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    I have had the Hakko 40L up for nearly two years...

    I have had the Hakko 40L up for nearly two years now. When I picked it up I ordered a pair of diaphragms just in case I needed them down the road. At the one year mark I opened it up, diaphragms...
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    Let's keep this civil. Debate the idea, not the...

    Let's keep this civil. Debate the idea, not the person.
  3. Thread: Diy rdf

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    The pond looks great.

    The pond looks great.
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    I wish mine had a great zipper like most of...

    I wish mine had a great zipper like most of yours. I think its the one thingies missing to have a strong presence in the pond.
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    I think by far those three are the best trophies...

    I think by far those three are the best trophies I have seen this year. Seems less pre-fab or generic, good job to who ever found them for the show.
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    An Ochiba would do the trick too. My Saragoi...

    An Ochiba would do the trick too. My Saragoi however is skiddish and not nearly as friendly as the chagoi or ochiba. Exceptions to every rule I guess.
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    Those large towers look nice. Is that a frosted...

    Those large towers look nice. Is that a frosted glass in it or a rice paper?
  8. I am one of those people. I am on a corner lot...

    I am one of those people. I am on a corner lot with a 5-6ft strip between the road and my sidewalk that I get with short distance spray heads. I used to have them all road side spraying up the...
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    I think the challenge lets you call out up to...

    I think the challenge lets you call out up to three people.
  10. I would spend some time looking at animal care...

    I would spend some time looking at animal care laws and see if there is a conflict. If the water restrictions on the pond create bad living conditions for the Koi and could you in a position of...
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    I do have weather at my advantage here. No...

    I do have weather at my advantage here. No auto-feeder. I work from home so I can run out there as often as I want though. I go out 4-6 times a day M-F to feed. The weekend is less just because I am...
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    I purchase Tosai in March and they should be...

    I purchase Tosai in March and they should be reaching the Nisai age now. Since purchase they have all put on 6 to 7.25 inches as of the start of this month. By March I expect most will have put on 10...
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    I tend to agree with you on this one. Each pond...

    I tend to agree with you on this one. Each pond has their imposing koi that draws the eye over all of the others and you don't get that feeling in the photos. A way to see the difference is to look...
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    Welcome!
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    If you want to keep to a budget and you are 2500...

    If you want to keep to a budget and you are 2500 gallons or less, I would stick to the sand and gravel filter. Then save the money for when you are really hooked and want a bigger pond.
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    My recommendation would be to skip any filtration...

    My recommendation would be to skip any filtration from a box store. Been there, done that, thrown it away. Check out our construction section and you will see a lot of recommendations on filters and...
  17. Thread: Koi food

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    If you read the statement you would know I do not...

    If you read the statement you would know I do not have Kenzen in my mix. I have never tried the food. My statement applies to all foods.
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    It is not only the amount of waste, but the type...

    It is not only the amount of waste, but the type of waste. With one food that I added to the mix for roughly a month the waste was like diarrhea. Rather than clumps or fines, it seemed more like a...
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    This is the very definition of a personal attack....

    This is the very definition of a personal attack. Rather than rebutting the comment, you first want to compare me to people who know how to raise Koi which puts out the assumption that I do not. You...
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    I would argue against koi taste as an indicator...

    I would argue against koi taste as an indicator of food quality as well. The end results of growth, color, and water quality are far larger factors than if your koi snub the food.
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    I would just follow the honor rule and expect the...

    I would just follow the honor rule and expect the best of those that participate without asking.
  22. Agreed. It would have to be the 10,000 gph unit...

    Agreed. It would have to be the 10,000 gph unit and after the pump split to two mc-50 units. It could then run into two evo55 UV lights and then back to a dual inlet Zakki shower.
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    Nice

    Nice
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    I think you are supposed to post your video here...

    I think you are supposed to post your video here before you challenge someone.
  25. 2000g, 10 Koi, 200g/koi

    2000g, 10 Koi, 200g/koi
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    Submersible pump, standing tube for the intake....

    Submersible pump, standing tube for the intake. Set the pump on the bottom and the pipe on the intake just cut to just below the water surface (or use flexible pipe you can hold). Just turn on the...
  27. Do you have a budget in mind and an ultimate goal...

    Do you have a budget in mind and an ultimate goal for the pond? Do you just want to have a good environment that is easy to run or are you looking to show Koi down the road?
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    The view count includes guests with no account and it ticks that number up. Only about 30 member have ready it though. I will take first swing at this to try and help you out. The box store filter is...
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    My winter food is the same as my food any other...

    My winter food is the same as my food any other time of the year, I just feed less of it.
  30. Found this one last night and had a good laugh....

    Found this one last night and had a good laugh. "Reason #1 to install a bottom drain....so you don't end up like this guy when it's time to clean the pond."
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    Today is the last day for the discount and summer...

    Today is the last day for the discount and summer sales are still on. Noticed the xp4 canister filter was $50 off plus the 10%. Got my pads for mine and noticed the sale. Stocked up on a lot today
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    The price of the Koi has buffer built in for the...

    The price of the Koi has buffer built in for the shipping. One way or another, you end up paying for it. If one likes what Kodama has to offer, Taro is at a lot of shows and you can purchase at a...
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    Koi Theft in Ireland

    Sad news out of Ireland as robbers helped themselves to some Koi.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-21527198
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    Check out Karl's indoor pond builds. You can skip...

    Check out Karl's indoor pond builds. You can skip the windows, add insulating foam sheets between studs to help retain heat, and come out far cheaper than that listing.
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    At $100-$150 per fish, that will not get much if...

    At $100-$150 per fish, that will not get much if shipping is included unless you have a larger order. CA has enough dealers to make it worth the drive around. You can go and spend 98% of the budget...
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    For your area you should talk to Russ at PSKoi...

    For your area you should talk to Russ at PSKoi and if you head a little south to San Jose there is Regan Koi. Both are vendors on here. I would start with them in their market place and maybe sending...
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    That thing is over constructed, under filtered,...

    That thing is over constructed, under filtered, over priced, and the seller is a hype man trying to push this thing like its the mac daddy rolls royce of indoor tanks. You could do a lot better for a...
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    I see a spawning or something clogging those and...

    I see a spawning or something clogging those and it turning into a nightmare. It gets too dirty and water just over flows, gets top heavy and collapses, etc. The first time it fails it could drain...
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    Pentair aka Aquatic Eco Systems deal

    FYI, they just sent out a flyer noting free shipping on orders over $50 with some exceptions.
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    Its a floating net cage for viewing Koi without...

    Its a floating net cage for viewing Koi without removing them from the water and giving them some more movement than a measuring tub. You can also float it and put in smaller Koi to ensure they get...
  41. Thread: Koi food

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    Is there a rule of thumb you follow with...

    Is there a rule of thumb you follow with percentages or consumption time?
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    After three warnings, another comment was posted...

    After three warnings, another comment was posted and we have cleaned up the thread to remove personal attacks and negative comments that have unfortunately distracted from the conversation. Please...
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    And Zac has either 4500 or 10,000gph models.

    And Zac has either 4500 or 10,000gph models.
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    Its feeding off of light and nutrients in the...

    Its feeding off of light and nutrients in the water. Have you tested the water lately?
  45. To be honest, I would scrap the entire UV and get...

    To be honest, I would scrap the entire UV and get a different UV. The bulbs are about 50 bucks each and to ensure efficiency, they should each be replaced once a year. For $200 a year (plus shipping)...
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    They spray via a truck at night in my...

    They spray via a truck at night in my neighborhood on occasion and I have not had an issue to date. My pond is in the back and about 30ft from the road.
  47. Thread: Showa #1

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    I think you ended up with the best of the grow...

    I think you ended up with the best of the grow out selections.
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    Is the sponge your mechanical and bio filtration?...

    Is the sponge your mechanical and bio filtration? I let my sponges just dry as I use them as mechanical only on my QT. I have a shower filter on the pond that I throw a mesh bag of bio balls into...
  49. Thread: Koi food

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    here are two of his that I have pics from back in...

    here are two of his that I have pics from back in March.
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    You show a lot more restraint than I have. I am...

    You show a lot more restraint than I have. I am at 10 koi (obviously much smaller though) in a smaller space. I am not sure I could cut it down to a similar Koi per gallon ratio.
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