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Got a solar powered fountain, unfortunately it's too powerful for the little barrel pond and shoots the water out of it. There's no pressure control switch on it. Any ideas on how to reduce the power?

How do you control algae?
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any chance you can part block the intake to slow down the water coming out of the fountain.

Algae is a problem with small ponds, you could try pond weeds very small lily.

Don't put chemicals in try to get rid of algae.
 
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sun light shining into the water forms the algae - so it needs to be in the shade, allow duck weed to form across the top, and the whole thing needs to be dug into the ground to stabilise the water temperature.

Basically what you have is more of a large bucket than a small pond.
 
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You can get various fittings at any aquatic store including tee pieces and flow restrictors. Just take your fittings with you to make sure you get the correct size.
 
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sun light shining into the water forms the algae - so it needs to be in the shade, allow duck weed to form across the top, and the whole thing needs to be dug into the ground to stabilise the water temperature.

Basically what you have is more of a large bucket than a small pond.
Communal garden in flats so cant dig into ground unfortunately. It's mostly in shade as next to a tall wall. Gets a few hrs sun in evening

Dwarf lilly pad and some oxygenating plants in there. Small shibunkin and small gold fish
 
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Communal garden in flats so cant dig into ground unfortunately. It's mostly in shade as next to a tall wall. Gets a few hrs sun in evening

Dwarf lilly pad and some oxygenating plants in there. Small shibunkin and small gold fish
If we have hard frosts I wouldn't expect anything living to survive in a small volume of water above ground
 
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Communal garden in flats so cant dig into ground unfortunately. It's mostly in shade as next to a tall wall. Gets a few hrs sun in evening

Dwarf lilly pad and some oxygenating plants in there. Small shibunkin and small gold fish
My pond was full of algae and all i had to do was wait for a frog to set up home and spawn: hundreds of tadpoles made short work of the green stuff...then turned on each other. In the end, there can be only one. Maybe you could find a species of small fish to take care of it?
Better still; aquatic snails. They'd be ideal for something that size.(y)
 
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Communal garden in flats so cant dig into ground unfortunately. It's mostly in shade as next to a tall wall. Gets a few hrs sun in evening

Dwarf lilly pad and some oxygenating plants in there. Small shibunkin and small gold fish
Have a small pond in a shady area which got filthy and had stunted plant growth.

Was advised to get some cress from the supermarket and chuck it in.

Worked a treat, and the other plants are now thriving and pond is healthy.

In fact we have to thin it out regularly!
 
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Have a small pond in a shady area which got filthy and had stunted plant growth.

Was advised to get some cress from the supermarket and chuck it in.

Worked a treat, and the other plants are now thriving and pond is healthy.

In fact we have to thin it out regularly!
Water cress?
 
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It was actually recommended by a pond supply company after I asked why some (not so cheap) aerating plants were doing so badly!
I got a pot of chives from a well known supermarket and potted them outside with room to grow. Almost ten years and still going...and spreading. I keep finding little pockets of them growing here and there.
I wouldn't put cress in such a small area, though. They'll clog up a bucket in no time.
 

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