Thanks! Planning on just going to 2 feet deep, maybe 2.5 and I'll build a fish cave. Not planning on any fancy fish or anything as I want to see just how bad the predation is first. For the NM members where did you get your medium to large rocks? I have a friend that lives in the mountains and has a bunch I could take but then I have to load up the minivan, drive them down, unload, repeat a few times...I am looking forward to seeing your progress. I am near the Rio Grande too. Be sure it is deep enough and has hiding spots to allow your fish to escape raccoons and herons. It will attract frogs and toads, birds and insects as well.
Thanks! The soil is really sandy and I’m a bit worried about the structural integrity of the walls if I go much deeper. Maybe I’ll just carve out one more little area at the bottom for some extra depth.im no expert to new mexico but i would stand to guess it gets a bit warm there in the summer, the deeper the better to aid in keeping the pond from burning up . and id also give places for the inhabitants to hide from the sun . to me 3 feet deep would be a minimum
Oh I’m definitely going to rock the walls but it’s going to be awhile before I get the liner and underpayment in. I guess I could do the liner and underpayment in the main pond and just keep it folded down while I build the bog walls and then bring it up. Thanks!Looks like you're doing a little intake bay? Very cool. If you're worried about structural integrity of the excavation, you can rock the pond. That will add a lot of rigidity.
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