An indoor fish pond is a pond that combines the features of an aquarium and outdoor garden pond. The drawback of an outdoor fish pond, which is it cannot be enjoyed in cold weather, is removed. It can be easily sustained indoors with filtration systems to ensure water quality and heater to maintain the water temperature to suit the conditions of the fishes and water plants.
Location and Size
Designing your own indoor fish pond, you must know where to build it, and how large it will be. It is recommended to have the fish pond near an electric socket for easy access to electricity. The size of the pond depends on what kinds of fish you intend to keep in it. Make sure that it is not too narrow and small for them to swim around, also not too big that it takes a large amount of space in your room and becomes a bother. Please note that this fish pond is not easy to move around, think of it as a door or a wall.
An indoor fish pond can be a great focal point of your house.
Having a water feature in the house will add charm to the interior.
In a long and narrow space, you should build the pond following the streamline.
For a limited space, you can have this container pond on the corner of your house.
Filtration and Pumps
As mentioned before, filtration is one of the most important things to consider, because it affects the sustainability of the pond, fishes, and plants that live in the indoor aquatic pond. One of the recommended systems is the one that combines biological and mechanical filtration right in the pond. You need to give the plumbing an actual thought, plan it right, so it does not clutter. For the pump, make sure that it can fill the pond’s water volume within an hour. If additional aeration is needed, you can use an air pump and put some air-stones in the pond.
This aerator features LED lights that beautifully illuminate the bubbles.
An air pump increases oxygen level which is essential for all the living things in the aquarium or pond.
Maintenance is another thing to consider, and you must realize that your aquatic pond holds a significant amount of water that has to be changed regularly. Although you can use buckets to drain them manually, it may spill water all over the house. Consider a system that can help you flush the water straight to the drainage without a hustle. Also, remember to check and maintain the water temperature for the sake of the pond’s aquatic life.
Make sure the fish get the right light.
Add heat lamps if necessary.
When your indoor space can provide plenty of natural light, you can create a natural-like pond with natural stones and green plants.
Decorate with water fountain to add interest to the pond.
Those are things to consider before owning an indoor fish pond. Think you can handle them? Plan everything that is on the list so you would not end up in a mess.