do you have to have moving water
I suppose this is dumb
I am up in Canada
Second year at this particular house and I have a pond
Having some trouble with the stonework around the pond. I need to redo some of it as it is falling a little but okay for now
Last year I had pumps running, one to make the waterfall flow and the other I guess to filter the water
Over winter, this past winter, the fish survived, yes even in Canada.
The plants, some of which I had added, in late summer, as well have survived and are flourishing
The plants are thriving and so are the fish
But, I have not at all put any filter, or pump into the water.
So, the water is not nice and clear, as one pictures a pond. But on the other hand it is not at all cloudy or anything. Just kind of muddy, I suppose.
The plants are better this year. I think perhaps it is because there is now more soil at the bottom of this pond.
The size is just regular city type pond. Maybe eight feet across and fairly deep. In full sun
Must I put a pump on, will the water become stagnant or not have enough air, or some such thing.
I thought perhaps if I have the correct proportion of plants and fish all will be okay
Appreciate input, for this novice pond person