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Old tin bath with goldfish and plants!


By Franny

Old tin bath with goldfish and plants!

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Your own mini pond! How ingenious! I love those old tin baths as well, that's a great find.

5 Jul, 2011


Thanks 1poodle11... :)

6 Jul, 2011


You are full of surprises many Goldfish have you...!!

8 Jul, 2011


There's 4 in there at the moment Sue :)

8 Jul, 2011


Me too Homebird...Friday night bathnight lol....

I love it, you can have instant pond...

15 Jul, 2011



1 Jan, 2012


Stick around Junna, you'll get many great ideas....:)))

1 Jan, 2012


Thats great...ive got a belfast sink and am looking for tht a calla lily and is it just put in the water? and what other plants are in there...I dont want too many as my sink is smaller than your bath.

16 May, 2012


Cookygirl it's an arum lily, in a pot with gravel, there's some yellow iris in there too and a water lily that's been in there for years and only flowered for the first time last summer. :o)

17 May, 2012


love that idea its really pretty

6 Feb, 2013


Hi Fran,
Hope all is well with you...

How has your bath fared through this Winter, our small one tried to freeze over a couple times, so we had to keep an eye on it, we have three baby fish in that one.

8 Feb, 2013


Thanks pond lady :)

Hi Sue all's well thanks, it froze over a few weeks back and I just left it but I cut back all the plants in it yesterday and the fish were fine! They look bigger than when I saw them last year, it pleases me that this simple little set up looks after itself! :))

8 Feb, 2013


That's good news, Fran, we haven't seen our little ones yet, the bigger ones in the pond are doing fine...

We're so looking forward to the better weather, so fed up with Rain lol.

11 Feb, 2013


great idea - how does it manage in winter, with cold able to get at it from all sides as well?

there's been at least three baths on offer on our local Freecycle network, I had to exercise heroic restarint not to have a garden full of ponds!

18 May, 2015

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