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Would this work as a container pond?

I know this should technically be in the pond section, but this section gets more visitors, so I hope that I will get more responses. Anyhow...

A walmart near my house happens to carry large, resin pots that can be as tall as 18.5 inches and have a diameter of about 2 feet. I calculated it out, and if I leave several inches at the top of the pot dry, it would hold about 20 gallons. Would this pot be suitable as a container pond during the warmer months? My main worry is whether the temperature will be stable enough (if this helps, it will be kept under a tree and thus will be shaded for much of the day), but if you have any other concerns, please express them.
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I have used a 15 gallon tub that sound similar to what you've got for the past couple years as my container garden. I dig it in so that only about 1/3 of the tub is above ground. This year I also added a 38 gallon storage bin that was under $10 and plumbed the 2 together. Plants have done well.


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