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Have any suggestions for containers suitable for container ponds? If so, can you give some pros and cons of each type?
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You have tons of choices. Home depot carries pre-formed kidney shaped and round mini ponds, giant 22" plastic decorative planters and they even have plastic half barrels. You can also use galvanized or plastic watering troughs found at any tractor supply. Rubbermaid has some heavy duty containers in the 50+g range.


tuff stuff products

http://www.tufftubs.com/

home depot half barrel

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors-...s/N-5yc1vZbx4v

rubbermaid water trough

http://www.zoro.com/g/00058140/k-G07...LwSD41l2_w_wcB


galvanised water troughs

http://galleryhip.com/galvanized-wat...ugh-ponds.html
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You can also use some cheap 18g Sterilite tote ($4.99) and bury it like I did.

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Any downsides to these I should be aware of? For example, do any of the troughs contain an algaecide?
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You can find lots of stuff at home depot. They sell liners and hard body ponds too. A large pot made for plants will do.
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I bought a 35 gallon, whisky barrel looking resin container for an outdoor water garden. $20 super nice looking and sturdy.





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I've used a utility tub in the past (the kind with rope handles). There's a Pond sub-forum in the General Planted Tank Discussion section. Take a look there and you'll find many examples of container ponds.

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Just saw the whiskey half barrel samwoo2go posted for $15.99 at Costco.
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Yep, I got my from Costco, and setup my container pond,
here is the picture. Setup is 20 days old:

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Yep, I got my from Costco, and setup my container pond,
here is the picture. Setup is 20 days old:

What type of lotus is that?


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What type of lotus is that?
it looks like regular water lily. You can get that at home depot or any pond place.
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it looks like regular water lily. You can get that at home depot or any pond place.
That brings up a good question. What is the smallest variant of lotus/lily we can have in a small pond?


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That brings up a good question. What is the smallest variant of lotus/lily we can have in a small pond?
Funny enough, they found the world smallest water lily recently, it was maybe an inch big but I don't think it's for commercial use. The regular lily above will do. The size will vary dependent on how much nutrients it gets.

My water lilies in my pond is blooming right now. It's pretty.
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Love this mini pond. More details on the tub set up? Fauna? Flora?

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Yep, I got my from Costco, and setup my container pond,
here is the picture. Setup is 20 days old:

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