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    I've seen some Oranda's and Ryukins that were...

    I've seen some Oranda's and Ryukins that were close to the size of a softball, so I would guess that it's possible one could get that large although the biggest I've ever seen is more the size of a...
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    I've had an issue with suspend algae particles...

    I've had an issue with suspend algae particles for the last two years. My pond is in full sun and summer temps can reach 90+ degrees. The pond doesn't get pea soup green or even close but at times I...
  3. Jim, I agree. It depends on many factors and one...

    Jim, I agree. It depends on many factors and one is stocking level to how much food is being processed to waste. I average aprox 5-7% daily but I do flow through and then when flushing sieves and...
  4. Ask and you shall receive. :kpparty:

    Ask and you shall receive. :kpparty:
  5. Final set.

    Final set.
  6. Just saw this posted by John Ames on FB.

    Just saw this posted by John Ames on FB.
  7. Michael, I had a real blast, it really was a...

    Michael, I had a real blast, it really was a pleasure meeting and hanging out with you and Kyle. My biggest regret was trying to hang with you young bucks at the banquet, My head throbbed until well...
  8. It was great to meet you today, and congrats on...

    It was great to meet you today, and congrats on the awards. I'm surprised the Ki Utsuri didn't do more. That's one of the best I have seen at the show and all considering it actually held it's...
  9. Wow, Our tanks are right around the corner from...

    Wow, Our tanks are right around the corner from each other. Can't believe we haven't met and put faces with names I'll be bagging up in the morning so maybe we'll meet then. To late to down load...
  10. Barb, might not be a bad idea to check the...

    Barb, might not be a bad idea to check the ammonia tests with distilled water. If you get a zero then you'll know it's pond conditions, if it still reads .25 it's probably the test solutions. I...
  11. My questions back would be, What show are you...

    My questions back would be, What show are you considering for GC? Where would you be considering purchasing this Tosai?
    The question at hand is pretty Vague. I would still say the chances are...
  12. TM, poor water can have effects on color, poor...

    TM, poor water can have effects on color, poor water can make skin look more washed out and faded, it gives a dull appearance instead of the luster that most want to achieve. Tempature can effect...
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    Congrats! Well Deserved

    Congrats! Well Deserved
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    I'll have to say, Not very often you see a Koi...

    I'll have to say, Not very often you see a Koi that starts off not looking to have much potential and it improve. Even rarer is one that improves this dramatically. I also don't think I've ever...
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    Bill also think, There are a lot of shops on the...

    Bill also think, There are a lot of shops on the West coast and the price seems IMO to be quite a bit higher for a decent quality Koi on the West coast than the east coast or southern part of the...
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    I just went through the same thing with two Koi...

    I just went through the same thing with two Koi over 30". I can relate what your going through. Don't worry to much, mine went almost 3 weeks before I saw them eat the first time and after 8 weeks...
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    I've been using JPD All weather with wheat germ. ...

    I've been using JPD All weather with wheat germ. I do feed this once water drops below 60 but similar to you, we may get down below 50 for only a few days at a time. So as long as water is in that...
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    So sorry to hear about Gary, very beautiful fish...

    So sorry to hear about Gary, very beautiful fish and I can see why it was one of your favorites. Glenda, was this fish produced from a spawning or purchased? Reason I'm asking, I don't see...
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    Jim, I agree, Showing doesn't mean you have to...

    Jim, I agree, Showing doesn't mean you have to bring a $500+ fish to enjoy being a part of it. I really could care less about winning a plate or plaque. I am enjoying the learning experience and...
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    I have a pond I assist in helping with, They run...

    I have a pond I assist in helping with, They run two S/G filters on 2100 gallons with 19 fish, two over 20", there is a small flow though bio-filter just before the water fall return but I am sure...
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    I built my pond with the intentions to get in and...

    I built my pond with the intentions to get in and swim with the koi and video tape them. I've yet to get a decent video, but I've swam with them more times than I can count. Chances are you will be...
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    Thanks for doing this. Please put my name in the...

    Thanks for doing this. Please put my name in the hat.
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    Beautiful fish and should be a lot of fun to...

    Beautiful fish and should be a lot of fun to watch grow. I'm not a person that should judge, Not enough experience but IMO the fish looks long and thin. To me it doesn't look underfed thin as much...
  24. Thread: Showa #1

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    Looking really nice! Very typical Sumi for that...

    Looking really nice! Very typical Sumi for that size showa from Purdin, Bill calls it a different kind of sumi, Not kage. Itt gets better the bigger they get. She's on course to be a big fish. ...
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    Barb, thanks for responding and bringing the...

    Barb, thanks for responding and bringing the awareness. I read your post tonight as I must have missed it earlier. I started doing some more research and the more I read the more I realize that my...
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    Stephen, I've looked at a lot of tubs and ponds...

    Stephen, I've looked at a lot of tubs and ponds of fish and I can say I don't think I've ever looked at a whole group and drool over every single fish. There are some really beautiful fish in the...
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    It was a pleasure to talk and learn from Ray at...

    It was a pleasure to talk and learn from Ray at our first show this year. Ray was the kind of man that would sit and tell you a lifetime of information if he had the time to. He will most...
  28. I did get a confirmation that he received my...

    I did get a confirmation that he received my entry. I still had a question and the PM he sent was brief. No biggy, If I think about what I'm needing to ask I'll try and ask it at the show. I...
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    Rick, How's the moonshine in them there parts...

    Rick, How's the moonshine in them there parts these days? If your pants are in the steam above the water falls, I hope your in the Jacuzzi not the Koi pond! LOL
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    In my butterfly pond I am averaging 1 15-16" koi...

    In my butterfly pond I am averaging 1 15-16" koi per 350 gallons. There is plenty of room to exercise, I do keep the water in good shape, lots of natural bog filtration and mechanical filtration and...
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    We had to do some research about what our pygmy...

    We had to do some research about what our pygmy goats could and could have to make sure that all the plant life was safe for them. Wysteria was on the safe list. If goats can eat them I'm fairly...
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    Sorry for the loss, I understand fully. I lost a...

    Sorry for the loss, I understand fully. I lost a whole pond to not shutting a valve earlier this year. Of course not only was my favorite koi in that pond, so were my oldest, most expensive,...
  33. Thread: Bitten Koi

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    Honestly, doesn't look to me as much a bite as a...

    Honestly, doesn't look to me as much a bite as a possible severe infection. Notice the bones are all still intact but the flesh has been eaten away. I most certainly would get a full reading of...
  34. Thread: Junebug

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    If you ever thin out a shoot on Junebug I would...

    If you ever thin out a shoot on Junebug I would love to get a start. That's really pretty!!!
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    I used to hate Herons, All of them. Since we...

    I used to hate Herons, All of them. Since we moved to our home and the pond out front I have really enjoyed watching a pair of green herons live and raise their little ones. During the time they...
  36. Still haven't heard back from John on entering. ...

    Still haven't heard back from John on entering. As soon as I can make sure the fish can make it to the show I'll book our hotel. Looking forward to showing this year.
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    Kat, I think I got this from you two years ago...

    Kat, I think I got this from you two years ago as Red Flare. I didn't get a bloom at all last year and this year I had two or three young plants. I think this is it but I am not sure. I don't...
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    Nice Shiro, I think you paid to much. I bid on it...

    Nice Shiro, I think you paid to much. I bid on it for a while but when the bidding wars started I backed off. I like the heavy sumi but IMO there just isn't enough shiro showing. For that kind of...
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    Max, what is your KH? Seeing that much...

    Max, what is your KH? Seeing that much difference in your tests that quickly sure makes me think the KH could have dropped and your getting PH swings. This would also explain some of the fry dying...
  40. Tim, Sounds like you have a lot of the initial...

    Tim, Sounds like you have a lot of the initial cost issues pretty much under control. Lot of assistance/information that wasn't posted in the first original post. Some things of concern just from...
  41. I did too, thing is, I looked through all that...

    I did too, thing is, I looked through all that and I can almost bet whoever JT is that he's never even raised Koi. Seriously, I think by now I have pretty much heard of every Koi breeder within a...
  42. I bought my small 13 acre farm two years ago with...

    I bought my small 13 acre farm two years ago with somewhat of the same intentions. I'm not out to make profit, I'm not using it as a tax right off. It was a part of the hobby I wanted to experience....
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    Love it when you read a post like this and...

    Love it when you read a post like this and someone answers the question before you get a chance. I agree with Mike. Has all the looks of carp pox but water temps do raise some concerns. By the time...
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    If your ever this away visiting be sure and look...

    If your ever this away visiting be sure and look me up! I know if you know that area you know where University/Wardline road is. I'm on Wardline and easy to find!
  45. Yikes! I am not the kind of person that throws...

    Yikes! I am not the kind of person that throws out criticism lightly. Most often I see something not quite right and I usually let others point out the problems. Please stop! Going 4' deep...
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    At present 10, If I add two S/G filters the count...

    At present 10, If I add two S/G filters the count is for sure going to go up!
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    Ahhhh! Thank you! I have no clue why I...

    Ahhhh! Thank you! I have no clue why I haven't thought about using the skimmer circuit to go to the S/G filters. I wanted to place them after the sieve but since I'm pumping up to the Zakki...
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    Wow that's a lot of gunk for a Zakki sieve, I...

    Wow that's a lot of gunk for a Zakki sieve, I haven't seen that much gunk if I didn't clean mine for three or four days since shortly after I started the pond up. Can you post pictures of your...
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    All ponds do not need UV. Case in point. My two...

    All ponds do not need UV. Case in point. My two koi ponds, one has never needed one, been running three years, water stays clear and balanced and it's stocked with over 30 koi in 8,900 gallons....
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    I agree with most posting. Young Koi can take...

    I agree with most posting. Young Koi can take time to adjust. But I also wanted to bring up that since the cleaning and only two weeks with new water you will want to keep an eye on your water...
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