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Kathryn 11-23-2006 03:54 PM

Need tips for pond
Hi everyone.
I have a small 12 UK gallon pond, which is actually just a sink, which has filled with rainwater. :D

I have no fish (I'm sure they would just die) but few frogs come and go, and use it as a sort of bed and breakfast. The pond is overrun with that algae sruff, and just doesnt look very nice.

I don't wish to add any animals, just make it look nicer. I've attached some pics, what do you think I shuold do to it?
How could I improve it? What do frogs like?

Thank you everyone in advance. :D

joeshmoe 11-23-2006 04:08 PM

i would bury the wite and add plants

JouteiMike 11-23-2006 06:24 PM

I would skim off the top and add a couple floating plants, as well as some other plants around the tub, frogs like a lot of plant cover. Also is this in an area that gets a lot of sunlight? That could contribute to the algae problem. Definitely figure out a way to cover up the white trim of the tub, maybe with mulch, leaf matter or soil with rocks. A nice log of some sort would look nice and frogs like logs. Keep the area moist.

Lupin 11-23-2006 08:43 PM

Use barley for removal of green algae. As Mike previously suggested, locate your pond in shaded areas and your aquatic animals will like it since they won't have to deal with temperature fluctuations.

Kathryn 11-24-2006 02:22 AM

Thank you everyone.

The area is fairly shady as it is right beside a shed, and has a tree next to it too.

I appreciate your comments and will take them all on board. :)

Kathryn 12-05-2006 04:36 PM

Just a little update. I've done a little work, the aesthetics are not very good, but I've cleared the water up. It's a start!
I'll wait until winter's died down, before adding plants etc. :D
Thanks eveyrone!
suggestions still welcome. :)

Lauri 12-06-2006 09:15 AM

The plants will make a nice addition to your pond kathryn, look forward to seeing photos and updates after the winter months :)

Melissa 12-06-2006 09:48 AM

I think you could add a lillypad or something like that when the weather get warmer. Im sure that it will look great once it gets warm and you can do more to it.

Kathryn 12-06-2006 11:28 AM

thanks. I will look around my loval fish shops, as my nearest lfs does not stock lilypads, but as I say, I'll look. :D

The Pond Digger 12-07-2006 12:44 AM

The Sound Of Water!
The sound of water is very intoxicating and can do wonders to you well being. I highly reccomend adding some type of fountain or statuary spitter to your water feature!

It will not only be a great addition to your yard for the audio but it will provide your water feature with aeration which all of the pond inhabitants will appriecitate, too!

Send us more photos when you make changes! Your participation in the FishForum is always welcomed! Tell your friends!


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