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I am so confused about piping my 3x4 waterfall bog filter. I've read so many different ways to do it! Some say to cap the ends of the pipe (the one with the 1/4 in. holes if I do that why does it say to use 2 _ 45# elbows? And how and where would I attach the cleanout pipe?
 

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This is what I'm dealing with , it will be a miracle if the bog waterfall filter will clean this. I already have a tub filter with plants and a small barley bale.
 

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Is your bog 3 foot x 4 foot? Here are some pictures of my bog piping. Clean outs are the caps sticking up use the elbow to run it up from the piping underneath the gravel. Mine is 4 foot x 8 foot.
 

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How many gallons is your pond? And what size pump are you going to run into your bog? I would do dual runs of pipe like the picture shows in mine. The more plants and water flow through the bog the better.
 
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What are the six pipes sticking up for? And it looks like you didn't use elbows?
 
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If you haven’t already read @addy1 bog build,
https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/bog-building.6894 ,
it’s what brought me here. I still had a lot of questions and bought and returned so many pipe fittings. From the picture the area doesn’t seem quite deep enough but it is hard to tell. Also, from the picture it appears that keeping it simple with a single pipe would be the way to go. (You’ll need fittings, joined pipes, etc but I mean you don’t need a complex manifold under the gravel)
I eventually had to buy cheap PVC liner to overlay the rubber EPDM liner to place in the bog. I used a combination of cinder blocks and bricks to separate the bog from the rest of the pond and it was the only way I could keep the water from seeping out from the bog to be able to achieve a waterfall and the cheap PVC is just used as a barrier or tub inside the good rubber liner.
 
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Thankyou so much. I had read addy's post but didn't know how to save it and lost it
 
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I'll look for later pictures. That picture is to show you how we laid the pvc on the bottom of the bog. After we measured etc., hubby made gobs of small slits in the dual pvc lines.

Those lines were eventually attached to a pump in the pond, which draws pond water to the dual lines. The water then percolates thru all the slits, rising through the gravel and spills back into the pond via a small water way.
 
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Ok thanks. I was wondering about the curved outflow pipe in the picture with the water running out?
 
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Thankyou so much. I had read addy's post but didn't know how to save it and lost it
here you go.


Don't over think it, I have 27 feet of 2 inch pvc sliced up with a saw jaw, ends are capped , no clean out, 2.5 feet deep pea gravel, full of plants and it works great.

Others use snorkels, aqua blocks etc. It is basically a lined hole, pvc pipes running down the hole, full of slots, holes which ever you prefer, fill with gravel, plant done.

I used 90 degree joints others used 45 sweeps etc.
 
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Yeah, I was thinking on the same lines as GBBUDD about keeping the bends to a minimum. I used a "wye" fitting instead of a "tee" where it splits into two and tried to use wide sweeps instead of tight 90's where I could.
Truthfully, and after the fact, I don't think it matters. I unscrewed the cap on one of my clean-out stacks while the pump was running. Wholly cow, there was so much pressure I couldn't get the cap back on and I got soaked! I had to shut the pump off to screw the cap back on.
 
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here you go.


Don't over think it, I have 27 feet of 2 inch pvc sliced up with a saw jaw, ends are capped , no clean out, 2.5 feet deep pea gravel, full of plants and it works great.

Others use snorkels, aqua blocks etc. It is basically a lined hole, pvc pipes running down the hole, full of slots, holes which ever you prefer, fill with gravel, plant done.

I used 90 degree joints others used 45 sweeps etc.
 
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