Greener-Garden wrote:Since I'm in both the planted aquarium and pond hobby, this is what I would do. This is just an idea so it might not be for everyone.
Set up a small grow out aquarium with aquasoil and co2. Plant you new plants in the aquasoil. Run running for about 10 hours and day, while all at the same time diffusing 5-8 co2 bubbles per second into the water. Your plants will recover fast and grow at alarming rates, especially your val.
Thanks, I give that a try in the late spring. All the new plants have died and the water is a little cold now.
The nights have been dropping close to freezing and I will probably throw in the winter pond heater this weekend just to keep it safe for the fish.
Actually I'm so frustrated with it that I've been thinking of getting rid of it all together.
I don't know what has happened over the years, but ever since I built a bigger pond the fish are getting bigger and the plants are dieing.
This is not such a good photo but its of when the pond was small and plentiful.