Reinventing my pond


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No it had the drilled hole from blasting. It was a good score and I have had it for years.
I know the feeling though on the project where I got most of my rock. it was from drilling and occasionally we used small test penitrations perforating the rock . didn't blast on this project my biggest is shoot small compared to your great repurpasing.
 
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Surprisingly heavy. My Ford 3600 tractor wont move it. We had a guy with a mini excavator come to drop it into the pond.
Nope, had to get a big excavator.
 
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I was going to say that looked a heck of a lot bigger then a mini could move. but pictures can be decievinng. I Resorted to slings and all terrain articulating fork truck
 
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Summer was good for the pond. The new makeshift filter kept the water crystal clear but had to be cleaned every day and some times twice. A lot of work but nice to see the fish for a change and really there was not much else to do this summer.
We did get the new Jurassic pond dug in October and looking forward to building a bog at one end. We had hoped to dig it during the summer when there was little rain but as things worked out it was not till Oct and lots of rain so the excavator had a hard time keeping ahead of the water. Its about 60 feet long, 25 feet wide and 8-10 feet deep in the middle.
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The one end has a shelf that's 20 feet long and 6 feet wide that I was going to do the bog in but may extend that to 8-10 feet? Is there a rough calculation as to how big the bog should be in relation to the pond to get clean water?
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They say 30% of surface area, any amount of bog helps. But with a big pond a big bog is the best!
 
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VERY JELOUS of just digging a hole and the water not draining away . nice going here's a video of a very large build if you down sized you should get the results your looking for
 
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WOW, that's quite the "pond". Was the lake there to start with or did you dig it?
 
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that is on the property of a tv star dr poe, the pond was there aquascapes made the bog and intake bay to clean up the pond
 
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You have the natural slope and the land you could do just about anything c to make that work . but like in the video thats what i would look at along with a underground rain capture system . it's just money anyways .
 
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I do have about 3,500 gallons of rainwater storage along the back of the shop which is on the other side of the berm behind the pond. The plan is to do lots of plantings to hide the shop. We have started to propagate Bamboo in buckets so we can get some fast growing stuff in the ground once the basic pond/bog is done. Looks like I will extend the bog since I have quite a bit of room this end of the pond. I have to build the bog at the top of my stream first, start with something small to learn the basics.
 

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We have started to propagate Bamboo in buckets so we can get some fast growing stuff in the ground once the basic pond/bog is done.
Just remember bamboo will take off, unless you have the clumping stuff, and take over
 
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Like a hot knife through butter! It's the one thing I 100% would never put in my yard. I used to read a garden blog and he was big on bamboo - all he did was beat it back and try to find ways to contain it!
 
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There are only two types of bamboo a horticulturist I have worked with over and over that they would ever plant them selves. If I am not mistaken black bamboo was one of them and what the other was i can't remember. Any other type of bamboo I wouldn't plant in my yard even if I had a concrete planter that was 8 foot deep and it had 2 foot tall sides above ground. I wouldn't even trust concrete blanket to stop bamboo shoots
 

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The one end has a shelf that's 20 feet long and 6 feet wide that I was going to do the bog in but may extend that to 8-10 feet? Is there a rough calculation as to how big the bog should be in relation to the pond to get clean water? View attachment 135515
do you have a liner in that pond? if not does it hold water well? it looks like mine i do not have a liner and it is clay.
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OK, I will look into the Bamboo thing, thanks for the heads up. I thought it would give a good backdrop to Jurassic garden. No liner yet, just got it dug before the winter rains hit hard so it will be full now till May/June with runoff. I will have to see what happens through the summer and decide what to do with it then. I was going to see if I can find clay locally to truck in as we have none on site just rocky gravel, shale and hardpan. Love your pond Dr, does it hold water all year? Is it just rainwater runoff or do you have to top it up?
 

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