Pond within a Bog??

jillscarOctober 30, 2013

Would a pond within a bog work?

The Plan:

Place a container in a fish tank. Put drainage holes in container.

Fill surrounding area with soil / moss. Flood container till water level stabilizes.

Start planting.

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michael1846(6)

just try and tell us how it works! :)

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 9:54AM
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james_ny(z7 NY)

I'd be afraid of the mud smelling up the whole house.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 3:26PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

I like the idea.

A suggestion if I may...

place your container in the aquarium and then fill the tank with pea gravel so that it is level with the rim of your container. At this point,top off the gravel layer with soil/moss,plantings,but keep the water under the soil layer and hopefully it should help to prevent the "mud" phenomenon that James describes above. additionally,..changing out the water will be easier this way as you could simply siphon directly from your little "pond" and the gravel around it will drain freely as opposed to soil and or moss.

Hope this helps! :)

    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 1:22PM
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