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Old 06-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #21 
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If it was up to me, I would have a house with fish on every corner. The parents? Not so much.
You could trade in those small tanks for a bigger one

You'll presumably be keeping fish for a long time - the huge tanks will come.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #22 
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Next summer, I'm probably going to upgrade my 15 to a 20. Big whoop, I know. It's a start...
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #23 
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My largest tank is currently my 55 gal goldfish tank. They are getting an upgrade to a 75 when I move and the 55 will become a community. In the next decade or so I plan to have a 125 and a 150. I don't want to go so large as I would need to reinforce the house.



It's cheating (hehe) but the largest water-holding-thing (not technically a tank) is my 4000 gal koi pond.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #24 
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I want a koi pond SOOOOO badly. My parents considered one because we are redoing the backyard, but they said no. I was really pulling for that one!
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Next summer, I'm probably going to upgrade my 15 to a 20. Big whoop, I know. It's a start...
You should upgrade to a 29. It's a much bigger tank than the ones you have, but it's still a small tank. from there you can go to a 55 (a 4 foot tank), and then from there either a 90 or even a 125 (6 footer!)
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So my mom JUST re-considered a koi pond! In the middle of doing research! Pray for me... Fingers crossed!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #27 
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It's cheating (hehe) but the largest water-holding-thing (not technically a tank) is my 4000 gal koi pond.

My mom is in san diego and when i do my west coast 2 week trip I plan to (first spend a week with her) help her and her bf with a Koi pond. They are walkig didstance to Balboa park with their awesome Koi pond. Please give me tips on a great set up for them. they have decent land being with downtown San Diego and I'd love to set it up for them!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #28 
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The chances just plummeted. Mom says she doesn't want to pay more than 300 dollars upfront. I would be able to help (I would be able to pay all of it, she would never let me). She could pay the 300 and then I could add more... I don't know. We will DEFINITELY be going the DIY way, if we do it.
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My mom is in san diego and when i do my west coast 2 week trip I plan to (first spend a week with her) help her and her bf with a Koi pond. They are walkig didstance to Balboa park with their awesome Koi pond. Please give me tips on a great set up for them. they have decent land being with downtown San Diego and I'd love to set it up for them!
Honestly the best thing they can do (money permitting) is contact a local pond-builder. Being in San Diego I can imagine there quite a few around with varying price ranges. They really make a large difference in the appearance of the pond. Basically the difference between a hole in the ground with fish in it and a backyard water feature. Mine was installed by a local pond company. Some of those stones weigh half a ton. No way I could have positioned them like my pond guy did.

One piece of advice I do have to give is if they want a true koi pond, shoot for 1000+ gallons. Koi get pretty large and need large ponds. For anything under 1000 gal I would just go with some nice goldfish. Quality shubunkins and comets make really nice pond fish.
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And, mom just put the kibosh on a pond. After I told her it would have to be at least 4' deep, she said no. I'll keep trying for a bigger tank! LOL
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