11,000 Gallon Pond stocking

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What is total pond? I am wondering about the material? You'd be well advised to use 45 mil EPDM rubber.

Keeping it outdoors is not going to be without its challenges. It'll get too warm for many temperate water fish, like the mentioned sturgeon, and will get too cold for most tropicals, like RTC, arowana, etc. It will need heavy shade to fight off algae.

On the other hand, rubber liner has been shown to get damaged, ripped, or punctured sooner or later by many toothy fish, like pacu and giant gouramy, who chew on it, and spiny fish like large catfish.

Large sturgeon will wear it down too.

I'd recommend starting out with some adaptable cichlids, just as your oscars are, perhaps pbass but these will need heating during the cold spells.

Or look at mahseer and related fish such as Spinibarbus denticulatus or other hardy cyprinids.
 
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Total pond is the brand of the pond linear. I am pretty sure that what I have now the EPDM rubber I know for sure not sure about exact size. I don't I am interested in sturgeon any more. Although thanks for the info. I would rather just focus on fish I can keep in straight up Florida weather no heat or cooling. However I think some shade would be easy to add if needed for some fish. I was wondering you know talking about all these fish with big teeth if they would rip the liner.
 

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Total pond is the brand of the pond linear. I am pretty sure that what I have now the EPDM rubber I know for sure not sure about exact size. I don't I am interested in sturgeon any more. Although thanks for the info. I would rather just focus on fish I can keep in straight up Florida weather no heat or cooling. However I think some shade would be easy to add if needed for some fish. I was wondering you know talking about all these fish with big teeth if they would rip the liner.
My far from expert opinion? Keep fish native to your area.
 
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11,000 Gallons?
If I had a tank that big, I would make it my job to take in fish that people have irresponsibly put in too small tanks. You see pretty often someone who needs to get rid of an arowana, Oscar, red tail, etc. I would just start taking them in and fill the tank up over the years personally. Should be able to get a ton of fish in there.
I agree
 

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My far from expert opinion? Keep fish native to your area.
I know now peacock bass are all over florida. I would imagine most gar. I have caught clown knifes before. However I am unsure about pacu and big catfish. But that would cover most of the fish people keep and put in too small of tanks. I am about 90% sure that I want to do that.
 
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I know now peacock bass are all over Florida .
South Florida,north Florida gets to cold.

How about: hifin shark,gars,bluegill,longear sunfish,yellow perch,native catfishes,crappie,walleye,a crucian carp and a redfish
 
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