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Whilst your here...
If I go out tomorrow and it doesn't come up with a simple tap what do you recommend I do?

I don't want to snap the slab
It will come up, take off the small end pieces first then just use that bar I seen in the pictures and tap lightly along the underside of the stone at the cement line. If your home know, it will be easy to just pull it off now and just let the concrete dry.
 
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It will come up, take off the small end pieces first then just use that bar I seen in the pictures and tap lightly along the underside of the stone at the cement line. If your home know, it will be easy to just pull it off now and just let the concrete dry.
Yeah I'm home now but it's pitch black out there I'll end up falling in the pond lol. 1.45 am at the moment here.

I'll use the chisel and give it a good tap.

Back tomorrow to let you know how it went
 
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Yeah I'm home now but it's pitch black out there I'll end up falling in the pond lol. 1.45 am at the moment here.

I'll use the chisel and give it a good tap.

Back tomorrow to let you know how it went
LOL. So late for that for sure. It will be easy no worries
 
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See what you mean...

I went out there and yanked on it and at first it looked extremely strong, luckily you said to take it off as after Yanked a few more times it just fell off.

The glue I put on instantly grabbed it without even having to hold it down. I've put bricks on top anyway but it's looking 10x stronger instantly.

After it dries I'll go around the inside with an angle grinder getting the excess off
 
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going to steal this thread for a bit since a related problem, sorry @Steve2324

I have water emptying into the pond from a bog. The spout area is about 6 feet. Unfortunately it is a little unlevel, so the water just run out on one side instead of the entire span. @RobAmy, can in just use a leveling concrete under the liner? or just use wood to get it close to level? Concrete seems like a more elegant solution, however more work with having to frame the area. Kind of like this. But not close to as nice. Actually can the bog just flow right in like this?

 
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Waiting for it to dry completely now and tomorrow I'll grind the excess off and start glueing down the liner.

How strong of a hold does this adhesive have?

Do you think it would be strong enough for me to glue down a solid concrete angel on top of the slab so the water flows up and around the angel as it falls off the slab?
 
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Waiting for it to dry completely now and tomorrow I'll grind the excess off and start glueing down the liner.

How strong of a hold does this adhesive have?

Do you think it would be strong enough for me to glue down a solid concrete angel on top of the slab so the water flows up and around the angel as it falls off the slab?
The PL products I have used are incredibly strong. I would say yes. Will there be fish residing in this? Not sure about fish safe.
 
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Eventually I'll be putting fish in here.

Probably some rainbow trout and minnows
 

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The PL products I have used are incredibly strong. I would say yes. Will there be fish residing in this? Not sure about fish safe.
I have used a lot of pl products around my fish, no issues. When the stuff dries it is like a rock.
 
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I have used a lot of pl products around my fish, no issues. When the stuff dries it is like a rock.
The one I used wasn't PL though was it? I can't get the loctite one here.

I can't find any information to see if it's safe or not. I've already used it now aswell.
 
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The one I used wasn't PL though was it? I can't get the loctite one here.

I can't find any information to see if it's safe or not. I've already used it now aswell.
I can be overly cautious from my aquarium experience. Just something to watch for.
 
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Well I've started filling the pond and the water is quite filthy from compost I've left in the plants I've put in baskets as I won't be having many fish for a while.

The waterfall I've built is lined and will be a bog filter.

I've got a couple of bags of k1 to bury under the gravel too to add just a bit more surface area.

Anyone here use bog filters?

I hope it manages to clean the water the way I want
 
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I think you'll find that most of us here have a bog of some sort in our ponds. @addy1 is the queen of bogs! At least a few of us have above ground ponds with raised "bog boxes" like myself, @Panzer13, and @Sparky . Once the bog is established with plants it should do an amazing job sucking up the extra nutrients that cause most algae issues.
 
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I think you'll find that most of us here have a bog of some sort in our ponds. @addy1 is the queen of bogs! At least a few of us have above ground ponds with raised "bog boxes" like myself, @Panzer13, and @Sparky . Once the bog is established with plants it should do an amazing job sucking up the extra nutrients that cause most algae issues.
The plants take out the excess nutrients but what about filtration of dirt and debris?
Will small pieces of sand that's all over the gravel get stuck in the gravel?


Another issue I'm having is it turns out the only liner that was within my budget at the moment I've bought and it works perfectly fine but it's made of polyethylene which means absolutely no glue sticks to it. I'm struggling to glue down the top of the liner to that slab so I'm hoping the wieght of the water constantly flowing down will keep it down

And I need some evergreen bog plants to try and hide the liner as much as possible.

Could creeping Jenny be controlled and pruned so that it grows around the slab but not on it? Also is keeping Jenny evergreen when air temps can get to -5 for a day or two a year
 
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I think you'll find that most of us here have a bog of some sort in our ponds. @addy1 is the queen of bogs! At least a few of us have above ground ponds with raised "bog boxes" like myself, @Panzer13, and @Sparky . Once the bog is established with plants it should do an amazing job sucking up the extra nutrients that cause most algae issues.
I am really impressed with my bog. It has been just a few day since it has been up and running and I can see all the way to the bottom of my pond. I seem to finally have a handle on my free floating algae. Works great for me.
 
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@Steve2324 I'm not all that knowledgeable about plants and I'm not sure of an evergreen bog plant, but perhaps @Lisak1 or someone else would have more info?
So far I've got two irises two 9cm pots of horsetail they are tiny at the moment tho, I hope they grow fast. They are for the bog.

I know the horsetail is evergreen I've then got lots of other plants to surround the edge of the pond on the shelf but they are all very small at the moment
 
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So far I've got two irises two 9cm pots of horsetail they are tiny at the moment tho, I hope they grow fast. They are for the bog.

I know the horsetail is evergreen I've then got lots of other plants to surround the edge of the pond on the shelf but they are all very small at the moment
First of all I would read the article that @addy1 wrote on bogs. Their is a ton of good information their and it will probably answer allot of you're questions.
Second, were are you located? I which climate zone? Finally pictures are worth a thousand words. I feel like I am too in the dark to really comment on you're situation.
 
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First of all I would read the article that @addy1 wrote on bogs. Their is a ton of good information their and it will probably answer allot of you're questions.
Second, were are you located? I which climate zone? Finally pictures are worth a thousand words. I feel like I am too in the dark to really comment on you're situation.
I'm in the UK. Last winter we had a low of -5c for one day. About 15 days of below 0
Last frost this year was around early april
Max summer temp tops at around 30c for one week. Average 20-25c during summer.

Garden is a north facing garden bog has a garden fence on all sides apart from east and south.

Direct sunlight on the pond would be limited to around 4 hours a day.

Hope this helps

Thanks
 
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