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    Thread: Another Pond!

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      Another Pond!

      I am getting ready to start another pond. I am wondering if anyone has a natural pond, no liner with a bog filter? I have no experience with bogs but wondered if this would keep clear. TIA

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      I am pretty sure Steve (icu2) will chime in ASAP. He is pretty knowledgeable. He'll probably knows what to do. Some others might have info on it too.
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      Ok Thanks... bought the lot next to me and getting ready to have an old house torn down so was going to have them dig out my pond while they have the equipment. I want an island so the pond would be more like a moat thinking it would be a good place to throw babies in to try to grow out

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      Quote Originally Posted by schreiberkoi View Post
      Ok Thanks... bought the lot next to me and getting ready to have an old house torn down so was going to have them dig out my pond while they have the equipment. I want an island so the pond would be more like a moat thinking it would be a good place to throw babies in to try to grow out
      Just curious: what kind of soil do you have? I know some folks make natural pond using betonite. https://homeguides.sfgate.com/line-p...ite-83494.html

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wlantry View Post
      Just curious: what kind of soil do you have? I know some folks make natural pond using betonite. https://homeguides.sfgate.com/line-p...ite-83494.html
      I have a 4500 gal. pond that when dug had clay at about 3-4 ft and filled with water when I had it dug out. I don't know how long it would have held it because I ended up draining it to continue work on the pond so I am thinking the lot next to me is probably the same.

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      Quote Originally Posted by schreiberkoi View Post
      I have a 4500 gal. pond that when dug had clay at about 3-4 ft and filled with water when I had it dug out. I don't know how long it would have held it because I ended up draining it to continue work on the pond so I am thinking the lot next to me is probably the same.
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      Is bentonite same as koi clay?

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      Quote Originally Posted by schreiberkoi View Post
      Is bentonite same as koi clay?
      "KoiNendo Powder from Akita, Japan or Montmorillonite or Bentonite Clay? Is there a difference?
      You can call it montmorillonite clay or bentonite clay, but we call it KoiNendo, these are all different names for a very similar compound, but bentonite is less pure and is an impure ore."

      https://www.kodamakoigarden.com/koi-...inerals-japan/
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      Quote Originally Posted by EmeraldDragon View Post
      "KoiNendo Powder from Akita, Japan or Montmorillonite or Bentonite Clay? Is there a difference?
      You can call it montmorillonite clay or bentonite clay, but we call it KoiNendo, these are all different names for a very similar compound, but bentonite is less pure and is an impure ore."

      https://www.kodamakoigarden.com/koi-...inerals-japan/
      Thanks for the information!

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      Montmorillimite is main ingredient of speedy dri/cat litter. Also used recently for anoxic filtration bio cenosis baskets.

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