Fish tank enthusiasts simply cannot get enough of saltwater and freshwater tanks, but not nearly enough tank enthusiasts try their hand at managing a backyard fish pond. These ponds are every bit as enjoyable as a tank, and it is a great medium in which enthusiasts can use their creativity in a less traditional way. According to Luke Weil, there are more suitable options for the inhabitants of these ponds than many people realize, as a backyard pond can house more than just goldfish or koi.
Depending on the geographic area, these ponds can be stocked with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill and more. These types of fish are hardly ever found in traditional fish tanks, so a backyard pond can be useful in providing additional diversity for fish tank enthusiasts to enjoy. Of course, a backyard pond is also an enjoyable project that requires different care and maintenance than a traditional tank, but it is not so different that it is difficult in any way.
For fish tank enthusiasts looking for a new challenge that also beautifies their backyard, a pond stocked with fish is the way to go. New fish can be stocked in the pond and there are plenty of landscaping options to enhance the look of a pond of any size. Just like a tank, a pond will require a pump to keep the water circulating, so placement will be somewhat dependent on the location of a power source to operate the pump.