Logging the pond and it's inhabitants

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Well as time has passed, the highback has become brave and is more tame, and even picks up food right in front of the GoPro.

 

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wow beautiful... How much water do you change weekly?
 

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Cool video, great to see them hungry and active. Btw how big would you estimate your Flagtail currently is? I'll bet he's going to get huge in that pond.
 

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wow beautiful... How much water do you change weekly?
There's no water changes on this bad boy, only top ups, and then there's filter maintenance once in 3 years.

I run an aquaponics filter system, and whenever I feel the water is getting bad, I just give the plants a heavy trim, and the filter gets a boost.
 
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Cool video, great to see them hungry and active. Btw how big would you estimate your Flagtail currently is? I'll bet he's going to get huge in that pond.
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Yeah, always hungry and jumpy to run away taking that worm, once in a while I have also seen them jump.

The flagtail must be 6-7", this is the second time I am keeping one, planning to add a group of them soon.
I hope he gets big, my previous fellow grew from 1.5" to 8" till the azuls he grew up with killed him.
 

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There's no water changes on this bad boy, only top ups, and then there's filter maintenance once in 3 years.

I run an aquaponics filter system, and whenever I feel the water is getting bad, I just give the plants a heavy trim, and the filter gets a boost.
I find this interesting. What kind of filtration is it, if you don’t mind me asking?

I am always curious how people do filtration in different parts of the world. Would love to learn new ways of filtering large ponds and whatnot. Maybe do you have a thread about it, or would you be interested in doing one?
 

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I find this interesting. What kind of filtration is it, if you don’t mind me asking?

I am always curious how people do filtration in different parts of the world. Would love to learn new ways of filtering large ponds and whatnot. Maybe do you have a thread about it, or would you be interested in doing one?
I will try and take a small video of the filter. But to put it in words it's kinda like a top filter, with two steps.

A smaller chamber on top that's a right triangle, with 3' hypotenuse side, and height of the tank being 24". The bottom chamber is also a right triangle with 5' as hypotenuse, and the tank is 33" tall.

They are all filled with 5-8mm pebbles and 10mm aquaclay pellets. For filter media.

And then there are marginal plants added to the filter.

Here's a small pic of the filter, when the plants are in full growth mode.

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The pump is plumbed such that there's enough circulation of water in the pond.

Will try to find a video of the filter before I set it up and running
 

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Oh, I am so jealous of your plants. Savage growth :grinyes:

They are all filled with 5-8mm pebbles and 10mm aquaclay pellets. For filter media.
I've got pretty much the exact same setup only on a smaller scale in my mini 240G indoor pond. I can't recommend that sort of "natural filtration" enough, although mine is an addition to normal filtration plus water changes.

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Here's the update for today morning

 
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