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    :pullup: Having just spent a fair bit of time...

    :pullup:

    Having just spent a fair bit of time talking to Kirk about filtration this past weekend at the show I'm looking forward to how he sums it up. :yes:
  2. :ditto: Welcome to the forum!

    :ditto:

    Welcome to the forum!
  3. So providing you have some place like that and...

    So providing you have some place like that and you can run pipe to where you want the water to go then uniseal or bulkhead into the barrel, skimmer or tank.
    Plumb a 90 upwards with a fernco/rubber...
  4. An overflow might be a good idea if you can do...

    An overflow might be a good idea if you can do it.
    What kind of filters do you run? If you have a settlement tank, barrels or something like that it shouldn't be too hard to retro an overflow into...
  5. Thread: My first Koi

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    I'll move it into Main. That's usually where we...

    I'll move it into Main. That's usually where we put fish that we aren't trying to assess by judging standards. :yes:
  6. Thread: koi with mouth

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    Ademink addressed most of this but as far as...

    Ademink addressed most of this but as far as worse?
    If you mean more deforming then possibly. It all depends on how quickly you observe and react to either mouth rot or ulcers, both can...
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    Done!

    Done!
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    Looks like a lovely pond, very pretty Showa....

    Looks like a lovely pond, very pretty Showa. :yes:

    Would you like me to move this into the Main forum? It might get a bit more notice there.
  9. Thread: Tancho Showa

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    Can I get your thoughts on the conformation of...

    Can I get your thoughts on the conformation of this koi? Particularly the back 1/3?
    As I see it, that is an issue that the koi has had since tosai. See where the tail bends in the tosai photo? It...
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    http://www.yellowpages.com/long-island-ny/feed-sto...

    http://www.yellowpages.com/long-island-ny/feed-store

    You might want to try contacting some of these companies. The problem is shipping is going to kill you to bring them to your door.
    Ask for...
  11. I can only tell you what has worked for me with...

    I can only tell you what has worked for me with koi.
    I placed the koi in my qt, scraped to rule out parasites, raised the qt temp 3 degrees a day until the temp was in the mid 70's. I began Baytril...
  12. In the pond I do the same as you, stiff bristled...

    In the pond I do the same as you, stiff bristled nylon brush. If I can remove it, I soak it in high strength hydrogen peroxide then use the 3M scrubby pads. That works the best by far but removing...
  13. I had to fix the bottom drain on my qt a couple...

    I had to fix the bottom drain on my qt a couple winters ago. Ambient temp was about what the qt temp was... 55 degrees. :cold:
  14. What, no pics? :D: Aren't you glad you live in...

    What, no pics? :D:
    Aren't you glad you live in SoCal? That water probably felt cold even in your nice climate.

    I'm sorry you had to go through that and thanks for sharing the lemon story. I'll...
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    That's roughly 1000gph, US gallons. That isn't...

    That's roughly 1000gph, US gallons. That isn't much turnover for a small pond.
    Btw, do you have a link for the performance curve for the pump? That will show how much water it moves at different...
  16. Wow! You've got a goldmine of citrus over there....

    Wow! You've got a goldmine of citrus over there.

    Mine did okay because I have them in pots. I just pulled them under the overhang during the freezes. They still got lots of morning sun but were...
  17. Barb, I've been meaning to reply to this. I...

    Barb, I've been meaning to reply to this. I picked up a couple of their dwarf citrus trees last year. I got a lemon and a lime and got them at Ochard Supply Hardware, of all places. I had no clue the...
  18. I do much the same except the algae fix. I use...

    I do much the same except the algae fix. I use more clay as that has helped keep the string algae from getting totally out of hand.
    Mind you, right now before the bio is fully up to speed, I am...
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    Thanks, Steve, I always love looking through...

    Thanks, Steve, I always love looking through their auctions. :thumb:
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    Very dark Ochiba. I've seen similar mature to...

    Very dark Ochiba. I've seen similar mature to almost pure black.
  21. You do what you can do. :D: And I agree,...

    You do what you can do. :D:

    And I agree, John's set up is amazing. :bow:
  22. Thanks, John. Like koisan, I wish I could ship my...

    Thanks, John. Like koisan, I wish I could ship my little one's off to you for a growing visit. My qt is still 62 as I keep it close to my pond temp in case I need to move one of the pond koi for...
  23. I love those Torazo, John. I may have missed it...

    I love those Torazo, John.
    I may have missed it but what temp do you keep the tanks for growing?
  24. Congratulations, Rob! :clap: A great choice for...

    Congratulations, Rob! :clap:
    A great choice for MVP, Monte. :yes:
  25. Poll: Yes, but it would be tough. Mike, I feel for...

    Yes, but it would be tough.

    Mike, I feel for ya. When my pond got sprayed I was tempted to throw in the towel.
    Hang in there, I didn't lose any of mine but it was a rotten year for them and it...
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    Hasn't he, though? Makes me wonder if Tortuga...

    Hasn't he, though?
    Makes me wonder if Tortuga will be all Showa. :thinking:

    This does not qualify as the ugliest Showa, bub.
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    It will depend on the shape you need and the...

    It will depend on the shape you need and the application but Aquatic Eco/Pentair in FL has great customer service and can point you to something that will work for your application. Their catalogs...
  28. :ontopic: Back on topic, please. All...

    :ontopic: Back on topic, please.

    All non-4500gph waterfall posts don't need to be here.
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    Koiphen is going through some updates

    The updates are creating a few issues and are being worked on currently.
    Don't be alarmed if you see duplicate postings or odd text on your screen.

    Thanks for understanding and your patience.
  30. Okay, I'll start a thread in Main for the issues...

    Okay, I'll start a thread in Main for the issues so this thread can stay on track.
  31. It's being worked on. In the mean time, anyone...

    It's being worked on. In the mean time, anyone that sees they've done a duplicate post can delete it if they prefer. :yes:
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    I would try and do some kind of retro drain but I...

    I would try and do some kind of retro drain but I don't think the gird would be a good idea. I know 3/4" sounds big but leaves could clog that up pretty quickly. The other concern I have is that I...
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    I knew I wasn't alone. :D: To the best of my...

    I knew I wasn't alone. :D:

    To the best of my knowledge, SFF uses Sanke in most of their Kohaku pairings currently. It's pretty standard practice with the breeders I am most familiar with including...
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    It's fun to see the progression for the oyagoi...

    It's fun to see the progression for the oyagoi they use. This link might keep koi nerds (I definitely am one) entertained for a little while. :D:

    http://blog.koi.com/?p=1026
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    I'll change the title for you. Looks like a nice...

    I'll change the title for you. Looks like a nice unit.
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    Thanks Jim.

    Thanks Jim.
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    Hmm, that's a tough one. I will look a bit on the...

    Hmm, that's a tough one. I will look a bit on the internet but I know I have a SFF breeders booklet that has her in it. At least as I recall it does. I also have a Shining Rose offspring.
    Worst...
  38. :jive: The highs and lows of this hobby, no?...

    :jive:

    The highs and lows of this hobby, no? I'm so glad it's coming around for you! It has been my experience that once they bump to that 5ppm area then they are really close to falling into...
  39. With salt in there and given your water temps you...

    With salt in there and given your water temps you should be seeing a shift for the better soon. It's excruciating waiting for the darned nitrates but you're doing everything right so it has to...
  40. Aw, thanks Bill. Life has been doing a series of...

    Aw, thanks Bill. Life has been doing a series of gut kicks to me and I couldn't swing making the show. I'll shoot you a pm about it.
    A huge congrats on another exceptional showing with your koi. You...
  41. Okay, I don't know if this will help or not but...

    Okay, I don't know if this will help or not but I'm a fan of more info is better. The entire thread is worth a read and informative but this puts you to tracking nitrites pretty well.
    ...
  42. :hug: I get it. Sometimes this hobby just...

    :hug:

    I get it. Sometimes this hobby just kicks you in the gut whilst kicking you in the pocketbook at the same time and repeatedly. I wish I lived closer just to drop by and help or at least be...
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    Hi Kellen, good to have you here with us! I'm...

    Hi Kellen, good to have you here with us!
    I'm glad these pumps are being given the once over and look forward to any info you can share about them.
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    Lots of information being kicked around. ...

    Lots of information being kicked around.

    Gary, we do need to know the specifics of the water paramaters. I understand the MinnFinn spiked your pH but the additive to reverse the process contains...
  45. Well done, Jim and congrats! :clap::cheer::clap:...

    Well done, Jim and congrats! :clap::cheer::clap:

    Very nice recipient of the Friendship Award!
  46. You're very welcome! You've found a good...

    You're very welcome!
    You've found a good resource should you have any more questions and the ER stickies (as are all the forum stickies) are full of good information.
  47. If you have a light over the tank that may...

    If you have a light over the tank that may account for the difference in room temp and water temp plus it will cover part of the tank thus locking in the heat.
    When it comes to their environment,...
  48. There are a couple schools of thought on new fish...

    There are a couple schools of thought on new fish and treating without a known issue. We call it a shotgun approach.
    I think it's always best to know what you're treating for because that way you...
  49. What is the temp on it now and how steady is it...

    What is the temp on it now and how steady is it throughout the day?
  50. If your water parameters are acceptable (no...

    If your water parameters are acceptable (no ammonia, nitrites, low nitrates) and steady then flashing is not normal. My own koi are doing a fair bit of flashing right now but it's because I'm getting...
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