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#497364 - 10/10/18 04:52 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
blavis Offline


Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Wichita KS
Well, over the past week we have had over 5" of rain and I am now at full pool. Which is a good and bad thing.

Most of my pallet stacks floated away even though I spent an entire day adding cinder blocks. I had 3 blocks per stack of 4-5 pallets and it wasn't enough. I probably should have tied them all together and used the blocks as an anchor instead of putting them on top. LESSON LEARNED!

Below are a few videos of my 24" corrugated pipe. The first video shows that it has a leak at the connection of the 90 degree and the straight pipe. The installer has been notified and will be fixing it once the ground isn't peanut butter.

Also, my rock perimeter and my overflow pipe do not line up. I knew this was going to be an issue and it looks like I have to cut some of the pipe to lower the level. There are three factors at play.

1. Utilizing the rock perimeter that I paid to have installed.
2. Keeping the pond level low enough so that there isn't standing water north of the pond into the tree line.
3. Getting the most water in my pond as possible.

The plan as of right now is to lower the level down to where there isn't standing water north of the pond. This will put my rock edging under about 18-24" of water and it will maximize my total volume. I will eventually have a tractor and a dump trailer and I plan on slowly adding more rock above the current rip rap that I have installed. More work and more money, but it gives me the most depth.

Leaky pipe:

https://youtu.be/OWVl_QseJwY

Overflow pipe:

https://youtu.be/9a4LoEWzRCQ

Rain as stopped and the drainage is slowing down:

https://youtu.be/-bJHNA_EQZU


I apologize if I rambled a bit. It is hard to explain what I see at the pond.



Cheers!

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#497365 - 10/10/18 04:54 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: anthropic]
blavis Offline


Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Wichita KS
Originally Posted By: anthropic
Female bass only usually cost more, but might fit your goals. For trophies in Kansas, you could consider F1 LMB.


The current plan is to use F1s. I may even build a grow out pen and sex them myself. I have a year to decide!

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#497384 - 10/11/18 09:08 AM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
djnks Offline


Registered: 05/26/13
Posts: 68
Loc: SE KS
Good looking pond. You might want to install a trash guard on your overflow pipe so that it doesn't become clogged up.
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#497396 - 10/11/18 03:17 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 803
Loc: West Central Missouri
Don't feel bad about the floating pallets...I learned the same lesson when my pond filled up.

+1 on the trash guard.. Agri-Drain makes a nice one.

I am also in agreement about keeping the pond as deep as possible. I might even consider forfeiting the north side trees if it meant another foot of depth.

Get some crawdads in there before next march...they will love all the submerged rock.
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#497427 - 10/12/18 02:48 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: Quarter Acre]
blavis Offline


Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Wichita KS
Originally Posted By: Quarter Acre
Don't feel bad about the floating pallets...I learned the same lesson when my pond filled up.

+1 on the trash guard.. Agri-Drain makes a nice one.

I am also in agreement about keeping the pond as deep as possible. I might even consider forfeiting the north side trees if it meant another foot of depth.

Get some crawdads in there before next march...they will love all the submerged rock.


The good thing about them floating is that I know where they ALL are. I wanted to keep structure away from the dock to avoid any chance of someone getting caught while swimming.

Also, I will be getting a trash guard soon and I'll definitely check out Agri-Drain. Thanks for the tip!


Cheers!

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#497430 - 10/12/18 03:09 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 803
Loc: West Central Missouri
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#497431 - 10/12/18 03:11 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 803
Loc: West Central Missouri
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I'm glad to have someone else in this with me. It wasn't funny at the time but it's really funny now that I'm not alone! THANKS FOR THE CHUCKLE!

Just so you know, I added plenty of rocks to the stacks with out tying them together and that has worked with one exception...winter ice can de-pile your rock stacks, but by that time the pallets were waterlogged and did not move. I just lost my visual locator because the rocks stuck up above the water surface until the ice knocked a few over. I have added a few more since.


Edited by Quarter Acre (10/12/18 03:15 PM)
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#497432 - 10/12/18 03:39 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: Quarter Acre]
blavis Offline


Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Wichita KS
LOL!!! It's funny the lessons that you learn when going through this process. Maybe next time I"ll use the blocks as an anchor and let them float until the get water logged. I could also put three cinder blocks per pallet while stacking them up like this:

Three blocks
Pallet
Three blocks
Pallet
Three Blocks
Pallet

Alot of work, but it would keep them down... maybe.

Also, I cut the pipe about a foot so I could lower the pond a bit. Video below is right after I cut it.

https://youtu.be/oztXjsqyTec

Is it possible embed the video in this post instead of just posting the link?


Edited by blavis (10/12/18 06:18 PM)

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#497523 - 10/15/18 07:15 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
blavis Offline


Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 59
Loc: Wichita KS
I place my order for the bulk of my forage base today. They'll be delivering via a truck in the next two weeks. Purchased them from Hartley Fish Farm in Kingman KS.

BG:
800 (2-4")
100 (4-7")

RES:
200 (2-4")
100 (4-7")

FHM - 10,000

10 lbs of crayfish

I'll be adding LMB and HSB next fall to give these guys some rest and relaxation before the madness starts. :-)


Cheers


Edited by blavis (Yesterday at 06:27 PM)

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#497562 - Yesterday at 02:37 PM Re: Kansas Pond [Re: blavis]
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 19533
Loc: Miss.
Sounds like a plan. See how things develop then decided on # and size of predators.
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