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GOPRO HERO 3 Live Underwater Pond Cam





Live Streaming Pond Cam:

This is an underwater pond cam streaming live footage from a GoPro HERO3. Except for routine maintenance periods, this feed is a live 24/7 broadcast.

The sun and pond lights are on a timer to allow the fish some time to rest so if the video is very dark or black, it is night time here in Los Angeles.  If you happen to witness a raccoon attack, please call 911 immediately.

Check back soon as I will be adding additional cameras as soon as I work out all the technical details and the kinks.



Some of the creatures you will see are:

Koi Fish (Kohaku, Sanke, Showa)
Goldfish (Shubunkin, Sarassa)
Pictus Cats (You will always see one swimming with the other fish. The others just hide all day)
Plecos - Plecostomus (Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus & Pterygoplichthys pardalis)
Red Ear Slider (Semiaquatic Turtle)
Painted Turtle (Common Pond Turtle)
Bullfrog, large female (started off as tadpole summer of 2014)
Bullfrog Tadpoles (usually only at night if you look closely)
Minnows (started off as a few feeders with the Turtles, but they reproduced and reproduced)

Also an occasional lizard or bird will also drop by for a swim.  Not sure how or why they end up in the pond, but they sure seem to make a great treat for these killer koi.

A lot of people have asked me what the pipes are for.  I added these so they can be used as a shelter or hiding place for the fish that prefer darkness or a place to hide.  This worked out great because they provide a lot of hiding space without actually taking up too much pond space. 
 
To make them, I used a 6’ piece of 5” PVC pipe cut in to two 3’ sections.  I drilled some holes to allow some light and water flow and then wire tied them together.  I used a stack of bricks and a large rock to hold them in place.  The Bricks provide an additional small hiding area and the large rock provides an above water basking area for the turtles.
 
As it turns out, the pictus cats, plecos, tadpoles and turtles spend a lot of time in the pipes.  I have never witnessed any of the other fish enter the pipes.















 

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