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    I have to admit, my Momotaro buying sprees have...

    I have to admit, my Momotaro buying sprees have been much more fun with you and I sharing tidbits gleaned from our observations, experiences and koi kichi internet excursions.

    I'm heading up to...
  2. Thread: Gin Rin Chagoi

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    There are a number of breeders that have Chags...

    There are a number of breeders that have Chags with some hikari sheen. It's not as common but not that rare.
    Russ had a great one at his shop a few years back. We called her the Green Monster and...
  3. Thread: Gin Rin Chagoi

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    Mukashi were the precursor to Yamabuki Ogon. This...

    Mukashi were the precursor to Yamabuki Ogon. This one is entirely the wrong coloring for Mukashi. They are decidedly yellowish in color and have almost a rainbow effect when you see the scales in...
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    If you are unfamiliar with using PP then I think...

    If you are unfamiliar with using PP then I think having sodium thiosulfate or cloram-x, something that can neutralize the PP should it stay active too long is crucial.
    There certainly is a chance...
  5. Thread: Showa

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    Yep, I took note of her when she arrived on the...

    Yep, I took note of her when she arrived on the shipment and she was definitely was 8-9", as I recall. The first thing that came to mind when I saw your update pics though was how much she reminds me...
  6. Thread: Another Showa

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    I'm inclined to agree with male but it's a nice...

    I'm inclined to agree with male but it's a nice koi. I think the other one edges this one in overall quality but they make a very appealing pair. You can see the glow in the skin on the other though...
  7. Thread: Showa

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    That is considerable growth to have put on her...

    That is considerable growth to have put on her this quickly and everything seems to be holding up to it well. There seems to be a lot of elasticity to the beni and the skin is very nice.
    Well done....
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    I'm not sure I ever heard who built your pond,...

    I'm not sure I ever heard who built your pond, ponyboy. Information like that will be invaluable regarding builds for those in your area.
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    I have had bead filters; they work but I don't...

    I have had bead filters; they work but I don't consider them ideal.

    I currently have an rdf filter and am flowing over 12,000gph through it. Probably close to 15,000gph. If you're already...
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    I tend to like distribution trays except those...

    I tend to like distribution trays except those filled with Bakki media and probably feather rock. There is something to crashing the water over media that can hold up to it well. I think you get...
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    My unit is one of the originals and I was fine...

    My unit is one of the originals and I was fine with the 4" and 6" outlets provided on it as they suited my needs very well.
    I know you can ask that different outlets be installed. It has 4 4"...
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    I'm not really familiar with his setup but it...

    I'm not really familiar with his setup but it seems like a lot of equipment needed. I know one of the reasons I got rid of my Nexus was the flow restriction and the maintenance. They aren't a bad...
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    I run medications through my entire set up. If I...

    I run medications through my entire set up. If I were to want to higher level PP treat or something like that, I can simply run one pump as opposed to both pumps.
    One pump is one the Lithaqua basin...
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    The beauty of the Blue Eco rdf's is their flow...

    The beauty of the Blue Eco rdf's is their flow capacity for their size. It makes little sense to me, on Hugomizz's setup, to keep the Nexus filters as they can't handle the flow of the rdf's.
    Unless...
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    Got it, that's why I said I didn't know if you...

    Got it, that's why I said I didn't know if you were aware. I wasn't saying you were one of the ones posting elsewhere with untruths but the fact is, they are out there.

    It's also why I said I...
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    Tom, I don't know if you're aware of the intense...

    Tom, I don't know if you're aware of the intense anti Blue Eco campaign that is out there there. It went global. As Russ noted, US IP's were joining forums world wide and their first post was to slam...
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    As did I Tom, I was in communication with Jan at...

    As did I Tom, I was in communication with Jan at Profidrum and the Flow Friend people before Norm was. I was wary of all the electronics on it and being the first to have one in the US.

    I too...
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    I have said to anyone that asked me about the...

    I have said to anyone that asked me about the system that it came with no directions. That is challenging with any new system.
    There is a range in water pressure that I didn't fully understand when...
  19. Hmm, I think I like the body best on your almost...

    Hmm, I think I like the body best on your almost sumi spot kid. Of all of them, that would likely be the keeper for me. I am not a fan of Menkaburi patterns especially on Kohaku and Sanke. Showa can...
  20. Those are polycarbonate panels. They come in...

    Those are polycarbonate panels. They come in different sizes and I opted to go for the triple wall insulation. They are available in double wall. :yes:
    ...
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    Hi Bill, it's running great. Finances have kept...

    Hi Bill, it's running great. Finances have kept me from moving ahead with my other install so I have the one running in the greenhouse.
    I understand your reluctance to part with the tried and true....
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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!!

    :clap:
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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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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. ;)
  50. 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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