How will that work? skimmer takes stuff from the surface
Fred - I agree a bottom drain is a more efficient idea however the original idea was to have this as an "ecosystem pond; which means gravel base.Agree with martin it will just move it around and stay in there. Unless you put a bottom drain in the system. How I use my system for the skimmer to work at maximum. Is to have an air dome on my bottom drain and the circulates the water
With mid water returns. Pushing water to the outer of the pond so skimmer can suck it in
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I misunderstood about bottom of pond being gravel.Correct - Upflow
Fred - I agree a bottom drain is a more efficient idea however the original idea was to have this as an "ecosystem pond; which means gravel base.
Additional flow will help direct suspension up into the moving water column and towards the skimmer.
Sorry, I didn't see this until today...Kadoxu
The Aquascape team are visiting the UK next week running seminars and Ive booked onto one of them - anything you want to know?
Looking forward to it
I have one of those Aquascape's Pond Powerheads to put on the bottom.Just a thought on this but have you considered running some flow along the bottom of the deep section to help move debris off the floor and towards the skimmer?
Nice one mate. Keep it up.So, not much progress so far, but I have almost everything I need to build the pond.
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I still need to get the rock and gravel, but at this point I'm not even sure how I'm gonna do it, because of the poor road access and lack of space to store it. I'll find a way...
One good thing about all of this stay at home in isolation thing is that I finally have some time during the weekends to do some yard work (I still work remotely during the week).
Phase 1 was to clear some space out because it looked like this:
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Phase 2 was to remove the tiles from the floor
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The next thing on my list is to remove the concrete planters and to find some bamboo rhizome protection, so I can start adding some bamboo around the garden.
Thank you Fred, I will try to take as many pics as possible.Nice one mate. Keep it up.
Looking good. And lots of photos. As you progress.
We all love photos
Fargesia rufa looks nice. I'm more inclined to one of the Fargesia nitida varieties (probably 'Winter Joy'), as it still looks nice and plump and will grow at least a few more inches high to give me a bit more privacy in the garden.I can recommend fargesia rufa as a good clump forming bamboo that doesn't send out runners. It's not the most impressive but it's nice when the wind blows and doesnt dominate. I have black stem and the golden phyllostachys as well but they are in massive above ground pallet planters because they are so thuggish.