Hi\n\nI am happy to have arrived and have read most every post that caught my attention. I just built my second pond. As many I started with the hard shell and now about 2 months ago hand dug my latest. This is my first pond that I feel is done properly with a bog and settling pond on sides. Happy to say very clear water and all is well. I am glad to have found you all and hope to chat over the the many years to come.