useful
advise ***AND*** Common/scientific names ***AND*** pictures of aqua
life (including plants)"

2. I would like to have aqua life in my small pond tobe SELF-sustained
with minimal intervention just in case it may have tobe left unttended
for few days whenever we are not at home.

The reason for this posting is that, most of information on net is
regarding indoor aquaria of much smaller sizes. Tips regarding
design/layout of aqua life in new tank is also welcome.

Thanking in anticipation.

- Shankar


This site should be able to provide you with most of the information that you
need. If you have specific questions, feel free to post them in rec.ponds.
There is usually always someone there who can help you.

http://www.practical-water-gardens.com/


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Old October 21st 04, 06:05 AM
Shankar Patel
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"George" wrote in message ...

This site should be able to provide you with most of the information that you
need. If you have specific questions, feel free to post them in rec.ponds.
There is usually always someone there who can help you.

http://www.practical-water-gardens.com/


Thanks a lot for couple of responces. In fact I found it surprising
that very few suggestions regarding related websites were posted in
responce.

One more website I found having load of useful information and
pictures is http://www.fishpondinfo.com/ I am sure there would be
many more.

- Shankar
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Old October 21st 04, 06:22 AM
George
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"Shankar Patel" wrote in message
om...
"George" wrote in message
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This site should be able to provide you with most of the information that you
need. If you have specific questions, feel free to post them in rec.ponds.
There is usually always someone there who can help you.

http://www.practical-water-gardens.com/


Thanks a lot for couple of responces. In fact I found it surprising
that very few suggestions regarding related websites were posted in
responce.

One more website I found having load of useful information and
pictures is http://www.fishpondinfo.com/ I am sure there would be
many more.

- Shankar


There are, in fact many web sites pertaining to ponds. I was just trying to
point you in the direction of the one I tend to refer to because the guy has a
lot of experience with ponds.


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Old October 25th 04, 12:07 PM
Shankar Patel
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"George" wrote in message ...

There are, in fact many web sites pertaining to ponds. I was just trying to
point you in the direction of the one I tend to refer to because the guy has a
lot of experience with ponds.


Yes, I also found useful info on http://www.practical-water-gardens.com/. Thanks.

- Shankar
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Old October 26th 04, 02:11 AM
George
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"Shankar Patel" wrote in message
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"George" wrote in message
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There are, in fact many web sites pertaining to ponds. I was just trying to
point you in the direction of the one I tend to refer to because the guy has
a
lot of experience with ponds.


Yes, I also found useful info on http://www.practical-water-gardens.com/.
Thanks.

- Shankar


De nada.


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