So i'm not sure if this is the right section but i know nothing about ponds, however, i got rid of the three ducks we have situated next to the garden due to the smell and lack of a big enough body of water for them. We had sunk an old claw foot tub into the ground for them, i am wondering if this tub can be converted into some sort of mini pond for frogs, or just simply to grow water vegetation to attract dragonflies... my only concern is that the tub is in full all day sun (pacific northwest, vancouver island) so i'm not sure if that would kill off any potential life?
It's easy for aquatic plants to quickly overgrown a little tub pond like this. I have one in my kitchen garden, with Duck Potato as the largest plant, and Anacharis as the primary underwater plant. Both need thinning annually. Algae isn't a problem under these conditions.
Forgive me for getting off your original question...but if I had a claw foot tub I'd revamp it and sell it for $$$, and get an untrendy tub for free off craigslist. Or has the claw foot tub revamping trend passed?
thanks for the info guys, i'll definitely be giving it a try, sounds simple enough.
Regan Dixon: It is not a claw foot, its just styled similar but with no feet, it would have been sunk into a tile or wood frame, it was being thrown away, definitely wouldn't sink an actual claw foot into the dirt.
I've been growing water chestnuts and chufa nuts (both are emergent bog plants growing in 3 inches of water) in 3 foot diameter x 2 foot high plastic tubs sitting on the ground in full sun here is South Carolina with no overheating problems in my hot summer climate.