DIY Low Tech River Tank
I've started a rather large build that I fully expect to take me the next six months to build. The tank/container pond that I have built is 14ft long 2 ft wide and only 1 ft deep. The design is as low tech as it gets. At one end there is a 2000 gpm pond pump that feeds to a gravel bog filter at the other end of the tank which creates a nice steady flow from one end to the other. I currently don't have any lighting on the tank and would like to keep it that way if possible.
Since I'm at the very beginning stages of this build I'm open to any changes that may be needed. The main idea behind this design is to preform like a river with riffles, eddies, pools, and runs. I'm not really sure what the best plants to put in a tank like this is going to be but the main purpose of the plants is filtration. I am assuming that due to the current I will need planter boxes of some sort to to keep them in place. Any recommendations on low light plants, semi aquatic plants, and possible options to keep them from getting blown to the other side?