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advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby devchitra » Fri May 10, 2013 3:57 pm

I want to make a pond and available space is 4x5 foot. for this need advice
a. how to cover to save it from birds
b. filter
c. fish
d. plants
e. any other thing.

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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby jack » Sat May 11, 2013 11:43 am

4X5 is a good size .... Ll keep a check on this
a. how to cover to save it from birds
You can use a SS mesh to cover the pond

b. filter
You can dig a hole in near by garden, get a nice syntax tank drill it and make your own DIY canister filter ..... The water volume will be more plus you will have add medias
c. fish
For this size if you are monster fish lover you can go for gars, arowanas or all time pond favourite is kois....

d. plants
Depends on what fish you are planning to keep.. Giant vals looks awesome

Try scaping the pond to get the waterfall effect, like the water goes to the filter and comes from the rocks something like stream following from the mountain....
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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby jibran_shariff » Sat May 11, 2013 1:29 pm

there are a few things to consider when thinking of a pond
The pond has to be atleast 2.5' in depth else the pond temp will rise too much during summers
A pond f the size you are thinking can be made also using a pond liner

Filtration can be done in many ways
- a pond filter, very similar to a canister just bigger
- a sump like filter can done in 2 ways
* one where the sump is on the same level as the pond and you need 2 pumps one for inlet and one for outlet
* or you can design a fountain or waterfall where only for inlet a pump is required and outlet is taken care by gravity
- green water can be avoided by avoiding any foreign particles falling in the water and avoiding direct sunlight
- biological filtration is easier to maintain

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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby deepesh » Sat May 11, 2013 3:57 pm

Bog filtration!
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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby devchitra » Wed May 15, 2013 1:11 pm

thanks for reply

deepesh wrote:Bog filtration!


what is bog filteration?

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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby deepesh » Wed May 15, 2013 5:05 pm

Umm... How do I explain that?

Well, to cut the long story short, when I was interested in how to set up a pond I found that a lot of information was tucked not under "pond" but under "water garden". If you read up on how to set up a water garden you will find much more information than on how to set up a pond. That's because a water garden is seen as a much more formal and planned setup than a pond.

And for bog filtration i Would suggest google images...
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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby Romi » Thu May 16, 2013 1:01 am

A skippyfilter is very good for a pond. It does not use a lot of piping, the more piping and joints you have , the more possibiliy of leakage.

Just a pump, lots of scotchbrite pads (or cheaper alternaties, including nylon scrubbies), one pipe inflow, one T-pipe in the filter, and a mesh to hold the scrubbies off the bottom of the plastic container where the water can circulate and be driven upwards and through the filter pads, and then finally overflowing into a splashway.

just let the water overflow back into the pond, and use a lot of marginal pond plants, which will enhance the filtration process. i think this is what Deepesh means when he says 'bog'.... so have one side of the pond slope gently, while the other edges can be vertical.

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthrea ... ppy-filter

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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby deepesh » Thu May 16, 2013 8:57 am

No no, there is a concept called a bog filter. Somewhat like an integrated aquaponics system.
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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby VishaalDalal » Thu May 16, 2013 9:07 am

Romi wrote:A skippyfilter is very good for a pond. It does not use a lot of piping, the more piping and joints you have , the more possibiliy of leakage.

Just a pump, lots of scotchbrite pads (or cheaper alternaties, including nylon scrubbies), one pipe inflow, one T-pipe in the filter, and a mesh to hold the scrubbies off the bottom of the plastic container where the water can circulate and be driven upwards and through the filter pads, and then finally overflowing into a splashway.

just let the water overflow back into the pond, and use a lot of marginal pond plants, which will enhance the filtration process. i think this is what Deepesh means when he says 'bog'.... so have one side of the pond slope gently, while the other edges can be vertical.

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthrea ... ppy-filter


Yup Romi, a Skippy filter is I believe one of the best filters for a pond. as for BOG Filtration check Google for tertiary water treatment some links given. http://www.humboldt.edu/arcatamarsh/overview.html
http://nvoc.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/fi ... ic-plants/
http://inhabitat.com/living-machines-tu ... th-plants/
http://grontuio.tumblr.com/post/2587476 ... s-and-sand

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Re: advice to setup a pond.

Unread postby mats » Thu May 16, 2013 9:15 am

Hi devchitra
First you must decide where the pond is to be located and what is it to be used for I.e., plants , fish, a water garden, a fountain, is it indoors, if outside does it hv trees above it from which a lot of leaves will fall in it, and so on
Also note whether the pond will be located in the soil in the garden or is it a cemented spot. Any elevations on the spot also hv to be noted and used to your advantage.
Pls give the necessary details and will post some help for u
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