Pond Plant Recommendation

camillezoo

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In the summer, my pond gets soo much algae and I was wondering if there were any plants to help with that. thanks! edit**I just looked and anacahris,water lettuce,salvinia,and water hyacinth, is illegal in my state**
 

Smalltownfishfriend

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Water lettuce is amazing! It soak up lots of the extra nutrients, blocks the sun and is nice looking to boot! The other one that I noticed helped in my pond was hornwort!
Edit
Are you from Alabama? I think water lettuce is actually illegal in your state...
 

WinterSoldier.

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WATER LETTUCE!
 

Fanatic

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I recommend water lettuce, frogbit, salvinia, and red root floaters as floating plants for aquariums and ponds.
 

Gourami36

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Anacharis has taken over my pond so I have never had any problems with algae. I also have some water lilies and some type of grass looking plant that I never identified
 
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camillezoo

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Smalltownfishfriend said:
Water lettuce is amazing! It soak up lots of the extra nutrients, blocks the sun and is nice looking to boot! The other one that I noticed helped in my pond was hornwort!
Edit
Are you from Alabama? I think water lettuce is actually illegal in your state...
yes I am. ill look into that...

Gourami36 said:
Anacharis has taken over my pond so I have never had any problems with algae. I also have some water lilies and some type of grass looking plant that I never identified
what kind of anacharis? on kind is illegal in my state

Smalltownfishfriend said:
Water lettuce is amazing! It soak up lots of the extra nutrients, blocks the sun and is nice looking to boot! The other one that I noticed helped in my pond was hornwort!
Edit
Are you from Alabama? I think water lettuce is actually illegal in your state...
it is illegal!ahhhh. any other recommendations?
 

Smalltownfishfriend

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camillezoo said:
it is illegal!ahhhh. any other recommendations?
Figured!!lol uhh... Duckweed?? I have a feeling most the good floaters are illegal due to the fact that if it would somehow escape your pond and get I a natural water way, it could wreak havoc on native plants!!!
 
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camillezoo

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Smalltownfishfriend said:
Figured!!lol uhh... Duckweed?? I have a feeling most the good floaters are illegal due to the fact that if it would somehow escape your pond and get I a natural water way, it could wreak havoc on native plants!!!
I've used duckweed but it disappeared (idk how)ill look into again. maybe if I find a legal water lilly I could get one too.
 

Smalltownfishfriend

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camillezoo said:
I've used duckweed but it disappeared (idk how)ill look into again. maybe if I find a legal water lilly I could get one too.
That would work!! Your fish probably ate the duckweed, I can't keep any in my goldfish pond, they eat it by the handful!! I have a large pond down in one of our meadows that it grows in then I just run down there when I need more!!lol
 

Gourami36

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camillezoo said:
yes I am. ill look into that...


what kind of anacharis? on kind is illegal in my state


it is illegal!ahhhh. any other recommendations?
I think it’s anacharis canadensis but any kind will work
 
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camillezoo

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Gourami36 said:
I think it’s anacharis canadensis but any kind will work
ok. this is like the only plant suggested that isn't illegal lolol
 

Mr. Kgnao

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Water hyacinth soaks up a lot of excess nutrients, but also might be illegal to import or own.
 

Wraithen

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Mr. Kgnao said:
Water hyacinth soaks up a lot of excess nutrients, but also might be illegal to import or own.
If you can get a hold of it, water hyacinth also produces chemicals that other plants and most algae can't tolerate. It would soak up a ton of nutrients and kill algae at the same time. Dont let it freeze though or it dies. As in not coming back death.
 

Lynn78too

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Hornwort is supposed to be good. I came on the pond area for advice though so I'm not sure. . What zone are you in?
 

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