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Hi all!! I want to do another pond.. I have a 50..65 gallon container.. however I do not want to run a filter i it.. just want to use plants as natural filteration!! Can anyone give me any helpful tips or links to success?? What plants are good?? Any advice is appreciated,!!!!
 

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Use lots of oxygenating plants on the bottom like hornwort and anacharis .

Use a small water lily in a basket, or depending on if they're permited, water hyacinth or water lettuce to provide shade.

Use a "thriller " plant to add height. Anything scaled to your container, like a dwarf canna or dwarf papyrus.

Stock with fish that can overwinter, or be sheltered indoors.

Keep in mind frogs may decide to spawn it it as well. ( not a bad thing !)
 
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maggie thecat said:
Use lots of oxygenating plants on the bottom like hornwort and anacharis .

Use a small water lily in a basket, or depending on if they're permited, water hyacinth or water lettuce to provide shade.

Use a "thriller " plant to add height. Anything scaled to your container, like a dwarf canna or dwarf papyrus.

Stock with fish that can overwinter, or be sheltered indoors.

Keep in mind frogs may decide to spawn it it as well. ( not a bad thing !)
Thanks for the info!!! Sounds relatively easy!! I can not wait to start! Any stocking ideas??!!
 
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