questions about a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake. Usually ponds contain shallow water with marsh and aquatic plants and animals.

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It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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How to grow aquatic floating bladderworts from seed?

Along with my previous question about Sarracenia, I'm also thinking of growing floating Utricularia (bladderworts) in the pond. Still not quite decided on the species (there are invasive issues to ...
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Small pond with frogs is covered with duckweed. Is this OK?

My fiancée and I bought our first house last December and the previous owners did a fantastic job with the garden. Beautiful plants, shrubs etc, and a small pond (estimate about 2m x 1m and 2m deep). ...
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Growing *Sarracenia* in a pond in the Southern Plains

We have moved to Wichita Falls, Texas. This is Hardiness Zone 7b. We're at the southern end of the Southern Plains, near the Oklahoma border - 2hrs from Oklahoma City, Lubbock, and Fort Worth. The ...
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Are red cedar posts a viable option for freshwater dock pilings?

We are installing a platform/dock on a newly built freshwater pond. The property has a great amount of red cedar available for our use. How long could we expect red cedar posts to last if used as ...
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Best approach to clean a pond that has been unloved for a long time

We've just purchased a house which has been neglected for a little while and are renovating it. There is a pond in the back yard which looks like it has not had any attention for multiple years. There ...
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How to fix a small pond that has become stagnant?

I'm working in a park and we have a small pond, a part of a river system that has become stagnant, mucky and smelly. The river that previously ran into the pond is no longer there and we'd like to be ...
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Exceeding a Pond Filter's Flow Rate?

I have a 990l pond, and a Rockways 3-step formed waterfall that recommends a 4,000l/hour flow rate. I need my pump to output 4,000l/hour. Do I need a filter that specifically supports such a flow ...
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How to get rid of Snails in my lotus pond

I have a small 4x6 feet lotus pond, where i planted lotus plant which i had in a fresh water pond near my Town. Lotus plant is growing nice but my pond became a place for Snails too. i think the plant ...
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Smallest practical garden pond

I have noticed a few toads in my garden, and would like to encourage them - they're welcome to my slugs. So I thought it might be nice to create a small pond. However I don't want it to dominate the ...
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Can you advise me on a still-water garden pond in tropical Central America?

We're looking at making our first backyard pond in the edge of our garden. I have read a LOT of pages through searching on Google and they seem to make it so hard to get started. I don't think it's ...
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How to halt the growth but leave the tree? [closed]

I have a twisted /contorted / japanese/ willow tree (it is I'd say about 20ft high at the moment )next to my small garden pond. My son planted it (from a cutting) over the resting place of a deceased ...
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How to empty and fill a man made pond?

I have a man made pond that I'd like to get rid of. It's approximate 8 ft in diameter and about 1 ft deep. What are the typical steps to fill the pond and get grass growing on it again? Here's what I ...
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pondplants with a lack of nutrients? [closed]

I have a gardenpond (roughly 16000 litres) which is crystal clear. The pond contains no fish, only amphibians and insect life and a lot of plants. some plants, like the pondweed are real hardhitters ...
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What size or type of filter system do I need for a 20kL koi pond?

I hope I can get some help on my question but at the very least maybe someone can direct me to a site that can. This question relates to size of koi pool and fitering system used. We are looking to ...
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Willowbranch in small pond: it grows, but what now?

I have a (very) small pond (well, it's a .5x.5 bin with foil) with some still standing water inside. It's mainly inhabited by frogs, insects and visited by the local cats and contains a lot of ...
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Will brickwork affect the water quality of a pond?

I'm building a fairly large raised brick pond in the back garden. It's walled on both the inside and outside of the pond, so you can't see the foil. the wall stretches out about 7,5 meters (24ft) ...
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What are some alternatives to under gravel filters for a 3000 gallon pond?

I'm considering building a pond in the metro Atlanta Georgia area. I've owned a pond before that had an under gravel filter when we moved into the house. The filter was essentially a network of white ...