Here's mine after I first got the bog flowing, In less than a week water was clear:So I was having issues with it leaking over the back of my bog, and as mentioned the pump didn’t seem to be strong enough.
But before I got a new pump I needed to address the big problem and so today I dug in, what a muddy mess! The root systems had basically blocked the water flow, I think they put dirt in it when they built it.
I pulled out all of the root balls and dug out as much of the mud as I could, getting all the way down to the rubber liner. Seriously, what a mess.
Then without the rock and plants in it I filled it back up to ensure that the output side was lower than the back wall. And while the back of the bog was lower, the output point is lower and water flowed well.
I have the pump output hose stuck pretty deep in the rock at the back of the bog and then put back the plants and rock, seems to be doing well now. I could probably move up to a better pump to increase the flow and not worry about the issue I was having before.
Will this murky water clean up pretty quickly?
(I need to get more pea rock...)View attachment 121041View attachment 121042
The main reason for the pre-filter is because the one that comes on the pump is broken. The little dial that you turn to change the flow rate is gone, so stuff is going straight into the turbine. The secondary reason was just for easier maintenance and cleaning.Pictures pictures and more pictures A bog can most certainly do the job all on it's own it depends on the size of it per gallon of pond fish load. how many and the types of plants. This time of year the plants have not really begun to thrive or just started depending where you are. Alot of folks have string algae and green water this time of year . PONDS REQUIRE A LITTLE PATIENCE AND TIME. sorry for caps
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