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    SCAPE Member Jr. SCAPEr Sasquatch's Avatar
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    I have a 50g "pond" on the balcony of my apartment with Koi in it. The only plant I have is water lettuce. The fish do fine in the winter and the plants go dormant in winter. You may not want to go with Koi because of price but goldfish will most likely hold up well. The fish fert the plants and eat the plants and algae. It can be done. Or if it can't then no one tell me that because I'm doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    Those rubbermaid tubs are pricey if we are talking about the same ones (large oval tubs 100g,150g etc), You can sometimes find them on craigslist in farther reaches like riverside/stockton/kern county etc. You can also look at Troughs they come in rubber and metal but still kinda pricey imo. A great deal are totes or transport containers. I frequently see stores using them to house koi or floating plants like hyacinth. Those are readily available since we live near one of the largest ports on the West Coast. iirc you can get one of those that holds 400g for around $100-$200 I think they are roughly 48" x 48" x 40".
    Yeah, I think we're talking about the same ones. I'm thinking at least 100g.

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    Fish will die in winter. weather would drop around low 40 F at night time in OC.

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