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    They have plans on screwing people over. First is...

    They have plans on screwing people over. First is show them something visually amazing and out of their budget, then build them what they can afford. Within their contractor articles, they note it as...
  2. Thread: uv or no uv?

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    Mine has been off the UV since late May and is...

    Mine has been off the UV since late May and is doing well. I ran the evo 110 with the zakki using a 100m screen. The water was crystal clear like glass and is a little cloudier right now, but overall...
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    count me in. Thanks.

    count me in. Thanks.
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    For the most part. Anyone who sells koi/goldfish...

    For the most part. Anyone who sells koi/goldfish however cannot. Full rules can be found here:

    http://www.wwkcinternetkoishow.com/information.php
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    :bump:

    :bump:
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    I would pass on all three in the second set. I...

    I would pass on all three in the second set. I personally put a preference on pattern more than body as I am not really into show, and pattern wise none of these have appeal to me. If I had to pick...
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    I am the origional, not the sheep, lol. I think 8...

    I am the origional, not the sheep, lol. I think 8 is just a bad option as its going to finish very front heavy in the pattern. I think 1 is going to be female putting it slightly ahead of 6. 6 though...
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    1...6...8

    1...6...8
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    The black spots could be sumi coming up with...

    The black spots could be sumi coming up with temps/age making this a Sanke. As for the price, its subjective to who is looking. Some might say its a good deal, others may not even be interested.
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    Talk to the new owners to see if they want them...

    Talk to the new owners to see if they want them prior to leaving them. If they don't want them, rehome them. If they are on the fence, guide them here. People should not write off the new owners so...
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    Usually its a picture of a pond, plants all...

    Usually its a picture of a pond, plants all around, and you can see some colors in the pond. They then not they have koi that range from one size to a next. They do not know the name of the breed,...
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    I think pictures tell you a lot on the seller. If...

    I think pictures tell you a lot on the seller. If its tanks full of fry....back yard breeder. Pond pic with plants...aquascape pond owner without much of a clue. Pictures like you have, bad koi...
  13. Thread: Koi vet

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    Koi and Goldfish are ornamental fish..... This...

    Koi and Goldfish are ornamental fish.....

    This guy for example works in a PetSmart location here in the Orlando area and routinely works on fish. 3 James Bogan Banfield, The Pet Hospital of...
  14. Thread: Koi vet

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    There are 29 registered vets in FL for ornamental...

    There are 29 registered vets in FL for ornamental fish per the site....

    1 Ivan Alfonso USA
    2 Geoffrey Bailey Vetrinary Relief Services USA
    3 James Bogan Banfield, The Pet Hospital of...
  15. Thread: Koi vet

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    You can use the following link to try and locate...

    You can use the following link to try and locate a registered aquatic veterinarian. http://www.aquavetmed.info/index.cfm?PID=6
  16. If only half of the contractors out there worked...

    If only half of the contractors out there worked at your pace. It reminds me of every time DW's grandpa came down to "help" my FIL get some repairs done and would always end up saying..."Stop Mickey...
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    From one person who has built the wood frame...

    From one person who has built the wood frame pond, if you are looking for a pro style set up or pond as you noted, you will want to skip that and work with block walls. Wood rots and critters crawl...
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    If you are feeding only once a day, they are...

    If you are feeding only once a day, they are probably not getting enough to reach their full potential.
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    I am not sure how much water you are changing,...

    I am not sure how much water you are changing, but change more. I have 12 koi, 4 large goldfish, and some pleco in the pond. I change 50% weekly and food well. Combo that with good filtration and...
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    If you like them, keep them. If you don't like...

    If you like them, keep them. If you don't like them, rehome them.
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    I shock my vet receptionists. I called up a few...

    I shock my vet receptionists. I called up a few months ago with baytril doses asking if I could get a few shots predone for my fish. The receptionists knew the owner had a pond and thought his family...
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    Feeding time..

    Feeding time..

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  23. If you have no real place to put them, they will...

    If you have no real place to put them, they will have to survive with what they have. I would however hold off on feeding and watch your ammonia levels during the cure time.
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    It's been two months since the last pull and I...

    It's been two months since the last pull and I would love some new sizes to adjust my feeding. That being said its near 100 every day with an index topping about at 115, so it's not happening until...
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    The dechlor, filters, and water might be all you...

    The dechlor, filters, and water might be all you need at this point beyond waiting. Likely since the water change was done, they all have had their gills burned by the chlorine limiting oxygen. Time...
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    You note that you forgot to add dechlorinator...

    You note that you forgot to add dechlorinator with that change. Did you add it later on or is all of that chlorinated water still sitting in there? If you haven't added any dechlorinator, I recommend...
  27. Thread: koi food

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    I feed a buffet of mixed foods. It has three...

    I feed a buffet of mixed foods. It has three growth foods: Blackwater Gold, Dianichi Grow, and Hikari Grow. Regardless some people have success with one food while others do not, its a bit of trial...
  28. Thread: Tamasaba

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    Yup, shipping is a pain. Can they do air cargo?

    Yup, shipping is a pain. Can they do air cargo?
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    Remember to keep the O2 levels up

    Temps are getting way up there today. Thankfully I have a cover, the waterfall, and the air pump. Make sure you keep your oxygen levels up as the water temps climb in this heat.
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    I would think you can find plenty within your...

    I would think you can find plenty within your range. Dealers typically come with a variety in size, breed, and price. The most important thing is to make sure you get something that you really like....
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    Before looking into build options, have you cleared this with your HOA? Noting a townhouse suggest the HOA's with their rules and covenants which may now allow for a pond to be built. I have read...
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    WWKC Virtual Show Reminder.....

    The WWKC Virtual show is coming once again. While ponds are uncovered and the fish are active, it's a great time to start taking pictures. Here are some of the basic guidelines to enter them in the...
  33. Thread: Tamasaba

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    Kevin at Genki has stock from Marushin. Quality...

    Kevin at Genki has stock from Marushin. Quality Koi has stock from Sakai. My Kaneko came in through Flat Rock Koi but that was two years ago. I have not heard of another dealer getting or having...
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    I mocked up the connections with a hard tee and...

    I mocked up the connections with a hard tee and the space needed is pretty large compared to what I have. It would basically run beyond my shower, to the side of the pond and need to get plumbed to...
  35. Thread: Evo UV

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    :uggg:

    :uggg:
  36. Thread: SXK Ranchu

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    very cool.

    very cool.
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    2 minutes with the hair dryer and it was all set.

    2 minutes with the hair dryer and it was all set.
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    My pump is functioning on a extension cord from a...

    My pump is functioning on a extension cord from a non-gfi outlet for now. I am hoping the sun and the heat from it running will help take care of any moisture. I will hit it with DW's hair dryer as...
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    Covers were fine, it was where the cord came in...

    Covers were fine, it was where the cord came in on the bottom that it got in. Once its running again I am going to hit the inside of the wiring box with some silicone around the cord intake. I will...
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    I plan on taking a hair dryer to it in a bit....

    I plan on taking a hair dryer to it in a bit. Drying out in the sun now. Normally rain poses no issue, however the amount we got did a little bit of flooding and water rose up into it just enough to...
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    Pump tripping GFI....

    So I wanted a little rain here and ended up with about 7 inches by bed time. Sometime over night it kept coming down. Went out to the pond this morning to find the GFI tripped sometime last night....
  42. Thread: Welcome

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    I am not sure of many trade shows, but the Koi...

    I am not sure of many trade shows, but the Koi shows in general would be good. Typically there are builders there and of course hobbyist who build as well. For a list of shows, you can watch our...
  43. Thread: Cermedia

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    Also on the flip side, you may be making a bunch...

    Also on the flip side, you may be making a bunch of their customers very happy. It will cost Marine Pure, but may keep people from thinking of changing to what you are selling.

    Russ- when you...
  44. Thread: Cermedia

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    I hope you watched your wording extremely well....

    I hope you watched your wording extremely well. Anything less than fact or use of stories like in one of your moderated posts on this thread, you might get yourself sued. 20,000 email is a lot of...
  45. Thread: Cermedia

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    As a time saver I just did a count on the 1cft...

    As a time saver I just did a count on the 1cft box. Tightly packed you would need 216 cubes to get a full cft. It came in at 190. This puts it at around .88 cft by count only, similar to the results...
  46. Thread: Cermedia

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    To settle the question a bit easier, I opted to...

    To settle the question a bit easier, I opted to at least try the 1/2 cft box as it would be more within my time restraints. When I opened it the box wasn't full like the 1cft box was, so I new from...
  47. Thread: Cermedia

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    Direct from Marine Pure. I wouldn't know the...

    Direct from Marine Pure. I wouldn't know the exact amount unless I pulled it all and hand stacked it for measure, not something I have time for tonight. There would be gaps, but that applies to all...
  48. Thread: Cermedia

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    Looks to be packed in tight. Box is 16*12*11 for...

    Looks to be packed in tight. Box is 16*12*11 for the 1cf box sent. It's a little in on the top and sides, but no more than an inch in total. Puts me in at 1.11cf after removing a full inch from one...
  49. Thread: Cermedia

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    I had two boxes of new replacement media show up...

    I had two boxes of new replacement media show up at the door today. At some point I will open up the boxes and clean the shower and pull any small chunks and replace it with new media.
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    I have a simple method for determining if I need...

    I have a simple method for determining if I need a water change. Once a week I take a good hard look at my water and if there are fish in it, I change out at least 50%. A few weeks ago I was on...
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