I love having a fish tank but i wanted to have more of a pond type tank and i dont have enough yard for a real pond so i made this. My kitchen has the best out side light and i have to walk through the kitchen to get inside my house so i choose to use that room. i can sit on table to look into the tank and watch them swim as i cook. Its very soothing to stare in side the pond. It has been up for 3 months now and is perfect. My fish are very happy and so am i. as you can see the plants spond alot since it first started.
Get your storage bin ready. make sure it has no holes and is strong enough to hold at least 5 gallons of water. (this is a medium sized bin and holds about 8 to 10 gallons) It dosnt need to have a lid unless you want to be able to cover the fish. (I cover mine when the cat is inside just so she dosnt eat them) But is must must must have no holes. i cant stress enough how important this is.
* if you want to paint or add stuff to your bin do it now*
Gather your gravel,rocks,marbles, anything you wish to put in the bottom of the bin. Take a hand full or so of your dirt or top soil and place it where ever you like.( I found that if you take one hand full and just plop in in there it works best) Fill your bin with water.
Now Add your plants and wait 2 weeks. Because Tap water has chlorine that can kill your fish you want to rid the water of it. If you dont want to wait two weeks you can buy some Genesis Chlorine removle drops. Use one drop per gallon of water.. fo a tub my size i used 16 drops just because i wanted to double that amount to make sure i rid all of it before the fish went it.
After you are sure you have rid the chlorine add your gold fish. Add atleast two but no more than your tub can fit. My tub has 8 meduim comets and 1 big gold fish.
* Enjoy your new pond*