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  1. Russ, I find it interesting to read your...

    Russ,

    I find it interesting to read your opinion on aerated bottom drains. While I have the ability to add air diffusers to my bottom drains, I have not done so since any problem with the air...
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    Too cold for PP treatment?

    I got several koi about 6 or 7 months ago and they are still living in my outdoor QT tank. Now I know you are wondering why I have not moved them yet, but I am almost paranoid about adding new fish...
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    We have had several threads about this, one I...

    We have had several threads about this, one I believe this summer. Do a search for lightning strikes and see if it comes up for you.
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    Jojoartie, I do not know this to be a fact,...

    Jojoartie,

    I do not know this to be a fact, but I have always heard that snow and even ice is an insulater from the colder air.
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    The bacterial bloom of a new tank and sometimes a...

    The bacterial bloom of a new tank and sometimes a new pond is more of a cloudy white. I have seen this many times and as others have said it usually clears overnight as the pond or tank water starts...
  6. I live in south east Virginia and our winters are...

    I live in south east Virginia and our winters are short and mild compared to most. I have kept koi for more than 22 years in ponds and tanks from 75 gallons (first pond-old bathtub sunken in ground)...
  7. I am north of you and my koi have done well...

    I am north of you and my koi have done well outdoors in the winter. Maybe it is colder for you if you live in the western part of NC. Have you thought of covering your pond in the winter? That can...
  8. How large is your outdoor pond? (Just wondering...

    How large is your outdoor pond? (Just wondering why you needed to move them inside).
  9. while treating for the obvious, don't overlook the unsuspected

    I recently got a bunch of fancy goldfish and put them in an outdoor QT tank. All was well for several weeks until I moved them to an indoor tank in the basement and then I got an ammonia spike. Even...
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    Ammonia test question

    I have a newly set up QT tank in the basement with ammonia. I used pond prime for several days and water change, but every time I test it it reads the same 1.0 ammonia. I have an API 2 bottle test...
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    Pink slime sometimes drains out of the gills of a...

    Pink slime sometimes drains out of the gills of a dead fish. I think it is just part of decomposition. It may or may not have any thing to do with why the fish died.
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    Could it possibly be a spot where the koi lost...

    Could it possibly be a spot where the koi lost one of those big scales?
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    Panda oranda question

    Do panda orandas and tricolor orandas come from the same spawn?
  14. Christmas in September, 51 new babies today

    I got my package from Buygoldfishonline.com today. They are absolutely beautiful, every one!

    Sorry, no pictures. It was raining off and on all day today. In fact every time I went outside in a...
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    Jim, They will be in QT until sometime next...

    Jim,

    They will be in QT until sometime next year, but a peroxide dip sounds good to me. I know there must be a thread on dosage, but can you post instructions here or referral to the post for it?
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    Understandable. A lot of people will ruin a...

    Understandable.
    A lot of people will ruin a vender's reputation for any number of reasons, even if their experience was their own fault. When I research an item for sale and 95% give 4 or 5 stars...
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    question for moderater

    I just posted to BuyGoldfishonline. Why did it say my post will not show up until it is approved by a moderator? I have been here for a long time.
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    I agree Duck weed helps with water clarity and is...

    I agree Duck weed helps with water clarity and is a great food supplement . It uses ammonia and therefore helps prevent nitrites and nitrates. Works especially well growing on top of a filter.

    I...
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    I have multiple ponds and quarantine tanks. I...

    I have multiple ponds and quarantine tanks.

    I no longer put any koi in a size 1,000 gallon pond or smaller. While it can be done, it requires constant monitoring and something as simple as...
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    I have had similar butterfly koi. The color could...

    I have had similar butterfly koi. The color could stay the same, loose or gain more yellow. Sometimes color will appear in the fins and the head could turn completely yellow, or loose the yellow and...
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    I went to dinner, leaving this thread up and...

    I went to dinner, leaving this thread up and posted before I saw Cindy's post. Seems we both had the same thought.
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    How often do you clean the pea gravel in your 100...

    How often do you clean the pea gravel in your 100 gallon Rubbermaid tank? Just wondering if it is full of muck and producing hydrogen sulfide gas.
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    Here is a picture I found.

    Here is a picture I found.
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    It may be unusual, but not that rare in butterfy...

    It may be unusual, but not that rare in butterfy koi. I have had some with barbels like that (long with the branching).
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    Quote Originally Posted by koi4u2c View Post I...

    Quote Originally Posted by koi4u2c View Post
    I have a 17,000 gallon pond and did most of the work myself. I did have a friend of my husband dig most of the hole with a backhoe. My pond cost less...
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    I use a net to guide them into a rubbermaid...

    I use a net to guide them into a rubbermaid container with water and a top. Less damage to the fish.
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    I have a 17,000 gallon pond and did most of the...

    I have a 17,000 gallon pond and did most of the work myself. I did have a friend of my husband dig most of the hole with a backhoe. My pond cost less than $5,000 dollars.
  28. Thread: Water Celery

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    My koi love to eat it. They will keep it trimmed...

    My koi love to eat it. They will keep it trimmed if in their pond or hanging over the edge if growing in the ground near the pond. Some times I break off leaves and throw it in the pond for them.
    ...
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    I have 2 sizes of duckweed, both are larger than...

    I have 2 sizes of duckweed, both are larger than that, The grow in different tanks or water gardens.
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    My koi have killed frogs in the past and stripped...

    My koi have killed frogs in the past and stripped the flesh off their legs. It is pay back. The frogs terrorized and ate my koi when they were small and now they don't want them in their pond.
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    About 8 years ago during a severe lightning...

    About 8 years ago during a severe lightning storm, lightning struck a tree near my large pond. It apparently came down the tree into the ground and blew out a 4 foot trench in the ground towards my...
  32. Thread: Khv rescue

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    What is CEV ?

    What is CEV ?
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    If the preformed pond has cracks in it and it...

    If the preformed pond has cracks in it and it can't be repaired, you could still use it for a bog garden near your pond.
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    " So....one of the grandkids is going to have a...

    " So....one of the grandkids is going to have a conversation with gramps now!"

    Good luck with that! I noticed grandkids is plural. I had two kids. Trust me, NOBODY did it.:yes:
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    Through the years I have had multiple pond or...

    Through the years I have had multiple pond or tank drains, even in the heat of summer. I just refilled with well water and never saw a problem with the fish. I think a slow refill is different from...
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    Surprised to see my old post up today. The...

    Surprised to see my old post up today.

    The survivors of this incident are doing well this year. They came through a rougher than usual winter here without any problems. I have not added any new...
  37. Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Many of us...

    Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Many of us have had similar tragedies in our koi keeping and truly know how devastated you must feel.

    But, I am glad you are getting some new beauties and...
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    "I installed the Firestone 45 mil EPDM liner in...

    "I installed the Firestone 45 mil EPDM liner in the pond 6 years ago. I completely drained the pond a few days ago for the first time so we could have some flagstone work done around the sides (and...
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    I have not seen any. Perhaps because of my...

    I have not seen any. Perhaps because of my guineas, bantams, and free range chickens. I also have lots of birds.
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    Some symptons of costia are pink/red color under...

    Some symptons of costia are pink/red color under the skin often with pink veining (pink streaks in the tail and fins). They may stay on the bottom or as they get worse hover at the top near bubbles...
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    I live in the country with woods surrounding our...

    I live in the country with woods surrounding our yard. I have had ponds for 25 years. The spring peepers are the first frogs in the spring to spawn here. They are also the nosiest. They are followed...
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    And it will do nothing to prevent the spread of...

    And it will do nothing to prevent the spread of the KHV (or SVC) virus which could potentially kill all of your fish
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    I did a google search and read duckweed has 35...

    I did a google search and read duckweed has 35 -45 % protein and is rich in vitamins. It said grass carp fed duckweed exclusively tripled their weight from 100 to 300 gms in 50 days.
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    I am so sorry about your koi and rescued pets. ...

    I am so sorry about your koi and rescued pets.

    Do you have any videos of your fish, especially ones of the koi drinking from a bottle and playing boomerang? Maybe you could call the TV news...
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    When I bred some butterfly koi, I used 2 females...

    When I bred some butterfly koi, I used 2 females and 3 males. They were all spawning at the same time.
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    I get a lot of my supplys from the agriculture...

    I get a lot of my supplys from the agriculture (Agrisupply) store. Flex pipe is unbelievably cheap in comparison and is sold by the foot.

    Once someone adds "pond" to the same items the price...
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    My ponds have no block work at all and the oldest...

    My ponds have no block work at all and the oldest is nearing 20 years, one 19 years, one 18 years and one 17 years. I have a sandy loam on top, but clay once you dig down 12 -18 inches. My yard is on...
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    I saw a program on TV last week from Thailand (I...

    I saw a program on TV last week from Thailand (I think). They showed beautiful lotus ponds and discussed how they were used there, They eat the tubers, cut the stems for salads, and use the flower...
  49. Only if you want to see the fish.

    Only if you want to see the fish.
  50. Thread: Parasites

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    "I started to think about all of this when I was...

    "I started to think about all of this when I was reading about aqua prazi. It suggested that you treat your pond every spring and fall. Ive never treated for a parasite problem and it now makes me...
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