$100 diy pond

Jacob92677

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Well guys so I got bored and wanted to Create a small water garden / pond on my patio something small since I’m on a 2nd story

i will still be adding some more
decor soon but so far I’m at about $100 bucks into it and am pretty happy so far
Yes I know it’s not too notch pro but for something I put together in an afternoon it’s pretty good I felt and wanted to share

It’s a simple 40 gallon stock tank bout $50
20 block from home depos $1.25 each
And I grabbed 10 various plants to start from local pond koi shop for $30
For a Filter im using a extra whisper internal filter that clips on the tank lip and creates a nice little waterfall, flow rate is 170 gph I think I have about 30 gallon of water so going to see how it works in the long run tossed in a few minnows
To get it started
And it’s starting to look like a mini pond!


like I said still not 100% done but so far only $100 into it along with old equipment

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Well guys so I got bored and wanted to Create a small water garden / pond on my patio something small since I’m on a 2nd story

i will still be adding some more
decor soon but so far I’m at about $100 bucks into it and am pretty happy so far
Yes I know it’s not too notch pro but for something I put together in an afternoon it’s pretty good I felt and wanted to share

It’s a simple 40 gallon stock tank bout $50
20 block from home depos $1.25 each
And I grabbed 10 various plants to start from local pond koi shop for $30
For a Filter im using a extra whisper internal filter that clips on the tank lip and creates a nice little waterfall, flow rate is 170 gph I think I have about 30 gallon of water so going to see how it works in the long run tossed in a few minnows
To get it started
And it’s starting to look like a mini pond!


like I said still not 100% done but so far only $100 into it along with old equipment

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That patio pond looks great and for just spending $100 for everything.
 

Bluesandtwo

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This looks fantastic, especially considering how cheap the project was!! Good job.

Personally I'd opt for a fancy goldfish, perhaps a fan tail. I believe such fish actually look better above than from a side profile! The koi will foul too much and will need rehoming eventually.
 
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MrsE88

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Very nice! And fits the space very well:)
Considering upgrading isn’t really an option... how about something small like shiners? Rainbows and yellowfin shiners are rather beautiful. Fancy guppy’s would also look really pretty viewed from the top.
 
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