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    Looks like those Birch trees have been shedding a bit, as expected.

    I've been meaning to ask about the pile of muck and goo you stockpiled in the woods. Do you plan to spread that out around the trees you wish to grow well? Plenty of good humus in there no doubt. You just don't want to have it too deep anywhere as it will tend to starve to shallow root zone of Oxygen. It is usually safe to add dirt so long as you don't go more than 6" deep per growing season.

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    Yes we are going to spread that around, just want it to dry out some more first.

    Still in the process of filling the pond, about another 50cm to go, I have calculated that there is 150000 litres in there thus far. Seems there is going to be alot more water than I though.

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    Its been a few weeks now and we have just had alot of rain which has helped almost fill the pond back up. The water has gone a little brown because of that, Here are some pictures...

    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/pond1-260910.jpg
    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/pond2-260910.jpg
    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/pond3-260910.jpg

    Presently I'm a little concerned because the water level was about 40cm below filled (we did not totally refill it with tap water) and it stayed at that level for a few weeks with no rain during that time. But after the few days of real heavy rain last week the pond filled 35cm of that 40 remaining. Now just three days after with no rain the water level has dropped about 6cm. Is it possilbe this ammount or loss could be due to the surrounding muds sucking the water given the pond was drained to be cleaned? Or does it sound like we have a leak, it has not been hot or sunny weather either, just overcast with light winds.

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    Considering that the top portions were driest for a longer period of time I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a bit of time for the clay to soak up enough water to swell up and seal things off again. If there are any leaks the suspended clay fines in the water should slowly migrate into them to seal them back up, but it could take a little while to stabilize.

    You've done a wonderful job getting this little paradise cleaned up and looking good. No doubt it will take some time for the water to settle down and become clearer for you to really enjoy, but in the end I'm betting it will be beautiful.
    Larry Iles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razoola View Post
    A couple of days late but here are the pictures of what we removed.

    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/gunk.jpg
    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/glass.jpg
    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/metal.jpg
    http://unibios.free.fr/pond/branches.jpg

    We also found the following items.

    2 small (enought for 2 people) cream jugs and 1 saucer to go with it
    1 toy plastic car
    1 toy plastic train carriage
    1 non smashed green glass beer bottle
    1 old fishing net attached to nylon washing line and stick

    Any antiques?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterfin View Post
    Any antiques?
    One of the cream jugs is a well known Finnish collectors brand but we have no idea of its value if any. We are going to keep it though and try and understand how they ended up in the pond in the first place. So far we have the following...

    During an argument the named one was thrown in the pond. In the makeup a cheap replacement was purchased which caused another arguement and it having the same fate.

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    A larger floating skimmer should be available to you in your region. This one is manufactured in Germany:

    • 20" floating weir
    • Stainless steel & poly body (w/just the right buoyancy & vertical balance)
    • Large stainless steel skimmer basket (approximately 7 gallon)
    • Integrated energy efficient asynchronous pump discharges oxygenated surface water to the deep
    • 75' power cord
    • Dual anchor points w/easy detachment ... can be moved to areas needing the most attention
    • Approx. 64lb
    The floating skimmer works well where water level fluctuates drastically (e.g. natural-earthen ponds) w/minimum operating depth at 26".

    The concept is simple ... the DIY process might be a tad more complicated but certainly not impossible.

    Hope this gives you a few ideas ...
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    Nice post, this is going to save water and it is great that rain water harvesting is gaining popularity and this is also good for the future also.And its cleaning is very necessary as after the filtration the water comes pure.







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    Moris, Is it possible for you to make a post without linking to an unpaid advertisement for a product that is of zero relevance to the subject in clear violation of Forum rules?

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