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Old 04-08-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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I'm thinking of adding a small fountain to my tiny pond. Will this make the frogs leave? They like to hang out in it and on the lily pads, I don't want them to leave from the noise/movement of the splashing fountain. I'm not talking anything big, but there is no movement right now.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Frogs pefer quiet water. I have never seen frogs in a pond with a fountain. I suggest that if you wish to have a fountain you build a new water feature devoted to it and separate from the lily pond. Come to think of it, every lily pond I've seen, both wild and cultivated, has undisturbed water near the lilies.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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But what about a cascade at some distance from the frogs? Or only a gentle flow at the opposite side?
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:49 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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As long as the fountain is not raining down on them, it should be fine. Frogs like to sit in the sun to warm their bodies.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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LIcenter is right.
They will stay, they don't like showers. LOL
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Should work, especially if the water fountain is at one end of the pond.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: WA
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I have waterfalls and moving water and the frogs still come. I have found that lowering the PH of the water discourages them somewhat so I add sulfur to the water a few times a year.
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