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  1. Because he needs those beasts to clean the water...

    Because he needs those beasts to clean the water as he removes the rock? lol
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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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    Or craigslist.

    Or craigslist.
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    It will have a better time sucking water and...

    It will have a better time sucking water and eliminate the air pocket that exists in the pipe. You should still fill your priming pot with water to help get it going initially. The BV between the...
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    I think the main issue will be the priming of the...

    I think the main issue will be the priming of the pump with the U shape over the edge. To remove that issue, I would build a base for the pump to sit on so the pump intake is level with the rim of...
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    Took a short video today.

    Took a short video today.

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    It wouldn't shock me if they could feel the...

    It wouldn't shock me if they could feel the magnetic fields. Considering cows all start to sit down just before an earthquake hits, its not a far stretch.
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    Its a loaded question/response thread, but I use...

    Its a loaded question/response thread, but I use cermedia. It has its plus side (high surface area, really effective) and down sides (price, breaks down a bit) but in all I have no complaints....
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    I would likely contribute the downward spiral of...

    I would likely contribute the downward spiral of any Koi (not just in relationship to beni coloring) to Genetics and Husbandry. With genetics a Koi has the ability to reach a certain level and then...
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    Glad to hear you are happy with your project and...

    Glad to hear you are happy with your project and are getting the chance to really enjoy it.
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    You might need to get in line. I have a standing...

    You might need to get in line. I have a standing offer of $300 on the Ki Shusui from a couple over in the Baldwin Park area. I know they want my Tancho and Showa as well, but I have turned down...
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    Someone might find value in the pond. My wife and...

    Someone might find value in the pond. My wife and I are looking for a new home and have set a plan with the realtor for our current home. We will list the home for sale and present in the agent...
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    1. The rock debate ends once a pond keeper has to...

    1. The rock debate ends once a pond keeper has to remove their rock and sees for themselves the reality.
    2. its not a hobby or enjoyable if you are a slave to your system; build it so you can enjoy...
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    Its a great tool.

    Its a great tool.
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    Congrads.

    Congrads.
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    You are back! I hadn't heard back from you via...

    You are back! I hadn't heard back from you via Facebook and have been wondering. I have been looking for a good Ochiba with that coloring forever. Let me know if you are still selling.
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    I think it might be within the long fin mutation....

    I think it might be within the long fin mutation. While the size of the tank will inhibit body growth, long fin genes basically don't tell the fins to stop growing. They typically stop once the blood...
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    I am not a fan of putting Koi in tanks due to how...

    I am not a fan of putting Koi in tanks due to how much of a mess they make and as Steve mentioned, they are better viewed looking down. That being said, the last butterfly I had was tank raised for a...
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    Intex pools have been used for QT, over...

    Intex pools have been used for QT, over wintering, and year round ponds. Low cost and fast install make them a great option.
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    Congrats

    Congrats
  28. None of the local non pond stores sell anything...

    None of the local non pond stores sell anything koi related for the most part. Its fresh and salt water only with the exception as one or two koi kept in a small area that are turning shiro muji...
  29. The store here sells the aquascape...

    The store here sells the aquascape brand/mentality for the most part. There is money to be made in creating the look and servicing those ponds after construction. I have seen a few pictures of their...
  30. Thread: Showa

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    It has sumi in that area so I would hold on to it...

    It has sumi in that area so I would hold on to it and see if over time and temp the sumi comes up in that area. Maybe it will end up filling in where the beni is failing.
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    I think its possible, but the article has caviots...

    I think its possible, but the article has caviots for filtration, aeration, etc. its a combination of things. I would not recommend koi keeping in a tank though.
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    :like:
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    Hmmm....might have to think about that one if we...

    Hmmm....might have to think about that one if we actually find a new house here and I rebuild.
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    I stop feeding a week before vacation so they...

    I stop feeding a week before vacation so they spend a week getting their crap out. Day before we leave, its a full filter clean and a water change. I have always come back to the system working...
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    Nope, suction sieve. The top has to be at least 7...

    Nope, suction sieve. The top has to be at least 7 inches above water level.
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    I asked Zac, he gave me the options and the...

    I asked Zac, he gave me the options and the price. It came cut to size and curved, just had to add my mods. I don't have the PM but mine came with a 250m, and I believe he gave me options for 100m,...
  37. To be a farm, you need good parent stock and to...

    To be a farm, you need good parent stock and to start a breeding program. If you are just purchasing whole sale and reselling, then you are a distributor. If you plan to breed, I recommend getting...
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    It works just fine. I had heavy clogging for a...

    It works just fine. I had heavy clogging for a short bit last year when the pond got a sudden large increase of sun from trees being removed, but once a cover went up providing some shade, it was...
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    I posted some issues in another thread when I did...

    I posted some issues in another thread when I did a review on the system. The long and short of it all was mainly around the screen. To get the screen to fit, there are slight gaps on the sides of...
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    When I am pumping water out, I bypass the sieve....

    When I am pumping water out, I bypass the sieve. While bypassing, I take the screen and put it in a 5 gallon bucket with a bleach and water. I spray the screen first to remove larger particles. Once...
  41. Bottom line, please stop making claims that the...

    Bottom line, please stop making claims that the other treatments are cancer causing drugs. It is a scare tactic at best. For those reading, here is a direct qoute using sources provided by...
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    I did a double take out at the pond today when I...

    I did a double take out at the pond today when I was cleaning the screen off. Usually the Chagoi catches my attention due to its size, but its losing ground to a few. The Tancho and Ki Shusui are...
  43. If you have a good experience with it, then great...

    If you have a good experience with it, then great for you. However you do not come here and just say you like the product. You come in here and label other treatments as cancerous drugs . When you...
  44. Fish lady- please see what happened the last time...

    Fish lady- please see what happened the last time you pushed your product onto the group. The drama, both sides of the argument, and my response showing the false comments and backing with your own...
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    Petco $1/gallon Tank sale

    FYI those who need tanks for shows, fry, Goldie's, etc....

    Sale runs from June 29th to July 11th, 10-55 gallon tanks.
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    Not sure. I just see it as a giant infomercial...

    Not sure. I just see it as a giant infomercial series for building problematic ponds. Maybe they will surprise us and build something functional and nice.
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    Pond Show coming to TV

    Nat Geo Wild will soon be airing a show called Pond Stars. It will debut in September and will cover "backyard transformations" per the description creating and rehabing. From what I can tell its a...
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    Imagine a sumo wrestler eating pea size food lol.

    Imagine a sumo wrestler eating pea size food lol.
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    Pellet size should have no impact on growth, its...

    Pellet size should have no impact on growth, its just a matter of what can fit in your Koi's mouth. I think of large pellets as impossible on small koi and tiny pellets as just annoying to large koi....
  50. Thread: Dang Frogs

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    I cleaned a ton of frog eggs off the screen today.

    I cleaned a ton of frog eggs off the screen today.
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