Bog pics. (Bog on the brain)

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    Please post some nice shots of your bog's. I am looking to get ideas; and if you have illustrations with your design that would be great too. The pic below spurred the idea of the title. But i am really hoping to see pics of your pond bog's that are used as a filtration system for your pond. 20180309_091743.jpg
     
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    Thank you. Quick question, any reason you chose to have the water enter the bog at the top instead of forcing it up through the gravel?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    my bog

    build
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    Actually it's an upflow the black pipe you see on the lower left is the feed in the top white pipes with the holes on the gravel is the main out the other pipe is an over flow / by pass/clean out. I'll try to explain the set up with paint
     
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    it will take me longer to explain in paint as i don't use it. hope these pics help.

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    bottom "h" of bigger pipes is my in. the smaller pipes on the bottom in a grid is for me to "blow out the bog" with a shop vac.

    The large pipe with the holes and the valve goes to the waterfalls.

    The other pipe with the elbow its my over flow. Normal operations i have this set to above my normal waterfall but still in the water fall for a visual cue that the bog has issues/clogs. as operates when i need to blow out the bog or by pass the stream for winter.

    the huge vertical pipe is just for inspection.

    picture 2017017_161125 shows the bypass pipe roughed in for winter.

    picture 2017020_145504 shows overall bog less gravel. the whit pipe outside the bog with the ball valve goes to my by pass for winter and bog blow out. ( made 2 different pipes with a union attachment)

    I hope i explained it well.

    My bog was a quick DYI thing trying to keep cost down and keep with my wifes grandfathers doings.

    look up "the pond digger" on you tube and "bog" I pretty much mimicked that project.on the bog end.
     

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    My bog looks EXACTLY like @addy1 's, except about 1/10th the size! Ours is built with a pre-made "centipede" or manifold and pump vault. You can't see the pump vault lid in this picture but it's there, in front of those madly overgrown irises!

    This is from last June. Imagine what this looks like in August! Shortly after this I actually did thin out those irises - they went crazy last year. In front you can see watercress and hostas and something that I can't remember right now! haha! Hot pink flowers... uh... nope. Can't remember! About a month after this picture you couldn't see those holly bushes once the milkweed started to grow at the back of the bog. You can also see some of the dwarf cattails on the left hand side - I had thinned those pretty severely in the early spring, so they took a bit of time to come back.


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    Okay that makes much more sense. There was a lot more than what I was seeing. Elaborate and compact, nice.
     
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    This size looks like about the amount of space I am going to be able to work, with and looks amazing. I love the natural full plant look. Do you have a pic from further away so I can get a better idea in terms of the scope of it size? Or the dimensions of yours. It almost looks triangular?
     
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    mine is only a 100g stock tank
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    My bog is 5' x 4', roughly 12" deep. Hosts a lot of native plant species and sees animal life quite frequently. My pond has been crystal clear since I added it. Would never do another pond without one.



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    I appreciate it!
    I knew when I designed the bog there would have to be some kind of log mixed in. Birds perch on it all the time, frogs hide under it. That's really why I went with a bog - because it doubled as a wetland habitat.

    I'd recommend finding out which wetland plants are native to your area, and then finding nurseries or garden centers that sell them. Definitely worth using native species. It benefits a lot more local wildlife. When I first created my pond, I made the mistake of using non-natives, and then wondered why it didn't have the natural look I was going for. It didn't take long for me to realize that it didn't look natural because I wasn't using plants that naturally grow in my area.
     
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    Here's a good way to show the bog, when all the plants are dead! t's six feet by four feet by four feet deep. We went extra deep to accommodate the pump vault - which is empty, but is our clean out should we ever need it. The bottom third is filled with softball sized rocks and then a layer of egg sized rocks and then the gravel top. We didn't use pea gravel - ours is the next size up from actual pea gravel. You can see the top of the pump vault near the right side if you look really close. The water comes in from the left, plumbed to the bottom of the bog, flows up through the gravel and exits to the pond to the right.


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    Very nice thank you thats a wonderful setup and I love the idea of the pump caught as a clear out can you me ho the water enters the vault?
     
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    We have this in the bottom:

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    Water is plumbed to the end of the centipede.
     
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    Interesting
     
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