Hello! I have a 5 acre property in Virginia and am hoping to dig a pond in the next year or so-- we're planning a 1/8-1/4 acre pond. I'd like to avoid using a liner and would like to be able to raise fish in this pond. I've been reading some about pig seals, gleying, and such and there seems to be a lot of diverse opinions on what will work. What would you all suggest for a completely new pond? My current thought is a bentonite floor but am wondering if aquatic plants will be able to grow? Sorry if these are silly questions---I'm learning
Oh--I'm also considering using the earth from the pond digging to build an earth sheltered green house. Let me know if anyone has experience with this!