Reinventing my pond


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Raising hand .. MY MAIN BOG IS 7 FEET DEEP BUT THAT HAS THE AQUABLOX. BUT ONTOP OF THAT THE PEASTONE 3/4" MIX IS STILL 24"
That is a deep ass bog even with aquablox, adds a lot of water volume though.
 
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Raising hand .. MY MAIN BOG IS 7 FEET DEEP BUT THAT HAS THE AQUABLOX. BUT ONTOP OF THAT THE PEASTONE 3/4" MIX IS STILL 24"
Exactly! I don't think there's a wrong way.
Some articles do state that if it's too deep, the muck on the bottom will not recieve enough oxygen. However, some people have built air stones in theirs.
 
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24" culvert and 18 inch aquablox a foot of 2/3" stone around and over the 24" culvert then 1-2 6" the aqua blocks and 2 feet of gravel. and the foot lower around the snorkel
 
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Exactly! I don't think there's a wrong way.
Some articles do state that if it's too deep, the muck on the bottom will not recieve enough oxygen. However, some people have built air stones in theirs.
Raising my hand again i have a lot of air pumping down into the snorkel. got to remember the aqua blox are all i paid for and ok i think 3 of the 12 mafia blocks or is it 16 i forget
 

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Have to say I love those little trucks .How cute are they ,Wait are trucks supposed to be called cute ;)
 
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Some articles do state that if it's too deep, the muck on the bottom will not recieve enough oxygen.
I dug down into mine once years ago, after some chat about stinking muck build up. There was nothing but clean gravel and no stink at all. I do not have any air pumped into my bog, just water. It is 2.5 feet deep.
 
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I dug down into mine once years ago, after some chat about stinking muck build up. There was nothing but clean gravel and no stink at all. I do not have any air pumped into my bog, just water. It is 2.5 feet deep.
what have I started I never saw or heard of anyone who put air to the bog I said it once or twice here. but it makes sense to boost the o2 levels for the bacteria. My neighbor does this with septic systems and it cleans troubled tanks right up
 
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OK, not to interrupt the excellent bog information BUT I cant convert to a bog until the fall. In the meantime I have a pond to try and keep clean. My new pre filter is working very well but I have to clean the caked on green slime off the filters twice a day is this normal?
I vacuumed the pond a couple of weeks ago and got most of the bottom clean but the Algae just keeps on coming.
The water looks clean when the air pump is off but when its running there is a lot of sediment in the water.
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Is this just normal maintenance twice a day when you don't have a bog?
These filters are 18" X 24" so lots of surface area.
 
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Those filters look to be fine particle filters it won't take long for them to do there job. so yes depending on the pond that's normal
 
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Thanks for the reply. The one is coarse and the second is fine, they are stacked in my makeshift pre filter. As they plug up, the water rises and by the end of the day the filters are totaly plugged and the water is bypassing over the top of them.



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get some water crest stuff grows like a weed but easily removed . it grows so fast it will help big time with the algae issuec
 
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I will hit the pond/garden store this weekend and give it a try. Anything at this point.
 

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Check for coarser black pre filter material when you at the pond store. there are a lot of gradients of filter material.
If you look at complete systems using skimmers they usually have debris type handling pumps pumping to something like a bio falls (or bog), but have a means upstream of the skimmer to deal with the algae and smaller particle waste you are seeing so that it doesn’t clog up the system and have to be cleaned every day. Some people may have also designed home made settlement tanks or maybe even large drum sand type filters to handle the waste.
 
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Get your watercress from the grocery store - just buy a bundle (no roots necessary) and tuck the sprigs in wherever you want it to grow. Use a rock or some gravel to hold it in place until it gets started.

Here's mine growing in my bog and waterfall about three weeks ago. I pulled most of this out on this day, and then I pulled the same amount out again earlier this week. It grows like crazy. And this actually came back from last year - survived the winter and reappeared in spring. It's great to have in the pond when other plants haven't yet started to grow.

All the green you see around the bird bath stand is watercress:

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Thanks for that tip, I'm sure it will be much cheaper than the pond store. I can add some to my stream as well which is a separate system and has no filter a bog is in its future as well.


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well done.. Looks.great. I love the big Boulder in the middle is that in the pond or ponds around it ??0
 
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Thanks, its in the pond and 1/3rd of the water comes out the top of the bolder and the rest comes down the stream.
 
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sweet did you drill it out your self
 
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No it had the drilled hole from blasting. It was a good score and I have had it for years.
 

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