I have had it up to my bleached tippy top of my head! I can no longer have a top bog pond and the bottom pond. The water level is constantly off. Either its too low from no rain and alot of heat...so I have no waterfalls. OR! its too high and all the water drains out! I have given it 3 summers. Can I just have a bottom pond and make the top a planter!?????
Mini, A bog is used to filter the water and return it to the pond.
I have one that works great, but I have a pump in the larger pond that feeds water to the bog and the bog filters the water and it returns to the pond by a waterfall.
Maybe you need to install a small pump in the large pond to direct at least some of the water to the bog, and add a return to the larger pond such as a small waterfall.
I have exactly what you talked aboput. it has been NOTHING BUT TROUBLE since day 1. have even switched to a larger pump. Stil trouble as I had described. What I wanted to know is do I need the top bog pond? Can I jsut rum pump in bottom pond and not have waterfalls. Just the pump moving the water about. Maybe put the bell squirter thing back on/
got rid of waterfalls. no more. I got rid of filter. I have 75%coverage if not more with parrots feather. I have clear water for the first time in almost 3 years. I and see my fish swimming. that a friend gave me a month ago that I haven;t seen since I put them in.
see that pond photo right now in the PDB thing on the side. Thats my clear water. I have not had the pump ion there for almost 2 weeks now. I can see my fish for the first time. the plants are keeping my water clear!
mimi, this is actually the first year we've had a pump/filter in our fish pond, reason is because we added koi to the goldfish. We did have the koi in there last year with no pump/filter, but they are bigger now. We had it 5 years with fish and no filter, no problems. We have several other ponds with no filter, and they are all clear. It can be done. Good luck with it!!!!
I had no fish for 3 years.Pump adn filter. and waterfalls. I just added 4 and a scum sucker one. I never had surface plants. Well 2 lillies that never bloomed. I had water iris. now I have all parrots feather covering it. Fish. and no filter adn pump adn I have clear water. I never had clear water before. myh girlfiredn keeps telling me if you have it balanced. you do not need a filter. Her pond looks like drinking water.
She is president of her pond society.
I am nothing...not even in a society. lolol
Anyways. so far it seems great. i am thrilled. I was ready to bulldoze it under
1 cup should do for your 125 gls! Dissolve it in some water and add to pond...make sure it is uniodized table salt! Iodine will kill! It won't hurt the plants believe me for I had to put 676 ozs in my pond when fish were sick and it never killed any plants!
I don't believe they don't know what I am talking about especially at a pet shop! My pet shop told me to put salt in my pond but what they don't tell you is there is no difference in aquarium or pond salt which is "expensive" than plain old uniodized table salt which is "very cheap"!
Anyway, it helps with electrolytes in their body fluids and helps keep down nitrites which will kill fish! And helps protect their slime coats against diseases.