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I am trying to get some inspiration about what to put in the pond plants or whatever. Please post pics showing down into your pond, especially if you have underwater plant life. I would love to know more about that.
 
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Careful my good man a lot of aquatic plants can take over your underwater world very quickly and can be a nightmare to reclaim control
 
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Here is one of ours. I used 2 4 inch Y joint PVC pipes for the fish to hide and put a small thin flat rock over each to hide them and a pot of lilies on top of the stone. Just 2 in the pond but its enough to hide the fish and keep things looking pretty good.

One of the lilies was repotted. Guess which :D

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Can't help you there, I don't have anything at the bottom of my fish pond, all my plants are in a separate section
 
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This spot has only been established for 4 months, but here's what I've got:

Nooks and crannies stuffed with native clump mosses and ferns yanked from other areas of our yard, creeping jenny transplanted in February, anacharis that has grown from just two small bunches from pet stores, a couple frogbit, water hyacinth, and a couple lily cups from Lowes (one is a Sioux, and I lost the tag on the other). And fish hiding under it all.

So far just stuff that's easy to control without aggressive root action. I had some sprigs of parrots feather that did great early on, but then it petered out.

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This spot has only been established for 4 months, but here's what I've got:

Nooks and crannies stuffed with native clump mosses and ferns yanked from other areas of our yard, creeping jenny transplanted in February, anacharis that has grown from just two small bunches from pet stores, a couple frogbit, water hyacinth, and a couple lily cups from Lowes (one is a Sioux, and I lost the tag on the other). And fish hiding under it all.

So far just stuff that's easy to control without aggressive root action. I had some sprigs of parrots feather that did great early on, but then it petered out.

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Very nice. Sounds like I need some hornwort and ancharis
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I can't wait to see this when you have it going (y)
That makes 2 of us. I am going to have to buy a few each check. Now that I have an idea of everything I want so far. What i really need is a great reputable online aquatic plant provider and for anyone thinking their pond to let me know, I promise to pay it forward.
 
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That makes 2 of us. I am going to have to buy a few each check. Now that I have an idea of everything I want so far. What i really need is a great reputable online aquatic plant provider and for anyone thinking their pond to let me know, I promise to pay it forward.
I posed that same question just this morning in the aquatic plants section. (Sorry I don't know how to insert the link directly to it here.) But there have been a few responses there already, so check it out. There are a couple things I'd like to add to our pond that I just can't get locally, so I'm hoping to find a reliable source as well.
 
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I have several potted lilies, anachris from pet store, native grasses, and a tunnel that leads from an open area to the waterfall splash pool.
 

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The bottom of mine has a fabric planter bag of kitty litter - a planted pot that I accidentally knocked off of a shelf! Now it is just down there... I have a larger pot with a water lily too. That is really all that I put on the bottom. However, some anacharis has made a little forest - hornwort too. I started with them tied to smallish rocks and had them on the medium shelves. Two plants have also become borderline invasive, sending crazy long stems meandering all across the bottom and sending up stalks with leaves at the surface. Yellow heart (aka frog bit?) and I believe it's called water willow. They were pass along plants and I really like them! Luckily, they are easy to pull out. Periodically, I lower the water level a bit and just get in and pull.
 
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Are you looking for submerged oxygenators like hornwart & anachris or more surface cover line you'd get from lilies or ever water lettuce/hyacinth? If I remember correctly your in Colorado so the water hyacinth/lettuce would thrive in the summer & multiply but die off in fall/winter. Not necessarily a bad thing.
 

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