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  1. Question about re-lining pond

    I was told a way to find the leak. Stop the pump to let water to sit still. Let it continue to leak. If the water stops to go down at a certain level, the leak is along the surface. Add a little water to raise the water level by a tiny bit. Pour some milk along the edge. you should see the milk goes out where the leak is. However, this method des not work for very slow leak though.
  2. Thanks for the information! I am wondering if your fish survive the Alberta hard cold winter and reproducing? For plants in the pond, do you plant their root underwater or just submerse the pots? Sounds like water splashes from your waterfall does not cause much water lost on top of normal evaporation.
  3. Thanks Jason. How about evaporation issue? If there is no rain (summer time), do they required adding water every few days? I meant to a medium size pond, like 1500 to 2000 gallon.
  4. Thanks again Jason! Somebody says only keeping the bottom part of the pond from freezing is not good enough. Fish need to breath so at least to keep a small area on the surface from freezing. I am wondering if a bubbler can do the job. I am planning the have a 30" deep pond.
  5. Thanks! How does the water rune between the 2 ponds? Do you run a pump from the pond to the 'dirted pond' and water overflow back to the pond? Any pictures to share?
  6. Thanks Jason! How about the filter/skimmer/waterfall? Do they need to be turned off when weather gets cold and just put a bubbler or water pump in the bottom? I am wondering if a bubbler will fail when leaving outdoor during winter. Also, how big a pump is needed? can a power head do the job?
  7. 6 foot fence requirement does not bother me as the fence in my neighborhood are all 6 foot in height. I am planning to have a depth of approx. 3 foot and hoping to keep fish in it all year round. By the way, does your pond freezes in winter? Do you move fish inside?
  8. I am planning to build a backyard pond. I understand a permit is required if it is over 2 feet deep plus fence, gate and lock requirements. My landscaper told me it is fine to be over 2 feet without a permit as long as the side of the pond is not vertically down over 2 feet. If it is slope down or have a couple "stairs" before hitting the bottom should be good. I called the Edmonton official. The answer I was given was: Technically, a permit is required if the pond is over 2 feet deep. However the inspector will not stick a measuring tape in to check the deepness. It is ok as long as only a portion (in the middle part of the pond) is deeper than 2 feet. There are steps/slope along the side to allow someone to walk/climb back up when falls into it. Any comment if this is true? Thanks
  9. Water Softerner

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone in the board runs a water softener for the whole house and use the softened water for their aquarium. Wondering how does the softened water affect aquarium fish. I will install one in my home. I am not sure if I need to bypass it from the tap for the aquarium.
  10. Treating Ich

    Thanks for the inputs. I am treating a 180g tank. I have decided to try out Cupramine from Seachem. I was told it is most effective and quick cure.
  11. Treating Ich

    My arowana has ich. I understand I can raise temperature to about 90F and add pickling salt (Sodium Chloride without iodine). I do not have pickling salt handy but I have a big bag of Potassium chloride. Can I use it instead? I appreciate your advice!
  12. Anyone knows what aquarium test kit would detect chloramine? I am hoping the check if my RO unit leech chloramine.....
  13. New Shrimp Rack

    I hosted berries in the breeder box before and raised babies in it without problem. You are right, it would be better it was made wider. I am temping to ask my friend to order custom made to my size.... but the shipping will kill me. The Buce grew really slow in my tank with T5 lights. Hope they grow faster in LED. By the way, how much space you have behind the poret foam. Is it bare bottom behind or the proet is sitting on top of the substrate? Do you think it will be messy when you need to take the poret foam out for cleaning?
  14. New Shrimp Rack

    Hi Hung, Your set up really looks good. Are the sponges poret filters? Looks like you do not run mechanical filter. Do you like the breeder box? How's the Bucephalandras?
  15. Sulawesi Cardinal