Joined: Jun 23, 2012 Posts: 193 Location: Agartala, Tripura
Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:05 pm Post subject: Setting up an outdoor tank for plant growth
It has been a long time since I started a topic. After failing miserably to keep plants, I had been keeping fish only tanks for last 4 years. Now I have decided again to try my hands on growing plants.
This is an old plastic drum which I will be using on my roof terrace using natural sunlight.
I have already some growing plants in a glass jar for 1 year. The water becomes quite hot, but the plants are thriving. These might be dwarf sagittaria, not sure though. There are some algae issues, but the plants are fine.
Since that thing was a success with my minimum effort, I am looking forward to the bigger project.
The drum is about 150 Lts, with a 2 ft dia and 2 ft deep. I will be using normal soil and sand, nothing special, just regular potting soil. And I am thinking of adding a pump for better circulation. If the thing works, I might add some guppies/goldfish.
This will be in direct sunlight in the morning till 12 noon.
What are you suggestions? Will it work? I will be keeping easy plants like Ottelia alismoides, Ludwigia sedioides, Nymphaea sp. Leopard, red lily, Ludwigia palustris, java moss, anubias, duckweed, etc.
This was the last time I had plants in my aquarium, 4-5 years back
PS- these are the babies I am growing right now. I got these at 2 inch size, now they are almost 6 inch in 8 months. Worth keeping an ugly bare bottom tank!
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