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When to start outdoor container ponds?

Discussion in 'Plants, Ponds & Planted Tanks' started by CSnyder00, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. CSnyder00

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    These tubs are 30 gallons, so one 4 inch poret sponge each probably isn’t big enough, right?
     
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    I do not use any filtration in my wadding pool ponds, not that they would not be a benefit. . They are shallow and do not really need filtration. The down sides are they are shallow and heat up and cool down quickly with the weather. And you cannot keep 3 inch or larger fish in them as the raccoons will just stay in the pool until they catch them all. They do not bother smaller fish.

    BTW, I checked and found daphnia in all the ponds I put them in in mid April. So the daphnia survived the cold water I put them in.
     
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    I think it would be fine.
     
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    I only had one in my tub last summer. Seemed to do just fine. I guess some of it depends on how much air flow you have through it but i think you will be fine with just one per tub.
     
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    Stephan Tanner recommended a 5" cubefilter for my 30 gallon aquarium.
    I, however, run two.
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    Here is mine last summer. Its a 30g tub.
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    I actually left everything over winter in place to see what would happen. It felt like it froze solid at one point. I pulled what was left out a few weeks ago and found that the hornwort i had survived. There were little clams throughout all the dead ludwigia stems. And a lot of black muck on the bottom from all the leaves that blew into it.
     
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    I hope to get my stock tank started this weekend. Fish usually go in Memorial Day weekend (gives me an extra day to futz around).

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