Answer: There are solar-powered pond pumps on the market, but be sure to find out how much sun they require to do a good job. Some pond habitats do not require extra aeration, but if your pond is lined with a rubber liner, it's highly recommended.
Since water gardening is new to you, pace yourself. Read some books and check out some websites for information. Here are our recommendations:
Check out Pete's Pond Page at http://reality.sgi.com/employees/peteo
and Northern Pond at
There's also a great USENET group for your water gardening questions:
Books: Waterscaping, by Judy Glattstein (Storey Publishing, 1994); Water Gardens, by Peter Stadelmann (Barron's, 1992); The Pond Doctor, by Helen Nash (Sterling, 1995). Have fun!
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