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  1. Thread: Horrified.

    by DarleneD
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    I'd do all the things everyone else suggested and...

    I'd do all the things everyone else suggested and also call the police, even though the incident is past. you need to get this on record and get an Incident Report, so the next time it happens (and...
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    My goldfish do the same exact thing!

    My goldfish do the same exact thing!
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    If you have any goldfish in your pond, the...

    If you have any goldfish in your pond, the Supraverm will kill them.
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    there is a known fungus that is killing most...

    there is a known fungus that is killing most impatiens plants. i think they get the fungus while they are still at the grower's. there is not yet anything that will kill the fungus.
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    I had the same problem with regular impatiens...

    I had the same problem with regular impatiens last year. So I threw them away and instead planted sunpatiens. I planted them in my waterfall ... they didn't do well and ended up dying.
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    I think it's great that you're all doing this! I...

    I think it's great that you're all doing this! I would love to, but the lupus has affected my memory badly, and I know I wouldn't pass. So, I'm living vicariously through all of you. Good luck, and...
  7. Thread: sick koi ?

    by DarleneD
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    Chloram-X will not do anything to bind the...

    Chloram-X will not do anything to bind the nitrites. For that you would need Prime, also available at Pet Stores. You can also use salt but someone else will have to tell you how much. In any event,...
  8. Good!

    Good!
  9. Just how do you go do battle with alligators? Me,...

    Just how do you go do battle with alligators? Me, I'd just call the trapper!
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    I'd go to your local pet store and buy a bottle...

    I'd go to your local pet store and buy a bottle of dechlorinator to tide you over... like Chloram-X, Prime .... there are many kinds. Then, order the sodium thiosulfate crystals online. You MUST get...
  11. Thread: Bitten Koi

    by DarleneD
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    That must be causing excruciating pain.

    That must be causing excruciating pain.
  12. Jeez I wonder how many fish they've eaten.

    Jeez I wonder how many fish they've eaten.
  13. If you get rid of all the rocks, you won't have...

    If you get rid of all the rocks, you won't have to do a yearly deep clean. You can either put in a retro bottom drain, or vacuum the pond regularly. Either will keep the pond bottom clean. I can't...
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    Very nice pond and fish!

    Very nice pond and fish!
  15. Thread: What to plant

    by DarleneD
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    What to plant

    I have a very large birdbath that currently is planted with miniature bromeliads. I want to put something different in there. I have a statue that's about 12" high that I don't want to cover up, so...
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    There is a red shouldered hawk on the property...

    There is a red shouldered hawk on the property where I live who has been here for many years. He has never bothered my pond or fish. I do see him flying over with baby squirrels, bunnies, birds, etc....
  17. That's a very small pond. How many fish are in it...

    That's a very small pond. How many fish are in it and what kind? A 500 gallon pond is only suitable for at most, 10 goldfish. You would be wise to get rid of all the rocks/gravel on the bottom of the...
  18. Thread: Wasps

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    We are overrun with wasp nests where I live....

    We are overrun with wasp nests where I live. Constantly spraying them. They like to build nests in my bird feeders.
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    Good grief!

    Good grief!
  20. That's a beautiful color!

    That's a beautiful color!
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    That Tropic one is sure beautiful!

    That Tropic one is sure beautiful!
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    Gorgeous!

    Gorgeous!
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    Aw I didn't know that about Cleo. So glad you...

    Aw I didn't know that about Cleo. So glad you rescued her, she has quite the life now!
  24. So when will you have fishies?

    So when will you have fishies?
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    Aw that's too bad :(

    Aw that's too bad :(
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    Wow! Learn something new every day! I didn't know...

    Wow! Learn something new every day! I didn't know about the regurgitation thing ... sly devils.
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    Wow I love those red pads!

    Wow I love those red pads!
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    Very cool! Bet you really enjoy it!

    Very cool! Bet you really enjoy it!
  29. I think an intex pool might be way to shallow to...

    I think an intex pool might be way to shallow to use in winter, unless it's in a heated garage.
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    So pretty to look at!

    So pretty to look at!
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    How beautiful!

    How beautiful!
  32. About the flukes ... Rid-Ich and the other two...

    About the flukes ... Rid-Ich and the other two items you mentioned won't do a thing for flukes. You need either Prazi or FlukeM for that. What a lot of people do is treat their pond with Proform C,...
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    Those look like ulcers that are starting to heal....

    Those look like ulcers that are starting to heal. That's the white part you see. Do a large water change, be sure to use dechlor, and keep the water pristine.
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    Don't worry about the pH reading, it's fine.

    Don't worry about the pH reading, it's fine.
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    So pretty!

    So pretty!
  36. Looks good! Very pretty.

    Looks good! Very pretty.
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    very nice collection!

    very nice collection!
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    The scales and tail should recover with no...

    The scales and tail should recover with no problem. He's a cute ryukin!
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    I'm sorry for your troubles and have no advice to...

    I'm sorry for your troubles and have no advice to add, but just wanted to tell you that I like your pond, fish, and dog. :)
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    Can't speak to koi as I have goldfish, but...

    Can't speak to koi as I have goldfish, but whenever the see or hear me, they swim like mad to the "feeding spot" and beg for food!
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    There are a lot of rivers and streams down here...

    There are a lot of rivers and streams down here that are completely covered and blocked by WH. It's awful.
  43. Thread: tinted water?

    by DarleneD
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    Do you have leaves in the bottom of your pond?...

    Do you have leaves in the bottom of your pond? The tannins in the leaves will change the water color.
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    Amen!

    Amen!
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    Wonderful! Great choice!

    Wonderful! Great choice!
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    No, Iowafisher. You are wrong. I'll let the...

    No, Iowafisher. You are wrong. I'll let the experts here tell you why. But please don't give bad advice to someone who is already having problems.
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    Well water can be very low in oxygen. Needs an...

    Well water can be very low in oxygen. Needs an air pump with diffuser for one thing. I'll leave the rest of it to experts.
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    Frank's (Matherfish) suggestions are good for...

    Frank's (Matherfish) suggestions are good for south Florida. Also, you might try going to a nursery (NOT a big box place) and see what they have growing in full sun. Bromeliads would also look nice,...
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    You might also want to float some pieces of...

    You might also want to float some pieces of styrofoam in the pond for them.
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    What a beauty! Sorry you had to let it go.

    What a beauty! Sorry you had to let it go.
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