Hi everyone! My two water gardens


Joshaeus

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It has been a LONG time since I have posted on this forum, but in that time I have acquired two container ponds to gloat about :) First is my red storage tub with water lettuce, hornwort, a water lily (forget the type), a swamp butterflyweed (gearing up to bloom no less) and two black paradise fish (not pictured) that spawned today or yesterday (just noticed the eggs and bubblenest today);
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My other water garden is in a large resin half barrel with two common paradise fish (not necessarily a pair) and much the same plants, exceptions being a perry's baby red water lily and a black magic taro (which, alas, isn't doing crazy well);
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Any thoughts on my water gardens? Thanks for viewing!
 
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anything works as long as you enjoy it .Black magic taro does not really like soaking wet feet .It likes just moist soil and fertilizer
 

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AHHH!!! That's why it's not doing so hot. Any suggestions for a replacement?
 

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You could pull it farther out of the water .But plants in ponds get fertilizer from the fish .I have black magic growing and it does need fertilized every 2 months
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these are a mixture of different kinds and have intermingled with each other
 
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Joshaeus

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The hardware cloth is both anti predator and anti jumping...both paradise fish species I have are good jumpers. The first picture is a common paradise fish (in theory hardy to at least 50 degrees, but in my experience hardier) and the second is a black paradise fish (hardy to at least 59 degrees...unsure of their lower limit). Both are gouramies related to Bettas.
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If you wanna lose the small bricks on the top you could try folding down the sides I've outlined in red & thread a small wire through the top (blue highlight) just below the lip of the pots to run around the top to hold them in place.
 

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