So, the upside of a pond with steep edges (first shelf is 2 feet down) is predator deterence. The downside is, most of the plants I want (marginals!) can't handle that depth.\n\nDoes anybody have any ideas on what I can use to place plants on? Something inconspicuous and fish and water safe?\n\nCurrently, I'm using a couple of old wire drawers I had kicking around, but they're unsightly (white), and they will rust pretty soon.\n\nIn one corner, I attached a basket by nailing up into the cap board, however, while it looks nice, I don't love it: I worry constantly that the weight of the basket will pull the nails out and then I'll have nails in my pond, and a hole in my liner... paranoid? maybe, but I REALLY don't want to end up with a leaking pond!\n\nI've heard of using black plastic milk crates but a)don't know where to find them and b)most of the ledge is only 6-8" wide. There are 4 spots that are wider (all four corners).\n\nI'd also love to rig some sort of tallish stand for the middle of the pond, where the fish could still swim through it, but I could place one of my waterlilies on it...Maybe some sort of PVC construction?