My mom and I are wanting to set up a pond at our house next spring. I would like to be able to put CPs next to it and possibly in it. We would also like to be able to put fish in it. The problem is, if we put CPs next to/in it they'll need lotsa sun and one of our friends who also has a pond says it'll get algae if it gets sun. How do we prevent the algea without killing the fish and the plants or should we just scratch the CP in the pond idea?
Here are a few pics of our friends pond. Notice our friends dog getting a refreshing drink.