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#21 Buccal

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:29 PM

Certainly all looks great together in your pond.
Nicely done/balanced.

#22 malawiman85

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

Just waiting for the bulrush and iris to grow in on the left of the pics and the monnieri to creep over the limestone and vacant boggy area around the rushes. By the end of summer it should be looking ok.

#23 In between tanks

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:32 AM

Do use fertilisers on them?

#24 malawiman85

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:59 PM

Not sure... I took a lot of the soil out of Wifey's garden beds so there was probably fertiliser in there to start with but I havent added anything to it at all. I have thought about it but everything looks to be going okay so im just going to hold off until the plants look like they need something extra.

#25 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 12:44 AM

you'll find that most ponds find their own balance of fish versus plants... more fish plants grow more - less fish plants dont reproduce as much.....



#26 malawiman85

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:05 AM

Do you add anything to yours Johnno?

#27 Buccal

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 08:45 AM

Woodvale fish n lily sell the large slow release fertilizer tablets that have a perfect balance of added trace elements as well.
Very beginning of season first beginning to warm drop a few in.
Around this time of year drop a few more in.
And that's it.

Usually if you wait till it visually looks like it needs it, they can struggle to bounce back if you don't give them exactly what their deficient in.
And if you don't select a complete balanced fertilizer then you'll get nutrient block out, which is when there's to much of one type of nutrient that inhibits the uptake of another needed nutrient.
Slow release balanced blocks are ideal.

#28 In between tanks

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:05 PM

My pond first time the pics have gone on the forum
I have
-1 large koi60+cm
-Redfin
-3goldfish
-and now a 29cm bream
Plants not sure
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#29 malawiman85

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 05:15 PM

Sweet! Interesting combination of fish.
I'd love to brick up a formal pond one day.

#30 Semurphy

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:05 PM

Here is my fish pond. ~2400L
Stocked with koi/ goldfish white cloud minnows
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#31 malawiman85

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:21 AM

Wow, nice shady spot and nice plants.
I cant wait to get some shade over my pond like yours.
How long has it been running?

#32 Semurphy

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:07 PM

Yeah has a wisteria growing over it. It's been running for about 6 years.


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#33 malawiman85

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:37 PM

Couple of updated pics. Canna's looking a bit dull. Dont know if its a nutrient thing or if its because the water level got very low while I was away.

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#34 shayne

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:41 PM

WOW! thats humming along, Any room left in there for fish. :)



#35 Leichardti

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

Wow, how can you call that dull? Looks great



#36 malawiman85

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:30 PM

I put 5 goldies in there. They were gonna be some feeders because I was running low. Kids saw them and rescued them

Its not dull its Just the Canna's have lost some of their colour. Might just be an end of summer thing, I dunno. Going to add some fert tablets or maybe the aquatic osmocote, see if that picks things up again.

#37 shayne

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:00 PM

Cannas operate on a big rhizome, to get the best out of them you usually cut the flowering spike out [ right down low ] and reap the benefits of the new. The old spike has done its thing and it's all down hill from there. Looks fantastic mate good job.



#38 malawiman85

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 11:20 PM

I'll give them the snip when I get back then. Going to have to thin out the lilies before next spring too. Infact the only real problemn I see is how quickly everything is growing. Ok while it all grows in but could turn into a bit of work maintaining it :-/




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