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What size pump and how many plants will I need for my pond?

Wedels - PondWhat size pump will I need for my pond?

Determining what size of pump you will need depends on the volume of your pond and whether or not you have fish:
  • Average length X the average depth X the average width = cubic feet.
  • Cubic feet X 7.48 (gallons per cubic foot) = volume of pond water in gallons
With fish, you will need to circulate the water every hour. Without fish, circulate every 2 hours.  

How many plants should my pond have?

At least 2/3 of the pond surface should be covered with live plants/foliage to be healthy.
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