Thursday, August 30, 2007

A shot of the new fountain

Still some aesthetic work to do.

Installed a new filter/fountain in the pond by rigging an existing pump to a 4 Gal pond filter, and from there to a $15 pot (purchased at Menards) that I have propped up on some rocks above the eastern basin. The filter cuts the flow from 400 GPH to perhaps 200 or less, which is quite adequet for my purposes. Would be a shame to disturb any of the lily pads in the basin. This should help to clear out some of the organic sludge that's been collecting with the warmer temperatures. It might also help the waterfall pump, which has gotten clogged with sludge just about every other day, run a little more cleanly.

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