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Mbuna Vacation Pond (PS. Demasoni)

Discussion in 'African Rift Lake Cichlids' started by Pittbull, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Pittbull

    Pittbull ALL BOW DOWN TO THE FIN GODS

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    OK so i opened my Malawi above ground Vacation pond today. Here is the skinny on this, I open my seasonal pond up in late April, let the pond cycle for 3 weeks and then i place a goldfish in the pond, if the water perimeters are fine and the goldfish is happy he is then placed in my Goldfish pond and i introduce a species of Mbuna for a summer long of vacation of breeding and at the end of the summer right before fall i empty the pond and pull out all fish..

    This years theme is Demasoni i also have some small Livingstoni not sure if these will go in because they can be potentially fry killers on the Demasoni when they mature, I may go with a second species not sure what will mesh with the Demasoni, this pond is close to 500gal so the sky is the limit with small Mbuna.. I have learned that too many species of Mbuna, they will turn on the fry and yield a small amount of survivors..

    Last year i did Peacocks results were not good only about 10 fry were pulled out but the good thing is that the adults colors were amazing and were sold at great prices..

    Food is abundant with bug life and Mosquito larva was plenty i also added veggies as a staple as well, cucumber slices from the garden with additional pellets that i feed my Goldfish pond..

    Here are some photos of the open, i will add more as i progress.. Also some Goldfish pond Photos as well..


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  2. Pittbull

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    This is what it will eventually look like with the plants..

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    Good luck with the Dems, Pitt!
     
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    Thanks buddy..
     
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    cant see em, eh ?
     
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    Me either. They sound like something I want to see. Try again Mike!
     
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    cant see anything....
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    this is NOT okay :grinno:
     
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    I thought I was the only one that couldn't see the pictures :)
     
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    This is going to start a riot.
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    :banhim:
     
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    WOW hey mods if you read this what happened to my photos when i post this thread the photos were here so was the next day then i got hit by a trojan from this forum and now there gone but the photos were here.. hmm my antivirus stopped the attack but i wonder what happened to my photos.. creepy..

    I will repost them..
     
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    Hey pappy you commented first tell me you remember seeing them that day..
     
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    Looks fantastic :)
     
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    Nice!

    Efors commented first. I actually didn't see anything when I first checked. :huh:
     
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    (puts away pitchforks & torches....until next time.)

    I can't get over how good that looks for something so simple! What can 32 concrete blocks and a...what, 8x10? ...sheet of liner go for? And you have a nice yard pond AND a profit-making enterprise AS WELL AS a therapeutic rehab center for stressed or sex-deprived fish.

    You are a saint, my good man. It is good to know your kind has not entirely vanished from this evil world. :)
     
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    Great DIY. Can't wait to see it going again.
     
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    This looks so pretty! I wonder could I talk my husband into something like this. What kind of filter is used? Of course even in the summer the nights might still be a little too chilly.
     
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    Thanks Gang I appreciate the kind words.. Thanks Xan.. Hey Blue i made a DIY filter as well to keep the theme going sorta..

    My filter is a 38gal rubber maid tub converted into a filter i will take photos to show progress..
     

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