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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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Installing Garden Pond Liner

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

24/05/2021
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How to Plant your Pond Plants

If you are considering ways in which you can decorate your garden pond with plants, then you may have a couple of questions you need to answer before you get started. Like how do you even plant pond plants? Or are pond plants even necessary to have? To find out the answers to these questions and more, keep reading the Pond Planet essential guide to pond plants today and don’t forget to have fun exploring our wide collection of pond planting products. Do Ponds Need Plants? Although optional, firstly, let’s... 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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Do I Need a UV Steriliser?

At Pond Planet, we offer our customers a range of high-quality UV sterilisers, as we understand the importance of keeping your fish healthy and thriving. However, not everyone is fully aware of what a UV steriliser does, or the positive impact it can have on your aquarium. So, we have decided to put together an informative guide which will open your eyes to the benefits of a UV steriliser and answer all of your questions on how they work. What Does a UV Steriliser Do in a Fish Tank? UV... 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

best freshwater aquarium fish 10/12/2019
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8 Best Freshwater Aquarium Fish

The beauty of fish is that they come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. However, not all will have the ability to adapt to a freshwater aquarium environment and some species require more care than others. Whether you’re new to fishkeeping or simply want to find some new additions to your aquarium, here at Pond Planet, we’ve made a list of the best freshwater aquarium fish to fill your tank. Guppy Fish One of the best freshwater aquarium fish regularly found in home aquariums is the Guppy fish, as... Read More