Help me set up fish pond without without pump

Discussion in 'Ponds' started by golgol, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. golgolNew MemberMember

    I m not really rich to have a good pond with filters and pumps as i m already having problem with electricity bills

    I have big plant pot outside and temperature is like 35-40 degree everyday

    I just want to have 2 fishes in that pot .. Can someone help me setting it up? How much Which plants do i need to put for filtration and no pump required? And which fishes? And what should be the temperature of water?

    Thanks in advance
  2. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    How big is 'big'?

    You could set up a 'still pond'. I had one last summer using a 65 gallon plastic stock tank. It had anacharis and hornwort for oxygenation, and water lettuce, water hyacinth and duckweed for shade. There was also a dwarf papyrus and canna plants in pots for color and interest.

    I put minnows in it, and soon it was also home to frogs. It was a fun project.

    As warm as you are, if you were to do this, I would strongly suggest that you use as large a container as you can, and you place it where it gets filtered sunlight and shade during the hottest part of the day.

    I"d also read up on 'still ponds' and make sure their management is something you are up for.
  3. Mom2someWell Known MemberMember

    maggiethecat, does a still pond become a breeding place for mosquitoes? Sounds neat, but I am curious.
  4. cheeseValued MemberMember

    I believe the minnows would have kept the mosquito population down, you can also look into mosquito fish which may be more effective. but I don't think it would be a problem for mosquitos as long as there were fish in there too :)

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  5. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    Mine bred some larva, but they were eaten by the fish and frogs. You can buy BT floats that will manage them if it's an issue for you at most hardware, nursery or pond supply places, or online

  6. Mom2someWell Known MemberMember

    So cool! Now I want to learn about them. I would have to bring it inside for the winter however, not sure my husband would appreciate that. Hum...
  7. golgolNew MemberMember

    I have half piece of plastic water tank which is about 50 gallons .. will it work?

    thanks for the reply fam :)
  8. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    I should think so. Use lots of plants and you should be good to go.

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