Wintering pond plants.

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I have a large healthy assortment of pond and filter bog plants. Have been tossing them because
They die out if left out in our weather. The big fish
I bring in the garage and they’d just eat the roots of the floaters.
Would a separate 100+ gal tanks with lighting carry them through the winter , 5 months or so?
Would one need to feed the plants or put some smaller fish in to build some sort of natural system?
 
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Are you talking about tropical plants? Like water hyacinths? Some people do successfully overwinter them, but they need light, food and warmth. Personally it's more work than I'm willing to go through, but with the right conditions it can certainly be done.
 
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I can't help, the only plants in our system are those that survive winter................outside.
 

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I tried that taking in plants and putting in aquariums etc. Too much trouble!
 
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