Going for it! phase one 12,000 gallon pond.


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You could make a movie about my life for sure .It has never been mundane. I never go to one place and do the same thing day in day out it always changes.

Na no haunting this is the real deal ..... But i could tell you a story that would not sit well with squeamish folks..,... besides it would be more a swamp thing with the pond

your realy getting a kick out of making those animated gifs. you going to try and rival @j.w ?
@brokensword is King of making those gifs. I just collect them from everywhere and use them and so appreciate what he can do w/them :happy:
 
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i SHARED THIS WITH SOMEONE WHO HAD ASKED MORE ABOUT THE BOGS AND I NEVER REALLY ADDED THESE TO THE BUILD SO HERE THEY ARE
Thanks for the compliment it was a challenge but i did not use the kiss theory either. Here's a few photos of the bog builds that are not in the builds blog.
shows the site of the bog build bottom of which is 6 plus feet deep. View attachment 146663
View attachment 146665

This photo is the 24 inch culvert pipe. i used 24 inch because the price was right i took a chain saw to the inner ribs and opened a 6" slot about 2" wide and placed them at 4 and 8 o:clock down the horizontal pipe.View attachment 146664
Like most I ordered washed river rock, it was disappointing. The only way to wash rock is on a screen in very very thin layers. i DUMPED TONS of water at the pilr in thr trailer though it looks like it did a lot it only scratched the surface.View attachment 146666
I used 4000 lb mafia blocks to make the two outside walls.View attachment 146667The mafia blocks were very rough as they make these from left over or rejected concrete by the driver of the trucks they are not by any means concrete finishers they are often barely even close to square and as in my case had mountain dew and snicker leftovers showing in the concrete. i used mortar or concrete to infill the gaps and instead of grinding the sides smooth i just used a 1/8" roofing protection fiberglass and bitumen board on the outside of the wrap and then placed fabric over that. This was the only place i used woven fabric. View attachment 146668View attachment 146669

I should add that i DUG OUT THE CENTER OF THE BOG AND PITCHED IT TOWARD THE SNORKEL AND PILED SOILS ALONG THE SIDES TO CREATE AND ROUNDED BOTTOM SO DEBRIS WOULD END UP IN THE CENTIPEDE SNORKEL. WHICH WAS ALSO 24 INCH .LL i PILED 3 TO 4 AND LARGER ROCK ALL AROUND THE CULVERT PIPE . UP TO THE TOP OF THE PIPE WHERE AQUABLOCKS WERE THEN PLACED .
i ALSO PLACED THE INFEED PIPE FACING TOWARD THE WALL OF THE BOG SO THAT WAY THE FLOW WAS REDUCED AND NOT PUSHING THE WATER AROUND IN THE CULVERT AS WE WANT THAT AS STILL AS POSSIBLE
View attachment 146670View attachment 146671View attachment 146672aQUABLOCKS WERE BURRIED IN 2 TO 3" ROCK FOR ABOUT 4 INCHES AND THE A FOOT OF 3/4" RIVER ROCK WAS PLACED ON TOP OF THAT I DID NOT USE 3/8" PEA STONE EXCLUSIVELY IT WAS 70% RIVER TO 30% PEA i also added a 2x12 raised edge all around the bog with the exception of the weir area. I took a 2x4 and screwed it to the top and bottom making similar to a i beam . screwed that to the mafia blocks and the upper 2x4 was to keep the 2x12 straight and has 4 years down the road. View attachment 146673

After all that i desided to make a small gravel bog in case i ever needed to work on the main bog so i would have the needed bio filter to keep things running. talk about easy in comparison.oNE LAST NOTE WOULD BE TO LEAVE A MINIMUM OF 6 INCHES ON THE SIDES OF THE BOG FROM WATER LEVEL TO THE TOP OF CONTAINMENT IF NOT MORE ..
 
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what the heck is with this attachment stuff ? what happen to the photos
 
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I don't think this forum software is smart enough to deal w/ images from another thread via copy/paste. Probably have to re-upload them or, better, link directly to the images using the "by url" option inserting a photo. I'll see if I can make it work.

But i could tell you a story that would not sit well with squeamish folks..,... besides it would be more a swamp thing with the pond

Does Mrs. GBBUDD know you're telling your sex stories on a pond forum?
 
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Here are the photos you were trying to move over to this thread. Maybe a mod can just change the author of this post to @GBBUDD and delete this sentence.

bog-build-2-of-16-jpg.146663



bog-build-4-of-16-jpg.146665


This photo is the 24 inch culvert pipe. i used 24 inch because the price was right i took a chain saw to the inner ribs and opened a 6" slot about 2" wide and placed them at 4 and 8 o:clock down the horizontal pipe.


bog-build-3-of-16-jpg.146664


Like most I ordered washed river rock, it was disappointing. The only way to wash rock is on a screen in very very thin layers. i DUMPED TONS of water at the pilr in thr trailer though it looks like it did a lot it only scratched the surface.

bog-build-5-of-16-jpg.146666


I used 4000 lb mafia blocks to make the two outside walls.

bog-build-6-of-16-jpg.146667


The mafia blocks were very rough as they make these from left over or rejected concrete by the driver of the trucks they are not by any means concrete finishers they are often barely even close to square and as in my case had mountain dew and snicker leftovers showing in the concrete. i used mortar or concrete to infill the gaps and instead of grinding the sides smooth i just used a 1/8" roofing protection fiberglass and bitumen board on the outside of the wrap and then placed fabric over that. This was the only place i used woven fabric.


bog-build-7-of-16-jpg.146668



bog-build-8-of-16-jpg.146669


I should add that i DUG OUT THE CENTER OF THE BOG AND PITCHED IT TOWARD THE SNORKEL AND PILED SOILS ALONG THE SIDES TO CREATE AND ROUNDED BOTTOM SO DEBRIS WOULD END UP IN THE CENTIPEDE SNORKEL. WHICH WAS ALSO 24 INCH .LL i PILED 3 TO 4 AND LARGER ROCK ALL AROUND THE CULVERT PIPE . UP TO THE TOP OF THE PIPE WHERE AQUABLOCKS WERE THEN PLACED .
i ALSO PLACED THE INFEED PIPE FACING TOWARD THE WALL OF THE BOG SO THAT WAY THE FLOW WAS REDUCED AND NOT PUSHING THE WATER AROUND IN THE CULVERT AS WE WANT THAT AS STILL AS POSSIBLE


bog-build-9-of-16-jpg.146670



bog-build-10-of-16-jpg.146671



bog-build-11-of-16-jpg.146672


aQUABLOCKS WERE BURRIED IN 2 TO 3" ROCK FOR ABOUT 4 INCHES AND THE A FOOT OF 3/4" RIVER ROCK WAS PLACED ON TOP OF THAT I DID NOT USE 3/8" PEA STONE EXCLUSIVELY IT WAS 70% RIVER TO 30% PEA i also added a 2x12 raised edge all around the bog with the exception of the weir area. I took a 2x4 and screwed it to the top and bottom making similar to a i beam . screwed that to the mafia blocks and the upper 2x4 was to keep the 2x12 straight and has 4 years down the road.

bog-build-12-of-16-jpg.146673


After all that i desided to make a small gravel bog in case i ever needed to work on the main bog so i would have the needed bio filter to keep things running. talk about easy in comparison.oNE LAST NOTE WOULD BE TO LEAVE A MINIMUM OF 6 INCHES ON THE SIDES OF THE BOG FROM WATER LEVEL TO THE TOP OF CONTAINMENT IF NOT MORE ..


bog-build-13-of-16-jpg.146674


bog-build-14-of-16-jpg.146675


bog-build-15-of-16-jpg.146676


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I don't think this forum software is smart enough to deal w/ images from another thread via copy/paste. Probably have to re-upload them or, better, link directly to the images using the "by url" option inserting a photo. I'll see if I can make it work.



Does Mrs. GBBUDD know you're telling your sex stories on a pond forum?
Hardly the type i was referring too. This was more watching foot steps in water along the shore line on an island i was camping on it was a calm full moon night.

Thanks for the effort
 

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I wish now I had gone with a fishless pond . I just don't have time for the pond anymore . I have given away a lot of fish the last 2 years . The frogs are becoming a nightmare .So far only a small patch of ice on my pond that lasted 1 day . The last snow storm . melted by next day and now just rain for today and tomorrow . Then back up to 50's and maybe 60's . Trying to finish the basement before mowing season gets here . I want to use my new mower and finish hanging shelves in the shed for lawn mower and yard stuff
 

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I was recently asked if I would spend all the time and money to build the pond all over again.I told them without question , I only wish i could do it all over but at the age of 30. this is a picture of early spring of the 4th year.
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Since i posted the newest member to the pond i thought i should include The Stars of the Show

ANUBIAS
ANUBEUS (1 of 1).jpg
BALUEW
BALUEW (1 of 1).jpg
BRASS
BRASS (1 of 1).jpg
D DAY
D DAY (1 of 1).jpg
FIN DIESEL
DIESEL (1 of 1).jpg
DRAGO and OHMAHA
DRAGO N OHMAHA (1 of 1).jpg
DWEEZEL
DWEEZEL (1 of 1).jpg

JOEY TWO LIPS
JOEY TWO LIPS (1 of 1).jpg
KHI
KHI (1 of 1).jpg
KNOX
KNOX  (1 of 1).jpg
KNOXVILLE
KNOXVILLE (1 of 1).jpg
LIBERACHI
LIBERACHI (1 of 1).jpg
MIDGE
MIDGE (1 of 1).jpg
RHA
RHAW (1 of 1).jpg
SHIMO
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SLOTH
Sloth (1 of 1).jpg
TIG
Tig (1 of 1).jpg
 
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Oh my gosh. My dream fish! How much is that beauty?
300 sorry I missed that . But on next day koi right now they have from 100 to 1000 depending on size and patterns and fins.
 
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The wife loves Hobbit falls/ the log but when the forget me nots grow to full size they can all but completely hide the falls . This led me to come up with a design that would allow for an unobstructed view. I found the pieces to make this work and started on the redesign today.
Hobbit falls Before (1 of 1).jpg


in doing so I interrupted a resident of the pond
Garder snake (1 of 1).jpg

And here is the redesign. . there are night lilies plants off to each side , they will fill out as the season progresses
Hobbit falls after (1 of 1).jpg
 
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