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Any one have any thoughts

even if they negative or if if u dont have a pond

just say what u think

do u think it needs any thing or any thing gone

any comments.
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I really don't know anything about ponds, but that looks like a very nice pond to me. I like all the flowers around it. Are there any fish in it? How long has that pond been there?

You said you don't know where to go? Could you be more specific? Are you wanting advice about anything in particular, like how to stock it? Please tell us all you can about the pond.
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It looks very nice and attractive! I love the tall reeds around it, cuz it gives a nice secretive and hidden touch... This would be nice for a few nice sized fish, like certain cichlids, or maybe a few bluegill? Nice touch with the tree, but maybe a few more taller plants or bushes outside to hide the road...

As for improvements:

*Less Duckweed, more lotus, water hyacinth, watter lettuce, etc..

*Marginal flowering plants on the outskirts.

Thats pretty much all....NICE POND!!!!




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EditedEdited by juwel-180
thanks for the comments fish patty the pond is in a natural water way that has run through the garden for years, hence the pond is over 50 years old. It is all so a natural clay lined pond. I agree less duck weed and it has blancket weed in it. I want to get rid of these. Had some grass carp in it dont know if they still there. Also it has dragonfly larva and newts in it (great crested ones which are protected by law) hence i can do any thing big

how can i get rid of the duck weed maby i should get a duck
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lol I don't know about the duck juwel, as I know little about ducks or duckweed. But I have heard that duckweed is near impossible to get rid of. You could go to "search" on here & type in duckweed & see what comes up.

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Really nice sized pond. I think you have to remove the Duckweed buy netting it out & you have to keep doing it weekly, as Duckweed is a pest & quite difficult to eliminate.

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ye i think that is the only answer

um is there any plants i can put in the pond that like nitrates to stop the blanket weed.
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EditedEdited by REDPHANTOM
Very nice pond!

If it is a natural waterway I would only consider adding local fauna or flora to it. Depending on the species that you choose to introduce it may endanger or hamper the life cycle of native inhabitants, like the newts, so I would be very careful and do tons of research on the consequences before proceeding with adding other species, plant or animal.

Good luck

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EditedEdited by longhairedgit
There are loads of chemical preventatives that reduce blanket weed, the nishikoi one is used a lot in these parts, if you can front up the cash you have UV cleaners,that kill a lot of the algae.

Keep the reeds, theyre great for wildlife and really sweeten water.Also large lily species can darken the water with coverage and reduce blanket weed a little. If the pond is sealed off from water ways there are a few species of fish that will eat the stuff too, although the ol british climate may scupper that. Duckweed also like very still water, and having a pump or fountain disturbing the water surface can make it retreat a little.
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Yes we also have the Nishikoi Blanket Weed killer in Malta & it really does a great job. Just give it a try, after removing the Duckweed & start from there.

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Turtles! I would definately make a turtle pond, if you put in a low lying fence around it to keep them from geting out. And chicken wire underneath the fence so they dont dig thier way out. Just my opinion.
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That is a great setting. I love the flowers/reeds around the edges... I think it would be really nifty to have turtles and freshwater fish (meaning native to your area) rather than tropicals. But, thats just me.

I don't know the first thing about weeds/plantings but yea it would be great to somehow clear some weeds out and get the water clearer.

God luck and thanks for sharing your pics, very kool, peaceful looking setting you have there!
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