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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Oxygenating plants Reply with quote

Many people use plants in ponds for their natural beauty, some oxygenators however are very invasive and grow rapidly often overpowering the entire pond.

Just wondering which oxygenating plants people here have least problems with or even if you avoid oxygenators ( eg Myriophyllum-parrots feather) all together and rely on oxygenating pumps instead.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather not have oxygenating plants in my pond.

Unfortunately, Parrot's Feather hitch-hiked into mine. Pity Roundup doesn't work underwater! Sad

It's in two locations and I could remove it entirely by throwing out the plastic trays that it's rooted into; although, the bulrushes and Purple Loosestrife which are in those trays would have to go too. (At least I have the option by using removable trays.)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes those trays and pots can be very handy for moving and removing plants. Though when water lillies get big their roots burst through the pots and they can get very heavy when you go to move them.
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