ponds

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Fish in garden ponds

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

Types of pond plants

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

“Golden fish” in garden pond

The recommended ponds reservoirs depth from 0.9 to 1.5 m and size 6 x 4 m. cultivation and breeding of carp or goldfish in the pond. even the small size, at his cottage – it is absolutely real!

Carp and carp are unpretentious representatives of the fish: they thrive and produce offspring in shallow warm without currents or with a small presence of reservoirs.

Yes, of course, well, if the pond is already there (the dam on the stream, fire pond, some fenced and cleared the drainage channel, etc.). And if there is none? In this case, the pond fish in the country you can dig up yourself. The recommended ponds reservoirs depth from 0.9 to 1.5 m and size 6 x 4 m. water In it will be a good warm up to a temperature of 24 to 26°, it will be the most favorable for pond fish in the garden felt quite comfortable. In this artificial reservoir may well be able to live a few dozen crucians up to 400 g and a couple carp bigger than that.

To grow and breed carp or goldfish in the pond, even of small size, in their own country, – it is absolutely real Continue reading

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