Which would you rather have? large aquarium or large pond?

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10 000gal tank or 10 000gal pond?

  1. 10 000gal tank

    24 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. 10 000g pond

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. none

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I would prefer the 500g tank, even if it wasn't planted as i like to see the fish and i think it is more interactive with a tank.
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I would have to go for tank too, so I could have som rays and golden arrowanas :)
     
  3. Wayney

    Wayney Member

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    The tank for me too, then i could have a nice big colony of wild Frontosa cichlids, by far my fave fish!
     
  4. Joecoral

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    not an awful lot you could really do with a 500g pond, 6'x6'x2', certainly not beig enough for koi
    much rather have the tank! either reef or oddball/predator tank
     
  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    As to pond size, my quarantine/growing on pond is about 500g. My pond is a small to medium koi pond at 3,500g!

    At the moment I'd rather have a larger pond, but it'd have to be 10,000-12,000 gallons.

    I'd love a large tank as well and would stock it either with a giant Tanganyikan set up (Neolamprologus etc.) or small to medium South American fish.
     
  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    I chose tank too, but I would love to live in a hot country and have a large tropical pond built into my house. I've seen several examples which are simply amazing :)
     
  7. beeky

    beeky Member

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    A large pond in a conservatory with steps leading down underneath....

    But I'd have to employ staff to clean it!
     
  8. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Don't worry about that, one of the latest innovations in Koi filters (Bakki Showers) don't need any cleaning!!!! (Very expensive though!)
     
  9. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I'll up it then to a more reasonable figure.
     
  10. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    I'm greedy, so both :p
     
  11. bugs

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    I'd stick with my nature pond. Don't know how many gallons it is but it's about 12 foot across and 4-5ft deep. It's in a part of the garden that is fenced off to provide a wildlife area - we just let the grass and weed grow. No fish in the pond, just native wildlife and plants. It's not even filtered - it just does it's own thing and is great as a result.
     
  12. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    sounds interesting, can you get a pic?
     
  13. bugs

    bugs Member

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    Sure. I've probably got some old ones knocking about but I'll try and find some time tomorrow to take a new pic as it's looking especially good right now. Watch this space...
     
  14. TDI-line

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    Tank for me too, probably just keep octopi. :wideyed:
     
  15. bugs

    bugs Member

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    If this link works, it should take you to a Flickr slideshow...
     
  16. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    cool, i prefer that to ponds
     
  17. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks awsome :) congrats
     
  18. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi All,10.000g planted discus tank absolute heaven, 8) 8) regards john
     
  19. jwrage

    jwrage Member

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    I think I'd rather have a large aquarium although water changes would be a very expensive nightmare. For cleaning the tank I could invite the local scuba diving club round lol :D

    I think I'd keep a massive shoal of tetras; stunning.
     
  20. spaldingaquatics

    spaldingaquatics Member

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    I'd have the pond, only so I could use it for a bit of fishing, it would be small enough to always catch something and wouldn't cost me the £12 plus day ticket for the pleasure! :D (and I'd know that there was something worthwhile in it to catch! ;) )
     

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