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That whole Hasegawa purchase was probably the best bang for the buck that I have ever bought. That fish has retained its' colors, including beni, in extremely hard water for 7-8 years now. Says...
I haven't bought any new ones for several years now and do not plan on doing so in the future. However; here is the past history of some of the herd.
There sure is a lot of truth in that statement:yes: I agree.
However; several of them are Koiphen/WWKC grow outs that were purchased here quite a few years ago for about $100 or less if my...
Thank You! I feed them a 50/50 mix of Blackwater Gold and Blackwater Max. I buy it by the ton and the mixtures costs me $1.50 a pound.
Thanks Darlene. It means a lot coming from a 11 year member!
Thanks Nancy. Here are the last ones that I just took.
Thanks. I will try to take a few under different lighting conditions shortly.
Very sorry for your loss.
Haven't seen you in 11 years Kid, 2004 Charlotte.:cool3:
Not that hard. Some PVC connections and the cost of the blowers of course.
Bead filter with blower:rockon:
Fabulous water! Keep checking it once a week, then once a month, then once in a blue moon.
Keep your eyes on the fish, learn their behavior and they will tell you if there is a problem.
WOW!! Those fish look extremely healthy and the water looks fabulous as well. Nice Video.
Excellent Thread. Thanks Jim!
An acid bath would prolly be more effective.
You are welcome but please no not Hi-Jack my thread :yell:
As I have mentioned to you before Nancy, You should become a Judge:yes: You definitely have a knack for it:cool3::cool3:
50 % correct!
Correct on the 1st one.
The 2nd one was from a US breeder:cool3:
Good Job Nancy! You got it:cool3:
See Folks - It is not really that difficult:no:
Domestic or Import???????
There are probably better ways but you can make it work, if you stock lightly and you are willing to work also. I am Mary's:bow3::bow3: husband and she made it work.
This is an oldie but goodie from 5 years ago. It seems relevant to the topics currently being discussed.:cool3:
The well water is probably laden with hydrogen sulfide which exists in many forms Their sum is Total Dissolved Solids/Sulfides (TDS). This water is deadly to fish and must be aerated to release the...
IMO - This is one of the top 10 posts ever made on this forum.
That is incorrect! The pond above had 100% oxygen saturation with a ORP usually less than 200. Always at all times - fact!!:yes:
Here is a link from 6-7 years ago that explains the relationship...
JL41 - You just nailed it. If the above parameters are in check, the rest are mostly insignificant!
Of course Oxygen levels need to be reasonable as well.
Bottom drains were at 11 foot. ...
It is all relative folks.
Is the Mona Lisa worth $780,000,000.00??
I don't know??
But if I had several Billion extra $$$$ laying around , I might buy it. I don't, so I will pass!
Yep:cool3: Only our mothers can tell us apart.
With that being said, IMO DaKid Koi is prolly the most handsome man I have ever seen.:cool3:
We have skimmers on all 3 of our mud ponds and never have any leaves or other surface debris.
The most important things in order are as follows:
1 - Genetics
2 - Water quality (water changes, stocking level, filtration,etc)
3 - Food - Way down on the list somewhere
If your fish...
That is what we will do this particular time.:cool3:
It is hardball time again around here. There are now what appears to be a small herd of them, at least 2 or 3, here now.
I will soon be dawning my mask and other appropriate attire and go to...