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Offline Karen W.

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Any advice on Ornamental Ponds pond plants etc?
« on: 18/01/2007 04:41:29 »
 Any advice on this topic would be appreciated. I have two pumps and a pond that has an upper preformed unit with waterfall and the lower half is a liner. I can't remember the grade, the thickness but it has a 30 to 35 year warranty!

We dug this thing ourselves installed it and have it full of fish, feeder fish which have become quite big beautiful gold fish like creatures, with Coi which started out with one Coi but the cat killed it, but somehow the little devil was a busy coi, and now we have several Coi crosses is thats possible, or else one of those feeder fish was a Coi in disguise as I have taken them to the pet shop and they are definitely Coi.. We only bought 1 and its dead! LOL So pump problems I have them.. Toads Frogs I have them.. river turtles we have them too. they come and go through out the year.  So any advice on plants etc. all helpful. I have some water iris, lilies, some ornamental pond grass, duck weed I hate it takes over.. I have a fountain but am not running this at the moment!

Please feel free to ad some suggestions or advice.. Thanks!
« Last Edit: 18/01/2007 09:48:00 by Karen W. »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2007 03:19:55 »
Hi karen It sounds all good to me but I bet that water fall and to a lesser extent the frogs are the cause of your algae problems ,water falls in ponds need to be designed so the flow of water is directed away from the bottom of the pond as it will churn up all the dead matter laying on the bottom giving the algae plenty of nutrients to feed on. (Also regular topping up with tap water will cause algae blooms). I use canadian pondweed as its a brilliant oxygenator , some people will advise you not to use it as grows rapidly and can takeover a pond but it is easy to remove and control as you tie it into clumps and just drop it.

Also your gold fish (feeder fish)and koi are all forms of carp and will all quite happily breed with each other.

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« Reply #2 on: 25/01/2007 15:52:19 »
Thats interesting.. I think the water fall is dircted in a safe location at the top of pond. but we have tons of bull frogs as well as toads and little green frogs.. LOL.. I did not know they could have an effect on algae.. I do have have well water, usually, but a few months ago we had city water piped in.. I never thought about that.. The chlorine alone could cause more problems for my fish.. right now the rain is how we fill the water.. But soon enough the rain won't do the trick! I will have to figure this one out!!

So my coi was a busy fishy before he met his demise with the old housecat!! :( LOL sorry, not happy about demise, but amused by the offspring in my pond...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 26/01/2007 13:58:36 »

Advice: Don't go swimming in them and never try high diving!"!     [^]
 

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« Reply #4 on: 26/01/2007 16:39:59 »
Definitely good advice!!! LOL Hello Hadrian.. Have a nice day!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/01/2007 03:56:59 »
If ewe chop up big pieces of polystyrene then it will make your pond appear to be laden with icebergs !
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/01/2007 04:20:15 »
It doesn't need fake ones it's froze over most every morning.. I guess I could climb in and I think, I could be mistaken for an Ice berg..
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« Reply #7 on: 01/04/2008 02:31:32 »
lol sooo many questions in one post...  rig up a little water jet/spray to push the duck weed to one side.  And cut back on your feeding.  The duckweed will end up inside the fish. 
 

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