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Life in the Pond (2)

Pink Lily(24K)

Another Water Lily picture...!

This pink Water Lily (Nymphaea Charles De Meurville) is the latest addition to the pond's flora and looked stunning when it flowered. I just had to capture this image.

A general view of the pond and fountain. To left of centre is an oxygenator -"Red Stemmed Parrots Feather" (Myriophyllum Brasiliensis). Smaller examples planted earlier failed to thrive - maybe from lack of sunlight, as at that time the U-V Clarifier had not cleared the water of green algae.

Water Lily 14K
Pond 24K

Not forgetting the fish.... Except at feeding times we don't often see them in a group of six. The fish at the top is a bit of a loner.

The black pipe connects a foam filter at the bottom of the deepest part of the pond to the pump intake under the fountain. The pipe end is weighted with a drilled brick with a loop and handle of heavy gauge plastic coated wire, so the filter can easily be lifted near to the surface, detached from the pipe, and transferred to a bucket for cleaning. We didn't really want a biological filter block adjacent to the pond.

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