A living dust is particularly suitable for flat or near flat ground. Pond algae eaters only partially excavated with soil removed to form the area of the basin. Excavation builds up the sides of the pond so that the water level is higher than the original ground level. An externally pumped water source, such as a stream or well, is needed to fill this type of dust
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Obtain any condition you need before you start working on your living dam. These differ from country to country, so check with your local town hall. Choose a location for the levee dam. The pond algae eaters should be placed on land that is not prone to flooding, can be easily drained, and has sufficient water available to fill the pond. Prepare the site by removing all vegetation and debris from the area. Any stumps and roots in the area need to be removed, as well as a layer of topsoil. It is needed tillage later, so put it aside.
Dig the hole for the pond. The bottom should be flat and the sides sloping. A 3: 1 gradient is the recommended gradient; that is, for every 3 meters above your pond, it should increase by 1 foot. Hiring a digger makes the job easier, but you can also dig the hole by hand. Pile the excavated soil around the edges of the pond algae eaters to form the levee. Place a drain pipe on the ground in at least one point on the levee, and build the pile of soil around it. The pipe at the pond edge should be a few inches above the water level. For a large pond, several drainage pipes are recommended to regulate the level of water.