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As requested in another thread here are some pics of my outside propagation bucket.

It's one of those heavy duty blue plastic buckets with the rope handles that horse people use, about 20 inches in diameter and 16 inches deep.

I have about 5 good sized Water Hyacinths, a Water Lettuce, 1/2 a dozen Frogbit, about half a mayo jar worth of Java Moss, and a little Riccia.

I put in 3 feeder gold fish that I bought for 25 cents each.

I have it under a Mulberry tree so it gets full sun until about 11 am and shade the rest of the day. With the evaporation here in the desert, I have to top off the water about every third day.

Everything in the tub is growing like crazy.

It is working so well that I am also thinking about setting up one or two of those Kiddie Wading pools, I figure I can do outside propagation about 8 months of the year, I'm not to sure about winter, it can get into the low to mid twenties here in the Hi Desert.

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Yep, just plain old tap water...

I waited 3 days before adding the fish to allow the chlorine to gas out.

When it gets about 3 inches low I top it off with tap water.

I haven't added any ferts, I figured the gold fish would provide enough,
and all the plants are growing nicely
 
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