Fabricated Lotus shadow :-)


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I was looking for Lotus shadow for my pond, but where I live, the mountains of Cusco Peru (3,000 m altitude), it is difficult to get Lotus and there are winter temps below cero °C.
Solution: In an ecological reserve of the neighborhood, called HUACARPAY, I found the floating plants of the picture (ruanunculascea and another one I still haven't found by name) and put them within a piece of hose +/- 1 m in diameter.
Advantage: these plants resist the local weather, provide the needed shadow and control algae !!
 
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I am pretty sure the hose will be covered and disappear
hope this idea to be of any help for those looking for shadow for their ponds
 

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The soft feathery one looks like what we call parrots feather.


Nice idea!

Welcome to the forum!

Nice looking pond!
 
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First of all, GREAT FORUM thanks
and thank also for the info about the parrot feather ! apparently they and the radunculacea do very well together because the roots are always so intertwined together
Fast growing means also high consumption of nutrients and algae control
I am 63, retired, absolute newbee and the pond new, so I am discovering everything from cero. Interesting world!
Thanks
 
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My experience with parrots feather, it is very strong and grows very fast. Thanks for the info addy1 and j.w
Please see attached pictures of the floating islands of parrots feather and watercress, together.
1 1/2 months later the parrots feather is by far winning the fight for supremacy :giggle: in the pond...theoretically with little nutrients, removed in the filter.
In the filter, with more nutrients, no problems with watercress, hyacinths and lucky bamboos...so far.
For me everything new !
In any case, I am happy with the water quality sofar, which I measure, in my ignorance, with how clear I can see the bottom.
 

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