Need help with DIY mini pond!
Thinking of setting up a mini pond in a 20-25ish gallon bucket/pot on my balcony. I’ve done some research on how to set one up but its my first time and I still have questions!
I want to have some plants, maybe a few fish and a little waterfall that spills water into the bucket from the backside.
1. Does the pond need a filter? I’ve heard both yes and no, so I’m a little confused about that. I’m hoping to avoid building a diy biological filter because I’ve watched some tutorials on YouTube on how to do it and they seem quite complicated and require a lot of parts I don’t have. I do have extra ceramic ring filtration media from my fish tank though.. and a sponge filter and some air stones..would any of these things suffice?
2. What kinds of plants would do best in a pond setting? Shooting for small-medium sized plants since my bucket is smaller. Any ideas?
3. Would only having a fountain pump be enough for a waterfall effect?