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post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2017, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
re: Plant pots

To the plant pots question:

Did you ever do this? It is the same category as a pond, which is great because there is no glass cleaning :)

Other than that, you treat it just like an aquarium. I imagine that temperature is of most concern; probably will need a shade.

Filtering can be as simple as: none. Just sand and rocks/wood. Or add plants.

I'm sure you'll want no water changes, so just keep the fish load low.

Cycling never hurts, so as to build up the beneficial bacteria. Not mandatory though, if you start slow (1 small fish).
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-07-2017, 05:26 AM
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Hi I'm not sure if you're replying to my post or not but I set a pot pond last year. It's just over 20 gallon capacity and home to a few white cloud mountain minnows (which I've just bought inside for the winter) and a freshwater mussel. I've also replaced the submerged plants with Elodea after having no luck with water poppy or lily. I made a filter myself with a small submersible water pump and sponge which (I think) works. Other than the plants and losing a couple of fish I've had no troubles 🙂

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-24-2017, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
That is a really nice white pot. I was expecting darker, but if you can keep it white it will really stand out.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-24-2017, 10:04 PM
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The inside has a coat of brownish algae now but I've stuffed so much Elodea in there you can barely see the sides or bottom. Luckily the outside is easy enough to clean

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