Clearing to a degree of visible difference is a tremendous understatement. I have never had water this clear in over a decade. The only time I can recall the water being this clear is the day when I filled the pond for the very first time. Which of course didn't last very long due to new pond syndrome!If your water has cleared to a degree you can see a visible difference that would definitely lead me to think some plants that prefer heavier nutrient load may not do as well as they had and for others to thrive that may had only been marginal at best.Makes sense to this Pollock
The liner is HRDPE the "R" meaning reinforced.May i ask where you purchased the liner for the bog? Is it lighter, weight wise, than EPDM? I am looking at installing a bog. I can manage the rocks and wheelbarrows of gravel but a 15x20 liner is just over my limit.
I did not drill holes in the manifold pipes, I cut slits with a sawzall. I think slits are better since they are long and less likely to get blocked by the pea gravel. I cut the slits 1-1/2 inches apart from each other. The slits were cut down through the PVC pipe 1/3 of the pipe's diameter. If I were to do it again, I think I would use a thicker blade than a sawzall blade. (Less likely to clog). Maybe use a cut-off wheel on a grinder. Something just a little thicker than a sawzall blade. You don't want the slits to be too thick as to let small stones in though....obviously.hi poconojoe, can i ask what size holes did you put in the pipework in the bog and what distance between holes ? thanks
Awesome! Happy to help.hi poconojoe, thanks for your reply , yes that does help im hoping to start my mini bog next week which i hope to post on here just getting everything in place before i start and trying to cover all bases and hopefully the weather gods will be in a good mood ! happy bogging
Any plants that I stick in the bog have thrived. I haven't had any plants suffer or die off, except for when the Winter comes. Some people grow vegetables in their bog, but I think they would need more sun than I get.Can you recommend any shade plants I could use in the bog that wouldn't have aggressive growing roots? It looks like you have a fair number of trees and might be working in the same shade conditions I am.
Other than the 2 month back flush is any other maintenance required?
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