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  1. Do you have a budget in mind and an ultimate goal...

    Do you have a budget in mind and an ultimate goal for the pond? Do you just want to have a good environment that is easy to run or are you looking to show Koi down the road?
  2. The view count includes guests with no account...

    The view count includes guests with no account and it ticks that number up. Only about 30 member have ready it though. I will take first swing at this to try and help you out. The box store filter is...
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    My winter food is the same as my food any other...

    My winter food is the same as my food any other time of the year, I just feed less of it.
  4. Found this one last night and had a good laugh....

    Found this one last night and had a good laugh. "Reason #1 to install a bottom drain....so you don't end up like this guy when it's time to clean the pond."
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    Today is the last day for the discount and summer...

    Today is the last day for the discount and summer sales are still on. Noticed the xp4 canister filter was $50 off plus the 10%. Got my pads for mine and noticed the sale. Stocked up on a lot today
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    The price of the Koi has buffer built in for the...

    The price of the Koi has buffer built in for the shipping. One way or another, you end up paying for it. If one likes what Kodama has to offer, Taro is at a lot of shows and you can purchase at a...
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    Koi Theft in Ireland

    Sad news out of Ireland as robbers helped themselves to some Koi.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-21527198
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    Check out Karl's indoor pond builds. You can skip...

    Check out Karl's indoor pond builds. You can skip the windows, add insulating foam sheets between studs to help retain heat, and come out far cheaper than that listing.
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    At $100-$150 per fish, that will not get much if...

    At $100-$150 per fish, that will not get much if shipping is included unless you have a larger order. CA has enough dealers to make it worth the drive around. You can go and spend 98% of the budget...
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    For your area you should talk to Russ at PSKoi...

    For your area you should talk to Russ at PSKoi and if you head a little south to San Jose there is Regan Koi. Both are vendors on here. I would start with them in their market place and maybe sending...
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    That thing is over constructed, under filtered,...

    That thing is over constructed, under filtered, over priced, and the seller is a hype man trying to push this thing like its the mac daddy rolls royce of indoor tanks. You could do a lot better for a...
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    I see a spawning or something clogging those and...

    I see a spawning or something clogging those and it turning into a nightmare. It gets too dirty and water just over flows, gets top heavy and collapses, etc. The first time it fails it could drain...
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    Pentair aka Aquatic Eco Systems deal

    FYI, they just sent out a flyer noting free shipping on orders over $50 with some exceptions.
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    Its a floating net cage for viewing Koi without...

    Its a floating net cage for viewing Koi without removing them from the water and giving them some more movement than a measuring tub. You can also float it and put in smaller Koi to ensure they get...
  15. Thread: Koi food

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    Is there a rule of thumb you follow with...

    Is there a rule of thumb you follow with percentages or consumption time?
  16. Thread: Koi food

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    After three warnings, another comment was posted...

    After three warnings, another comment was posted and we have cleaned up the thread to remove personal attacks and negative comments that have unfortunately distracted from the conversation. Please...
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    And Zac has either 4500 or 10,000gph models.

    And Zac has either 4500 or 10,000gph models.
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    Its feeding off of light and nutrients in the...

    Its feeding off of light and nutrients in the water. Have you tested the water lately?
  19. To be honest, I would scrap the entire UV and get...

    To be honest, I would scrap the entire UV and get a different UV. The bulbs are about 50 bucks each and to ensure efficiency, they should each be replaced once a year. For $200 a year (plus shipping)...
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    They spray via a truck at night in my...

    They spray via a truck at night in my neighborhood on occasion and I have not had an issue to date. My pond is in the back and about 30ft from the road.
  21. Thread: Showa #1

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    I think you ended up with the best of the grow...

    I think you ended up with the best of the grow out selections.
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    Is the sponge your mechanical and bio filtration?...

    Is the sponge your mechanical and bio filtration? I let my sponges just dry as I use them as mechanical only on my QT. I have a shower filter on the pond that I throw a mesh bag of bio balls into...
  23. Thread: Koi food

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    here are two of his that I have pics from back in...

    here are two of his that I have pics from back in March.
  24. Thread: Koi food

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    You show a lot more restraint than I have. I am...

    You show a lot more restraint than I have. I am at 10 koi (obviously much smaller though) in a smaller space. I am not sure I could cut it down to a similar Koi per gallon ratio.
  25. Thread: Koi food

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    Use the weight estimate by length calculator for...

    Use the weight estimate by length calculator for each Koi you have and add them together for total estimated weight. Then feed 1-3%, the lower for maintenance and the higher for bulking them up and...
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    Extra 10% off at Drs Foster and Smith

    FYI they are having a decent sale right now and just posted a coupon code for 10% off your order (pre-shipping and with some minor exclusions). Looked at a 40lb bag of Blackwater Gold. Normal is...
  27. Thread: Koi food

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    If you have good koi with no intention of...

    If you have good koi with no intention of showing, Blackwater is probably a good fit. Their standard mixes (any but gold-n) aren't too bad on the wallet and most people like the brand. If you get...
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    It caught me off guard as I had dropped something...

    It caught me off guard as I had dropped something on the pool deck and picked it up without noticing the snake in the crack at the bottom of the screen enclosure door. Luckily it was hiding and...
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    Sorry, but the snake people got back to me. Rain...

    Sorry, but the snake people got back to me. Rain wins. I went to release him and he was not happy. Most black racers just run away, but this guy lifts his head and strikes. I put a drop of clove oil...
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    All of the small black racers around here are...

    All of the small black racers around here are silver/grey/black, so this one threw me off a bit. Its a mean one, keeps striking at me. Just sent a text out to the local snake place, should know...
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    Snake ID needed

    Any idea on the type? It looks like a baby rattlesnake, shakes it's tail, but no rattle.
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    I am just under 200gpk after getting rid of a lot...

    I am just under 200gpk after getting rid of a lot in anticipation of buying about double of what I actually bought back in March. I have had as little as about 75gpk. Your filtration and husbandry...
  33. Thread: Cnykoi

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    Great news!

    Great news!
  34. Thread: Hi guys :)

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    All new user posts are moderated for a bit to...

    All new user posts are moderated for a bit to ensure they are not spammers and such. You will come off after a short bit. Until then, please be patient as we approve them as soon as we can.
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    Its toned down out there. I think the gill...

    Its toned down out there. I think the gill bleeding from a few of the nut jobs during bowling set off an issue with DOCs. The FF might still be in order.
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    Crap, I triggered something in the pond. I went...

    Crap, I triggered something in the pond. I went out to feed the Koi and the surface was almost all bubbles and the pond smells horrible. I am thinking I triggered a spawn or something. Opened up the...
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    Good, its growing and the pattern is pretty much...

    Good, its growing and the pattern is pretty much the same as day one with just slight variation between it in cold and warm water.
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    Set 2

    Set 2
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    Set 1

    Set 1
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    I got out to the pond today to take some...

    I got out to the pond today to take some measurements. The Ochiba are still too fast to catch, so they were excluded again. The Tancho tacked on 2 inches and hit the 20 inch mark. He Ki Shusui added...
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    I would start by making sure all of your pump...

    I would start by making sure all of your pump connections and fittings are tight as you may be drawing in air. Do you have a picture of how its connected to your SC for reference?
  42. Because he needs those beasts to clean the water...

    Because he needs those beasts to clean the water as he removes the rock? lol
  43. They do have a giant holding facility in CA for...

    They do have a giant holding facility in CA for QT. I know that much.
  44. Per the site, Japanese. Keep in mind they will...

    Per the site, Japanese. Keep in mind they will not tell you who they buy from, so you have no idea if its a decent breeder's cull or just a random John Doe who happens to live in Japan. These are...
  45. I bought two from there. The kohaku peaked...

    I bought two from there. The kohaku peaked shortly after arrival and the Sanke lasted a bit longer. Between their price, being site unseen, and cost to ship...not really worth it.

    Sanke-...
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    My only concern is if you have a decent amount of...

    My only concern is if you have a decent amount of leaves that the prime basket will clog at some point slowing flow to your filter. I would prefer to see it in the waste collection tray on the Zakki...
  47. When it comes to judges and those with high...

    When it comes to judges and those with high funds, it doesn't mean a thing some times. Creekds competes in Orlando with Olivia, an Ochiba from Sundan. I can't remember if he picked it up for free for...
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    Baby steps for the growth here. Most of my koi...

    Baby steps for the growth here. Most of my koi are young as I am getting rid of learning curve Koi for better quality. A few years ago I was Blackwater pond grade, now about half are imports and the...
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    I can't give them more space, so I focus on the...

    I can't give them more space, so I focus on the water. Heavy water changes, 100m screen on the zakki, overkill on the biofiltration, overkill on the UV, and turn the pond volume roughly 3 times an...
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    Those are some slick looking trophies.

    Those are some slick looking trophies.
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