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Water Hyancinth - Floating Live Pond Plant

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The topic of koi pond plants is a somewhat contested and confusing topic among pond owners. Some people that you talk to will tell you shouldn't put plants in a koi pond for various reason, and others will tell you that plants are actually very beneficial in a koi pond and should be incorporated if possible. So which is it? Well to be honest, in our opinion both sides are right in a way, and we tend to sit somewhere in the middle of the fish pond plants debate. It is definitely beneficial to have plant life in your pond, and it's also possible though proper selection and placement to create an environment where koi and plants can co-exist. There a couple ways to achieve this balance. Read on for more information.

The topic of koi pond plants is a somewhat contested and confusing topic among pond owners. Some people that you talk to will tell you shouldn't put plants in a koi pond for various reason, and others will tell you that plants are actually very beneficial in a koi pond and should be incorporated if possible. So which is it? Well to be honest, in our opinion both sides are right in a way, and we tend to sit somewhere in the middle of the fish pond plants debate. It is definitely beneficial to have plant life in your pond, and it's also possible though proper selection and placement to create an environment where koi and plants can co-exist. There a couple ways to achieve this balance. Read on for more information.

Pond Plants: Water Garden Plants and Fish ..

Posted by Lucky Dog
8/20/2009 6:32 AM

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These have to be the most well known group of fish pond plants and are easily recognizable with their floating leaves rising from the depths of the fish pond, sensational flowers appear from the flowering stems and they are available in a variety of colours and sizes. They can provide flowers right through the summer months and some species will quickly replace each flower as they fade away. When selecting your lilies ensure that you choose the correct size for your fish pond, the larger varieties can quickly take over a small fish pond, and on the other hand a dwarf lily would look out of place in a larger fish pond.

Bog plants are very similar to the marginal fish pond plants but tend to be planted on the pouter perimeters of the fish pond and enjoy marshy conditions. This can be replicated quite easily by allowing a larger overlap from the fish pond liner or placing plastic sheeting underneath the top soil so that moisture cannot drain through the strata. This means that the growing medium remains moist and damp at all times which suit the bog plants encouraging good growth. As mentioned above marginal plants and bog plants are very similar, some fish pond keepers will even treat the bog plants as marginals and place them on the fish pond shelving.