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  1. That's what I was going to say...sell it! You...

    That's what I was going to say...sell it! You will be much happier in the end and will have a better pond, in my opinion...
  2. Poll: I'm just not sure what I would do. There always...

    I'm just not sure what I would do. There always seems to be a concern about one thing or another. Like, right now, I have two koi that I've had for years. They both have growths (different kinds),...
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    What is it for?

    What is it for?
  4. Thread: Oye, Dropsy?

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    I live in Texas and the water in my pond is still...

    I live in Texas and the water in my pond is still below 50 so you should not be feeding at all at those temps, and with nitrites. You need to be testing the water every day (don't just guess because...
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    Their will to survive is amazing!

    Their will to survive is amazing!
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    Congrats, Monte!

    Congrats, Monte!
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    Better it happened in the cool season, as opposed...

    Better it happened in the cool season, as opposed to the heat of summer!
  8. Thread: Flashing?

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    I don't think I'm constantly adding it, but I do...

    I don't think I'm constantly adding it, but I do add Calcium Chloride and Epsom Salts every 2-4 weeks, about a cup of each. I had understood that with our soft water and the amount of koi that I...
  9. Thread: Flashing?

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    Karl, You mentioned adding Calcium Chloride but...

    Karl,
    You mentioned adding Calcium Chloride but not how much. Can you speak on that? I've been adding it to my pond, about a cup every other week, but have never heard a scale of how much to add...
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    Make the most of it!

    Make the most of it!
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    A fun read! Thanks, Duc!

    A fun read! Thanks, Duc!
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    This is a generous offer...I'd take him up on it!

    This is a generous offer...I'd take him up on it!
  13. Thread: two shiro

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    Beautiful, love the white head!

    Beautiful, love the white head!
  14. Here are a couple photos of my work today. I used...

    Here are a couple photos of my work today. I used the brass hose barb for a tighter fit, and put the tubing end in hot water to make it more pliable for a few mn. After I got it on and it cooled, it...
  15. I'm going to see if I can do it this weekend. My...

    I'm going to see if I can do it this weekend. My nexus tubing is so brittle though, I'm concerned it will just fall apart. Crossing my fingers! Let me know how it works for you...
  16. The photos didn't copy & Paste...but here are the...

    The photos didn't copy & Paste...but here are the instructions...they are .bmp photos so they aren't accepted here but you get the gist of it...

    Go to Home Depot and purchase some clear tubing in...
  17. You are right Bill, and that's my dilemma as...

    You are right Bill, and that's my dilemma as well. Before I had a cover built over my pit, the tubing from Nexus would crack and break in the sun. I'm hoping that will be less of an issue now. I"m...
  18. Cindy, I've signed up but am having trouble...

    Cindy, I've signed up but am having trouble accessing the program. Any hints?
  19. The folks from mystic koi were very helpful. They...

    The folks from mystic koi were very helpful. They showed me (with photos) exactly what to get. Once I'm successful I'll post photos!
  20. This is good incentive, Cindy! I need to do...

    This is good incentive, Cindy! I need to do this...more free time now that the holidays are over, I have no excuse!
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    I'll give that a try!

    I'll give that a try!
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  23. Medos are more money up front, for sure...but...

    Medos are more money up front, for sure...but definitely worth it in the savings of yearly (at least) diaphragm replacements...they can run anywhere from $250 for a 40LPM to $500 for a 120...one...
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    I wonder if it would transfer to the taste of koi...

    I wonder if it would transfer to the taste of koi food?
  25. You have to replace diaphragms at least...

    You have to replace diaphragms at least yearly...and the kits to replace them can be about $40...I've had 2 Medos for several years, and haven't had to do a thing except clean the filter every few...
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    What about using baking soda? If I put some...

    What about using baking soda? If I put some water with baking soda in it and let it sit for a few days, maybe that would help. I've noticed that I left the lid off for a few days and the smell...
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    Pickle Buckets

    My Homer bucket (the orange home depot bucket I use for mixing dechlorinator, etc) was starting to fall apart and I wanted a new one for both the pond and the qt tank. I found out over the weekend...
  28. retro fitting american made air pump (Medo) to Nexus Eazy 300

    When I upgraded my Nexus 300 a couple years ago to make it an Eazy, I had a hard time figuring out how to connect the Medo air pump with the metric UK system of Nexus tubing. To be honest, I kind of...
  29. I started to register, but realized my photos are...

    I started to register, but realized my photos are more than 6 months old...guess I won't be entering this year...:-(
  30. I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is...

    I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is "brumating"? Is this something turtles do?
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    Well, I tried again today. Our plunger was too...

    Well, I tried again today. Our plunger was too big to fit in the standpipe, but after blowing the static media for awhile, I emptied the chamber, then pushed on the check valve which forced water up...
  32. I may be able to submit some photos...will check...

    I may be able to submit some photos...will check tonight!
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    You like longfins I see...very pretty! And great...

    You like longfins I see...very pretty! And great water!
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    Ah, a plunger! Great idea, I will try...

    Ah, a plunger! Great idea, I will try that...thanks!
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    I don't have a standpipe. It is a "check valve"...

    I don't have a standpipe. It is a "check valve" that comes up and is supposed to close it off when you backwash, but it doesn't really close it off completely, so it leaks quite a bit.
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    Nexus filter clog

    I've been noticing in the last couple of weeks that there is more of a delta between the water level in the inner core of my Nexus 300 (with Eazy upgrade kit), and the outer core. In other words, the...
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    Joe, I sent you the latest TKGFS newsletter that...

    Joe,
    I sent you the latest TKGFS newsletter that specifically talks about this, by Ray Jordan...hope it helps!
    Yes, you can feed at temps below 50, but they will not absorb much nutrients at these...
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    Medo is way quieter, and it will last a lot...

    Medo is way quieter, and it will last a lot longer...it's worth the extra money!
  39. He needs to add dechlorinator, and NOW, first and...

    He needs to add dechlorinator, and NOW, first and foremost. Then he can think about doing a water change...does he not usually use dechlorinator?
    If it were me, I'm thinking the pool would have...
  40. My thinking is at least for our club, we...

    My thinking is at least for our club, we traditionally had folks that were not used to using social media. But now that is changing. We are attracting a somewhat younger crowd, with new enthusiasm...
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    This would be great, but in looking at the...

    This would be great, but in looking at the reviews, it seemed people either loved it or hated it. Many said it was inaccurate. I also wonder if it would interfere with my wireless thermometer that...
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    In our area, PP treatments seem to have gone into...

    In our area, PP treatments seem to have gone into disfavor, but I still see the merit in careful usage, especially with so many water restrictions...
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    Ph should not be an issue, but the temp...

    Ph should not be an issue, but the temp difference can. What I would do is get a tub and fill it half with qtank water and half pond water. Then you can acclimate the fish in it before transferring...
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    We have a goldfish judge here in the Dallas area,...

    We have a goldfish judge here in the Dallas area, but don't know if he's on Koiphen. His name is Tony Reynolds...
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    Congrats, Wayne!

    Congrats, Wayne!
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    Salt will ease its burden, but probably won't...

    Salt will ease its burden, but probably won't cure it. The koi needs antibiotics. You need to find someone with a salt meter or buy one so you don't overdose. You can buy them online and have it...
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    This is probably a bacterial infection. I use...

    This is probably a bacterial infection. I use the sea salt you get at home depot in the blue bag. Be sure it has no additives in it. It would be great if you belonged to a club, a lot of times...
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    I can't see the video at work, so will look at it...

    I can't see the video at work, so will look at it from home computer, but I was wondering if a Zakki Sieve would work with my Nexus 300. How do you like the combination? The Nexus would have to...
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
  50. I love my Nexus, but am intrigued by the idea of...

    I love my Nexus, but am intrigued by the idea of a shower filter. However, what does one do in the winter when you don't want to super cool the water?
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