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Small pond advice please

I’ve purchased a small pond. I don’t plan to install a pump but aerate with oxygenating plants.

1. Will this suffice for a 64 x 84cm pond?
2. Any ideas for aerating plants please?

Thanks in advance :)
Kelly

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,024
    Hi Kelly
    There are oxygenators here -->Puddle Plants The company has a good reputation. Their website explains how many you'll need.
    If you have a local garden centre many have a pond section with plants.

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  • Kelly39Kelly39 Posts: 14
    Thanks @Pete8 - I’ll check them out. That’s really helpful. Forgot to also say we won’t be having fish. It will be a wildlife pond only :)
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,024
    I put in a wildlife pond nearly 2 yrs ago.
    It is fascinating. There's so much going on in there.
    At the moment there are lots of news and lots of babies.
    If you can fill it with rainwater, you should avoid green water (which will happen if you use tap water - but it will clear after a while).
    It will take a year or so to settle.
    Lots of help available on this forum tho.
    Good luck!
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