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Thats part of the bog system though is to out compete the algae the faster more aggressive the plant the better the odds for algae under control now if in your old pond the algae was never an issue then by all means take it slow.
I've got some plants in the bog now and a good mix ordered from Trickers arriving soon. I think it'll be pretty well planted, just hoping it all takes hold. I currently d o't have algae in my pond but I DO in my bog !
 
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I've been trying to get to where I have only male fish in the pond to prevent babies each year. I caught the big female goldfish (well, she got pushed into the skimmer net by anxious males) and I gave her away yesterday. I thought I had made progress. Then this morning I wake up to the koi spawning! What?? I thought they were all males. I have had them 11-14 years and I never saw any spawning going on before. I hope that it is just one confused koi and I don't have a female in the bunch.
 
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A lot of wild creatures will actually change over to the other sex if one is not present
 

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Beautiful day by the pond. Notice the lack of lily pads. :( I even fertilized them this spring. I'm hoping they are just getting a slow start because the pond water has been cool.

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I love your waterfall.....could you come work on the one in my bog?! :) I bet the lilies will pick up with warmer tempts....mine just took off this past week.
 
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This is a picture of the pond in June. Sadly I can't post a more current picture because the pond isn't looking too good. A raccoon found my pond last night, pushing pots of marginal plants into the water. I don't think it got any fish, but I can't see much because the water is so brown. I spent some time vacuuming to remove as much dirt as I could and cleaned the filters every couple of hours. The water is starting to clear. Hoping tomorrow I can take inventory of the fish and make sure the racoon didn't get any.

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I have a young raccoon that walks across the bog almost every night up to the bird feeders, gets dropped seeds, goes back to the woods. Never even looks at the pond.
 
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Oh dear, it's always something, isn't it? I hope your inventory shows nothing worse than hiding fish in some muddy waters.

I need to get out game cam out & start seeing who's coming to visit in the wee hours of the morning. Lost one large frog to someone last night (guessing, raccoon) but at least it wasn't one of the fish.
 
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This is a picture of the pond in June. Sadly I can't post a more current picture because the pond isn't looking too good. A raccoon found my pond last night, pushing pots of marginal plants into the water. I don't think it got any fish, but I can't see much because the water is so brown. I spent some time vacuuming to remove as much dirt as I could and cleaned the filters every couple of hours. The water is starting to clear. Hoping tomorrow I can take inventory of the fish and make sure the racoon didn't get any.
Your pond is still among my favorites CAS
 
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Oh dear. Here's hoping all fish are accounted for...... the water will clear and the plants rebound. Your pond is lovely.
 
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Ah nature... I currently am battling a mischievous chipmunk that keeps digging up some new plants I just planted. Who will prevail?!?

Your pond is always so pretty @cas ! Which plants are potted? It's impossible to tell from the picture. Maybe it's time to ditch the pots and get everything growing in the pond!
 

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Maybe it's time to ditch the pots and get everything growing in the pond!
Funny you should say that. I have some iris that are planted among the rocks. A few weeks back the raccoon (I assume) pulled one of the irises out of the dirt!
From inside I can see that the net I put over the plants discouraged any more damage. Going outside now to inspect the pond closer and count my fish!
 
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I never can tell if all are there or not, no way to count them in the big pond. The hot tub pond I have 9 fantails, those are easy to count.

Happy to hear all of yours are there.
 
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I never can tell if all are there or not, no way to count them in the big pond. The hot tub pond I have 9 fantails, those are easy to count.

Happy to hear all of yours are there.
holy cow! you can even count all of those!

I only have 3 fish in my pond and you cant even count all of them all the time! at least one of them is out of view at any given time! ( they are probably just getting used to the new environment though )
 
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