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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...
Thank You Ruth.
Cleo must be at least 6. She looked kind of old when we got her about 5 years ago but the vet said he thought she was only 1 or so. I can attest to that it is the mileage, not the years that...
Yep. At least we took Cleo with us last time.
This is a different one. He's been in there a couple weeks.
Nothing great but for $5 a piece how can you go wrong? If local pickup yes, don't pay shipping charges:no:
ORP values are absolutely worthless IMO and TDS will be what it will be in most instances unless drastic measures are taken to muscle it.
Howdy Chuck. I have been mostly missing in action the last month or so. How are those 5-6 foot koi doing in your boss's pond? Are they growing???
Great choice. Congratz Steve.
Well Deserved! Excellent choice:toot:
Congratz to all that displayed their fish:yes:
Great to see that some familiar folks did well:toot:
GloriaG swept a couple for her first time showing:hail: I kinda think we will be seeing more...
Been there, done that lol
I think green water is a good thing if you work with it. Provide tons of aeration during the dark hours and turn off the aeration during light hours. Working with the photosynthesis process will...
Nice. I like that tree:yes:
How's the Pancreas Homie??
Unfortunately, the Squeaky gator has passed away and is no longer in the pond:no:
That's for sure - js
Squeak is a pretty good gator. He like flowers and plants and spends most of his time sleeping on the floating island.
12081 and 1 ounce:cool3:
So sorry Larkin.
9 years ago, back in 2005, YOU transformed the Louisville show from a small local show to a national show. A huge shoutout to you and all the Koiphen Members that made this happen.:bow3: