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    So I've had several versions of this over the...

    So I've had several versions of this over the years. My most successful is also the easiest. Our pond is above ground by about 16", so we drilled holes close to the ground and inserted eyebolts...
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    In Texas the concerns are for the wide...

    In Texas the concerns are for the wide temperature swings. It will be 80 one day, 27 the next. I think that's almost harder on the koi than a consistent low temp because of the bacteria that can...
  3. Sticky: Cindy, Keep in mind the Dallas Koi Show in...

    Cindy, Keep in mind the Dallas Koi Show in October. I'd be happy to have it delivered...
  4. Sticky: Beautiful Flyer!

    Beautiful Flyer!
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    They have a great set up there, real professional...

    They have a great set up there, real professional and yet down to earth people!
  6. So, I was just wondering, is there a KP...

    So, I was just wondering, is there a KP hospitality room? Or a way we could identify a fellow KP'er? Would love to meet some in person...
  7. I've got to get me one of these!

    I've got to get me one of these!
  8. I am so excited to be attending my very first...

    I am so excited to be attending my very first Florida show! I am going to see what I can learn about how a quality goldfish show is done! Our club had our first goldfish show in association with...
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    I will be there for the first show outside of...

    I will be there for the first show outside of Texas for me. Really looking forward to it!
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    I agree, this first koi was like this for a long...

    I agree, this first koi was like this for a long time. Very sad...
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    I've wondered about this idea of fasting females...

    I've wondered about this idea of fasting females so they can absorb their eggs. What about males? What is the reason for fasting them?
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
  13. Thread: Fish Scales

    by Lunatoons
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    How will you finish the edges? It looks amazing!

    How will you finish the edges? It looks amazing!
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    Is there a way to make them a little more...

    Is there a way to make them a little more attractive? Or hidden? I just think they detract from the look of a pond...just my opinion...I'm sure someone has found a way to pretty them up?
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    This is a definite plus to you living in Japan,...

    This is a definite plus to you living in Japan, Duc! Thanks!
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    Our show hires security folks that stay up all...

    Our show hires security folks that stay up all night and during our banquet to be sure that doesn't happen. We've had kids throw toys in, or grab a net and think he's gonna catch that $20,000 fish...
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    To the original poster, I think it's a good idea....

    To the original poster, I think it's a good idea. We have basically one person who does water quality at our show and one other, and does an outstanding job, but she's ready to pass the torch. As...
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    I kept two koi in a 100 gallon tank last winter...

    I kept two koi in a 100 gallon tank last winter with just a barrel with springflo in it. Never had any issues, but they were only about 12". Much easier to keep it warm in the garage, and you are...
  19. Texas Koi & Fancy GoldFish Society (TKFGS) Koi Show is close at hand!

    It's time for the premier event in Texas! October 24-25 in San Antonio is the Texas Koi and Fancy Goldfish Society Koi and Goldfish Show. Please go to www.texaskoi.com for more information or...
  20. I don't think they would be very insulating, but...

    I don't think they would be very insulating, but would let in the sunshine on sunny days.
  21. Actually I believe the auction is at 4pm, so...

    Actually I believe the auction is at 4pm, so don't be late! We will have many fine specimens to choose from. Also, wanted to let everyone know that this is the largest group of koi and goldfish...
  22. TurtleMommy! The Dallas Koi Show is coming up on...

    TurtleMommy! The Dallas Koi Show is coming up on September 19-21 and we are having our first ever goldfish show! We will also have koi & goldfish dealers....why don't you come out and get your feet...
  23. Thread: Sick koi?

    by Lunatoons
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    I used to have goldfish and koi together, and I...

    I used to have goldfish and koi together, and I did get a spawn of hybrids, so it's entirely possible that is what you have...good luck with your new pond! We really are a great bunch most of the...
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    Grace, I have several long fin koi, and some are...

    Grace,
    I have several long fin koi, and some are over 22" long with beautiful flowing fins, much like yours. A couple of them, however, have been very sensitive to their environment, and they seem...
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    one koi per 1000 Gallons?!? I've not seen that...

    one koi per 1000 Gallons?!? I've not seen that anywhere that I've read. The usual parameters I hear are 250-500 gallons per koi. Now, you could do this, but I certainly don't think that is the...
  26. Go to "www.purelyuv.com" for some good quality,...

    Go to "www.purelyuv.com" for some good quality, well priced bulbs...

    I think it would be better just to buy bulbs for now, until you know more about what you want to do in the future...
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    They did aerial spraying here in Dallas when we...

    They did aerial spraying here in Dallas when we had a particularly bad year for West Nile...they advised covering the ponds. I guess it's different than what is sprayed from the trucks...
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    Looks like the Hooka caterpillar from Alice in...

    Looks like the Hooka caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland...cool!
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    Wonderful choice...congratulations Rick!

    Wonderful choice...congratulations Rick!
  30. Absolutely! You can send it to Carol or myself...

    Absolutely! You can send it to Carol or myself...
  31. Have you heard from him? I can remind him for...

    Have you heard from him? I can remind him for you...was it a question on entering?
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    How many fish are 32" long? Those are big koi in...

    How many fish are 32" long? Those are big koi in just 1000 gallons, and this is after losing more than half of them? Your filtration must be amazing!
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    I have seen evaporation up to 1" a day, but I...

    I have seen evaporation up to 1" a day, but I think anything over that you should be checking the obvious spots for a leak. Waterfalls and streams are common areas for splash and loss (like if a...
  34. Thread: sick koi ?

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    She does not look happy...don't put her in...

    She does not look happy...don't put her in quarantine by herself. Be sure to bring a buddy for her...
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    Thank goodness for your neighbor!

    Thank goodness for your neighbor!
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    I have a cheap blender I keep in the garage for...

    I have a cheap blender I keep in the garage for this purpose. I blend clove oil in the appropriate amount with some pond water, then pour it into the container the koi will be in and swirl it around....
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    I would recommend that you join the Texas Koi &...

    I would recommend that you join the Texas Koi & Goldfish Society (www.texaskoi.com or is it org?) to talk to some really knowledgeable folks who can steer you to contractors that are reliable. ...
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    Based on the photo, I'm wondering if the koi got...

    Based on the photo, I'm wondering if the koi got jumpy because of the heron and this one jumped out after the heron was gone. Would explain why it has not been eaten.
    When I had a pond with a 1...
  39. Dallas Koi Show & Goldfish Show-Mark Your Calendars! Sept 19 -21

    The Dallas Koi Show will be held a little later in September this year to avoid some of the high temps we dealt with last year. The weekend is September 19-21, and will be held at Bass Pro Shop in...
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    Nice Newsletter! I'd like to start one with our...

    Nice Newsletter! I'd like to start one with our club, but am concerned about the time involved...good job, though!
  41. So I'm confused....is it a matter of either...

    So I'm confused....is it a matter of either Proform-C OR MinnFinn? In reading the directions, MinnFinn seems to do more than Proform-C, by eradicating Flukes as well.
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    Go to Costco or Sam's for big bags of baking...

    Go to Costco or Sam's for big bags of baking soda...a lot easier and cheaper than buying those little boxes!
  43. Thread: Pond Volume

    by Lunatoons
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    I did it according to Dr. Nick Saint Erne in his...

    I did it according to Dr. Nick Saint Erne in his book. I did measure the salt content before with my salt meter. The salt I used was very small granules, so I believe it was completely dissolved. ...
  44. Thread: Pond Volume

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    Pond Volume

    When we first built our pond, we used our water meter at the street to measure how many gallons went into the pond, and came up with 7000 gallons, and that's what I've been going by when treating the...
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    Catfish can you send me the plastic tomorrow? I'd...

    Catfish can you send me the plastic tomorrow? I'd be grateful.
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    Yes that's what I heard as well Koiman. Been...

    Yes that's what I heard as well Koiman. Been talking to welders all day and very few do this kind of welding, actually only one and he's 40 miles away. I'm tempted to give it a try.
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    I think this is the fish that lost its eye, not...

    I think this is the fish that lost its eye, not the koi with sandpaper skin/no slime coat. She says in her post that she was attaching the photo of Mr. Convict, so I think these are two different...
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    How does the air work? Does it cool the tip or...

    How does the air work? Does it cool the tip or the plastic?
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    I saw the plastic welder on Harbor Freight's...

    I saw the plastic welder on Harbor Freight's website and was tempted at $64 to buy it, but kind of scared to attempt it ourselves!
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    I had not heard of this being an issue before...

    I had not heard of this being an issue before now. I bought this 300 used from a friend, so no warranty. It's probably several years old (I've had it for at least 3 yr). Not ready to give it up...
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