#87: 1323L Pond: Backyard Water Garden
Mary Alice Kropp, Londonderry NH USA | E-mail: mak at thirtytwopaws.com | Aquascaper Website
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
213 x 152 x 46 cm (84 x 60 x 18 in)
1323L (350 gallons)
TetraPond PF-2 filter, Pondmaster Mag-drive 700 pump
Additional Information
Most plants are potted in Schulz Clay Soil Conditioner and get Pond-Tabs for fertilizer once a month during growing season. Water hyacinth is floated on the surface of the pond, and hornwort and anacharis are scattered across the bottom. Muriate of potash added weekly. Most of the potted plants have been in the pond for 2-3 years- they get overwintered in the basement in plastic boxes. The fish stay outdoors all winter, with a heater in the pond.
Backyard Water Garden
Nymphaea sp.- Pink tropical water lily, Elodea densa- Anacharis, Ceratophyllum demersum- Hornwort, Nympnoides aquatica- Banana lily, Pontederia cordata- Pickerel rush, Phragmites ausralis- Common reed, Hydrocotyle umbrellata- Water pennywort, Typha lamanni- dwarf cattail, Canna sp., 'Scarlet Tiger', Eichhornia crassipes- Water hyacinth, Zantedeschia aethiopia- Common calla lily, Alisma subcordatum- Water plantain, Marsilea sp.- Water clover, Scirpus sp.- Common bulrush, Phragmites autralis 'karka'- Striped reed
Butterfly koi (1), Fantail Comet (1), Blue Calico shubunkin (1), Various baby fish in different stages of growth
Liner is PVC, Waterfall and border are flat bluestone