Container Pond

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Ok I am thinking of doing a 50 gal or so container pond, likely the rubbermaid kind to pick up at walmart. Planning to brick around it for stability and appearance.

What sort of equipment do I need? I am only familiar with aquarium filters, the relatively simple HOB really.

I am thinking 2-3 goldfish (possibly a fancy type?), and maybe try a waterlily or 2.

Louisiana summers get to about 100F, in a 2-3 foot container, will they be cool enough? I wouldn't mind setting a frozen water bottle in if needed. Where I am planning to put it will be shaded in the morning, but around noon the sun will hit it.

I'd also like to make caves of some sort in there- can I place cinder blocks or will they dissolve?

Great links for container specific ponds are welcome!!!
 
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