My First WaterGarden - 22 Gal Padio with Fish/Lilys

Syntria(8a)March 13, 2014

Hello!

This is my first time posting in this area of the site.

I just started my first water garden, with 3 water Lilly (two minis and one large), aquatic mint, and chameleon plants as well as a few comet gold fish. I have a small bag of activated charcoal in the water to keep it clear and a pump to provide aeration and prettiness as well as an underwater solar powered LED that seems to be working great so far. The container is 22 gal, and with all the materials in it I assume there's only about 12-15 gal of actual water.

I'm going through and reading the FAQ and other posts now just to get more general information so I can curb any potential problems before they start--but do you guys have any advice for this newbie?

Here is a link that might be useful: My Garden Vlogs

This post was edited by Syntria on Thu, Mar 13, 14 at 13:31

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Syntria(8a)

Oh the other question I had is I do live in Texas, and it will get hot hot hot in a few months. I read the biggest problem with heat is a lack of aeration in the water for fish to survive. I plan to move it to full shade on my patio when it gets consistently over 90 degrees, but are there any other steps I can take for the health of the fish and plants?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:19PM
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