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    Its not really a Tancho Ochiba, its pattern just...

    Its not really a Tancho Ochiba, its pattern just hasn't grown in yet at 3.5 inches. You can see additional pattern coming up at the dorsal. I also think based on the dark edging around the Tancho...
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    Like most political comments, it lacks details. ...

    Like most political comments, it lacks details.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/california-drought/california-drought-gov-brown-wants-10-000-fine-water-wasters-n349946
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    Its proposed by Gov. Brown.

    Its proposed by Gov. Brown.
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    I am trying some color food for the first time...

    I am trying some color food for the first time this year. It is a supplement more than main feed. In my food mix it makes up just about 10%. I figure its low enough it should not cause issues with...
  5. Thread: UV's ?

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    I run an EVO110 on my 2,000g and I am not seeing...

    I run an EVO110 on my 2,000g and I am not seeing issues.
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    Thanks. I think the crooked tail one died on its...

    Thanks. I think the crooked tail one died on its own, I don't see it anywhere. The others are growing pretty fast it seems. Hopefully they do well and I can grow most of them out.
  7. Looking good.

    Looking good.
  8. block walls in themselves are not smooth and in a...

    block walls in themselves are not smooth and in a spawning can damage the koi. It would be best to create a block structure and place the liner inside it. There are instructions in the construction...
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    I am not sure the uneven beni is too much of an...

    I am not sure the uneven beni is too much of an issue as the back end is likely to be over grown by the sumi. I agree though its going to be very heavy on the sumi and will not be that appealing in...
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    I expect in the next week the crooked tail one...

    I expect in the next week the crooked tail one will die on its own accord, but we will see beyond that. While the numbers suck due to the escapees, there is still hope one will show up in the pond...
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    You mean you are not interested in their $12,000...

    You mean you are not interested in their $12,000 gin rin goshiki kohaku? :rofl2:
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    Go through their site sometime and check out...

    Go through their site sometime and check out their "wow" fish and see how wowed you are.
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    That looks like an asagi long fin to me, and...

    That looks like an asagi long fin to me, and definitely not worth $400+.
  14. Why would anyone want a BD? Look at this...

    Why would anyone want a BD? Look at this Aquascape vendors spring clean out video posted on 4/29. Everyone should want an annual clean out like that :rofl2:
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    Not too many left. The weak small ones died off...

    Not too many left. The weak small ones died off in the last week and I am down to 17. There may be one or two that I did not catch/see today. Here are a few pics of the survivors.
  16. I have not heard anything on the Cyclone. Someone...

    I have not heard anything on the Cyclone. Someone had a build last spring/summer using the Helix. He thought he bought an over sized unit and it couldn't handle the fish load noted, so he ended up...
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    Congrats

    Congrats
  18. Looks like you may have had a spawn.

    Looks like you may have had a spawn.
  19. :like:

    :like:
  20. I use a 100m sieve and mc-50 combo and my water...

    I use a 100m sieve and mc-50 combo and my water comes out really clear.
  21. Thread: 4fishstuff

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    That sounds 100% legit, lol.

    That sounds 100% legit, lol.
  22. Thread: 4fishstuff

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    Never heard of them. Facebook page is empty,...

    Never heard of them. Facebook page is empty, website suspended. You will just have to call I guess.
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    I planned on keeping them as pond fish. Eggs...

    I planned on keeping them as pond fish. Eggs would get devoured by the koi, if a couple survived they would easily be given away. I wouldn't move these inside unless I had a bigger tank.
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    Mixed up my food for the year. About 60lbs of it....

    Mixed up my food for the year. About 60lbs of it. Also grabbed another of the Tamasaba during a feeding. There other two I havn't caught on camera are even larger. They are doing really well in a...
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    It was getting nasty in the QT so I opted to...

    It was getting nasty in the QT so I opted to clean it out, collecting fry and I went. I lost...

    357- Starting number a couple weeks ago
    18- dead removed from the bottom
    15- dead and stuck to the...
  26. What I would do is go back to them and see if...

    What I would do is go back to them and see if they have specs on it or can get specs from the maker as to the amount of surface area per piece or per cubic foot. That information will help determine...
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    Did you move that glider from the other property...

    Did you move that glider from the other property or love it so much you got a matching one?
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    A slice of heaven there with a very nice...

    A slice of heaven there with a very nice collection of Koi.
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    Took a look in there today. A few dead ones stuck...

    Took a look in there today. A few dead ones stuck on the water line against the wall, but otherwise looking good. A few are very visible and are the tobies of the group. It was nice to be able to...
  30. Thread: Nisai Kohaku

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    I am not so sure about being scared, but...

    I am not so sure about being scared, but definitly realistic. I don't think its going to go near Shiro Muji, but its going to change a lot IMHO. The beni in the tail tube looks weak in comparison to...
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    Boy you two sure know how to ruin the mood for a...

    Boy you two sure know how to ruin the mood for a pair of Koi.
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    Not everything has to have a "Golden Age"....I...

    Not everything has to have a "Golden Age"....I see no reason why the hobby needs a defined peak and lulls. We could sit and argue that plastic bags for transport blew the hobby out of the water,...
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    The Shiro Utsuri look great.

    The Shiro Utsuri look great.
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    The Tamasaba are getting bigger, very friendly...

    The Tamasaba are getting bigger, very friendly too. They are typically the first to eat from my hands and this guy I just scooped up with my hand with ease.
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    I am living a breeder's taboo here. The water is...

    I am living a breeder's taboo here. The water is not green, its not on an over flow, I did not order any special food. Despite all of that, there are a good number of survivors. At some point I need...
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    I admit I am a bit surprised by how well its...

    I admit I am a bit surprised by how well its cleaned up
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    I used to carp fish all the time along the Erie...

    I used to carp fish all the time along the Erie Canal. A new kid moved into town to help at his family's Chinese restaurant and I took him out fishing in the spring. His father reached out to me...
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    It could have also been carrying eggs last time...

    It could have also been carrying eggs last time it was seen. A spawn would make it appear slightly smaller.
  39. With regards to a large system, if you plan to...

    With regards to a large system, if you plan to filter it, I would go with something as simple as possible. Russ mentioned aquariums and I have seen the filtration that Disney uses on their 5.6...
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    Its been a few days and I am noticing a few more...

    Its been a few days and I am noticing a few more of the fry in the tank. Two days ago I could find 3. Today I saw about a dozen or so. Most are hanging out on the bottom making it hard to see/find...
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    Go for it, you can come with your plastic spoon...

    Go for it, you can come with your plastic spoon and scoop the eggs from my grass and then fire my Gardner when he laughs at you.
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    You are much more hopeful than I am. I of course...

    You are much more hopeful than I am. I of course will not have a good mate for her next year. If this fails, I think it will be time to call the BirdmanofCo.
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    So the net that held them yesterday when I tested...

    So the net that held them yesterday when I tested it, didn't really hold them. They got out somewhere as I found some on my zakki screen. I checked the QT tank and some were in the net, others were...
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    Oddly enough at a week I think I can pick out the...

    Oddly enough at a week I think I can pick out the three breeds. Solid Browns as Chagoi, yellowish as Soragoi, and The specled ones as Ochiba. I am waiting on nthem to get some mass so they look more...
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    You tell that to my wife and let me know how it...

    You tell that to my wife and let me know how it goes. I would say the moral of my thread is to not be so grossly unprepared for a spawn you want to try and grow out. Yes it was last minute, but I...
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    The QT is empty. Took all day, 2 cups at a time...

    The QT is empty. Took all day, 2 cups at a time while the bulk head was also doing a slow stream. In the end, only 357 fry. I got down to the last 2 inches or so of water and stopped collecting them....
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    We will see. Numbers seem to be dwindling so when...

    We will see. Numbers seem to be dwindling so when I am done I may clean the QT and put the floating net back in there. At least this way the fry are contained and I can do fast water changes. I will...
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    I wish I had a spare aquarium.

    I wish I had a spare aquarium.
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    I have issues here. The koi in the pond are...

    I have issues here. The koi in the pond are spooked by the net. They won't cross the half way mark on the pond now. The Ki Shusui was so spooked it launched itself out of the water, made it through a...
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    Net is small enough to keep the fry in. I have...

    Net is small enough to keep the fry in. I have caught a couple and moved them over.
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