Aquascaped ponds?

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Yea I started a showcase :)
    But what I didn't say in it (ill edit it later) is the pond will be 3500 gallons plus, hasn't been holed yet.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    This is just off the top of my head:
    If you get anarchis to grow over the edges of the pot, and grow in a carpeting manner, its most likely from these reasons:
    High nutrient content in the water column, and high light
    Shallow pond, giving high light
    Was trimmed and learned to grow horizontally
     
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    Lisa; here's a vid of my 'hornwort' field attempt so far;

     
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    Anacharis will grow vertically until it reaches the surface of the water. It will then grow horizontally....and bloom. Cute little white flower.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    yea....
    Thought she meant carpeting?
     
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    The joys of a pond are multitudinous! Looking at it from the top and from even a distance can reveal an entire landscape which includes not only fish but beautiful water lilies, interesting rocks, not to mention cascading waterfalls. I started with an aquarium but like a boat I moved to a pond that is 13 x 20 x 3 1/2 feet which is always stunning to watch!
     
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    haha I tried putting lots of plants that's sold for tank in the pond... result? all died from either too much sun or fish ate all of it (even tied to rocks, the fish still got them floating and ate the roots). I put in amazon sword, different type of java fern... Now, I have hornworth and Anacharis that's growing very well BUT it all got covered in string algae OR fish poo.... so they are not super pretty :)

    I think about 75% or my pond is covered. I need my pond covered by lily pads because with the 30 feet stream and in the full sun, my water can get very very warm. So with the shade from lily pads, it kept my water cool. That also mean I dont have a lot of space for other plants to grow under the lily pads.

    That's why I have A BOG!!! so I can grow water plants and use it to filter my pond.

    I do feel like if you want to plant plants in the pond but then need netting fine enough to cover the plant so fish dont get to it.. what's pretty in that? the netting would make it so it doesnt look natural and take away the beauty of it. I understand netting the roots and bottom part but those plants that grow below the surface is that i'm talking about.
     
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    You kind of made my point - the beauty of a pond is different than the beauty of an aquarium. If you can't view the underwater plants from the side, they really won't add beauty to your pond. That's not to say they won't be beneficial - I just don't see them as making the pond look better.
     
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    Looks cool from underwater! But big koi would destroy that without even trying - just by swimming through it, don't you think?
     
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    Plants from the top, are when they are most beautiful. Look at this for example, a video my friend Sl!pFinger made:


    That's will a lot of surface agitation, and about halfway grown out background/midground high tech plants.
    Imagine the possibilities in a pond, don't know what something tastes like until you try it.
     
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    How deep is that tank?
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    my tank is 4ft deep, its a sixty five
     
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    I will try some submerged plants in the turtle pond once I finish getting it set up.

    Don't know why, keeping freshwater aquariums of any sort never held my interest.

    A 4' deep 65 gal tank is an oddball dimension, unless you mean 4' long.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    WAIT your right just looked it up, apparently I need to get back on the "measuring train" because I suck at guestimating.
    Dimensions:
    37 x 19 x 25
     
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    Was wondering, I have a standard 65 gal. and 70 gal. as sumps for my 220gal. saltwater tank.
     
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    Here's an underwater shot from last year, a few comets swimming among the lily stems and some parrotfeather.

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    Here's a diagram that shows where in the pond to place the different plants:
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    Here's one with a ton of plants in and around the water. This one requires annual pruning to prevent the plants from taking over! The Iris especially, they'll spread rhizomes and get thicker and fuller if we don't slice off the new rhizomes at the base. The positive side is we then get a bunch of new plants to share with neighbors.
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    Here's a shot of the same pond as above, showing the stream and waterfall in the back by the fence. This was taken the previous year, and you can see how much thinner the yellow flag was compared to the other picture.
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    @RichardSJPonds - pretty pond! You illustration kind of makes my point - the plants that grow best from the deepest part of the pond are your lilies. Everything else is either marginal or floating.

    @DutchMuch - that was my guess on the depth. I'll stick with my assertion that my big flopping koi would destroy any submerged plants in my pond. They are clumsy and barrel around like the house is on fire when they get interested in something.
     
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    heck yea, carp eat anything in front of them.
     
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