Wine Barrel Patio Pond with Bog


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I would love to see pictures of your small planter bog and hot tub pond. I'm getting ready to build a small bog for my pond that is about 400 gallons.
I have a tube stuck in the bottom of the planter, pushing water up through a layer of pea gravel then kitty litter with plants. They are just starting to grow. It is slanted towards the pond the water just runs over the edge back into the pond.

The cord is for my underwater cam, I am getting ready to run it via a piece of pvc at ground level. The netting is due to herons, they wiped out this pond of its fantails a few years back.
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I'd be curious where you saw posts that said a small pond with a bog wouldn't work. Maybe you saw posts that referred to smaller ponds being harder to keep in balance?

I love your set up! It's clever and good looking too! What did you line the whiskey barrel with?
Exactly what I was wondering.
I don't recall any negative posts here regarding bog filtration.
 
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Great tub. it's good to hear that you're going to try growing a water lily in it because I'm also trying to grow a water lily in a tub that size.
I'm interested in having several tub-sized water gardens, since I have no room for an in-ground pond.. though I may try partly sinking one of the tubs into the earth... So far I have two, but no pumps or fish, just plants. My large one is 40 gallons, pictured below. My smaller one is probably about 20 gallons. No pics of that one yet, but that is the one with a small water lily in it.
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I have a tube stuck in the bottom of the planter, pushing water up through a layer of pea gravel then kitty litter with plants. They are just starting to grow. It is slanted towards the pond the water just runs over the edge back into the pond.

The cord is for my underwater cam, I am getting ready to run it via a piece of pvc at ground level. The netting is due to herons, they wiped out this pond of its fantails a few years back. View attachment 138576
Thank you for sharing this. It really helps to see different setups.
 
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