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04-10-2011 01:01 PM
Gatekeeper
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I might do that. But I would like to have one that can last more than a couple of years. Maybe one of the heavy duty rubbermade type tubs.
That one will do. But if you are looking for longevity, you may want to consider some of those containers at Home Depot or Lowes. They are a bit pricey, but they are snazzy.
04-10-2011 12:34 PM
Wingsdlc I might do that. But I would like to have one that can last more than a couple of years. Maybe one of the heavy duty rubbermade type tubs.
04-10-2011 03:07 AM
JamesHockey
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They are only 5 bucks at walmart. Throw it out and get another. LOL.
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04-10-2011 02:08 AM
Gatekeeper
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The tub has been taken down. I am not sure if I will set it up again or not. The current tub was starting to get brittle due to exposure to the sun. Might try to find another type of tub that can take the sun without getting brittle.
They are only 5 bucks at walmart. Throw it out and get another. LOL.
04-10-2011 02:05 AM
Wingsdlc The tub has been taken down. I am not sure if I will set it up again or not. The current tub was starting to get brittle due to exposure to the sun. Might try to find another type of tub that can take the sun without getting brittle.
04-04-2011 04:07 PM
JamesHockey UPDATE? when you setting it up again
09-25-2010 01:12 PM
Carson Albright Don't worry I'm doing my research. I'm planning for next spring, which doesn't start for a while. The fall temperature is close to spring's, so i might leave a pot out full of water and see how hot it gets in the middle of the day. Paradise fish would be another option
09-25-2010 09:21 AM
waterfaller1 Container ponds just do not stay cool like a nice big, deep pond. I wouldn't do it. There are however some fish that are pretty temperature tolerant.Paradise fish are great, but they are jumpy. If you can solve that problem, it might be a better choice. Do your research, please. They don't play well with other fish..as a rule.
If you want an Oranda, do him a favor and buy a nice big indoor aquarium with tons of filtration.
09-24-2010 05:15 PM
Carson Albright I'm a little concerned about that. I'm thinking he should be fine during the spring, but it does get pretty hot during the summer. I'm planning on growing water hyacinth and having it on the 2nd floor of my balcony that only gets direct light in the morning. During the hot temps of the summer it can get to 100, but with shade and being on the 2nd floor would it be ok?
theres always bullfrog tadpoles that i know would do well, but i've always like oranda goldfish
09-24-2010 06:33 AM
waterfaller1 I believe a container pond will get too hot for an Oranda.
09-23-2010 07:24 PM
Carson Albright I actually just had the exact same idea as you. I'm really glad I found your post, I'm planning on buying one of those large ceramic home depot pots and sticking an oranda goldfish in when it hits spring time. I've been trying to think of plants I want in my pot and I was hoping for some input. I have a friend with a water hyacinth infested pond, so I'd like to grab some from her and let them grow on the surface. I was also considering finding some lily pads/lotus flowers to grow. Any other plants you might suggest? I didn't think I'd have much luck with submerged plants as the hyacinth would take up all the sunlight from the top. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well
03-29-2010 06:55 AM
Heartnet You probably tore down this pond by now since winter, but that previous flower you had was most likely a Utricularia gibba flower.

http://www.nzcps.co.nz/NZCPSUtriculariagibba.html

10-30-2009 02:37 PM
Phil Edwards Seeing the scummy surface brought up an idea. Have you considered drilling a drain hole near the rim of the tub so you can stick the garden hose in there and do a WC and surface skim?
09-15-2009 01:33 AM
Wingsdlc JakeJ - thanks!

Sorry for the bad pictures but it was getting dark when I found this flower in the tub. I seemed like it was coming from the rotala but I looked up rotala flowers and they are all purple or pink and look much different. Looks somewhat like a sword flower. Any ideas???




09-10-2009 12:40 AM
RipariumGuy I know people have said it before but.... ITS COOL. Pretty cheap project too by the sound of it. Keep updating please!
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