Foam from the falls of the bog

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    How many plants did you put in each square foot. I'm trying not to over do it.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Well when I planted it, maybe one plant per two/three feet. This is 6 years later, even with yanking tons every spring and every fall the entire surface gets covered, unless I do a mid summer yank.
    The water gets filtered going up through the gravel and filtered again as it works through all of the plants.

    It does need a yank job again, but the mint is blooming and it is great for the bees so I am not yanking yet.
     
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    That's my next project a bog, with lots of plants, the more the merrier, I'm not sure you can over do it.
     
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    Actually, yes you can..... If the roots take over too much, there won't be a lot of filtration taking place, plus with all the channeling, you can end up with water wicking out of the bog causing the bog/pond to lose water. Experience speaking!
     
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    Ok today I found a piece of one of my fish, I don't even know which one... I'm suspecting the foam is probably from the dead left over fish.

    I'm suspecting this guy.... There is a bad odor to the fish part and the water in general.
     

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    A dead decaying animal in a pond certainly qualifies as a source for the foam.
     
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    Is that a skunk?
     
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    Yes.
     
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