Current Status (6/17):
Not really a pond, more of a puddle in a bucket. But it works
If you want to see the rest of my balcony, there's a thread here
Tank Progression Pics
No filtration, no movement (just wind), no water changes (just topoffs from old tank water), feed liberally: 0/0/0 ammonia/trites/trates, TDS ~400 but I add a little aquarium salt:
Walstad / plants + worms ftw
- 24" Walmart Planter ($26)
- MGOPS, sand, river rocks, lava rocks (good porous biomedia)
- Lighting: sun; powerhead: wind; filtration: plants
- Frogbits, RRF, Dwarf Water Lettuce, Salvinia Minima
- Petco Lily
- Banana Plant
- Mixed Moss
- Water Cress
- Water Mint
- Variegated Water Celery
- Trying Flowering Rush & Blue Pygmy Lily from Seeds
- 2 RCS (I think)
- Pond snails
- ~20 platies
Been wanting to play with a bucket of muddy water for a long time (since living conditions won't permit me to do a real pond). So I finally picked up the largest plastic Walmart planter I could find (24" across round, $26). Decided not to go with the wine barrel, too heavy.
Calculated capacity is around 24g. Threw in some dirt, river rocks, lava rocks on the bottom (what I had lying around). Filled in a measured ~20 gallons of water. So far it isn't leaking
Not sure what to plant, probably clippings from my tanks.
Pics in the morning, too dark right now, and water is brown/black.