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  1. Very nice start so far.

    Very nice start so far.
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    I reserved my two :uggg: No fish addiction here.

    I reserved my two :uggg: No fish addiction here.
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    That's a lot of fish to move. I think if you are...

    That's a lot of fish to move. I think if you are doing a straight drive, its not too bad. Just cut off your feeding two weeks prior and after that its all about packing. Make sure the koi are facing...
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    I have seen it done multiple ways. Most people go...

    I have seen it done multiple ways. Most people go direct to the ground. Fair warning as I ripped one out....its easy for pests to get under the wall on wood ponds. A mole or something dug under mine...
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    With the ones not being photographed, is it just...

    With the ones not being photographed, is it just put off until there is more time after the ponds are harvested or are do they track the progress of their personal stock less than that of what they...
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    I would watch the forecast, if high temps are...

    I would watch the forecast, if high temps are dropping, ease off. If they are stable or going up, then keep feeding. This time of the year I think you have to keep an eye on what is coming more than...
  7. Welcome!

    Welcome!
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    I was expecting much worse on the two day.

    I was expecting much worse on the two day.
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    What is your 2 day shipping to 32707?

    What is your 2 day shipping to 32707?
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    I haven't seen a panda in like 4 years. If it...

    I haven't seen a panda in like 4 years. If it weren't for the cost of shipping for a single fish I would take one.
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    I think you will be hard pressed to find a copy....

    I think you will be hard pressed to find a copy. The book was published back in 1965 and I am sure in some pretty limited numbers. Dwindle that down by those lost and destroyed over the last 49 years...
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    The sponges will be a pain in the rear. Also on...

    The sponges will be a pain in the rear. Also on your TPR's, consider using these to keep the walls flat. The bump outs you have there are sharp angles that can hurt the koi and create dead spots in...
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    its the just initial stench. Once its jello its...

    its the just initial stench. Once its jello its fine. I just used a small bowl and then sliced and diced.

    I will say I have hit a mini success with two goldfish. My cage around the filter intake...
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    The soilent green showed up today. Pretty easy to...

    The soilent green showed up today. Pretty easy to make, but that stuff stinks before it turns to the jello form. The pleco and goldfish loved the stuff. The comment about helping them digest was dead...
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    Yea, not replacing my Cermedia with foam. I don't...

    Yea, not replacing my Cermedia with foam. I don't think the water does enough damage to the bacterial colony due to the amount of surface area.
  16. Thread: Intex Pools

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    I agree 100%. Get what you have room for. I was...

    I agree 100%. Get what you have room for. I was in Walmart the other week and they had three of these big guys in their clearance section for about $299.
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    I hope to expand on this thread as time goes by...

    I hope to expand on this thread as time goes by to see what happens. I did not take initial measurements, but they were all ordered in a small category which they classified any where between 1.5 and...
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    The MC-50 worked for my limited space, but if I...

    The MC-50 worked for my limited space, but if I had the room for a nice bead filter would go that route.
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    Side not on the MC-50, I do not have that type of...

    Side not on the MC-50, I do not have that type of head loss on mine. A link below is their published head height. At my flow rate it notes I should experience roughly 6-7ft of head, however prior...
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    Congrats on the fruits of your labor. Today was a...

    Congrats on the fruits of your labor. Today was a big day and you all did great. You will have to get Russ and Marilyn on to tell of it from their perspective and to spill on if you were a slave...
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    Your mind is in the gutter. A lot of great talk...

    Your mind is in the gutter. A lot of great talk on conformation, color, etc during that part.
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    I did not stay to watch it all, but what I saw...

    I did not stay to watch it all, but what I saw was great. The sexing part was great, Marilyn was sharing a lot of great info.
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    It's possible. I nearly do the bottom to ensure...

    It's possible. I nearly do the bottom to ensure it all fits into the basket. I think experience could vary as you never know how they handled it, if it was mad in a batch with a bad mix, who knows....
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    Nope, that's it.

    Nope, that's it.
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    I go from bottom drain to the Zakki sieve. The...

    I go from bottom drain to the Zakki sieve. The sieve I have upgraded to a 100 micron screen and added some foam blocks around the exit pipe inside. From there it runs to the MC50, evo 110' then to...
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    I believe this is the third time I have done this...

    I believe this is the third time I have done this type of clean out and i have always used the hose. I admit the first time was of ignorance not thinking about the bacteria. When testing the water...
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    The Bottom line.... Despite all of the muck...

    The Bottom line....

    Despite all of the muck and build up, my ammonia tests always read 0. I over feed and I over stock, but still zero despite the media not working at its full potential. Do I...
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    It sure was a mess cleaning it all out. The great...

    It sure was a mess cleaning it all out. The great part is that it was just on the surface. One by one the pieces came out and were given a gentle spray down. The waste came off with ease. You will...
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    The first complaint that I hear on the threads is...

    The first complaint that I hear on the threads is that the media clogs. Over time it might, but it didn't in my system. Was it caked on it, yes, but water was still flowing pretty well. There are...
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    A user's review of Cermedia

    I will start this thread with a request that things attempt to stay civil on this thread. I noted in a prior closed thread that the next time I worked on my Zakki shower/cermedia that I would take a...
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    Its a great live show.

    Its a great live show.
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    I think I have a plan set and we will see how it...

    I think I have a plan set and we will see how it turns out. Water changes will be attempted bi-weekly at 50% each change. Food will be a Hikari mix (Wheat Germ, Staple, Gold, Fancy)as a general feed...
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    Why do you choose your separate versions? Have...

    Why do you choose your separate versions? Have either of you used the other's recommendation? Are real plants better than a gel?
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    A lot of snails are pretty immune to temp, salt,...

    A lot of snails are pretty immune to temp, salt, and other variables. Tank wise a lot of people try chemicals and complete clean outs. I have also heard of putting blanched vegetables in a soda...
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    You are now up on the KP Facebook page for the...

    You are now up on the KP Facebook page for the world to see and hopefully join in. Good luck on the pull tomorrow.
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    I would do more on the water change like you, but...

    I would do more on the water change like you, but I let it drain down to just above the intake on the canister filter. Any lower and I lose the siphon on it. Food wise, that is some routine. I can...
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    I am right next to a window and my patio hose...

    I am right next to a window and my patio hose bib, so I stick the hose in and unhook it from the bib and it starts siphoning immediately. I keep a bare bottom tank and use the hose to clean it at the...
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    Nope. I could buy a tank of large goldfish...

    Nope. I could buy a tank of large goldfish cheaper than I can get water and drainage to the tank. We have no basements down here, so the drain line alone would include pulling flooring and jack...
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    I look forward to seeing the pics and what you...

    I look forward to seeing the pics and what you bring home for sale. It's a special fall treat for everyone on here to see.
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    My wife doesn't care for fish at all so pushing...

    My wife doesn't care for fish at all so pushing for more is out of the question on that end right now. We are also looking for a larger house as it is so I do not want to buy/build a larger set up...
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    Getting Goldfish Growth

    I have all of these new goldfish and I am looking to get them to grow large. I have seen the size of some of these fish at the Orlando Show and I admit there is some jealousy. Genetics is a big thing...
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    Your neighbor needs to invest in some Clorox Pro...

    Your neighbor needs to invest in some Clorox Pro Outdoor Bleach for that siding. That view is messing with the Zen of your pond, lol.
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    An honorable mention for the goldfish. ...

    An honorable mention for the goldfish.

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    I was worried about a mark on this Tanch and...

    I was worried about a mark on this Tanch and pulled it to check him out. I snuck in a quick video. He/she is now up to about 21 inches and is in the 2-3 year old range.

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  45. I think you need a Ki Asagi pond.

    I think you need a Ki Asagi pond.
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    I am jealous of the Ki Asagi. It would look good...

    I am jealous of the Ki Asagi. It would look good in my pond, lol.
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    He's so excited he can hardly contain himself.

    He's so excited he can hardly contain himself.
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    :like:

    :like:
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    I have a male that bleeds from the gills as well.

    I have a male that bleeds from the gills as well.
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    MB is a moving bed, SC is a settlement Chamber. ...

    MB is a moving bed, SC is a settlement Chamber.

    If ease of care is your biggest thing, then there are a lot of options for you just depending on your budget. You can eliminate a filter pit all...
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