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  1. Thread: KH question

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    Mine is similar to David's too. I opted to go...

    Mine is similar to David's too. I opted to go with a product called Lithaqua. Russ (PSKoi) was the first one to bring it in to the US as far as I know. It's basically calcified coral so it bolsters...
  2. Thread: KH question

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    Happy to help. For me, binding the ammonia...

    Happy to help.

    For me, binding the ammonia meant binding the chloramines in the new/water change water. We have a lot of chemicals in the water and if I didn't (I now have a Centaur carbon...
  3. Thread: KH question

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    I had a similar situation when doing water...

    I had a similar situation when doing water changes on my qt system. The key factor is to make sure any ammonia is bound prior to adding the baking soda.
    IME, if the KH is above 100 then adding...
  4. Thread: pond foam

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    What you're seeing as foam is actually dissolved...

    What you're seeing as foam is actually dissolved organics in the water. Think of pond debris on a very small scale suspended in the water column. Any aeration or water turbulence will expose their...
  5. Modifying sand and gravel filters is a common...

    Modifying sand and gravel filters is a common enterprise around Koiphen so there is a lot of good information about it on the forum.
    It's not the overall volume of the container for a S/G filter but...
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    I'm very sorry to you're having to give it up. My...

    I'm very sorry to you're having to give it up. My pond got me through more than a few tough times.
    Best wishes through all of your transitions and I hope you have a new pond in the near future.
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    Louis is an extraordinary hobbyist and koi...

    Louis is an extraordinary hobbyist and koi enthusiast. He's also one of the nicest men you could hope to meet.
    A much deserved honor, indeed.

    :thumb:
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    I can't remember what failing memory is. :lol:...

    I can't remember what failing memory is. :lol:
    Best wishes to you and Brady with your girl.
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    Just for posterity's sake, if you dose with...

    Just for posterity's sake, if you dose with Terminate or Proform C and have salt in your tank/pond make sure you have good aeration as both will affect the oxygen level in the water. So can higher...
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    It's interesting how with a few koi from a...

    It's interesting how with a few koi from a specific breeder you can see decided similarities in pattern. I have always felt reflects not only the gene pool production but the breeder's preferences...
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    I agree. I'm a big fan of Torazo koi and have...

    I agree.
    I'm a big fan of Torazo koi and have been for a while but just recently had the opportunity to add some to my pond.
    I look forward to following your progress with her. Torazo produces...
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    Yikes, so sorry you're having to go through this!...

    Yikes, so sorry you're having to go through this! You'd think Savio would have ironed out the issues causing these by now.
    I hope the repair/replace is as painless as possible.
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    I would advocate time and rest. Don't know if...

    I would advocate time and rest. Don't know if she's a candidate for your qt or if that would actually be more stressful for her.

    I had a lovely Momotaro Kohaku that got a broken back during a...
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    I was going to say, how the heck did you get all...

    I was going to say, how the heck did you get all that sumi to come in? :lol:
    I'm really glad she spawned. She was due and I'm glad your lads got the job done. :eyebrows:

    Regarding sumi, I know it...
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    Well deserved! Congrats Steve!! :clap:

    Well deserved! Congrats Steve!!

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    :D: She certainly is more svelte now. Naughty...

    :D: She certainly is more svelte now. Naughty girl or maybe I should blame the boys. :lol:
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    It's a little tough to eval with these pics. I'm...

    It's a little tough to eval with these pics. I'm hoping the camera setting is a bit off as the skin doesn't appear to have much luster.

    The pattern is pleasing but I'm a bit concerned the beni may...
  18. Thread: Pumps and Head

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    Hi Gloria, you mentioned lots of twists and...

    Hi Gloria, you mentioned lots of twists and turns. I thought I'd add my two cents regarding long sweep fittings. They really can make a difference. I've been playing with the plumbing on my axial...
  19. Thread: Baytril

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    It's a prescription medication. Even vets that...

    It's a prescription medication. Even vets that don't treat koi can write you a prescription. The vet may need to charge you a house call or initial visit fee.
    Karl's sticky about medications could...
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    Not sure if I'm in the group but I'll give you my...

    Not sure if I'm in the group but I'll give you my past experience. I personally haven't pulled a scale because of it being an undesirable color.
    There is a fair amount of risk involved particularly...
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    Hey Unk! Good to see you posting again. You...

    Hey Unk! Good to see you posting again.

    You look great and the kids have grown!
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    Well done, Bill! :cheer: You have pretty much...

    Well done, Bill! :cheer:
    You have pretty much mastered buying good show candidates and prepping them for show. Another impressive outing for you. :thumb:
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    Thank you so much, Cheryl. I am sure Russ...

    Thank you so much, Cheryl. I am sure Russ probably thinks I'm nuts because each time I walk out there I say, "Hi Girls!". It was the same greeting I always gave my previous koi.

    I'll share a...
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    I am afraid to label a single one of these a...

    I am afraid to label a single one of these a favorite because Mr. Murphy likes to step in but she is one of the ones I am most excited about, too.
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    Thank you Darlene. I am a firm believer that you...

    Thank you Darlene. I am a firm believer that you don't have to know that much about koi to appreciate them. I see it happen all the time in my backyard. Friends often have their own favorites of my...
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    Thanks John! The trip really brought home how...

    Thanks John! The trip really brought home how there are no perfect koi. We all have our preferences and I did my best to step out of my comfort zone on some. That is some much a part of my enjoyment...
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    Thank you, Dan. I appreciate your approval on...

    Thank you, Dan. I appreciate your approval on these. We've talked koi for as many years as I've been on Koiphen. :hug:
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    They are a long time off, in any case. I think...

    They are a long time off, in any case. I think I've done enough to bolster the Japanese economy for a while. ;)
  29. I wanted to thank the club for putting on such a...

    I wanted to thank the club for putting on such a fun show. I had a great time and got a chance to see lots of friends I haven't seen in too long.
    A congrats to all of the winners, the banquet was so...
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    You mean I carried my computer for no reason?...

    You mean I carried my computer for no reason? :rofl2:

    It was great to see you at the show and get a chance to hang out, Kirk.
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    I know it seems like a lot of koi to have bought,...

    I know it seems like a lot of koi to have bought, I realize that. I guess you could say I did some retail therapy recovering from the loss of my previous collection.

    The good news is that only a...
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    Our friends were looking for an INC Showa and I...

    Our friends were looking for an INC Showa and I had expressed interest in one, as well. Mr. Sakai said he had very few available. He and Toshi went over to a tank we hadn't seen before and he pulled...
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    And, of course, I have followed the lovely Pink...

    And, of course, I have followed the lovely Pink Beni Sanke owned by a Koiphen member and shown last year at the AJKS. It just wouldn't be right not to have Pink Beni Sanke.

    The first two were...
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    Now we are on to Isawa Nishikigoi Center. I did a...

    Now we are on to Isawa Nishikigoi Center. I did a fair bit of damage to my bank account at INC. It was a delight to meet Mr. Sakai and all of the Sakai family. Miwa in incredibly charming, Toshi was...
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    The next little squirt we only have a video of. I...

    The next little squirt we only have a video of. I had asked for her to be bowled and everyone was so enamored with the find Russ and my good friend had made in the lovely Inazuma Kohaku that I almost...
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    While in Hiroshima, we went to Matsue Koi Farm. I...

    While in Hiroshima, we went to Matsue Koi Farm. I have seen Matsue's koi often in Nichirin Magazine. When the opportunity presented itself to us, it was well worth the 3 hour drive to visit the farm....
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    And what trip to Ojiya would be complete without...

    And what trip to Ojiya would be complete without a visit to Dainichi?

    I picked up a couple of female tosai. One had been kept in the concrete tanks and the larger one with color down had spent...
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    Thank you so much, Tyler. :hug: I know you've had...

    Thank you so much, Tyler. :hug: I know you've had a heck of a koi year too. It means a lot that you're taking the time to peruse my newbies.
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    And I shared on Russ's thread about picking up my...

    And I shared on Russ's thread about picking up my Torazo Sanke. :jive:

    But I didn't share that I was able to pick up a couple more girls from him. They have already arrived and are out swimming in...
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    Thank you, Jackson!

    Thank you, Jackson!
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    I have long heard of the Hosokai family and I was...

    I have long heard of the Hosokai family and I was lucky enough to have had a very special koi produced by him, my lovely Ochiba Goshiki. I simply didn't have the heart to even look at any of his...
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    And, of course, everywhere I went I was on the...

    And, of course, everywhere I went I was on the lookout for Sanke. I had just seen an incredible Sanke purchased by a traveling companion at Tamaura. We all remember the lovely girl with horns. :D:...
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    If I had planned this properly I would have done...

    If I had planned this properly I would have done it chronological order but bear with me please.

    My wonderful koi buddy has a number of koi at Taniguchi and Russ has picked up some beauties there....
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    Thanks everybody! It's really nice to be able to...

    Thanks everybody! It's really nice to be able to share them with everyone. Russ and I just got back in town from spending the weekend at the Roseburg Show. It was awesome. Great koi, great friends...
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    I think bio balls would be better for bio...

    I think bio balls would be better for bio filtration because of a higher surface area. The barrels are pretty hard to beat for a foam fractionation though. They shear the water much better IME.
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    Got it!

    Got it!
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    Thanks Billy, I'll see you this weekend. ...

    Thanks Billy, I'll see you this weekend.



    Thanks Barb, that's where the glass half full comes into play. I would agree with you. As much as I loved the other koi, I never would have made as...
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    As soon as I got hooked on koi appreciation and...

    As soon as I got hooked on koi appreciation and began hanging out with long time hobbyists and judges, I knew I needed to get to Japan sooner rather than later. The competition is intense in this...
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    More to follow tomorrow. We had such a wonderful...

    More to follow tomorrow. We had such a wonderful time in Japan. Great traveling companions, fantastic koi breeders, great weather and beautiful Japan. It was magical.
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    This next girl will be no surprise as I mentioned...

    This next girl will be no surprise as I mentioned selecting her on Russ's thread.

    Torazo was the breeder that inspired my love of Sanke. From the moment I saw this particular girl in his tank I...
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