Submerged Plants

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    Hello Everyone!

    I would like to add some plants to my pond to help keep sediment from kicking up but also add some natural filtration. I added some IRIS and cattail but my ducks ate them in short order. It would seem my only option is submerged plants. Any recommendations?

    That being said, Once a plant is well established, ducks will just nibble here and there and wont completely eat the whole thing, which was a mistake I made with my IRIS, the roots weren't established so the duckies uprooted them easily.

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
     
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    Do you have fish? They love nibbling on submerged plants!
     
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    Nope! Just Ducks, because ducks like nibbling on fish!! o_O
     
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    Just be prepared. The growth rate of the submerged plants will likely be faster than normal considering the nutrients that your ducks will add. You may find yourself thinning plants quite often.
     
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    Dunno if you noticed, ducks have looong necks and just luuuurve exploring underwater, they even have flippers, for snorkelling.... diving for tasty nibbly pond plants

    Hornwort, being a less tasty plant, might be your best chance of trying a submerged aquatic
     
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    I am hoping the ducks might help with that, but your point is well taken.

    LOL! :happy:

    That is true! I am hoping that they will at least give the plants time to establish since they wont be overtly advertised like a salad buffet.:hungry:
     
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