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  1. yes you will need to seal the concrete.. there...

    yes you will need to seal the concrete.. there are many different kinds of products each with pros and cons and prices range from reasonable to expensive...

    to name of the sealers

    polyurea......
  2. baking soda will raise the kh which will...

    baking soda will raise the kh which will stabilize your pH... I keep my kh around 150 per million.. this will keep the ph stable... as for the koi clay it has been said that it helps to make the...
  3. baking soda not baking powder

    baking soda not baking powder
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    that makes sense kind of like the venturi type of...

    that makes sense kind of like the venturi type of setup

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/VenturiFlow.png
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    its not 100% clear but i understand what he is...

    its not 100% clear but i understand what he is saying page 3 post 6 and 7
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    this is a picture of a pressure chamber that i...

    this is a picture of a pressure chamber that i have made and used it is a 2" airlift and it flows about 2500 gpm and the submergence is 28" with 50ml air flow
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    in the pictures of the compression chamber how...

    in the pictures of the compression chamber how would you seal this area? would you not need something over this to create the chamber?
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    encase you done have it this is the install...

    encase you done have it
    this is the install book
    http://www.axis.com/en/files/manuals/ig_241x_28586_en_0207.pdf

    are you able to see the video feed but are not able to stream it?
  9. i think you will get more solids from the bottom...

    i think you will get more solids from the bottom drain and in the skimmer would be things like leaves and stuff that settle slower compared to solids does. for the bd you could try and smaller micron...
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    i had something like this happen.. first thing...

    i had something like this happen..

    first thing i would do is make sure the eazy is clean.. i am sure you already did that but i would clean it a few times to be sure...

    this is what i have done...
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    you could wrap the line with heat tape and make...

    you could wrap the line with heat tape and make sure the heat tape is for outside use or wet location
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    this is what i used...

    this is what i used http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion-for-plastic/ just select the color you want and apply as directed.. i know it is sold at lowes
  13. the reason for placing a ball or inter tube in a...

    the reason for placing a ball or inter tube in a pool is for keeping the cover off the water surface..



    when we winterize a pool we drop the water below the skimmer and remove the pump and...
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    i would us one of the following

    i would us one of the following
  15. Thread: Koi Growout

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    there are a ton of things to consider when...

    there are a ton of things to consider when talking about koi growth in a season..

    1) genetics
    2) gallons of water per koi
    3) length of the season
    4) kind of food used
    5) amount of food feed...
  16. do you have the specs and curve chart of these

    do you have the specs and curve chart of these
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    if it's exposed to the elements I would take it...

    if it's exposed to the elements I would take it out of service before your pond temps drop any more
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    is the filter outside or in a filter house? i let...

    is the filter outside or in a filter house? i let mine run all year but it is in a filter house..
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    Zac maybe this video will answer some questions ...

    Zac maybe this video will answer some questions


    http://youtu.be/c3Y7I4k-7vg
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    thanks for the reply.. i have a pretty extensive...

    thanks for the reply.. i have a pretty extensive background on electric and the workings of pumps and motors... i have tried 2 other watt meters and come up with the same readings as the original.....
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    well the last few days i have been doing some...

    well the last few days i have been doing some more testing... both of my medo la45 with no load run @ 60 watts, and with all my different aitlifts the lowest wattage i could get is 73 watts until...
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    when you say gate valve I will assume that you...

    when you say gate valve I will assume that you are talking about a knife valve.. gate valves open very slowly compared to a ball valve or knife valve.. what I have done in the past when removing a...
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    today i moved the airlift down so it is 1/2 under...

    today i moved the airlift down so it is 1/2 under static water level.. by moving it down i increased the flow to 3000gph. i was shooting for 2500 to 3000gph so i have achieved my flow goal but now i...
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    well i have made another airlift this time its a...

    well i have made another airlift this time its a 3" setup and it is going into the container in the same location as the 4" airlift did.. it is flowing 2200gph @ 73 watts and is 2" above static water...
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    this is one of the trails...

    this is one of the trails http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?140174-Solids-removal but like i said in order for it to work you would need a gigantic tank of have several smaller units to...
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    i had experimented with this concept.. in my...

    i had experimented with this concept.. in my trails i have found that you need a very big cone area for this to work.. check out this link...
  27. Thread: PH Swings

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    you can pick up the test kit at a local petsmart ...

    you can pick up the test kit at a local petsmart

    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754034&f=PAD%2FpsNotAvailInUS%2FNo
  28. Thread: PH Swings

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    do you have koi in the pond? I'd so you need to...

    do you have koi in the pond? I'd so you need to add baking soda and a controlled rate to get a reading of of no more than 20 parts per million per day.. what is the kh reading you would want...
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    this is from his site ...

    this is from his site

    http://www.deepwaterkoi.com/Zakki-Sieve-The-Direct-Suction-Pre-Filter-Zakki-Sieve.htm
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    i would say keep it.... its not hurting anything,...

    i would say keep it.... its not hurting anything, plus i believe zac has a priming pot in the pictures on his site
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    well i wanted to see what the flow return would...

    well i wanted to see what the flow return would be compared to a pump return.. i dont have a video of the pump return but will get one tomorrow..

    this is the video of the 2" return 18" off the...
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    i did try with a 4" pipe and it worked but i am...

    i did try with a 4" pipe and it worked but i am trying different setups to see what would work best for my setup..
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    ok i have made another setup and went with a 2"...

    ok i have made another setup and went with a 2" airlift that is 1/2 under static water level. my actual submergence is 30", disregard the submergence from the video as i shot it last night. now that...
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    I will be tweaking and trying different setups as...

    I will be tweaking and trying different setups as we go through the winter..
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    yes its a version of Yambuki airlift.. yes it...

    yes its a version of Yambuki airlift..

    yes it is 42" of submergence this would be from the bottom of the pipe to the static water level.

    yes i am sure it is a la45B

    i did the bucket test.....
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    i dont think they are suffering from feeding to...

    i dont think they are suffering from feeding to much at to low of a temperature.. my pond temp is still 64 degrees.. i also dont think its from overfeeding if it were then all of the koi would be big...
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    today was the day to start testing the airlift.....

    today was the day to start testing the airlift.. it went well but i think there is plenty of room to make improvements.




    http://youtu.be/AXHyRe4Zlu0
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    I feed 6 different foods in different combos I...

    I feed 6 different foods in different combos I can get you a list tonight when I get home from work
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    videos are at 1/2 speed I only took 30 seconds of...

    videos are at 1/2 speed I only took 30 seconds of video should have taken longer...as for the eggyness they just started that around July thought it might be the amount I was feeding...
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    last year it measured 11"this year it's 22" so it...

    last year it measured 11"this year it's 22" so it grew 27.94cm
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    second no pictures from last year ...

    second no pictures from last year



    http://youtu.be/bcnSE7yecQ8
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    dont have any pictures of the next 2 on this...

    dont have any pictures of the next 2 on this computer may be on another and will look tomorrow..



    http://youtu.be/5hivZM2MpTc
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    koi 1 picture from last year.. this one is not...

    koi 1 picture from last year.. this one is not doing as well as i thought


    http://youtu.be/Lraf6hJVf6c
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    Measured the starters

    today we pulled all of the starter Koi and measured them to check there growth. some of the koi are progressing well and other not as much... the picture marked 3 is the picture from last year..

    ...
  45. Thread: short video

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    lol sorry it is set to public now

    lol sorry it is set to public now
  46. Thread: short video

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    short video

    just a short video I shot last night



    http://youtu.be/_536naY3LkY
  47. Thread: Ammonia issue

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    i assume this is a api test kit? if so it can...

    i assume this is a api test kit? if so it can take up to 5 minutes for the results to be fully developed.
  48. congrats on the spray job!!!! cant wait to see...

    congrats on the spray job!!!! cant wait to see water in it
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    if i were you i would go to pet smart and an api...

    if i were you i would go to pet smart and an api ph test kit http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754034&f=PAD%2FpsNotAvailInUS%2FNo they are cheap and will give you piece of mind
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    i would think shipping would be the killer...

    i would think shipping would be the killer depending on how much product you need...
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