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    SCAPE Member Sr. SCAPEr the.under.ground's Avatar
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    Pond Adventure

    Ive been seeing people make these indoor ponds...outdoor ponds... and it got me itching for one lol sounds like MTS! I was lurking around my work place and I found this beauty!
    Iíve never had a pond so Iím here to seek for advice and help! Here are a couple of questions I have.
    Is it okay to not have a running filter in the pond?
    What kind of submerged and emerged plants would work?
    What type of fish would adapt to this California weather?
    Whatís the doís/donít of ponds?


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    Welcome to #PondLife !

    It is perfectly fine not to run a filter although it is a good idea to have a small sponge filter in there if you want to keep fish.

    Fish wise, the absolutely easiest and safest fish would probably be white clouds. They do really well in cold and seem to do fine in heat (from my experience). But you could also look into doing guppies/endlers, CPD (celestial pearl danios), or rummy nose tetras.

    Plants:
    Water lotuses are super great for small "ponds" like yours. They come in a ton of different colors and are rather easy to care for.

    Elodea Densa, hornwort, and some Vals seem to do pretty well in pots and ponds that are smaller.

    Emerged plants like dwarf papyrus

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    That's a really nice pot! I would get creative with this. Dwarf papyrus is a great choice as Aluara mentioned. I actually have some and would gladly provide you some stems with roots when your pot is ready. I would add lava rock on the surface and create a waterfall feature that will work as a filter if you use a submerged pump wrapped in course sponge. I would also use moss on the surface of lava rock. Create some kind of structure to hold the lava rock above the water level so you don't take up all the space below the water level. Alaura provided great information regarding fish. Good luck with this new adventure.

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