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Here are the basics you will need to create a container water garden:

  1. A water-tight container such as a planter, water trough, galvanized metal tub, or a half whiskey barrel.  The ideal minimum dimentions are at least 1 foot deep and about 18 inches across. For healthy aquatic plants your container should hold 5+ gallons of water.
  2. Submersible fountains if desired. See more on fountains here.
  3. Complete your water feature with ornaments, plants, lights, and fish.