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  1. Thread: Anoxic Filtration.

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    I feel like you are just trolling and ruining the...

    I feel like you are just trolling and ruining the progress of this thread at this point. Actually long long ago. You've stated your beliefs but have not offered any new evidence. It's like you just...
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    I'm starting a Koiphen militia to go after that...

    I'm starting a Koiphen militia to go after that scum, he won't be doing business much longer. Who's with me :club:
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    I could see that being useful where it's visible....

    I could see that being useful where it's visible. Being green and really flexible is a bonus.

    I'm always looking for alternatives too. I found these ceramic charcoal briquettes. Way cheaper than...
  4. Thread: water hyacinth

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    I've been having the same problem. After doing a...

    I've been having the same problem. After doing a lot of research from people who grow hyacinth I found that most said it's a lack of potassium. They said use something called potash.

    However I...
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    I have a dewalt. I really like it. ...

    I have a dewalt. I really like it.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00307B4P0/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    I remember catching those in the net in the creek...

    I remember catching those in the net in the creek in California when I was a kid. Yeah they are nasty.
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    I found this on amazon:...

    I found this on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045VJVDM/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I lined a 4' stock tank bio filter with it. Just wrapped it all the way around the...
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    Doesn't seem to be enough of a root system yet....

    Doesn't seem to be enough of a root system yet. When you think about if you've ever filtered with hyacinth, you need a ton of those to filter the water. And they have huge long productive roots. The...
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    I want it for my pond. Send it to me :)

    I want it for my pond. Send it to me :)
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    Woe those last ones are amazing

    Woe those last ones are amazing
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    Don't do the offset. It's way to busy and is...

    Don't do the offset. It's way to busy and is freaking out my eyes just looking at it. Draws way to much attention. Keep it clean and neat.
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    I have an alligator lizard around my pond of that...

    I have an alligator lizard around my pond of that counts. Just saw him running across the new wood chips moments ago in fact. They had babies last year too.
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    Seems if you use UV to clear the water then you'd...

    Seems if you use UV to clear the water then you'd have even worse water conditions right? You've taken out the beneficial algae but now you are left with the waste that it was feeding on.
  14. Thread: Container bog help

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    Ok thanks. I did some more reading and apparently...

    Ok thanks. I did some more reading and apparently they are so well adapted to wetland conditions that they begin life and new growth in totally anaerobic conditions and later switch to oxygen when...
  15. Thread: Container bog help

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    Container bog help (cattails)

    I wanted to make a container bog in a big stock tank not far from my pond. It won't be attached in anyway to the pond. I just want to have a bunch of cat tails. To kind of extend the pond area feel....
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    There is one single frog in the neighborhood that...

    There is one single frog in the neighborhood that croaks. I can't figure out how he survives. I don't see any water around except my pond. All through summer with like 90 degree weather and dry as a...
  17. Thread: Bog Filter

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    I like the idea of natural filtration with plants...

    I like the idea of natural filtration with plants the best. But I learned to remove all the plants from the actual pond. To messy and takes up to much space. So what I did was get a stock tank, set...
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    No frogs come to my pond. I wish they did. Frogs...

    No frogs come to my pond. I wish they did. Frogs are awesome. It really doesn't have any cover for them or access in and out though. Need to make it more frog friendly. Of course I kind of want to...
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    The turtles will eat the fish food and should...

    The turtles will eat the fish food and should leave the fish alone. However with koi and large fish if they eat up all the food real fast there will be none left for the turtle and he will go after...
  20. That's why I opted for a stock tank. Easy to put...

    That's why I opted for a stock tank. Easy to put in but also because the sides go straight down. It's only 2 feet deep also. The raccoons would come and try as they may it was just to deep and steep...
  21. They need lots of full sun. And they also can't...

    They need lots of full sun. And they also can't be anywhere where fish will eat them. Even the tiniest of goldfish will eventually eat all the roots out. They grow crazy fast on top of running water.
  22. I actually had the raccoons do that just last...

    I actually had the raccoons do that just last night even to my hyacinth. They like to bite parts of it off. Leave half of this or that. Drag them all over the yard.
  23. Raccoons. They tear up all my pond plants. Rip...

    Raccoons. They tear up all my pond plants. Rip apart my lilies. I hate the things.
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    Sure if it was actually changing at what they...

    Sure if it was actually changing at what they say. A lot of the data is very debatable. Even simple temperature readings in cities can be very far off. Where 100 years ago they measured the...
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    The earth has changed for millions of years....

    The earth has changed for millions of years. That's how it works. It will never ever keep staying the same and should not be expected to, that's the beauty of nature and this planet.

    We should...
  26. I haven't seen any dragon flies yet. My pond is...

    I haven't seen any dragon flies yet. My pond is pretty new though.

    Well I was cleaning out my pond when the neighbor lady came by. I said I had to many fish, needs to be cleaned more than I like....
  27. Yeah I don't understand what's going on either. I...

    Yeah I don't understand what's going on either. I read about the whole huge ordeal and failure. Then they said they would fix it. Then you wanted to make it bigger (and pay them even more money??)....
  28. Thread: The Gorgon hovers

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    I just thought of something, these would be...

    I just thought of something, these would be perfect to keep the raccoons from tearing up my lilies and other plants. Justice will be had :clap2:
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    :sos: I guess I should be impressed you keep...

    :sos:

    I guess I should be impressed you keep them all healthy though. But that's a crazy amount of fish for that size.
  30. Thread: The Gorgon!

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    Woe those things are amazing. I had no idea they...

    Woe those things are amazing. I had no idea they existed. I want some now!
  31. Thread: Green water

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    I think it would be neat to have an island in the...

    I think it would be neat to have an island in the middle. With a giant tree to help shade some of the sun. Abridge going to the island would help with shade also. Then have a bunch of water lilies to...
  32. Thread: Snapping Turtles

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    The problem is they get so insanely massive...

    The problem is they get so insanely massive eventually. If you do decide to get rid of them later it's going to be a heck of a lot harder when they are the same size as you :)

    Plus I wouldn't want...
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    It's an 8' Stock tank. A little under 800...

    It's an 8' Stock tank. A little under 800 gallons. It's my first pond. I already want to make a bigger one now though. And have lots more plants!
  34. Thread: Disappearing Koi

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    I really like your pond.

    I really like your pond.
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    Here is my entire little pond area. Still working...

    Here is my entire little pond area. Still working on some things. Got some more benches now too.

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    Hi. I was going to update when I knew for sure....

    Hi. I was going to update when I knew for sure. Not dead though so that's good!

    Here are some pictures from a few days after I had done it. It's been 100 degree's out. The edges dried up on a few...
  37. Thread: One Day Later

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    Wow those are huge. You have some really nice...

    Wow those are huge. You have some really nice land there. As nice as it looks I don't envy the work that lawn must take.
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    I've wanted to do this too some day. I would...

    I've wanted to do this too some day. I would double up on the panels and have a battery bank. That way the excess is stored to run at night too. You'd basically need four 200 watt panels I guess.
    ...
  39. Thread: Too hot to work

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    I'm in The Dalles. So a little bit farther down....

    I'm in The Dalles. So a little bit farther down. I looked at your profile before and saw the website for your Koi club. Looks neat.
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    They will grow like mad once they start. I think...

    They will grow like mad once they start. I think they double in numbers every couple weeks or so.

    Fish will chomp them to death in no time flat. I keep mine growing in a big pot in the center of...
  41. Thread: Too hot to work

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    Apparently me and jjspond live in the same...

    Apparently me and jjspond live in the same general area of the Columbia Gorge. Yup it's way to hot. I basically have to take the summer off. I get sick from the heat. Nice and perfect in the morning...
  42. I know but the live born mosquito fish and the...

    I know but the live born mosquito fish and the baby goldfish are about the same size so it's hard to tell them apart. But there are definitely baby goldfish because there are hundreds all the same...
  43. Any word from him? I still got em and would...

    Any word from him?

    I still got em and would like to find a new home for em. They laid hundreds of eggs. Now I have tons of babies. I can't tell which are baby mosquito fish or baby goldfish...
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    The problem with craigslist is people will just...

    The problem with craigslist is people will just outright lie about it. Say they have a pond when it's going in a small tank. Or worse to feed their huge bass or predator fish.

    The fish could end...
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    I'll buy some for the shipping cost. I could...

    I'll buy some for the shipping cost. I could probably only use 3 though. (if they are hardies). I just started my first pond about 6 months back. I bought 2 water lilies. I definitely need more. I...
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    I don't know anything about it. It has a yellow...

    I don't know anything about it. It has a yellow flower though. And the pads are pretty big (6-8"?). And it's variegated. Here is a photo of it in my pond I took last week.

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    That's great to hear. At least encouraging that...

    That's great to hear. At least encouraging that it's not automatically toasted. Any hope is good hope. Thanks :)
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    Hardy. It's already in the pond again so I won't...

    Hardy. It's already in the pond again so I won't be able to get pics of the cut. Each new potted side now has about 6 lily pads at the top of the water. So the whole plant had about 12 before I cut...
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    I divided my water lily tuber....lenghtwise...

    Hi. My water lily's needed a bigger pot. They were in really small ones. And I wanted to fill in a space in my pond with another one.

    So I decided to divide one. The guy at the pond store never...
  50. I know it's normal for them to get that big. But...

    I know it's normal for them to get that big. But it's still a huge fish in general for a smaller pond than I care to have once I got them in there. A few big ones might be fine with a lot of smaller...
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