Beautiful, interesting, moving, shimmering in different colors of fish, perhaps, are an ornament to any body of water. However, connected with them a lot of trouble. To inhabit a variety of pond fish and plants, you must make the extensive and also diverse with bays, shallows, and deep pools. Best option is a system of multiple reservoirs, connected by shallow streams or waterfalls, General water circulation (from the bottom of the reservoir in the upper pump pumps). A good solution would be and one big pond with Islands, where water circulation is provided by several pumps installed around the perimeter of the reservoir.
The pond will contain fish, should not be very deep, because in this case you will not see its inhabitants, and in spring and summer it will be bad to warm up. Enough for him the area of 20-30 square meters with ice area of 6-8 square meters and a depth of 80 cm. Water should be clean, not contain chlorine. It is important that the fish could breathe. The saturation of the pond oxygen is one of the important points. He is allowed by means of pumps, the construction of the brook, the fountain, the cultivation of aquatic plants. At the bottom of the reservoir you can pour clean sand or gravel. This will allow the fish to bury themselves in the soil and hibernate until the spring thaw. Continue reading
Private pond at the cottage or the area of a country house is a great place for summer evening relaxation after working days. Contemplation of water, even a very small pond brings so much pleasure and relaxation. Nice if he inhabited ornamental fish and aquatic vegetation. Garden plot immediately acquires individuality.
In order for your pond served as a decoration, its design must be approached intelligently. The pond should be decorated with decorative plants and have fish in it, because with their help you can plunge into the wonderful world of nature.
Comfortable conditions for keeping pond fish
The scheme of temperature distribution in the pond.
For ornamental fish in the pond feel comfortable, first of all, they need space. The depth of the reservoir should reach 1.5 meters. Water surface area is calculated from 30/40 sq cm for a specimen length of 10 cm from this and we must proceed, settling pond ornamental fish. Continue reading
Lilies. Lilies are children of the sun. At least five hours a day they should be under his warming rays, to show all its beauty. Individual flowers remain open for three to five days and then once again go under the water. For a good development of the water lilies need a minimum area of 1-2 m 2 of water surface per plant. Dwarf varieties can be satisfied with a smaller area. When purchasing plants to follow the rule: better fewer, but better. If the water lilies will not be enough space, they will not bloom. Purchased water lilies need to be planted in the ground or storing in a shady moist place. However, they do not tolerate prolonged exposure to moisture. Before planting, check the state of the rhizome — whether it damage.
Azolla fern. Homeland azolly — subtropical America. Azolla, duckweed, floating on the water surface and hangs down roots to extract water from their nutrients. The plant is attractive with its whimsical leaves, like velvet moss. Color is not as bright as that of duckweed. Despite strong growth, it is quite suitable for a garden pond.
Aponogeton dvuhgolosyj. Lit areas this plant produces amazing flowers that will adorn your collection of aquatic plants. White spicate inflorescence smell of vanilla, it is bilobed and blooms all summer. If tuberous rhizome of this plant will not freeze, which can be avoided by vyrashivaniem in containers and wintering indoors in the summer it will bring you much joy. Bright green broadly linear leaves float on the water surface, reaching lengths of over 10 cm Continue reading