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    Genetics will be the biggest factor on its final...

    Genetics will be the biggest factor on its final size. Here is a bit of a comparison that I experienced from when I started.

    Koi A- bought at Petsmart June of 2010 at 3-4 inches. It likely spent...
  2. Thread: Fish Scales

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    Tell her if she does all the tile and grout, she...

    Tell her if she does all the tile and grout, she can have it her way. When she says no, sumi and hi it to your hearts desire
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    Definitly a tumor. I just dealt with this a...

    Definitly a tumor. I just dealt with this a couple weeks ago. I would second Rich's thoughts on the impact to the other organs. Mine had blood sacks on it and was starting to push though the side of...
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    52 this morning. A big water change and some sun...

    52 this morning. A big water change and some sun and it went up to 64. The next few days will be in the 80's so I expect it to climb again.
  5. I do not cover mine, but then again I live in...

    I do not cover mine, but then again I live in Flordia. I do have some heavy plastic in the garage though. I figure if we hit some deep freeze temps I can just wrap it all up using my covered pergola...
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    It took longer than I expected for someone to...

    It took longer than I expected for someone to comment on the thong, lol.
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    checked out some real estate listings from where...

    checked out some real estate listings from where I grew up. For that much money you could buy a 100 year old farm house with half a dozen barns and 120 acres to go with it. You would still have 30k...
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    It was mid 60's this morning as temps continue to...

    It was mid 60's this morning as temps continue to plummet. Another 20 degrees to drop by morning. Of course air temps will climb 50 degrees between tomorrow morning and Saturday. Mother Nature is all...
  9. Thread: Dying Fish

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    It's personal mindset I guess. If the fish was...

    It's personal mindset I guess. If the fish was special, worth a lot, etc then I would probably attempt more. When I look at this koi I see multiple infections, a hole in its side, and organs likely...
  10. Thread: Dying Fish

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    I am not on the health committee, but I agree...

    I am not on the health committee, but I agree with Russ on putting this one down. The dropsy is pretty far along and I have never seen one this far out bounce back. When all is said and done, you...
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    72.2 right now and it may warm up a bit today as...

    72.2 right now and it may warm up a bit today as we will hit 86. After that, it's going to plummet. Our high tomorrow will be 56 and by the time I wake up on Wednesday it will be about 38 outside....
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    It is in their national Black Friday ad. It...

    It is in their national Black Friday ad. It should be any tank/stand combo sold in the store.

    http://bfads.net/Black-Friday/Pet-Smart/Ad?page=5#viewer
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    Great Fish Tank Sale

    For those who haven't been watching Black Friday Ads, Petsmart is having a great sale. A lot of items and animals will be 50%. The big one that caught my eye is that all fish tank ensembles are 50%...
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    You have to first look at suction (Zakki Seive)...

    You have to first look at suction (Zakki Seive) vs gravity flow. I have the Zakki system, so I will only comment to that set up. Pro's for me is you can flow higher under pressure in pipes than you...
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    I use it contained within a canister filter on...

    I use it contained within a canister filter on the fish tank with both spheres and block cut pieces. I keep a hang on ammonia tester in the tank and its never detected ammonia since switching from...
  16. I have a Showa and a Kohaku I picked up last year...

    I have a Showa and a Kohaku I picked up last year at the show. Both were entered in the Orlando show in the dealer tank and the Showa took best size 1. If you stay domestic, they are a pretty good...
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    I have some Pleco in the pond and they get along...

    I have some Pleco in the pond and they get along just fine. There is enough to eat on the walls and floor that they leave the Koi alone. Occasionally I find them swimming upside down on the surface...
  18. If you were willing to go a little south, near...

    If you were willing to go a little south, near Baton Rouge is Purdin Koi Farm. Around the $150 and up range you can get some nice Tosai from them. Bill and Maureen are great people too, lots of...
  19. Thread: Rocks

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    If someone really wanted to put a blow to the...

    If someone really wanted to put a blow to the water gardening industry, they should get a sludge waste and wash out water sample and send it in for testing and publish the results. I wonder how long...
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    Check out Vipertom's thread. I recommended a tool...

    Check out Vipertom's thread. I recommended a tool meant for clothes dryer vent line cleaning and it works well on ponds. His thread mentions it and has links to a couple videos.
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    I had to put down my Tancho the other week for a...

    I had to put down my Tancho the other week for a tumor as well. It's not something you want to do, but it's for the best. Mine started bulging on the side and I didn't realize how bad it was until I...
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    That was a pond company clean out. You can have...

    That was a pond company clean out. You can have that much help too, if the price is right.
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    Per the post they were doing two ponds on the...

    Per the post they were doing two ponds on the property. One was 40k and the other was 100k although I question the accuracy of those numbers. This is the smaller one of the two. The other one looked...
  24. Thread: Rocks

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    Rocks

    As I was going through Facebook I saw this picture a company was doing on rock bottom pond. I can only imagine what is hiding in those stones if the entire top layer is that black. If this doesn't...
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    The dealers were taking care of their tanks, but...

    The dealers were taking care of their tanks, but I remember seeing many people do it in the show ring with the 6ft tanks. I gave a few reminders myself and was near my tank a lot watching over it....
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    A thought to consider, is there someone watching...

    A thought to consider, is there someone watching for those guests that feel the need to stick their hands in every tank? It never fails to find a couple people doing it every year. All your hard work...
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    I think its a loaded question. Would standards of...

    I think its a loaded question. Would standards of practice be a good thing, yes. I think the logistics are what kills it. Who creates the standards? What is the cost for training? What if a standard...
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    I removed all of the substrate I had and it was...

    I removed all of the substrate I had and it was nasty. I siphoned it out so the waste would not foul up the tank. The water coming out with the rocks was black. A lot can hide in the material and get...
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    Count me in.

    Count me in.
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    Here is another thread on it too. ...

    Here is another thread on it too.

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?138856-Treating-with-Prazi-after-PP&p=2298294#post2298294
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    I am not sure of any like that here or in...

    I am not sure of any like that here or in general. As for looking good, its a matter of what you do with them. If you leave them as plain block, it might not be that appealing. You could paint them...
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    He could also still be over there and be busy as...

    He could also still be over there and be busy as well. It took him about two weeks last year from the start of his thread to when pictures were posted. I have seen some pics of him as a guest judge...
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    Those digital scales are great. PP is not...

    Those digital scales are great. PP is not something you want to estimate with.
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    Texas Koi and Fancy Goldfish Show

    Anyone seen the results yet? I have only run across a couple pictures for the major awards.
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    To found out how much you need you can use this...

    To found out how much you need you can use this calculator. Enter the volume of your pond, the desired PPM, and it will tell you in ounces and grams how much PP you need.
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    They larger one was probably 1.5 to 2 inches...

    They larger one was probably 1.5 to 2 inches total length. The smaller one was more like 1.5 inches.
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    Two new goldies in from River Garden (Shine5555)....

    Two new goldies in from River Garden (Shine5555). Two Panda's.
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    Its going to be a personal preference probably....

    Its going to be a personal preference probably. Cool weather has a benifit of less feeding, calmer fish, and more that can help with the temp holding ponds. Cleaning that thing out in cooler weather...
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    A pair of large Innex pools would do great as a...

    A pair of large Innex pools would do great as a temp holding for Koi while you clean the pond. Going into winter, now is a great time to find them on clearance. Maybe you can set something up with a...
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    It was probably dug that deep. Then the liner was...

    It was probably dug that deep. Then the liner was dropped in, rocks added, and then years of debris built up on the bottom. My guess is you have probably lost at least 6 inches in depth from his...
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    Craigslist is a great place to find people...

    Craigslist is a great place to find people willing to take free fish. You can also reach out to your local club for assistance. I am not sure if the club is active anymore though.

    Northwest...
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    That beni sure did brighten up. It will be...

    That beni sure did brighten up. It will be interesting how the sumi develops during the cool season.
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    Thanks for the kind words. I went out to feed the...

    Thanks for the kind words. I went out to feed the pond tonight and it felt empty. My numbers were pretty low compared to prior years, but when you remove a large white koi it becomes a bit more...
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    I use an old testing kit bottle as a dropper.

    I use an old testing kit bottle as a dropper.
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    So today was a tough day out by the pond. A few...

    So today was a tough day out by the pond. A few weeks ago when I shot the Tancho video I was doing a tricide neo dip on her. Her veins were showing and a bacterial infection was suspected. It did...
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    Google translate..

    Google translate..
  47. You can always do both. Keep your plans as a Koi...

    You can always do both. Keep your plans as a Koi pond and then get a skippy or something to place near the pond with a couple plants and a goldfish or two.
  48. Thread: ogons

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    A heated QT with another small koi and some good...

    A heated QT with another small koi and some good food. Remove the competition while the heat allows for it to continue to grow.
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    1本につながっている眉毛 (Pon ni tsunagatte iru mayuge)

    1本につながっている眉毛 (Pon ni tsunagatte iru mayuge)
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    You live much closer than we do here. Bill and...

    You live much closer than we do here. Bill and Maureen come down every year and bring some nice Koi with them. I picked up a Showa last year that took Best Size 1. I had just missed picking up a 4...
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