Wall of text incoming! Read at your own risk!
Growing up my mom had several ponds in our backyard. I think the reason I love planted tanks so much is because I no longer have a large yard like what I used to work on with her.
My and my husband have maxed out tanks in the space we have. Except the balcony! I have a few planters out there with our swing. Is there anything small I can put out on the balcony? I've seen in magazines how some people have those large metal tub looking things.
How much light would one need? We have a tree blocking our balcony, but we get partial sun. Enough to grow gardenia, amaryllis, hyacinth. So not too much light, but some. Could we have one in that much shade? I live in south Texas, and it can get 100 degrees in the shade lol. But I would like a lily or two out there if I can find one to grow in shade.
We love fancy goldfish, we have one of our 60 gallons for just our 3 lol. If its large enough, I'd like a fantail out there. But I'd want at least 20 gallons for each (if we were to get more than one). I saw someone else's post about fancy guppies. I can probably do that since I have some guppies that are breeding (not like they ever stop) some nice cobra colors. Could they stand our heat here? Anyone have a link to an online store where I can look at small ponds for what we'd like? Just for an idea, I'd like to try and save money to buy our things locally. Can we have one without a filter? We have no outlet out there
Maaaaybe we can run one under our bedroom door. Stagnant water here is begging for mosquito larvae. We'd need a fish to eat those up.
That's all I can think of for now. Which I think I've rambled a ton about. Thanks to anyone who got this far and is able to answer or give feedback!
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