Patio pond project

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I'm currently working on a patio pond project. The pond will be filtered by a modified internal aquarium filter, heated, lighted and of course planted. It will be roughly 15g with no cover on top

I have it pretty much figured out except stocking. My go-to was guppies but i wonder if i could keep a betta sorority in there.

Do you reckon a betta sorority patio pond feasible?
 
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Since Mauritius is around the same latitude as Thailand (where bettas come from) i wouldn't worry much about a heater, (unless you are in a cool mountain area) but I'd be more concerned about the tub overheating.
A sorority may very well work nicely though, and the Bettas would be good at mosquito control.
I have my tank outside (here in Panama) and don't use heaters (8'S. latitude), I use a fairly strong flow to help keep temp level.
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We are further south than Thailand and it can get chill here on winter nights (sometimes 15 degrees celcius) thus the heater idea. Maybe switching it off during summertime?
 

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Here's a little update on the patio pond project. Got some horsetail and some papyrus. Fountain head is powered by a boyu internal filter (complete with sponge and ceramic rings. Stocking right now is 6 mollies.

Total cost of the project: approx $100

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