Jump to content

Patio pond container


LDZ
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hey all,  my next fishy adventure is going to be Madaka Rice Fish in a patio pond.   My question is what is the best/safest container to use.   If I use a clay pot that is glazed on the outside should I seal the inside?   If so what do I use that is fish safe?  I really don't want resin, plastic or wood (ie barrel).  Thanx!!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Best is something shaped more like a cereal bowl than a flower vase. You will benefit from a broader surface area.

If it reliably holds water, and can be considered “food safe” to eat off of or drink from, it’s fine. I avoid metal. 

I personally like volumes 20-gal or larger. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, you say you don't like Reson, Plastic or Wood . . . my recommendation would probably be something you'd rather not get. But I use this:

Screenshot2023-07-24at10_35_39PM.png.5f0e457b2734d428d712cd3e7866838b.png

I set up tall, reed-like plants on one side, and floating plants like water hyacinth and water lettuce in the center. I try to keep it partially shaded...

IMG_2889.jpeg.9ec649cfdaa06b7c712cfcf1d38d1745.jpeg

IMG_2999.jpeg.b987c700e1a333ac8924820b7c020206.jpeg

I love livebearers outside for the summer. I do Guppies in one, and Swordtails in the other. At the end is a smaller ornamental tub that I'm trying out Pygmy Sunfish in this summer.

The book I swear by is this one...

F9F92E7C-47BB-4A7B-9AF0-54A15FB0098C.jpe

Other's have kept interesting journals. I have kept a Tubbing Journal on the Forum here for awhile...

 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I want to second Ted Colleti’s book, it’s great. If you’re an audio person he was on The Aquarist Podcast and went through his basic method. 
 

I have a similar 50 g Rubbermaid stock tank that I use as a pond. It’s a nice size. I’ve got variatus Platys in there presently. IMG_1590.jpeg.c2b7f58beaf1aa0509df38d422031bee.jpegIMG_1683.jpeg.a1c5ab3059ab2e2fbc518d71c56d1984.jpeg

Have fun as this is a great aspect of the hobby to explore. 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...
On 7/24/2023 at 10:44 PM, Beardedbillygoat1975 said:

I want to second Ted Colleti’s book, it’s great. If you’re an audio person he was on The Aquarist Podcast and went through his basic method. 
 

I have a similar 50 g Rubbermaid stock tank that I use as a pond. It’s a nice size. I’ve got variatus Platys in there presently. IMG_1590.jpeg.c2b7f58beaf1aa0509df38d422031bee.jpegIMG_1683.jpeg.a1c5ab3059ab2e2fbc518d71c56d1984.jpeg

Have fun as this is a great aspect of the hobby to explore. 

I've been wondering about this size tub, I was worried it would be too shallow, but it looks like it's working great. This is what I'd like to get for the 2024 pond season. 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is what I am looking at too.   As long as it won't freeze solid it might work.   I don't know what your weather is like but it could work.   Behlen carries a tan one that looks less like a water trough.

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...