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Hints and Tips

12/06/2021
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How To Remove Blanket Weed

Blanket weed is a significant problem in ponds. Not only does it look unappealing, but it can also overwhelm plants and pond life you may have in your garden pond. Blanket weed can be a sign of imbalance in your pond, so eliminating it before it takes hold is essential. Any keen aquatic enthusiast knows how detrimental blanket weed can be to a pond. However, if you’re unfamiliar with this major pond problem, keep reading to find more. What Is Blanket Weed & Where Does It Come From? There are... Read More

24/05/2021
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How to Build an Outdoor Pond Waterfall

If you have a pond in your garden, then you already know what a sight it is all year round. Whether the water is rippling under the summer sun or an icy frost is sparkling in the winter, a pond is a stunning feature for any garden. So, how can you make it even more of a focal point with added beauty? The answer is simple. Not only are outdoor pond waterfalls a pleasing aesthetic, but they are also effective in keeping your pond water oxygenated. Plus, the soothing sounds... Read More

24/05/2021
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Oxygenating Pond Plants

Plants are the perfect way to keep your pond ecosystem balanced and healthy. Oxygenating pond plants (or oxygenators) are the best type of pond plant you can choose to keep your pond healthy. Not only do they provide more oxygen to your garden pond, but they also create safe habitats for wildlife and inhabitants of your pond to live under the water. Here at Pond Planet, we’ve got a great range of pond planting products as well as this handy guide to assist you in creating a garden pond that... Read More

24/05/2021
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How to Install Garden Pond Liner in 6 Easy Steps

Installing your garden pond liner might be the job that’s been putting you off from creating the perfect garden pond. If it is, then have no fear. Here at Pond Planet, we’re here to help! Ponds need pond liner to keep the water in a stable vessel and stop it from leaking out. The waterproof sheet of fabric is used to transform the hole you’ve excavated into a garden pond. It is bought in sheets that you can fold to fit your pond shape, creating the perfect base for your... Read More

Pink pond plants and water lilies 24/05/2021
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The 5 Different Types of Pond Plants and The Best Ways to Plant Them

Pond plants are a wonderful way to bring your pond to life. They encourage wildlife, inspire relaxation, and provide a beautiful focal point that all will enjoy. From oxygenating pond plants that help to maintain your pond’s environment to floating pond plants and plants that decorate pond edges, there’s an array of pond plant types out there. However, are pond plants necessary? How many pond plants do you need? And, how do you plant them? At Pond Planet, we’ve put together the ultimate guide on how to plant pond plants.... Read More

14/05/2021
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How To Dechlorinate Tap Water For Your Pond

Tap water is designed to be safe for humans to drink. Tap water contains the chemical, chlorine, that removes bacteria and viruses that are harmful to humans. Unfortunately, it isn’t intended to be safe for your garden pond. It is this chlorine that will be detrimental to your pond. That’s why whenever you plan to use tap water to help fill up your pond levels, you need to make sure you dechlorinate it first. Why Is Chlorine Harmful To Ponds? At worst, high levels of chlorine can kill the fish... Read More

02/02/2020
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How to Look After a Pond in Winter

Freezing weather can be problematic for pond enthusiasts, but knowing how to properly maintain and care for your pond during the winter period will make this time of year much easier to handle. Following the cleanup of the autumn leaves, pond owners should immediately turn their attention to protecting their livestock, pumps and filters during the harsher winter months. To help you with proper pond care in winter, we have put together an all-you-could-need guide full of helpful tips and advice. This guide will cover all aspects of winter pond... Read More

Do I need a UV steriliser? 14/01/2020
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Aquarium UV Sterilisers Benefits: Why You Need a UV Steriliser for your Fish Tank

At Pond Planet, we understand the importance of keeping your fish healthy and thriving – which is why we offer our customers an impressive range of high-quality UV sterilisers. However, not everyone is fully aware of what a UV steriliser does, or the positive impact it can have on your aquarium. With this in mind, we’ve put together an informative guide on UV sterilisers. From what a UV steriliser does to the benefits of adding one to your fish tank, read on for everything you need to know. What does... Read More

kuhli loach care guide 13/01/2020
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Kuhli Loach Care Guide

With their peaceful nature and unique, eel-like appearance, Kuhli Loaches are a fantastic addition to any freshwater aquarium. Thinking of incorporating some Kuhli Loaches into your tank? Here at Pond Planet, we’ve created a Kuhli Loach care guide that will tell you all you need to know about looking after these wonderful creatures.  About Kuhli Loaches Also known as Coolie Loach, Leopard Loach or Cinnamon Loach, Kuhli Loaches originate from Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula and are part of the Cobitidae family. While they are quite shy by nature, they... Read More

easy aquarium plants 10/12/2019
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Top 5 Easy Aquarium Plants

When it comes to your aquarium, plants play a huge role. Not only do a variety of aquarium plants help improve the appearance of your tank and create a vibrant aesthetic, but they also contribute to the overall health of your tank’s ecosystem. Aquarium plants are needed by fish for a number of reasons, including for providing hiding places and aiding natural water filtration. Want to fill your aquarium with some easy-to-grow aquarium plants and need help deciding? Here at Pond Planet, we’ve created a fact file of a few... Read More