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I love having a fish tank but i wanted to have more of a pond type tank and i dont have enough yard for a real pond so i made this. My kitchen has the best out side light and i have to walk through the kitchen to get inside my house so i choose to use that room. i can sit on table to look into the tank and watch them swim as i cook. Its very soothing to stare in side the pond. It has been up for 3 months now and is perfect. My fish are very happy and so am i. as you can see the plants spond alot since it first started.

Posted by Luna from Dayton, Ohio, United States • Published See Luna's 34 projects »

  • How to make an aquarium tank. Indoor Gold Fish Pond  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your storage bin ready. make sure it has no holes and is strong enough to hold at least 5 gallons of water. (this is a medium sized bin and holds about 8 to 10 gallons) It dosnt need to have a lid unless you want to be able to cover the fish. (I cover mine when the cat is inside just so she dosnt eat them) But is must must must have no holes. i cant stress enough how important this is.
    * if you want to paint or add stuff to your bin do it now*

  • Step 2

    Gather your gravel,rocks,marbles, anything you wish to put in the bottom of the bin. Take a hand full or so of your dirt or top soil and place it where ever you like.( I found that if you take one hand full and just plop in in there it works best) Fill your bin with water.

  • How to make an aquarium tank. Indoor Gold Fish Pond  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now Add your plants and wait 2 weeks. Because Tap water has chlorine that can kill your fish you want to rid the water of it. If you dont want to wait two weeks you can buy some Genesis Chlorine removle drops. Use one drop per gallon of water.. fo a tub my size i used 16 drops just because i wanted to double that amount to make sure i rid all of it before the fish went it.

  • How to make an aquarium tank. Indoor Gold Fish Pond  - Step 4
    Step 4

    After you are sure you have rid the chlorine add your gold fish. Add atleast two but no more than your tub can fit. My tub has 8 meduim comets and 1 big gold fish.
    * Enjoy your new pond*

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DreamyIMVU · Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA
This is a great idea. But, the bottom feeder fish does not eat the fish crap, nor does it clean the water of the fish pee. Fish do pee. Gold fish are very very dirty, the water might look clean, but trust me, it isn't. However, this idea is super fantastic. Just make sure you change the water partially every 2 weeks or so, make sure it is room temperature, and you use the chlorine removal drops. A filter will also help. Your fish will get bigger and live longer. I used to work in a pet store, so I do know what Im talking about. lol. I just love this idea though, so please don't think I'm being mean at all! Yours is so pretty. I can't wait to give it a try! (With a filter of course) Tongue
Faithanna S.
Faithanna S. · Bay City, Michigan, US
I'm excited to try this. Thanks for posting it!
Luna · Dayton, Ohio, US · 52 projects
my fish are happy and the plants have florished. nothing is dirty about my tank thats what the bottom feeder fish is for. you can see clear into my pond and it is perfect.
I am happy with it.
Interesting idea. I just have a few pieces of advise.

Comet goldfish (or feeder fish) are known to grow pretty large given the chance and should be given at least 20 gallons for the first fish and another 10 gallons for each additional fish. The tank/pond should also be heavily filtered as goldfish can be very dirty fish.

Tubs have been used as ponds successfully by other fish keepers but with the appropriate fish for the size of the 'pond'.

Another thing is if you want to paint the bin it must be fish safe paint.

Using tubs is a great way to provide more room for your fish without having to empty for wallet but you may want to either invest in a larger tub or purchase a preformed pond (which can be used indoors) to house all 9 of your fish (for example I house 3 small goldfish in a 140 gallon pond).

Great work though, I just felt I should inform you of the correct housing of goldfish which are often housed in much to small of a tank.

Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
what a great smart idea!!! love it, thank you for sharing this and the greate tute!;-D
Kim S.
Kim S. · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 5 projects
I have one like this too. Happy
But I suggest you get the bigger Rubbermaid containers, they're only about $10 each. I have a 26 gallon one and three comets and one black moor. I really don't want to sound mean, but they'll grow faster and won't stunt in a bigger container. :]

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