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    I would say it's the SFF Kohaku with shimi. Best...

    I would say it's the SFF Kohaku with shimi. Best guess is she's 27"+ and the Momotaro uber Kindai 3 step Showa is close behind.

    The largest koi I had were rehomed last year.
    Kirby, the Chagoi,...
  2. :yahoo: It's so good to see this coming together...

    :yahoo: It's so good to see this coming together for ya, Dan. I have enjoyed our conversations about the direction we're taking our filtration set ups.
    Awesome build!
  3. I'm inclined to agree with you. The distribution...

    I'm inclined to agree with you. The distribution trays are pretty amazing, I've seen one in action and it's still on the short list for possible addition.
    Frankly, it's awfully tempting to drop the...
  4. Nano bubble technology is big in Japan. I think...

    Nano bubble technology is big in Japan. I think it was pioneered there. I have heard of a couple of major koi breeders in Japan trying out nano bubble systems on some of their tanks. So far it sounds...
  5. I'll try and get some more pics tomorrow and go...

    I'll try and get some more pics tomorrow and go into further detail but if anyone has a question, please don't hesitate to ask!
  6. Now on to that big old bin... I have scoured my...

    Now on to that big old bin... I have scoured my emails and found I went with this company and model:

    http://www.globalindustrial.com/product/itemKey/30709712

    The sucker is huge but I love that...
  7. So it should be apparent, these pumps don't work...

    So it should be apparent, these pumps don't work the same way as almost all of the current models we are familiar with do
    A simple analogy would be to that of swimming pools. Most pond people...
  8. Here is some of the information I got from this...

    Here is some of the information I got from this company via email about the pump:

    "The published flow rates for our Axial Pumps are rated at 1.5 feet, but we also provide "zero head flow rates" as...
  9. First, I'm not altogether sure that the axial...

    First, I'm not altogether sure that the axial flow pump it the best option for a shower but I had to try it out. Now will come the fine tuning... do I leave it as lifting to the shower or do I...
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    Thanks, Peter! Thank you, she made it to...

    Thanks, Peter!



    Thank you, she made it to the Portland Koi Show last year and got the Most Unusual award.
    You might enjoy this:
    ...
  11. That's a great idea, Paul. I'll do a more...

    That's a great idea, Paul. I'll do a more complete post with further information. I admit I scrambled a bit to get this thread together and didn't truly do it justice. I'm hoping those with questions...
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    Thank you, Kurt. Skin quality remains probably...

    Thank you, Kurt. Skin quality remains probably the first thing I still note on prospective koi though I've gotten better and having conformation be a close second. :yes:


    She is sumpin special,...
  13. Nice, thanks for taking and posting the pics! ...

    Nice, thanks for taking and posting the pics!

    Yep, all of that equipment will be listed in the Trader forum as I clean it and remove it.
    I need to make room for where the new pond filtration...
  14. Hi Nancy! :wave: There are so many projects...

    Hi Nancy! :wave:

    There are so many projects I'm trying to get sorted out my head is spinning but this one is by far the most enjoyable and closest to my heart.
    Getting the insulation done in...
  15. Lol, thanks Kirk! It's a decided step in the...

    Lol, thanks Kirk! It's a decided step in the right direction. I can't wait until you get to see it in action.
  16. There has been a flurry of activity around here,...

    There has been a flurry of activity around here, the greenhouse is just part of it. I'm still waist deep in lots of my dad's business stuff but I figure each day is progress. :D:
    Catching up on all...
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    Thank you everybody! It's interesting to see how...

    Thank you everybody! It's interesting to see how my tastes have changed over the years, how some preferences just don't go away (there are more than a few Maruten everything in there, lol) and how...
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    Looking good there, bub. :hug:

    Looking good there, bub. :hug:
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    And last but certainly not least, my INC Pink...

    And last but certainly not least, my INC Pink Beni Sanke
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    Some Momotaro Showa also made the short jaunt

    Some Momotaro Showa also made the short jaunt
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    A certain INC Kohaku named Pixie (short for pixie...

    A certain INC Kohaku named Pixie (short for pixie dust) is in there
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    As did a couple of Omosako Shiro Utsuri

    As did a couple of Omosako Shiro Utsuri
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    Some SFF made the journey to the greenhouse...

    Some SFF made the journey to the greenhouse...
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    Matsunosuke Magoi Showa that unfortunately dinged...

    Matsunosuke Magoi Showa that unfortunately dinged a scale from a very obvious spot on her back.
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    More Momotaro Sanke.

    More Momotaro Sanke.
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    Next is one of my very favorite koi. She's an...

    Next is one of my very favorite koi. She's an Ochiba Goshiki by Hosokai, or as they are called now, Goshiki Shigure.
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    The Greenhouse-ites

    Here are the koi that made the big move over to new digs.

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?149574-New-greenhouse-pond-with-the-pinnacle-in-filtration&p=2466970#post2466970

    First up...
  28. I will do a thread in Main with quick pics of the...

    I will do a thread in Main with quick pics of the fish tubbed right before they made the move to their new and improved digs.
    They were done a lot as documentation of which koi made the big move....
  29. I currently have my old pond shut down and thus...

    I currently have my old pond shut down and thus have moved all the koi into the greenhouse. :w00t:

    Here are a couple pics of the happy residents:
  30. Here are some more of the construction pics...

    Here are some more of the construction pics...
  31. I opted to use the triple paned 10mm...

    I opted to use the triple paned 10mm polycarbonate for the greenhouse. I'm not sure it was truly warranted in my climate but one of the things I liked was each channel was just wider than the...
  32. Here are some more of the construction pics,...

    Here are some more of the construction pics, sorry if they are not in sequence.
  33. You'll see that I am using a Medo 80lph pump. I...

    You'll see that I am using a Medo 80lph pump. I had it plumbed directly to the bottom drain but the output was creating too much turpidity for viewing in the tank. I didn't want to use any less for...
  34. As you can see by the pics, the tank is raised....

    As you can see by the pics, the tank is raised. This makes it ideal for viewing and frankly, due to some health issues, a raised tank is far easier for me to net from with a pond net and lift from...
  35. Since filling the greenhouse tank on Friday, the...

    Since filling the greenhouse tank on Friday, the water temp has been increasing about a degree every 3 hours. With the greenhouse unheated I expect it will stay about 65 and I can always bring out...
  36. I no longer have to worry about prepping the koi...

    I no longer have to worry about prepping the koi for a tremendous change in water temperature for winter.
    Although I live in California, last year and the previous year we had a week long period of...
  37. This greenhouse enables me to continue that...

    This greenhouse enables me to continue that enjoyable path without breaking the bank. It essentially eleminates the need to heat the tank and is much more energy efficient than any of the previous...
  38. So now that I've outlined the changes I have...

    So now that I've outlined the changes I have implemented for filters and water pump, let me now go on to the crowning jewel.

    All of this is enclosed in my greenhouse. It's long been a dream of...
  39. By having the pump push water a little over 2' up...

    By having the pump push water a little over 2' up for my showers I am now getting a draw of 179 watts and a flow of between 6,000-7,000gph. I'm fine with that considering I can still do showers and...
  40. The second product was an axial flow pump by...

    The second product was an axial flow pump by Jebo.

    One must design a pond to utilize this type of pump but it sure seems worth the effort. They must operate on very low head. This means they do...
  41. Because it uses it no electricity it means it has...

    Because it uses it no electricity it means it has no electrical components to go wrong.
    Nothing to program, nothing to worry about resetting in the event of a power failure which is all too common...
  42. The overriding change was going with two...

    The overriding change was going with two products...

    The first and most impressive by way of R & D was the Blue Eco rotary drum filter.

    This amazing unit uses no electricity to operate. It...
  43. Aerated bd (80lph/56.6watts) > Cetus > 4900gph...

    Aerated bd (80lph/56.6watts) > Cetus > 4900gph pump/317watts > Nexus 300 (with a 120lph air pump/126watts) > tprs
    Skimmer > 6600gph pump/355watts > Sac5 bead filter > 110watt UV/79.9watts > showers...
  44. Living in California where electrical and water...

    Living in California where electrical and water costs are beyond exorbitant, anything that works well for filtration and efficiency has previously come at the cost of higher utility bills. That ends...
  45. New greenhouse pond with the pinnacle in filtration

    I am so excited to share this thread with the Koiphen family. It's been years in the making by way of lessons learned on what filtration was working on previous models, what products were available...
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    Thanks Kirk, frankly, I'm not unhappy with any of...

    Thanks Kirk, frankly, I'm not unhappy with any of their progress aside from my crooked lad and the Maruten that has weak beni. It's a boon that the two likeliest males are also my problem children....
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    All in all, the color is down on most of them...

    All in all, the color is down on most of them because they are in the midst of their grow season. I did want to share the pics though. Heaven knows when I'll make the time for another round of pics...
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    And lastly, a Showa I had high hopes for which...

    And lastly, a Showa I had high hopes for which will be dashed. This little squirt has the loveliest skin but alas, the head is crooked... and is possibly Male. :shame:
    I noticed the head situation...
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    The pattern on this one was a total bore when I...

    The pattern on this one was a total bore when I got it. I knew that would always be an issue if considering for a show but what drew me to this one was the frame and the beni tone. The frame hasn't...
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    This next one really resembles one I got last...

    This next one really resembles one I got last year which I'm quite pleased about.

    Female, 12.5".
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