Added Fish To New Pond, Now What.....

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    Put in a pump and put quilt batting in a crate and it will pick up all that stuff before it settles on the bottom of the pond .Remember all plants that go in your bog ned all the dirt washed of them to look for insects and bad stuff hiding in the roots
     
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    Give it time, I totally muck up our pond when I work in the bog. Within a day the water is back to clear. Now that is a plant filled bog. When I built ours I did not rinse it, if I recall right it took around a week to start to clear.
     
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    Planning to put the plants in three places
    1) floating in pond
    2) pots in pond with kitty litter
    3) bog plants

    do plants in the bog just go into the gravel with nothing else?
    i'm going to start a new thread on newbie plants
     
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    Yes. Is the majority answer it seems.

    I just knock of excess dirt as not to damage any fine roots. The soil left will stay or settle in the bog or eventually get filtered out if it leaves.
     
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    I filled the bog two weeks ago with gravel, I didn't tamp down the gravel as I presumed it doesn't need to be compacted. Though through gravity, the water level is now about the gravel line. Should I add more gravel or should the water level be above the gravel? If the latter, how much above the gravel?
     
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    In my bog i have the water covered completely but that's just me.
     
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    just found out we got babies, they are about 2 inches already, but not sure who to blame and only about 4-5 made it this far
     
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    fish family .Hard to get a portrait of the family .;)congrats
     
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    I just planted mine in the gravel. Most came bare root.
    I added some more gravel in a few places, so have some above water, some below water, at the time thought it would make a difference to the plants. They don't seem to care, they grow above water, below water, at water level.
     
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    going to dip into the teens this Friday night
    don't expect a freeze in the pond surface, but should I turn off the pump and detach the hoses?
    Was planning to run the bog filter and waterfall till Thanksgiving weekend (most leaves are down by then) but keep the fountain running till it stays below freezing. From that point on, I guess the aerator and deicer goes in?

    most of my plants are in pots or in the bog, do I just leave them be? what about ones floating around?
     
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    I leave all my plants where they are. Years ago made the decision if they survive the winter they get to live here. If they die they don't get replaced.
    One less thing to worry or mess with.

    My pumps are external, I just pulled them.
     
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