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Hi! Just signed up after lurking for a while.
My pond is pathetically small compared to some I've seen on this site, but it's important to me (and the fishy inhabitants). It is 4ft x 4ft and approx 2ft deep, standing above ground. Commonly known as a patio pond. I've had it around 6 years, it has 4 goldfish (3 original plus a smaller "rescue fish"). In the past I relied on small, solar-powered filters/pumps, cheap but not working most of the time! now I've gone electric with a 2000 litre per hour pump, proper filters plus a simple homemade external filter. Now I'm doing things better, I'm really enjoying the pond more, and the fish are rewarding my efforts by growing a heck of a lot and looking very beautiful. I'm hoping to make a bog filter in the not too distant future. Hampered by lack of room and DIY skills!
 
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damn! It's like another British Invasion!

jus' kiddin'; I'd throw a funky lil aniamted gif atcha but j.w's already done that, 'dog-gone-it'!
 
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Welcome LuckyDog! Your pond sounds fantastic. Yep, please post some pictures. You came to the right place for DIY bog filter help. Again, welcome!
 
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Welcome to the forum!

I have a 300 gallon old hot tub pond. Took a planter pot, (without drainage holes) put it on the side of the tub. Added pea grave and plants viola a bog! I drilled a hole in the bottom to fit in a small piece of hose for the water input, the water drains back into the pond from the top of the pot.

@mrsclem Has some nice posts about her planter bogs. They filter her ponds well.
 

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These were not upflow bogs , had a spray bar supplying water to the boxes which then flowed back to the pond. Cleared algae in a 10x10x5 pond in less than a week.
 
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Hi! Just signed up after lurking for a while.
My pond is pathetically small compared to some I've seen on this site, but it's important to me (and the fishy inhabitants). It is 4ft x 4ft and approx 2ft deep, standing above ground. Commonly known as a patio pond. I've had it around 6 years, it has 4 goldfish (3 original plus a smaller "rescue fish"). In the past I relied on small, solar-powered filters/pumps, cheap but not working most of the time! now I've gone electric with a 2000 litre per hour pump, proper filters plus a simple homemade external filter. Now I'm doing things better, I'm really enjoying the pond more, and the fish are rewarding my efforts by growing a heck of a lot and looking very beautiful. I'm hoping to make a bog filter in the not too distant future. Hampered by lack of room and DIY skills!
Your first kudos is to keeping your fish load to a respectable number and secondly going with gold fish for a small pond. Size doesn't matter unless you try keeping 30 koi like myself and even that number is a few to many as each year they grow and grow some more and always end up with 6 koi a years from breeding. The bog build is easier then you may think when your ready just let us know and happy to help out.
 

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