Tub ponds??? - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Aquatic Discussion Talk about your aquariums or ponds and their occupants here!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
Tub ponds???

I was thinking of convincing my Mother to let me set up a tub pond some where in the backyard, but I need so information.


I was thinking of using a large flower pot (if there should be a drainage hole in the bottom I would silicon it) and keeping some minnows.


I am not sure about filtration but I was thinking of using hardy submerged and floating/above water plants and doing water changes. If I can find a inexpensive pump thing I would add a fountain in the middle.


Does this seem like a reasonable idea? I was thinking that I would just bring the fish in during the winter, and since there isn't really any predators they wouldn't be in to much danger.


P.S Would rain water have any affect on them? Would collecting rain water for water changes and replacing evaporated water?





canadiancritter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 04:22 PM
Paw-Talk Addict
 
FlickeringHope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Michigander
Posts: 1,468
 
All I've been able to find on recycling rain water is to not use it after it's run off your lawn, in case there's chemicals from pesticides that it picks up. Otherwise I would say probably putting buckets out for the rain to fall straight into wouldn't hurt anything.
FlickeringHope is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlickeringHope View Post
All I've been able to find on recycling rain water is to not use it after it's run off your lawn, in case there's chemicals from pesticides that it picks up. Otherwise I would say probably putting buckets out for the rain to fall straight into wouldn't hurt anything.

I was thinking of collecting the water by putting a bucket under the thing that runs water of the roof (whatever that thing is called)





canadiancritter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Paw-Talk Addict
 
FlickeringHope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Michigander
Posts: 1,468
 
A gutter. The only issue I can see with that is getting debris mixed with rain water, due to debris on your roof
FlickeringHope is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlickeringHope View Post
A gutter. The only issue I can see with that is getting debris mixed with rain water, due to debris on your roof

True.... I could always skim out the stuff..



I just got a 20 gallon tub





canadiancritter is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
Added some hornwart... does it need to be planted? Right now its is just floating. Also put in some fish food and the filter thing from the big tank





canadiancritter is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 10:05 PM
Resident Aquarium Nerd
 
Sasami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Age: 28
Posts: 9,930
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by canadiancritter View Post
Added some hornwart... does it need to be planted? Right now its is just floating. Also put in some fish food and the filter thing from the big tank
It can be left floating, it's up to you. I find it grows faster when floating .

EDIT: By the way, make sure you don't let any hornwort get outside the tub and into the environment during water changes and such. It's an invasive plant.




~Stephanie

"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Sasami is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
Oh yeah I am going to make sure none of it get away. But there isn't any water ways near me and it would dry out before it got anywhere, but better safe them sorry.





canadiancritter is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
Hello Earthling
 
canadiancritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 25
Posts: 4,729
Blog Entries: 5
 
I added some minnows a few days ago and they are doing great!! Darting around and checking out the available realistate.


The hornwort on the other hand is dead. Hornwort hates me, everytime I have tried it, it dies.





canadiancritter is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome