How To Make A Deck Pond

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A few people have seen my little deck pond I put together and asked me what I used and how to do it, so I thought I would put something together about it.

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First get a Resin Whiskey Barrel Planter like this one


Whiskey Barrel Planter

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You will also need to get a filter system. The one I am using is the Aqua Tech Power Filter for the 5-15 gallon tank. This pump says it’s not for outdoor use but I have been using it outside for over a year without any problems but use your own discretion, outdoor pumps cost a lot more money but just as a disclaimer they may be safer.


Aqua-Tech Power Aquarium Filter, 5 to 15-Gallon

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The rest of the materials were free, I just put in a few field rocks. Then went out to a local pond and dug out some cattail and planted it in a small pot in soil with some rocks over the top of the soil to keep the dirt out of the tank. Cut a branch off a tree and stuck it in there to give it a little something extra.  Filled it up with water, threw in a few goldfish and sat back and enjoyed. That’s It! Enjoy.

Call me crazy but I actually brought it in the house for the winter time and it actually adds something to our living room. I know it’s a little odd to have a pond in your house but we don’t like being like everybody else.

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