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  1. You can always do both. Keep your plans as a Koi...

    You can always do both. Keep your plans as a Koi pond and then get a skippy or something to place near the pond with a couple plants and a goldfish or two.
  2. Thread: ogons

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    A heated QT with another small koi and some good...

    A heated QT with another small koi and some good food. Remove the competition while the heat allows for it to continue to grow.
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    1本につながっている眉毛 (Pon ni tsunagatte iru mayuge)

    1本につながっている眉毛 (Pon ni tsunagatte iru mayuge)
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    You live much closer than we do here. Bill and...

    You live much closer than we do here. Bill and Maureen come down every year and bring some nice Koi with them. I picked up a Showa last year that took Best Size 1. I had just missed picking up a 4...
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    They are getting good bodies and some size. I...

    They are getting good bodies and some size. I feed well and I think the current and depth is a big factor in them not turning chunky. The down side is since I am not using shallow water, the wen...
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    Wait for March. You picked out the Beni K. over...

    Wait for March. You picked out the Beni K. over there and it was a good pick. You are going to have some decent selection there from Kodama, Purdin, Russ, and others so I would save the cash for then...
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    The Ki uni-brow is um interesting. I do like the...

    The Ki uni-brow is um interesting. I do like the blue base though.
  8. Thread: Lol

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    the members asked....

    the members asked....
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    You asked for it.... ...

    You asked for it.... http://www.koiphen.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?364-Please-Judge-this-Mutt-Warning!-For-Less-Serious-Critique
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    I was looking at two today and while they have...

    I was looking at two today and while they have just gotten started on the new diet, I think the genes are showing. The Tri color and the red ryukin have grown considerably. Pics are a bit out of...
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    Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    Left side of the tail tube, is that an injury?

    Left side of the tail tube, is that an injury?
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    Best of luck to everyone out there. There are...

    Best of luck to everyone out there. There are some big shoes to fill in Ray's absence. I can share info on the KP Facebook page, but we only have 17 people following us in Texas through FB. None in...
  14. Very nice start so far.

    Very nice start so far.
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    I reserved my two :uggg: No fish addiction here.

    I reserved my two :uggg: No fish addiction here.
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    That's a lot of fish to move. I think if you are...

    That's a lot of fish to move. I think if you are doing a straight drive, its not too bad. Just cut off your feeding two weeks prior and after that its all about packing. Make sure the koi are facing...
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    I have seen it done multiple ways. Most people go...

    I have seen it done multiple ways. Most people go direct to the ground. Fair warning as I ripped one out....its easy for pests to get under the wall on wood ponds. A mole or something dug under mine...
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    With the ones not being photographed, is it just...

    With the ones not being photographed, is it just put off until there is more time after the ponds are harvested or are do they track the progress of their personal stock less than that of what they...
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    I would watch the forecast, if high temps are...

    I would watch the forecast, if high temps are dropping, ease off. If they are stable or going up, then keep feeding. This time of the year I think you have to keep an eye on what is coming more than...
  20. Welcome!

    Welcome!
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    I was expecting much worse on the two day.

    I was expecting much worse on the two day.
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    What is your 2 day shipping to 32707?

    What is your 2 day shipping to 32707?
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    I haven't seen a panda in like 4 years. If it...

    I haven't seen a panda in like 4 years. If it weren't for the cost of shipping for a single fish I would take one.
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    I think you will be hard pressed to find a copy....

    I think you will be hard pressed to find a copy. The book was published back in 1965 and I am sure in some pretty limited numbers. Dwindle that down by those lost and destroyed over the last 49 years...
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    The sponges will be a pain in the rear. Also on...

    The sponges will be a pain in the rear. Also on your TPR's, consider using these to keep the walls flat. The bump outs you have there are sharp angles that can hurt the koi and create dead spots in...
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    its the just initial stench. Once its jello its...

    its the just initial stench. Once its jello its fine. I just used a small bowl and then sliced and diced.

    I will say I have hit a mini success with two goldfish. My cage around the filter intake...
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    The soilent green showed up today. Pretty easy to...

    The soilent green showed up today. Pretty easy to make, but that stuff stinks before it turns to the jello form. The pleco and goldfish loved the stuff. The comment about helping them digest was dead...
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    Yea, not replacing my Cermedia with foam. I don't...

    Yea, not replacing my Cermedia with foam. I don't think the water does enough damage to the bacterial colony due to the amount of surface area.
  29. Thread: Intex Pools

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    I agree 100%. Get what you have room for. I was...

    I agree 100%. Get what you have room for. I was in Walmart the other week and they had three of these big guys in their clearance section for about $299.
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    I hope to expand on this thread as time goes by...

    I hope to expand on this thread as time goes by to see what happens. I did not take initial measurements, but they were all ordered in a small category which they classified any where between 1.5 and...
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    The MC-50 worked for my limited space, but if I...

    The MC-50 worked for my limited space, but if I had the room for a nice bead filter would go that route.
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    Side not on the MC-50, I do not have that type of...

    Side not on the MC-50, I do not have that type of head loss on mine. A link below is their published head height. At my flow rate it notes I should experience roughly 6-7ft of head, however prior...
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    Congrats on the fruits of your labor. Today was a...

    Congrats on the fruits of your labor. Today was a big day and you all did great. You will have to get Russ and Marilyn on to tell of it from their perspective and to spill on if you were a slave...
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    Your mind is in the gutter. A lot of great talk...

    Your mind is in the gutter. A lot of great talk on conformation, color, etc during that part.
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    I did not stay to watch it all, but what I saw...

    I did not stay to watch it all, but what I saw was great. The sexing part was great, Marilyn was sharing a lot of great info.
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    It's possible. I nearly do the bottom to ensure...

    It's possible. I nearly do the bottom to ensure it all fits into the basket. I think experience could vary as you never know how they handled it, if it was mad in a batch with a bad mix, who knows....
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    Nope, that's it.

    Nope, that's it.
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    I go from bottom drain to the Zakki sieve. The...

    I go from bottom drain to the Zakki sieve. The sieve I have upgraded to a 100 micron screen and added some foam blocks around the exit pipe inside. From there it runs to the MC50, evo 110' then to...
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    I believe this is the third time I have done this...

    I believe this is the third time I have done this type of clean out and i have always used the hose. I admit the first time was of ignorance not thinking about the bacteria. When testing the water...
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    The Bottom line.... Despite all of the muck...

    The Bottom line....

    Despite all of the muck and build up, my ammonia tests always read 0. I over feed and I over stock, but still zero despite the media not working at its full potential. Do I...
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    It sure was a mess cleaning it all out. The great...

    It sure was a mess cleaning it all out. The great part is that it was just on the surface. One by one the pieces came out and were given a gentle spray down. The waste came off with ease. You will...
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    The first complaint that I hear on the threads is...

    The first complaint that I hear on the threads is that the media clogs. Over time it might, but it didn't in my system. Was it caked on it, yes, but water was still flowing pretty well. There are...
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    A user's review of Cermedia

    I will start this thread with a request that things attempt to stay civil on this thread. I noted in a prior closed thread that the next time I worked on my Zakki shower/cermedia that I would take a...
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    Its a great live show.

    Its a great live show.
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    I think I have a plan set and we will see how it...

    I think I have a plan set and we will see how it turns out. Water changes will be attempted bi-weekly at 50% each change. Food will be a Hikari mix (Wheat Germ, Staple, Gold, Fancy)as a general feed...
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    Why do you choose your separate versions? Have...

    Why do you choose your separate versions? Have either of you used the other's recommendation? Are real plants better than a gel?
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    A lot of snails are pretty immune to temp, salt,...

    A lot of snails are pretty immune to temp, salt, and other variables. Tank wise a lot of people try chemicals and complete clean outs. I have also heard of putting blanched vegetables in a soda...
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    You are now up on the KP Facebook page for the...

    You are now up on the KP Facebook page for the world to see and hopefully join in. Good luck on the pull tomorrow.
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    I would do more on the water change like you, but...

    I would do more on the water change like you, but I let it drain down to just above the intake on the canister filter. Any lower and I lose the siphon on it. Food wise, that is some routine. I can...
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    I am right next to a window and my patio hose...

    I am right next to a window and my patio hose bib, so I stick the hose in and unhook it from the bib and it starts siphoning immediately. I keep a bare bottom tank and use the hose to clean it at the...
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