Atitagain Posted May 1, 2022 Share Posted May 1, 2022 This is my 1st outside tub project, so I’m trying to keep it fairly simple. I’ve had the pond running 4-5 weeks just water for now I had some plants in there but got to cold. There’s plenty of algae growth on side walls and water temp is staying above 50F. I have a large sponge filter to keep water moving and give a little filtration and will be adding probably another large sponge filter or at least a airstone. Trying to use as little filtration as possible and have a lot of plants. I already have put in some Indian almond leaves and leaf litter will be using more also. For substrate I used a decent sized gravel for 3/4-ish of the bottom rest with lava rock. To protect the electric cord from weather for now I’m just using a plastic container, will get something more weather/ water proof. Any suggestions on a good easy accessible option for cords? I think I’m gonna get a box for encasing power strips My plan to start for the plants I want a stacked pot towards the back of the pond. Lots of grassy plants and some floaters. I started with a 12”pot and drilled some holes so it will be accessible for fish/ invertebrates then I want to add some kind of plant and use the holes as planters. 10” pot stacked ⬇️ It sits a little higher than I wanted but I’m pleased with how it fits. The soil for the plants I started with some pea gravel then the pond soil the plants came in and mixed in some Fluval stratum. plant list: For stocking I will have White Cloud Mountain minnows, cherry shrimp, and snails to start. 5 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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