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  1. Not often I see a Chagoi that really jumps out at...

    Not often I see a Chagoi that really jumps out at me. This one certainly does. Once the water cools and she has become more adapted I have a feeling she is even going to get nicer looking. Very...
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    Great pics Gary! That white lotus is really...

    Great pics Gary! That white lotus is really pretty, never thought I would like an all white one but I do! Love how you captured the reflection of the sky in some of the pics. Spectacular!
  3. I've never had a issue with a neighbor due to one...

    I've never had a issue with a neighbor due to one of my ponds. I have however made friends with neighbors because of them. Only issue I have ever had was one of my neighbors complaining about how...
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    It's for sure a green Heron, yes they will take...

    It's for sure a green Heron, yes they will take smaller fish and I would say 10" is easily possible. They are bold and smart as well. Good news is though, they prefer crawfish, small fish, and...
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    I don't want to critique this Koi as I feel like...

    I don't want to critique this Koi as I feel like there are far more qualified people here that will be happy to posts their thoughts on this one. But after acquiring several Shiro's over the last...
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    Great choice for MVP! Congrats Timbo! I'm glad...

    Great choice for MVP! Congrats Timbo! I'm glad to know you not only as a online friend but as a personal friend as well. Thanks for all the help and teachings behind the scenes. I walk away with...
  7. Thread: Nualgi

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    I've been using Nualgi since Sept. of last year. ...

    I've been using Nualgi since Sept. of last year. I use it in two ponds both which have had green water issues. One pond it seems to be working very well, I have had significantly clearer water...
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    I have been using Nualgi since last fall when I...

    I have been using Nualgi since last fall when I picked up a few bottle at the Dallas Koi show. Anil took a great deal of time explaining to me how it worked, how to contact his research group that...
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    I went ahead and got the membership and figured...

    I went ahead and got the membership and figured while I was at it I might as well take advantage of the 10% off on the book and ordered Step by Step Koi Diagnosis & Treatment" by Duncan Griffiths....
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    final pics

    final pics
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    Other Koi I took pictures of while I could. It...

    Other Koi I took pictures of while I could. It was extremely hard getting time to take pictures with everything going on.
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    More goldfish pics

    More goldfish pics
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    Some of the goldfish entered

    Some of the goldfish entered
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    My great friend entered his first show. He took...

    My great friend entered his first show. He took Judges choice Tategoi with his sanke, best long fin in the small class, and best in size with his Ogon. I was even more happy for his achievements...
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    The walk around with Troy Head was great,...

    The walk around with Troy Head was great, virtually every person that had an entry in either the goldfish division or the Koi division joined in to listen to Troy tell us what he saw and thought...
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    We also took best in Variety in showa with our...

    We also took best in Variety in showa with our Purdin Bred Showa, and best in Variety Kawarigoi with our Kloubec bred Beni Kumonryu. The Beni Kumonryu also took most unusual koi which was the...
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    Grand Champion Goldfish bred by Mike Christiansen...

    Grand Champion Goldfish bred by Mike Christiansen at Ornamental Pond Fish and owned by my self.
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    Reserve Grand Champion Kohaku and Mature Champion...

    Reserve Grand Champion Kohaku and Mature Champion Ogon went to Ben from Biloxi Ms.
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    Proud to announce Robert Wu (WhodatKoi) as our...

    Proud to announce Robert Wu (WhodatKoi) as our return GC again this year. This is the second time Robert has won The GC and again with a Purdin bred Koi. Congratulations to Robert and the Purdin...
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    Tim, I don't know breeder lines well enough to...

    Tim, I don't know breeder lines well enough to distinguish one from the other. I kind of thought I did but I don't. I felt pretty confident in my domestic picks on at least three I really thought...
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    This is my own opnion and thought on this thread....

    This is my own opnion and thought on this thread. Knowing Tim (Appliance Guy) like I do and knowing how he loves a particular Domestic breeders Koi I'm betting from my own instinct that he is making...
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    1. Import 2. Domestic 3. Domestic 4. Import...

    1. Import
    2. Domestic
    3. Domestic
    4. Import
    5. Domestic
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    7. Import
    8. Domestic
    9. Domestic
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  23. Not absolutely necessary, but you will find over...

    Not absolutely necessary, but you will find over time that if you can't get the bottom to circulate and help draw the waste to the bottom drains it will be a regret down the road. I didn't put in...
  24. Hikari makes a few of their foods in large pellet...

    Hikari makes a few of their foods in large pellet form, Kenzen has a 7mm pellet, and Tomigai has large pellet, All of these are in the higher side price range but at the same time you get more from...
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    One last post and I'll let others post. Buying a...

    One last post and I'll let others post. Buying a koi to show and buying a quality koi doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. You have to learn the koi, what to look for and how to pick out of a...
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    Here are a few domestic Koi a friend and I picked...

    Here are a few domestic Koi a friend and I picked up a few weeks ago. Keep in mind, these are not show koi, but they aren't run of the mill mutt type koi either. each has issues but each was...
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    Here is a decent quality Kikusui to compare with....

    Here is a decent quality Kikusui to compare with. This one was imported but I didn't end up with it. It was at the show in Dallas and If memory serves me right I think it went for around $250. Not...
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    Superb choice! Congrats!

    Superb choice! Congrats!
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    As you can see the little tear has completely...

    As you can see the little tear has completely healed. I think the picture your referring to is just angle and movement in the tank. Here is a picture from another angle, She really doesn't look...
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    She's around 16-17" right now I would guess. If...

    She's around 16-17" right now I would guess. If I decide to show her in March I'll get a better measurement. I wanted a one that was balanced, My last one was heavy patterned to one side and had a...
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    What's your thought's on Pumpkin?

    I was looking at a thread on serious critique and wanted to see what others thought about this one. The first two pictures were taken the weekend I purchased her last fall. The third picture was...
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    I think my eyes might be improving a little, I...

    I think my eyes might be improving a little, I hit the like button just by glancing through as this one really jumped out at me. Then I read the post, looks like someone else already had their eyes...
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    I can tell you, I looked into one of the tanks...

    I can tell you, I looked into one of the tanks that Purdin has their new imports in. I asked Bill why he had his stock mixed with imported stock already. He told me he didn't they were all imported...
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    Thank you for sharing the flyer announcement for...

    Thank you for sharing the flyer announcement for us Cindy. I was just getting ready to post and saw this thread. Glad I looked before posting. If anyone is in the Baton Rouge area March the 14th I...
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    About 30 minutes north west of Baton Rouge. You...

    About 30 minutes north west of Baton Rouge. You do have to call in advance to set up a visitation, They aren't open daily for retail sales.
  36. Sticky: PM on FB sent

    PM on FB sent
  37. Sticky: Cindy, We would love to award a friendship award...

    Cindy, We would love to award a friendship award from WWKC, I can get a mailing address or you can email our Club President, her information is at the bottom of the flyer.
  38. How deep is this pond planning on being? It...

    How deep is this pond planning on being? It doesn't look very deep at all. I know many think the depth is to keep the pond from freezing. NOT the case down here. HEAT is our worst enemy! Even...
  39. Do you have any updated pictures on your build. ...

    Do you have any updated pictures on your build. Be sure and look at the posts I liked. Many things Mike has covered on the thread I hit on in my PM tonight. I had multiple conversations with Zac...
  40. Timbo, You mad at me? I've PM'd you, called...

    Timbo, You mad at me? I've PM'd you, called you, and text you. Haven't heard back from you.
  41. I've made my fair share of mistakes but last...

    I've made my fair share of mistakes but last spring was the super mistake. I woke up and got ready for work, went out to check the ponds and do the back flushing on the filters and clean the sieve. ...
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    Congrats Rainblood! Well deserved!!!!

    Congrats Rainblood! Well deserved!!!!
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    Thank you! That's the kind of response I am...

    Thank you! That's the kind of response I am looking for! I'm really hoping others will respond with similar lists like this. Having multiple members posting it should give a good idea of what...
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    Medications for the first aid.

    I am looking into information and new products available for building a new updated first aid kit. I have spent several hours searching different forums and sites trying to put together a good first...
  45. Here is a question to your question. What where...

    Here is a question to your question. What where the original varieties of the Koi that produced the parent stock you are planning on using for breeding? Reason I ask this, Breeding one koi to...
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    If your hitting your over tightening. It's a...

    If your hitting your over tightening. It's a seated o-ring and doesn't require hard tightening down. I take mine apart while still mounted to the motor after all water has been drained. As for...
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    Kurt, I know this one isn't part of the harvest....

    Kurt, I know this one isn't part of the harvest. But it is the Ochiba Shigure I picked up from the Dallas show. I'm pretty sure it's a female and I must say she is growing and improving constantly...
  48. KOIAndrew, have you pulled and bred any specific...

    KOIAndrew, have you pulled and bred any specific koi in the past. If not pick your parents and breed them specifically. This in itself is a challenge above and beyond flock spawning. If you can...
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    I think female, I like the body for a Ki Utsuri,...

    I think female, I like the body for a Ki Utsuri, I see far to many that look like little short footballs. The Ki, I am afraid what you see is what you get. But that said, don't complain, I've seen...
  50. Rosy Reds are USUALLY gold forms of Fat head...

    Rosy Reds are USUALLY gold forms of Fat head minnows, Check with your local DWLF website and see if they have been banned and if so what it says. Many times they stop importation of species of one...
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