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I 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.
 
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I will do that and thankyou for the welcome. Here's my first try. I was trying to film feeding Bob the frog and didn't ge well as he's over weight and slow. I seen to take more videos than pictures but here is what is on my phone for now. Again thankyou for the hello. No luck seems my pics are hi res or too large. I need to look into this servers file size etc that are allowed
 

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Here are some other pics I just took. One of the moss and drift wood I just added and the settling pond and of the bog with one of Bob if I find him.
 

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What a beautiful pond! Thanks for showing it to us.

Welcome to our group! We all love our ponds.
 
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Gotta echo others on a picture perfect pond and deck. Just building my pond so I am soaking up the advice and knowledge here, one question though, what are the settling ponds and how do they work with the bog? And of course welcome!
 
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Hello, I must say your pond looks much older than two months, you seem to have a keen eye for detail and design, as your pond is really beautiful. Thank you for posting your pictures.
 
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Gotta echo others on a picture perfect pond and deck. Just building my pond so I am soaking up the advice and knowledge here, one question though, what are the settling ponds and how do they work with the bog? And of course welcome!
Well I was kind on experimenting and this pond included my first bog. Which by the way is the best addition I believe a pond can have as my water is perfect. The settlement pond was my old plastic pond that I repurposed. My original intent was to add it as another bog which it may become next year. At the moment I am testing the 30% size of my bog to the pond to see if that is adequate. The current settlement pond just has a small waterfall and no pre filter so it does have layer of all the heavy particles building on bottom of it. I plan to add a bulk head to it so I can flush. I kind of took the idea from the koi guys with respect to their 3 tank set ups with the first holding large stuff and they flush it before going to their bio balls etc. I think now though just after these short two months that it will become another bog with grid on bottom feeding water up as the other one does. But I will fill it with bull rushes and they will not be able to spread or dig into a soft liner.
This whole pond is only my second one and really was built to test things before I go to my final large one. So long story for you but at this point a large bog at 30% size in the 12 to 18 inch with bottom feed and all pea gravel really really are fantastic.

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Hello, I must say your pond looks much older than two months, you seem to have a keen eye for detail and design, as your pond is really beautiful. Thank you for posting your pictures.
Thankyou very much you are kind. Yes it was just built in late May 2018. It took 9 days to hand dig and move rocks from my front pond that I filled in. I think that drift wood I just found at my cottage on the water fall and the moss I have on my property really make it appear old. As I said earlier the moss is like wrinkles on my face it makes me look old but I'm not lol( well depends what old is)
 
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Thankyou very much you are kind. Yes it was just built in late May 2018. It took 9 days to hand dig and move rocks from my front pond that I filled in. I think that drift wood I just found at my cottage on the water fall and the moss I have on my property really make it appear old. As I said earlier the moss is like wrinkles on my face it makes me look old but I'm not lol( well depends what old is)
As it has been said " Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been"
 
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Thanks and hope to use your pictures for ideas. Drift wood and moss really make it interesting and unique in a way my more formal pond just won’t capture. Glad you joined us here on the forum.
 
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Thankyou MajorDan as my intent as in any of my project is too look as though it was natural and always there. I am not a formal guy but I appreciate everyone's vision. When I find the right piece the waterfall or as my daughter calls it a dragon or peacock will look like it's a fallen tree with pieces shattered around the pond. The island I just posted looks like the end of what was the original branch I think. Many faces in the drift wood falls lol my daughter pointed out the lion with an old man pushing on its jaw. Seems we both notice many little hidden gems on the pond what a wonderful day.
Unfortunately if like on home renos you do it right and make it look like it belongs then it doenst look like you did anything at all which is also your reward.
 

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