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hmmm....... why no school even the politicians are dropping masks
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it's dead center in the pond you only see a circle where the waters dropping in
Just saw it, I like how low profile it is! I am going to ask him what the underwater part of that setup looks like.
 
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nothing more than a open drain pipe secured firmly in the pond and just below the surface
 
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The only problem with those is they can gurgle, whistle or a host of sounds or none at all
 

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nothing more than a open drain pipe secured firmly in the pond and just below the surface
wouldn't there have to be some sort of filter chamber to catch leaves?
 
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a basket before the external pump . or a containment box before the submersible
 
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you could go to a pool supply buy a strainer basket and then buy a piece of pipe big enough the strainer would fit in and reduce the pipe to the size of the drain pipe
 
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or like an overflow a containment area big enough to have water by gravity fall into and the pump is in that but thats a skimmer with a snorkel tube
 

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you could go to a pool supply buy a strainer basket and then buy a piece of pipe big enough the strainer would fit in and reduce the pipe to the size of the drain pipe
I actually have a skimmer for my above ground pool that would work as a surface leaf basket, that could then go down to the pump.

here is the product: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Deluxe-W...3PPJlUu4qKVbufT8GbxoCMJAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

I could probably just use a rigid pvc pipe to hold it up instead of that bracket.
 

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we have had a warm streak ( from the negatives up to 65 ) and my pond is almost fully deiced, while waiting for it to finish I stuck the gopro in and saw 4 baby's still kickin and all of my big goldfish, happy that they made it through the first part of the winter!
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pond lookin a little rough ( I am going through and fixing edging this week, doing as close to the aquascape method as I can get.


Please excuse the leaf and other gunk litter, this part was iced over until a couple days ago so I haven't got the chance to clean it out.
 

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I used old pump parts and pvc parts . End caps and pipe and screw in pump arts that were to small or not used on extra pumps . Always have extra pumps around and I keep every part
Aha! Now I finally know what to do with all those leftover pump fittings! Great idea!
 
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we have had a warm streak ( from the negatives up to 65 ) and my pond is almost fully deiced, while waiting for it to finish I stuck the gopro in and saw 4 baby's still kickin and all of my big goldfish, happy that they made it through the first part of the winter!

Oooh! That looks really nice! Gives the pond a bit of a Japanese garden type of feel. I also like how it adds a bit of height, which automatically makes the pond blend in better with the rest of the garden. Nice work!
 

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Oooh! That looks really nice! Gives the pond a bit of a Japanese garden type of feel. I also like how it adds a bit of height, which automatically makes the pond blend in better with the rest of the garden. Nice work!
Thanks! Now I just need to make the rest of the pond look decent.
 

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because of the warm weather, I have been looking at the pond a bit more, and realized the thing that bugged me most was the exposed liner around the sides. Hence I started working on edging. I am trying my best to get close to the aquascape way, but I think I will need to rip this edging out and re-do it with some larger rocks later in the season.

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Its far from perfect, but a heck of a lot better than what was going on before.
 

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Got an update!

Yesterday I decided to start on the bog. I got the hole dug/berm built ( building on a bit of a slope ) and the plumbing all ready to go!

The bog is about 14 inches deep, and 5 x 4 for width and length. It isn’t huge, but I hope it will do the job.

Still deciding wether to go with epdm liner ( $160 ) or hdrpe ( $90 ) but hopefully I will have that sorted out by next weekend so that I can wrap up the bog!


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Call me crazy I can't get past its a woven material toooooooooo many potential failures. I know they are tough. We uncover truck loads all the time . Same material .
 
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Wouldn't hesitate to go hdrpe. Lighter, stronger. And at your size, probably no factory seams, either.
Hdrpe has my vote, nice bog hole!
hdrpe is about half the price, so that is what I am leaning towards. The only place I have found with the size I need doesn't say how long it will take to ship though, so I am waiting to hear back from them!
 

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