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    Thanks, guys. Beleive it or not, I was actually planning on putting some LFS over the top of the soil (thin layer), just as Scotty suggested - though I may actually have to remove some of the regular media first (it's kinda full).

    As for the perlite, it's mixed in there pretty well, but it's less than a 50/50 mix...don't know why it looks so prevelent at the top. Maybe I didn't mix it in well enough. Anyway, the plants don't seem to mind.

    I hopefully won't have to water it all that often, as there are only 4 1/2" drainage wholes, and they're only 3 or 4" below the soil line....and the pond is 20" deep. That leaves quite a resevoir.
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    Nice, nice, very nice!

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    Sweet, that's going to be quite the looker once it fills in. Are you going to add any other genera, or build a little pond in it? I think some Utrics would make a nice ground cover in between the spathulata, or maybe some hardy Pings. I wish I had a yard...
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    Beautiful garden. I hope to do something like that soon. OK... I'm a full-blown idiot too... What does LFS stand for?

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    Nice looking bog!!

    One other thing you might consider is driving a 2 inch diameter piece of black PVC pipe with a fine screen on the bottom of it down to the bottom so that you have a sort of sight glass to look down and check the water level. It also makes a convenient place to water the bog, so you are not displacing the media. You could also use it to pull water out with a syphon in the event of heavy rains to prevent the bog from overly flooding.

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    LFS is Long Fibered Sphagnum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Sweet, that's going to be quite the looker once it fills in. Are you going to add any other genera, or build a little pond in it? I think some Utrics would make a nice ground cover in between the spathulata, or maybe some hardy Pings. I wish I had a yard...
    Joe, Thanks! I sure hope if fills in nicely, as that's the plan! I don't plan on a pond, though, as I don't even have enough room in there for all my sars....I don't want to limmit myself. If I run into some hardy pings or utics by chance, I'll surely put them in. I don't really plan on hunting for them, though, as those two genus aren't really my thing. I don't know where you think you see spatulata (no "h", by the way, that's the nep)...There are some very small VFT's are in there, maybe that's what you're looking at...

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]One other thing you might consider is driving a 2 inch diameter piece of black PVC pipe with a fine screen on the bottom of it down to the bottom so that you have a sort of sight glass to look down and check the water level. It also makes a convenient place to water the bog, so you are not displacing the media. You could also use it to pull water out with a syphon in the event of heavy rains to prevent the bog from overly flooding.
    Jason, that's a great idea! Thanks! I will do just that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (zappafan @ July 12 2005,1:08)]LFS is Long Fibered Sphagnum.
    AH HA! Thanks...

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