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Old Aquarium Water Garden

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 12:31

is is feasable to use an aquarium in the garden but no t in this instance i mentioned a better alternative standard aquarium glass would not be really suitable for garden use as there are temp fluctuations and also debris which could damage the glass you would need extra thick glass also with sunlight algae issues would be a pain

Talkback: How to grow marginal pond plants

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 12:26

yes that one looks nice to 

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:46

i agree that this forum could be good for advice i have a ND in fisheris management and it really is about the keeping the water not the fish +1 to the above comment

Millstone Water Feature

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:42

i would get some railway sleepers and set them in above the resevoir to maintain the extra wieght and ensure that the mill stone does not fall and damage the reseviour then i would disguise these with rocks and maybe gravel or bark etc the connect the pump and the position the outlet with tubing attatched to the millstone

Talkback: Build a garden pond

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:38

the hieght of the drop is the thing that needs to be worked out a regular pump will do but it will need a high lph rating youi will then need to construct the slope and the pond then purchases some plastic tubing that will fit the outlet of tyhe pump and lead this from the pump which will be placed in the pond to the head of the stream then disguise the piping and turn on the pump ensure that the pond can take the excess water that will be in circulation when the pump is turned off so that the pond doesnt overflow

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 18:18

sounds like a plan give it a try 

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 18:16

by outcompeting the blanket weed with fast growing plants over time there will be a decrease in the blanket weed as gradualy there will be increased competition for the phos and nitrates i would mybe sugest a scrape of the bottom to see if there is a large build up of organic matter

Old Aquarium Water Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 18:12

i agree with marshwello get a shallowish pot with no holes fill halfway with substrate and create an emersed sytle setup with aquarium plants and the will flower this is a common method used to dry start aquatic plants for aquarium i have a heavily planted 4 ft aquarium and there are many species available that will grow above and below the waterline

pond lacking in oxygen

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:31

i would recomend this then some hose from band q 10mm i think for the outlet


who knows a new kind technology can be used in plants speed up plants grow fast

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 20:04

there are many types of circumstance in which plants can be given the ideal conditions artificial lighting can be a big pluss for example lighting that has a 6500k spectrum will be more beneficiual to plants these are little tweaks which work but i doubt in the long term time saving and the effiecncy will be worthwhile coupled  with the extra expense

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