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08-04-2012 08:01 PM
jhays79 I actually pulled some handfulls of duckweed out today. it doesnt bother me, I like it!
08-04-2012 01:19 AM
xenxes Too much duckweed! Ahhhhhhh!!
08-04-2012 12:09 AM
jhays79 Everything is doing awesome, thanks for asking! Here are a few new pics. Some of the swords and platies enjoying the pond


some water wisteria growing out of the water
08-02-2012 06:34 PM
Jegli09 wow looks nice. How are all the plants doing?
07-20-2012 08:07 PM
jhays79 Swordtails already had fry in the pond. Temps are dropping so i threw a couple of small heaters in to keep the water temperature from getting too cold.
07-09-2012 08:38 PM
jhays79 Nope, just stacked them up. It's pretty sturdy. If you stagger the slate pieces and arrange them right it comes out pretty solid.
07-09-2012 07:34 PM
xenxes
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Thanks for the comments. Those bugs have never bothered me, they seem harmless. i can't find any of the fish in there, not sure if theyre hiding or what. The waterfall is just stacks of slate built up like that. Didn't cost me anything as I had pieces to use laying around. I just stacked them up, and used some bricks to support them underneath inside the container. You can't see the bricks unless you really look.
Okay I'm stupid, so.. just a pump going to the top and cascading down via slates? Did you just piecemeal everything together or did you do anything special?
07-09-2012 04:10 PM
jhays79
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Originally Posted by pweifan View Post
Try Ludwigia, Hygrophilia and Bocopa if you want to see aquarium plants go nuts

Ive got some of the narrow leaf ludwigia in there, and it does OK. I'm going to try some ludwigia repens clippings I have in there.
07-09-2012 01:54 AM
pweifan Try Ludwigia, Hygrophilia and Bocopa if you want to see aquarium plants go nuts
07-08-2012 08:56 PM
jhays79 Honestly, the only aquarium plants that have really done semi decent outside in this pond is the Rotala. The other stuff just sort of does nothing. It doesnt die off, but it doesnt grow like crazy. The parrots feather is the nicest plant. I bought that at a local pond supply and garden center. I thought the aquarium plants would grow like mad but theyre not. Yesterday I moved the pond about a foot back more underneath the tree to give it a little less sunand more shade.
07-08-2012 08:08 PM
Kehy I haven't gotten my aquarium plants to take off yet outside. Might be the sun, but wish mine could look like yours
07-08-2012 06:41 PM
DogFish Nice job on the inline filter!~

Pretty amazing how well aquarium plants do outside. I have 3-4" clay pots of Blyxa Japonica. The two pots in the WBP are lush & full new growth is coming in with a yellow tint. The third pot in one of my 20L tanks. It's green with maybe 1/2 the growth.

I also have Sagittaria graminea that has just thrown the ariel leaves.
07-08-2012 06:29 PM
jhays79 Decided I needed some kind of filtration for the pond. This cost about fifteen bucks to make this inline filter. Just some 1.25 PVC, a few bushings and barb fittings. Using the powerhead I have to run the waterfall, I just put this inline. I had a Whisper filter cartridge I took the bag off of, and used it inside the new filter tube.


07-07-2012 11:28 AM
jhays79
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I have a Whisky Bareel pond going now. It's amazing how much "stuff" finds it's way in there. Lot's of leavers, flowers, twigs, dead floating bugs.

Regular maint. is mandatory on small container ponds. Mine is about 25gl. I do a 6gl water change every other week. and a monthly filter cleaning (rinse out the sponge).

My is only planet with aquarium plants planted in clay pots.

OP - I suggest to try a few other Aquarium plants other than the java fern.
I have other aquarium plants in there: rotala, ludwigia, and water wisteria. there's also a little bit of dwarf sag, and some frogbit and pennywort.
07-07-2012 03:34 AM
DogFish I have a Whisky Bareel pond going now. It's amazing how much "stuff" finds it's way in there. Lot's of leavers, flowers, twigs, dead floating bugs.

Regular maint. is mandatory on small container ponds. Mine is about 25gl. I do a 6gl water change every other week. and a monthly filter cleaning (rinse out the sponge).

My is only planet with aquarium plants planted in clay pots.

OP - I suggest to try a few other Aquarium plants other than the java fern.
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