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I’m using a fountain as a nursery for my floating plants.
They weren’t doing too much in the pond. I was worried they would die off from no fish waste to feed off. After looking for something to add I settled on miracle grow. This is one week difference.
The only plant I added since the first picture was taken is the floating lettuce plant on the right side. Just since yesterday that floating lettuce is already sending off a baby😃
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I’m using a fountain as a nursery for my floating plants.
They weren’t doing too much in the pond. I was worried they would die off from no fish waste to feed off. After looking for something to add I settled on miracle grow. This is one week difference.
The only plant I added since the first picture was taken is the floating lettuce plant on the right side. Just since yesterday that floating lettuce is already sending off a baby😃
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Wow! My Mother used Miracle grow in her flower and Hosta lilly beds lol. Her Hosta had leaves like her Elephant Ear plants I'm not joking. Miracle Grow is a great product although I never used it.
 
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Wow! My Mother used Miracle grow in her flower and Hosta lilly beds lol. Her Hosta had leaves like her Elephant Ear plants I'm not joking. Miracle Grow is a great product although I never used it.
My mom uses it too. Her plants get huge as well. Lol
I always forget I have it and then don’t use it. It has made a big difference! Of course our current heatwave I’m sure helps too.
 
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My mom uses it too. Her plants get huge as well. Lol
I always forget I have it and then don’t use it. It has made a big difference! Of course our current heatwave I’m sure helps too.
Yes definitely.
 
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The fountain is just about filled out. I’ve been toying with the idea of setting up another small pond for growing these guys out in. Some of the water lettuce will get moved to the pond to see if the koi will leave it alone. The little floaters get eaten too fast. I don’t feel like giving them up yet. Haha.
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I run the python hose out the window and the hostas below are loving the fish water. Miracle gro rocks though. Jersey tomatoes love it.
 
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When I did water changes my tanks in Wisconsin, I would either pour or run the old fish water into my pond as fertilizer for the water plants, (lilies, papyrus, etc) or to the garden. t always eemed to work well.

In summer, pipes would run from sumps in the house, directly toward rain barrels that emptied to the pond, or could be diverted the garden.
 
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