2nd pond, 1st build: solids settling question


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@Jhn how's the addition coming along ? I myself am sold on the bog as well, the water was so clear in the fall that even after being shut down for 4 months the water was still clear not crystal but it wouldn't be called murkey either. Started the pump up this past weekend and even without the plants in bloom little more then a mass of roots actually water was crystal in a few hours

It’s coming, will probably be ready for the last part seam liners together after tomorrow, it should be rocked in and done with the bog by the end of day Saturday.
 
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It’s coming, will probably be ready for the last part seam liners together after tomorrow, it should be rocked in and done with the bog by the end of day Saturday.
...and where are the DAYUM progress pictures?????
 

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Addy1 I love it! Nothing fancy but it works. I love the underwater camera- so cool. I guess I’ve been reading to many posts and had over complicated what I need. Fabulous. I will have to have a skimmer because it will be under a pepper tree that drops stuff once a year. Am thinking about a 3 way valve so I can switch back and forth.

Do you add aeration?

I like simple and built mine long time ago before a lot of people liked bogs for pond filtration. It works great, a nice no care pond, except yanking growing plants.

no I don't add aeration, I have the bog waterfall and a waterfall from another small pond back into the big pond.

I have a skimmer, used to have a big maple that dropped a ton of spinners and two old apple trees, flowers. The maple died, the apples we cut way back. It does not draw debis as much now, but it is at the other end of the pond from the pump so adds circulation.
 
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I'm sure someone mentioned this already, but did you see Addy1's long and detailed bog-building thread in the pond construction section? It is very helpful!
 
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I'm sure someone mentioned this already, but did you see Addy1's long and detailed bog-building thread in the pond construction section? It is very helpful!
here it is with a lot of input by others

 
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I have trees near my pond and goldfish. No bottom drain, but there are no rocks/gravel on the liner bottom or sides. I only have a rock ring. Algea covers the liner and it looks very natural. I use a pond net to clean off the bottom of the pond. ESPECIALLY with a tree near by I would try to set up the pond so you can easily clean the bottom with a net. Just my $0.02
 

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