I started with a 160 Gallon hard liner, 325 GPH pump and a home made filter,
oh and 8 Kio about 3inches each, then a year later my Dad gave me his 4 Kio and a
Goldfish because the had out grown if 50 Gallon "sink",
they are about 10-12 inches, and the one Goldfish that is about 6 inches too,(the "red potato")
They all wintered over well (1999- 2004), had a few times with ice on top, once was 2 inches thick!
I try to fly,
but I keep gettin put back in??? And one morning I made it! stayed out all nite,
now I'm in fishy heaven...
and since then a 3 big brothers and an other 3 of my bunch took a walk too... oops we can't walk...
This was an ok design, but it had to many leaks, for carefree I got a tetra "barrel" unit in 2001
its workin out better with the net now, but it still gets "green" at times...
All have died but one comet, time to get just a dozen "feeders"
Time to move over and make it better for 2005, added a 20gal spill barrel, and the "falls"
Fish and plants settle in; need to add lots more rocks!
Good info link