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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
Bobbss #527547 11/12/20 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobbss
Augie, I must of missed something. I assume your pond is leaking since you're using Soilfloc? Is there a thread with more info about you using Soilfloc? I try to keep up with all the Soilfloc threads I can since I may want to try it someday.


Pond was good until the great muskrat invasion of 2020. The no good varmints riddled the dam with tunnels, and they must have dug into some old tree root voids.

Now I have some seeps where there were no seeps before the muskrats arrived. I've packed all of the tunnels that I was able to access with bentonite, and applied 25 ton
of 3"x6" crushed limestone to the water side of the dam. I have hopes that an application of SF on top of the rock will help to seal things back up.

Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #527549 11/12/20 08:23 PM
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Thanks Augie,I hope it works for you and I look forward to hearing your results.


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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
Dilley #527571 11/13/20 08:09 AM
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Dilley, I agree on the hog exclusion. Just got to get my lazy butt up, round up grown Grandsons and get it done.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #527737 11/18/20 05:47 PM
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Few weeks ago Paige (twin ) caught a fish. Today the other twin Payton got hers. The one in the back ground was excited for her. Lol Kids (head shake) and girls at tht. Not sure what the real name is of these. We always called them perch. Interested to know what these are called thou.

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The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
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canyoncreek #527738 11/18/20 06:58 PM
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Re: What did you do at your pond today?
canyoncreek #527812 11/20/20 11:35 AM
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Thank ya snrub


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
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canyoncreek #528019 11/25/20 12:20 PM
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Don't know if any other members do leaf removal from their BOW, but in an attempt reduce leaves that will eventually become muck on the pond bottom, I've made multiple trips with a 8' kayak my wife gifted me last spring, this Fall. I use a couple different pool strainers and bring a 5-gallon bucket with me for the "harvest".

When we first bought the property I thought shading the pond water could benefit the summer water temps and provide some improved, lo-light environment for the LMB. Fast-forward 30+ years and growth of 10 to 15' saplings into mature trees, I now realize one should be very thoughtful about the quantity and type of trees located near the pond. Some of the trees were present when we purchased the residence, so I can't take ALL of the credit! Deciduous trees upwind and within 30' of the pond can be a big problem. My leaf harvest consists of Maple, Pin Oak, White pine (needles) and now Bald Cypress leaves. I made about half a dozen kayak trips in October and November combined for leaf removal from the pond surface. I estimate that I removed over 60 gallons (packed volume) of leaves from our 1/4 acre pond. The small size of the pond is part of the problem too, of course. I added aeration to the pond the summer of 2019 and I've seen a significant reduction in muck. It doesn't help, however, to have trees adding significant volumes of organic material to the pond every fall season. I now have earmarked three trees for removal next spring to reduce the organic material introduced into the pond which should reduce the number of Fall kayak trips for leaf removal.

Just be careful what you wish for with regards to shade trees planted near your BOW. 50' to 60' tall Maples and Oaks drop a LOT of leaves every year. And in the wrong location, many of the leaves will end up in your pond. And while paddling around in a kayak can be relaxing-- it's not as much fun scooping leaves from the pond surface from the kayak....

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