Well, after much gnashing of teeth, I have finished the goldfish pond at the city house. I'm going out for some koi today to put in it. It was filled with a million billion mosquito larvae and I had to move quickly and this time I didn't swallow the swill nor larvae. The pump is hooked up to the fountain, so that should keep the pesky mosquitoes out till the fish arrive.
I have had this old fish bowl with observant children for quite some time though no fish. Too many animals to take care of, but I lugged it to the city house and got the little black boogley-eyed goldfish. Sadly, it didn't last long. I'm going for a betta today. I'd like to get two, just because, but I won't. I've bought and sold several of these goldfish bowls and wish I had them back. One was a black cat looking down and another a Cheshire cat. Another was terra cotta with two children that had a fountain hookup on it. I love this kind of thing. I think I payed the most for this one. A whopping $35.00. The younger generation just don't appreciate old things these days, a win for me, but wait, I'm still trying to get rid of stuff, so never mind.