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    what kind of bio are you running..mats, moving...

    what kind of bio are you running..mats, moving bed, spring flow?

    how often do you do water changes, and his much do you change?

    how often do you clean your filters?

    how much do you feed and...
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    need to know the size of the pond and flow rate...

    need to know the size of the pond and flow rate on the line you wish to add the uv to.. i would look at the matala uv they are a bit pricy but in the end you get what you pay for..
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    i use one la45 for my 2 bd and my pond is 8' deep

    i use one la45 for my 2 bd and my pond is 8' deep
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    from what i have read this means that your bio...

    from what i have read this means that your bio load is very low... the darker the media the heavier the bio load..
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    look at matala uv they work well and the bulbs...

    look at matala uv they work well and the bulbs are reasonable..
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    i have seen this kind of setup in the U.S. at...

    i have seen this kind of setup in the U.S. at quality koi.. this was about 6 years ago.. they had what looked like regular florescent light fixtures hanging about 3" to 4" above the water going back...
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    it looks like it is wired for 220 thats what i...

    it looks like it is wired for 220 thats what i asked for the rest of the data tag... sometimes they put the wiring on the cover
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    can you post a picture of the lower end of the...

    can you post a picture of the lower end of the data tag it should have the wiring code
  9. Thread: pond foam

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    it does sound like you are having issues with...

    it does sound like you are having issues with dissolved organics..

    1) how often do you feeds and at what rate do you feed. (example 1 cup 3 times a day)

    2) how often do you clean you filters.
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    i would use a mixture of surface-bonding cement...

    i would use a mixture of surface-bonding cement and mortar.. the mixture i use with great success is 1/2 bag surface-bonding cement (50 pound bag) to 1 bag of mortar (60 pound bag)

    i have found...
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    thank you for the kind words i know they are just...

    thank you for the kind words i know they are just pond mutts but i love them non the less...

    i guess its because they are just waking up lol... but also they are feed 6 to 8 times a day.
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    5:30 am feeding

    it's only 30 seconds but I thought it was cool for this time of day




    https://youtu.be/umu20eTuEfM
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    my bad miss read.. but you dont need that one

    my bad miss read.. but you dont need that one
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    i remember this build... glad it is still working...

    i remember this build... glad it is still working for you.... this should inspire everyone to try and do what they think is the imposable.. because in the end the reward is greater then you know..
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    its in the description PondCareŽ Master Liquid...

    its in the description

    PondCareŽ Master Liquid Test Kit All NEW Waterproof Packaging PondCareŽ Master Test Kit is a complete kit for testing tap water & pond water. Tests water 4 different ways to...
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    this is the kit i use has everything you need on...

    this is the kit i use has everything you need on one shot.. this is the minimal needed

    http://usakoi.com/pond-care-master-test-kit.html


    this is optional but i recommend getting it
    ...
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    I have been running an rdf for about a year and...

    I have been running an rdf for about a year and have not encountered this issue yet... I would not use a pressure washer to clean the screen but that's me..I think the pressure would be to great and...
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    yes you can use a 35 gallon drum to make a sand...

    yes you can use a 35 gallon drum to make a sand gravel filter..
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    I may have the one I used when I filled my...

    I may have the one I used when I filled my pond..I will check when I get home if I do I will pm you..the over I used is a regular water meter you would use if you had city water
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    just keep in mind that the average cost is 15 to...

    just keep in mind that the average cost is 15 to 20 bucks per square foot.. this is sprayed at 80 mills think.. some will charge more some less.. you may be able to save some money by doing the prep...
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    there is a ton bad with this build its a shame.....

    there is a ton bad with this build its a shame.. but do keep in mind the laser mark on the skimmer can not be true water level. if you tried to run the skimmer at this level it would not work...
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    flood it with water he will come out

    flood it with water he will come out
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    i would say the only stupid question is the one...

    i would say the only stupid question is the one that is not asked...
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    agree 100% i would check the impeller in the pump...

    agree 100% i would check the impeller in the pump first... these impellers are very easily clogged as the vanes are small
  25. that really sucks!!!!! sorry that this...

    that really sucks!!!!!

    sorry that this happened i would not wish this on anyone...


    this is why i had an issue with using water that does not come from the pond to clean the rdf... no matter...
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    an admin or mod should have done this bu they are...

    an admin or mod should have done this bu they are not on i guess....

    guys please stay on topic the original question was

    Nexus 310? The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    no one asked for a debate...
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    another con the airline inside the water will...

    another con

    the airline inside the water will become brittle over time and can break.. it is an easy fix but does take about 2 hours to do the repair..
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    I think it would be better too create a turtle...

    I think it would be better too create a turtle habitat rather then use a Koi pond...

    I would think I may have issues with the liner
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    color comes later..from what I have read...

    color comes later..from what I have read depending on genes it could be 6 months but usually starts coming around 2 months...there are many factors for Koi growth....water quality stocking feeding...
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    over all they are a good filter for the money.....

    over all they are a good filter for the money.. they give you a settlement chamber followed by a mechanical static k1 fine filter then to a moving bio filter..

    pros
    1) all in one filter minus the...
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    it depends on the amount feed at each feeding..I...

    it depends on the amount feed at each feeding..I feed about 2 full cups now and when the water temp come up a bit I will goto 3..in one month I think I do about 12 to 15lbs. that's just a guess
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    i usually buy growth, color, and staple from the...

    i usually buy growth, color, and staple from the following.. Hai Feng, Hikari, and Saki-Hikari i then make you my own blends and change the feed every 2 weeks.. i usually feed color feed for 2 weeks...
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    if you are talking about a floating net setup you...

    if you are talking about a floating net setup you can but the net @ https://www.memphisnet.net/ then just make a 2 square frames that will just fit inside the net.. drill holes in one frame. this...
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    never heard of Black Tumeric... but Tumeric...

    never heard of Black Tumeric...

    but Tumeric the whole plant is edible
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    maybe the females are not ready yet.. or if...

    maybe the females are not ready yet..

    or

    if the male koi are not 2 or older they will most likely spawn with the females..
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    0.1 cc per 6 inches of fish, daily for three...

    0.1 cc per 6 inches of fish, daily for three injections. then every other day for 2 more injections. For a maximum total of 5 injections

    so for a 22" koi it would be 1.0 cc per injection
  37. did you speed the video up any? they look like...

    did you speed the video up any? they look like they are on speed lol
  38. Thread: Dirty Water

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    how deep is the pond? when was last water...

    how deep is the pond?
    when was last water change?
    what percentage do I change?
    when was the last time you cleaned the bog filter?
    how often do you service the Skippy filters?

    a picture may...
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    if I were you I would unplug the pump then...

    if I were you I would unplug the pump then disassemble the motor and let or dry out..after a few days of dying then reassemble the motor ave give it a try...

    you could also disassemble the motor...
  40. i think you talking about a reserve price... but...

    i think you talking about a reserve price... but that would not change the price for .99 to current.. someone would have to place a bid for it to change or the person who listed it changed the price.
  41. False advertising? but also that was 6 days ago...

    False advertising? but also that was 6 days ago and they could have changed the starting price..
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    thank you for the pond reply :) agreed 100%...

    thank you for the pond reply :)

    agreed 100% the drop from that height would not be a efficient as the streams.. good point
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    my parents have a similar pond design and they...

    my parents have a similar pond design and they use the waterfall for the total pond flow.. there pond is 21' x 14' x 3.5' deep.. now they do have 2 waterfalls with small streams 1 skimmer and one 3"...
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    USA KOI is in the WWKC Professional Marketplace...

    USA KOI is in the WWKC Professional Marketplace just so you know

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?361-USA-Koi-%28mark-usakoi-com%29
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    i assume you do not want to replace the liner.. ...

    i assume you do not want to replace the liner..

    i think i would build a frame around the skimmer so it blends into the pond, then i would make a bridge that would connect to the front of the...
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    aerated koi toilet is a great BD ...

    aerated koi toilet is a great BD

    http://usakoi.com/pond-accessories/bottom-drains/dreampond-koitoilet/4-inch-aerated-bottom-drain.html
  47. Thread: SoCal Feeders

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    i am in NJ and my water temp has been in the low...

    i am in NJ and my water temp has been in the low 70 for the past 2 weeks and we are hand feeding one cup 2 times a day.. once the weather stabilizes say around 75 we will we continue to feed 2 cups...
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    1) water change.. you are against 2) add an...

    1) water change.. you are against

    2) add an rdf.. downside cost quite a bit on money

    3) you could use a flocculants and coagulant..


    this is a good read
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    they can be set directly outside and have no...

    they can be set directly outside and have no worries about the uv they preform fine.. i have a friend that has a medo la80 that has been outside for the past 10 years and never comes inside... ain...
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    sieve siv/ noun noun: sieve; plural noun:...

    sieve
    siv/
    noun
    noun: sieve; plural noun: sieves

    1.a utensil consisting of a wire or plastic mesh held in a frame, used for straining solids from liquids, for separating coarser from finer...
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