What's that on the other side of the yard? I see you framed the tub in with dirt.
Here's a small update. I'm on the process of adding slate around the top so that it looks a little more natural, but it is rather slow going.
I did receive a new pump in the mail the other day so that will help a LOT with keeping the water clearer. There's a big difference between a 200gph pump and a 700gph mag-drive in a 500 gal piond. ^_^
I'm only having one issue right now and that is with the filter. I have a per-filter with sponge on the intake but for biological filtration I've always used a sand/gravel bed with plenty of bog plants. With the larger pump I wanted to use a larger/heavier base in the filter of lava rock but I can't seem to find any locally. Everyone is out of stock for the season.
Can anyone advise me to an alternative? I was thinking maybe some terracotta shards but that might not be as effective. I'm trying to find material that with involve the least amount of maintenance possible.
Who came up with this one ? You need surface area for bb and a terra doesn't fit that bill. Guess it depends if you have 1 fish or over 100. Just sayingA broken terra cotta pot works well. What's the sand do in the filter?
Who came up with this one ? You need surface area for bb and a terra doesn't fit that bill. Guess it depends if you have 1 fish or over 100. Just saying
Thanks Rivieraneo, that would be appreciated. I actually like the foam noodle. It will be very easy to replaces when/if need be and it makes the filter significantly ighter to handle.
Shea Loner, I'll try to find the video of why not to use lava rock as media in a pond an acquaintance who sells koi and maintains pond posted. It works well, just very difficult to clean and eventually, organic matter builds up where anaerobic bacteria begin to form and eventually take over out competing your beneficial aerobic bacteria.
So I may have knocked a fair bit of clay into the pond while adding the slate. . . Joy. The pond is now a muddy cloudy mess.
It's been a few days now and the clay is not settleing nor is the filter fine enough to remove said particulates.
Does anyone have a recomendation? I may try a 50-100 micron pad but it would take some time to acquire. Or I can pick up a flocculant from the store.
I have heard that some flocculants do not work properly in hard water, while my water may not be liquid rock it is pretty close. Should I try some reguardless?