Adding plants to your waterscape brings greenery to the area, as well as creates a more natural, biological setting for your fish. Plants not only help break down fish waste, they also use the same nutrients in the water as algae, sometimes preventing algae blooms in the water. Placing your plants in specially designed planters allows them complete access to the water, while preventing dirt from ruining the look of your area. Additionally, planting the flowers in a water-specific media keeps soil from floating about the water, sullying it. Aquatic plant food keeps the species healthy and vibrant. Bring natural filtration to your water by placing aquatic plants in the pond.