After scouring antique and junk stores we settled for this unique garden pond. We used a pump system purchased from a local garden center, filled it with water and a few dime store gold fish, and have enjoyed it for many years. The fish are shared with a local school, where they winter indoors and then return in the summer for an outdoor vacation.
6 Best Pond Pumps: High Quality Pond, Fountain and Aquarium Pumps
This advice is intended for anyone installing a small (under 1000 gallons - about the size of 10-person hot tub or less) prefab garden pond or other little container pond on a patio or balcony. I've had several different types of ponds over the years, and, after a few learning curves, I've got a system I really like—easy to care for with healthy water, plants, and fish.