Aquascaped ponds?

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Ok first let me say when I say aquascaped, I don't mean landscape... Im mean submerged, planted, aquascaping in a pond just like a regular aquascape.
Anyone have any pics of a pond that has been aquascaped? wether its yours or someone elses I would love to see those pictures. My pond will be aquascaped with hopefully some just generally low light low care plants (as I cannot dose the amount of nutrients in a HUGE pond without it needing some major cash) like bolbotis and java fern sp. anubias sp., ludwigia sp. stargrass etc etc
I googled it and cant find any pics!
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I think you'll find that most people with ponds have fish and growing submerged plants can be challenging when greedy fish are in the picture.
 
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Indeed.

Let me ask you this - how would an aquascaped pond add to the enjoyment of your pond? I can see why a tank is cool, but a pond is viewed from the top, not the side.
 

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Indeed.

Let me ask you this - how would an aquascaped pond add to the enjoyment of your pond? I can see why a tank is cool, but a pond is viewed from the top, not the side.
have you never seen an aquascape from the top of the tank?
If not then I can see why you asked this... lol!
 
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Then you know its a completely different viewing experience. Just like some fish are better viewed from the side while koi are bred to be viewed from the top. An aquascaped tank is going to be very different than a pond.
 

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Then you know its a completely different viewing experience. Just like some fish are better viewed from the side while koi are bred to be viewed from the top. An aquascaped tank is going to be very different than a pond.
I don't think you are understanding what im saying.
let me put it like this and maybe my words will seem clearer, idk why this is a big deal, And why not do it, its fun as shiz, and its just apart of my hobby ;)
Rather you stare at a black bottom, or red, oranges, greens, carpeting the bottom of your pond? no matter the depth your plants will grow towards the sunlight with proper nutrition. They will eventually reach the surface of your pond. Also and underwater camera captures this beauty.
 
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Well, I guess we'll see when you get that pond built! I look forward to watching your process.

P.S. The bottom of my pond isn't black, it's full of pretty gravel. Gravel that my fish love to pick through and move from place to place in my pond.
 

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You could also stick your head in the water (maybe swim in it with a wetsuit) to view your planting and tend to it, from above I imagine these would look amazing as well. Just some inspiration of my own (found) im throwing out there.
 

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Would rather see that (above)
Than this: (below)
 

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(had to make it in separate post as it wouldn't let me post it if I just edited the previous post, idk why)
 

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Would rather see that (above)
Than this: (below)
You may soon discover that you may be on barren ground in this Forum. Most members are interested in first: their fish. then any wildlife that may show up and, yes, plants also, but plants that flower above the pond's surface.
Your hobby is quite interesting, but will probably not garner much in the way of attention from the Forum members.
When I first saw your original post about Aquascaping, i thought that you were referring to this:
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Now this style is cool!!
 

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The 2nd photo I actually know the guy who made that, shane!
great guy and that tank was guess how big;
1 gallon.
All of those were under 5 gallons (except the first one, that's a sixty five? I think? cant remember...)
 
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I have some plants from my planted tank in my pond...but they get uprooted and became floating islands... rotala rotundifolia and tried vals but koi ate those...i thought it would look nice to have a forest of vals waving in the current
 

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I have some plants from my planted tank in my pond...but they get uprooted and became floating islands... rotala rotundifolia and tried vals but koi ate those...i thought it would look nice to have a forest of vals waving in the current
What kind of vallisneria? would look nice especially in a pond for some :)
if you use ludwigia "red" you can tie it to driftwood and trim the roots that shoot off of it, it will continue to flourish and grow.
 
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