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Old 05-21-2012, 11:45 PM   #181
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Close 150EH -- ROFL - just got new hood in for the Mustang.

Told you guys I had a lot to do.............

So I got started in earnest on my "Bog Garden" where my water change water is going to end up. I'm on a septic tank, if I start dumping an extra 100-200 gallons of water every day in there its going to cause some issues in the long run. And trust me you do NOT want issues with your septic system. This is a lot of water to keep these discus happy, it's gotta go somewhere...... and I dont have the luxury of pouring it down the drain and letting the city deal with it.

My solution is a bog garden. It will just have some simple fountain or pond air bubbler to provide some circulation to keep mosquitoes from breeding. you can put all kinds of cool carnivorous bog plants in something like this too. Should look really cool in a couple of years.

This is the last big hurtle I need to get done before I start putting water in this tank. I have done enough aquariums to know the LAST thing I want to do is get in a rush to put water in this thing.


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Old 05-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #182
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Very well thought out idea for the waste water! I'd be very interested to get more pictures as this bog garden as it progresses. Will you be lining the bottom of the pond/garden with something to retain the water?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:18 PM   #183
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Very well thought out idea for the waste water! I'd be very interested to get more pictures as this bog garden as it progresses. Will you be lining the bottom of the pond/garden with something to retain the water?
No liner. Thats the whole point. It gives you an area to allow for natural slow seepage back into the ground. My soil is natural clay anyway that holds water. Stuff is this black sticky mud with consistency of tar, probably laid down in the bottom of a swamp a few thousand years ago. Even the backhoe is slow going through it.

They're big in runoff control these days in landscaping. Bog Garden - aka - Rain Garden.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #184
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In Maryland you now have to capture all the water from any impermeable surface, like the roof, driveway, etc. and on a large house it can be quite expensive and can even dwarf the cost of a top notch septic system.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #185
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Great idea with the bog garden. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:10 AM   #186
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Updates??!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #187
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Rbarn; i have had some big tanks, not as elaboratly equoped as yours ofcourse



If you want to stock it with some nice fish, allow me to point you in the direction of my old friend, Discus Hans. He set up business in the states a few years back, but if you put that much effort in a tank, just have a look at his fish, you wont regret it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #188
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Any status updates? Anxious to see this up and running!
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #189
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outstanding

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #190
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4 months, no update! You must not realize how many of us are living vicariously through you!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:56 AM   #191
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4 months, no update! You must not realize how many of us are living vicariously through you!!!
2nd this!
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:45 AM   #192
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WW , now that's a setup.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #193
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2nd this!
And third. I read through the whole thread before realizing that there was no proper conclusion yet, and was quite disappointed! I would love to see how this has come out, it looked amazing throughout the process.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:45 AM   #194
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I've been following this thread over 3 different forums... I cant wait to see it completed.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #195
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Does anyone know what happened to the OP? Just wondering if everything is okay... it's been a while!
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