To bog or not to bog filters


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I am having some work done around our pool and pond area, all the cement etc will be removed and stone slabs put in. I have the plants either inside now or down at the bottom ready for winter, the pond is 8f by 6 ft & 3 ft deep, the fish stay there all winter I have a ring heater to keep breathing area open as it freezes right over her in Kingston Ontario. I currently have a Oase Bio Press 1000 filter hooked to a pump in the bottom (can't remember what it is but there is plenty of pressure. I was thinking of putting in a bog filter on the right side of the photo, a few feet from the pond itself. I currently have to clean the filter about every 6 weeks. Do I need to add the bog filter and not use the main Oase filter, or should I use both, I am new at this filtering, but want very clear water. I have 3 or 4 water lilies, black taro, iris, marsh marigolds etc and about 10 various size koi and fancy golf fish, *** WILL TRY AND GET THE PHOTO TO THE RIGHT SIZE, not sure why it keeps saying "uploaded file is too large??????
 
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Depends on what you mean by very clear water, mine is clear can count the trap door snails on the bottom.
I never clean it except yanking excess plant growth.
 
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yes it is
To bog, or not to bog, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The quips and ripostes of outrageous GPFers...
Or to post eyes-covered emojis against a sea of anti-boggers
And by opposing end them. To get a clear pond—maintenance-free,
No more cleaning pads; and by that to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That cleaning a filter brings: 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. A clear pond, to die for;
To sit back and put your feet up, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub:


:cool:

[bowing] thank you, thank you--I'm here all week!
 
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Yep. Needs to be living about 20 years in the future when there are better meds. :ROFLMAO:
(sniff) says the one who names his machinery with kids' cartoon character names...jus' sayin' (I'll share, CW, 20 years from now!)
 

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First off I learned a little while back that @brokensword is a she not a he
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Second I do not have a bog but kick myself everyday for not having one! Do a bog for sure. They will help you do it right here!
 
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First off I learned a little while back that @brokensword is a she not a he View attachment 143233

Second I do not have a bog but kick myself everyday for not having one! Do a bog for sure. They will help you do it right here!
you're in your bed but off YOUR meds,
@j.w ;
HIM is ME
and
NOT a SHE!

But hey;
that's stunning and brave
of you to say!
Back to your ani-gifs
and
have a nice day!


:cool::cool::):p:cool::confused:
 

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@brokensword But I thought we had a conversion awhile back about you being a she? Where did I see that post, can't remember....................need those memory pills. It was a post where someone thought I was a guy. Somebody help me out here :D
 
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@brokensword I meant to say conversation in that above post...............not conversion,lol! Although maybe you did! I tried to find the conversation where I said I thought you were a guy all this time and you said different. I couldn't find a thing about it anywhere. Oh well all the time I thought you were a guy you were a guy and now all the time I thought you weren't I still thought you sure sounded like a guy :D
 
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