How many oxygenation pond plants bunches do I need?
Many factors will determine the number of oxygenating plants initially required to establish in a new pond successfully. We suggest somewhere between 3 and 8 bunches per 1000 litres (m3). The actual number will depend on the growing season, pond location, and any introduced fish.
Can you have too many oxygenating pond plants?
Yes, through photosynthesis, pond plants absorb oxygen at night and possibly even on dark, dull days. Additionally, as pond plants naturally shed or dieback, any excessive rotting vegetation could cause water quality issues for its inhabitants.
What percentage of the pond should be covered by plants?
For a healthy, natural pond with a few fish, we would suggest no more than 60% plant coverage. This figure can vary depending on filtration systems, stocking levels and position.