Ideal for beginners and those who have small or restricted garden space, the Lotus Instant Tench Preformed Pond is part of Lotus's 'Instant' collection that has been specifically designed to be as user-friendly as possible, making it a great starter pond for novice aquarists.

At 137cm long and 81cm wide, this model is compact in size which makes it manageable to install and maintain. At a depth of 33cm, it's suitable for small to medium-sized fish and will soon become the preferred natural sanctuary for visiting wildlife, such as toads, frogs, newts and dragonflies who will in turn contribute towards creating a natural ecosystem in your garden.

A fabulous feature of this preformed pond is the incorporated shelf that allows for varying planting depths, meaning you can plant marginal varieties that thrive in shallow water near the edges of the ponds, such as yellow iris or flowering rush. What's more, aquatic wildlife will use the shelf as a pathway to get in and out of the pond as they please.

Installation is quick and easy - all you have to do is dig a hole, place the pond in position and backfill with sand or sifted soil as you gradually fill it with water, ensuring the pond remains 100% level at all times. 

Made from tough, high-density polyethylene plastic, this pond will provide you with many years of aquatic pleasure if installed correctly and adequately maintained. For your peace of mind, it comes with a 25-year manufacturer's guarantee.

The Tench model is part of Lotus's 'Instant' collection of preformed ponds, which also includes the ChubPerchRoachBream & Pike.

For more in-depth information about preformed ponds, including plastic and fibreglass variations, check out our informative guide here: Everything You Need to Know About Preformed Ponds.

Key Features

  • Natural-Shaped Black Pond With a Textured Rock Finish
  • Ideal for Beginners & People with Small Gardens
  • Made from Thick, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Plastic
  • Resistant to UV Rays & Icy Weather Conditions
  • Integrated Shelf for Marginal Plants
  • Easy to Install
  • 25 Year Guarantee


Brand: Lotus
Capacity: 105 Litres
Depth: 33cm (1ft 1in)
Guarantee: 25 Years
Length: 137cm (4ft 6in)
Material: Plastic
Width: 81cm (2ft 8in)
Delivery Information

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.7 / 5 Based On 4 Reviews

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Pond liner

Fast delivery, as described in sale adverts. Good price vs others.

Price 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Delivery 5 / 5

Decently made pond

Was fairly easy to install. As with all ponds, the crucial thing is to keep it level as you're backfilling soil around it. I didn't find it flimsy [as another reviewer claimed]. It's been installed now for several months and has been fine.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 3 / 5

Small but adequate pond

Pond delivered on time. Initially looks a little flimsy but I managed to install it without any mishaps so it's stronger than it appears. Difficult to install as needs to be level and well supported all round, but this is true of all such ponds. Summing up, quality is sufficient but value for money only fair as I've seen it advertised at a much lower price, but it was not in stock when I wanted it

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 4 / 5

Excellent service and product

Many thanks

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Questions and Answers (2)
Gavin Asked:

Are the measurements internal or external?

We Replied:

Dear Gavin Thank you for your question. These sizes are the external measurements for the pond. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Paul Ilsley

Saturday 18th, April, 2015
Barry Moore Asked:

What size pump is required for this pond?

We Replied:

Dear Barry Thank you for your question. This would be an appropriate pump for this sized pond: Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Dan Everton

Monday 19th, November, 2018

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