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Oxygenation pond plant Free, hornwort

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Maria Mac
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Joined: 27 Oct 2008, 20:23

Hi, weekend pond clearance... have batches of Hornwort (I think that's what it is). Taken from healthy fish pond which has newts too. Needed some clearance so fish could swim!

Message if anyone wants some.

Info from plant site below:

Planting Depth - Suitable for shelf depth 14-22cm (approx 6-9?) below water surface. Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17?)Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18?+)
(Drop into your pond/container pond at any of these depths)

Colour - Dark green/black or olive green brush like foliage dependant on time of year

Flowers - N/A
Aspect - Sunny/Partially Shade
Origin - British Native

Care Tips - Allow Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort) to grow until you have 30% of your pond volume filled then remove some by hand - take out the clear stems not the dark green/olive brown stems in summer months.

Extra info - The bulk of Hornwort will drop down to the bottom of the pond in winter & break down to small buds to protect itself from frost and ice. In a new pond, the stocking rate of oxygenating plants should be 2/3 portions per m? of surface area.
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