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    Got a new aquascape pond

    Hold on before you start lecturing me.

    It is for my fairy garden.
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    Muddywaters, I am glad you posted this concern. I...

    Muddywaters, I am glad you posted this concern. I agree that sometimes comments are sometimes inappropriate.

    Posters here are at all levels on the learning curve. The advanced, experienced, and...
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    Bull frogs can eat a koi up to seven inches in...

    Bull frogs can eat a koi up to seven inches in size. Also snakes will eat small fish. Take a flashlight at night and go look around your pond.

    I have also had a king fisher take all my small fish...
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    It is that time of year again for me. I don't...

    It is that time of year again for me.

    I don't buy hosta locally since the choices are limited and prices are too high.

    I have a few mail order that I like. I search them each year for the best...
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    Sorry, no pictures. It is raining today and a...

    Sorry, no pictures.

    It is raining today and a little chilly, so I am unable to participate.

    Maybe Gander will be gardening today.:eek1:
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    Isn't KHV the reason it was illegal for most in...

    Isn't KHV the reason it was illegal for most in Australia to own koi and illegal for any to import koi?
  7. Making a water change in winter is easy for me...

    Making a water change in winter is easy for me since my water rarely gets less than 40 degrees and the water from the well is usually around 53 degrees so I do not get enough change in temperature to...
  8. Since all fish eventually die and you did notice...

    Since all fish eventually die and you did notice a previous problem with this fish, I would hope that this is an isolated incident. But I would still pick a nice day and make a large water change in...
  9. My love of butterfly koi and spawn from 2004

    I found this on a flash drive today. It is something I posted on KoiVet in 2005 about my butterfly spawn from 2004.

    I have many of these fish in my pond and was noting today how many of them are...
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    Gary, Have you checked your blood sugar? ...

    Gary,

    Have you checked your blood sugar?

    Also something as simple as a low potassium level can cause severe weakness.

    Maybe you need to be checked when having one of these spells.
  11. What is the purpose of the salt? I have read...

    What is the purpose of the salt?

    I have read articles on planting and raising asparagus, but never read anything about salting the bed.
  12. Gallagher, I put up 40 x 100 film over my...

    Gallagher,

    I put up 40 x 100 film over my pond greenhouse frame.

    I attach it down one side first and then pull it over and attach the other side. A slight breeze actually helps lift mine over...
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    Beautiful with your addition of water. I love...

    Beautiful with your addition of water. I love rocks!
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    Thanks for sharing your pictures. Moss grows...

    Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    Moss grows around my yard near the woods, but I thought it was too hot for it in San Marino. Here it usually grows in moist shady areas and most frequently on the...
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    Since the fish looked well, I have not treated...

    Since the fish looked well, I have not treated them yet. I just left them in the QT tank and they seem to be doing well even with our occasional below freezing temperatures. On the warm days they are...
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    Some time ago, while searching on the web for...

    Some time ago, while searching on the web for information on Goshiki, I found this about Hosakai Goshiki development. I think it was written by the breeder.

    Kuro Goshiki Line

    2-3 year old not...
  17. Russ, I find it interesting to read your...

    Russ,

    I find it interesting to read your opinion on aerated bottom drains. While I have the ability to add air diffusers to my bottom drains, I have not done so since any problem with the air...
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    Too cold for PP treatment?

    I got several koi about 6 or 7 months ago and they are still living in my outdoor QT tank. Now I know you are wondering why I have not moved them yet, but I am almost paranoid about adding new fish...
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    We have had several threads about this, one I...

    We have had several threads about this, one I believe this summer. Do a search for lightning strikes and see if it comes up for you.
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    Jojoartie, I do not know this to be a fact,...

    Jojoartie,

    I do not know this to be a fact, but I have always heard that snow and even ice is an insulater from the colder air.
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    The bacterial bloom of a new tank and sometimes a...

    The bacterial bloom of a new tank and sometimes a new pond is more of a cloudy white. I have seen this many times and as others have said it usually clears overnight as the pond or tank water starts...
  22. I live in south east Virginia and our winters are...

    I live in south east Virginia and our winters are short and mild compared to most. I have kept koi for more than 22 years in ponds and tanks from 75 gallons (first pond-old bathtub sunken in ground)...
  23. I am north of you and my koi have done well...

    I am north of you and my koi have done well outdoors in the winter. Maybe it is colder for you if you live in the western part of NC. Have you thought of covering your pond in the winter? That can...
  24. How large is your outdoor pond? (Just wondering...

    How large is your outdoor pond? (Just wondering why you needed to move them inside).
  25. while treating for the obvious, don't overlook the unsuspected

    I recently got a bunch of fancy goldfish and put them in an outdoor QT tank. All was well for several weeks until I moved them to an indoor tank in the basement and then I got an ammonia spike. Even...
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    Ammonia test question

    I have a newly set up QT tank in the basement with ammonia. I used pond prime for several days and water change, but every time I test it it reads the same 1.0 ammonia. I have an API 2 bottle test...
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    Pink slime sometimes drains out of the gills of a...

    Pink slime sometimes drains out of the gills of a dead fish. I think it is just part of decomposition. It may or may not have any thing to do with why the fish died.
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    Could it possibly be a spot where the koi lost...

    Could it possibly be a spot where the koi lost one of those big scales?
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    Panda oranda question

    Do panda orandas and tricolor orandas come from the same spawn?
  30. Christmas in September, 51 new babies today

    I got my package from Buygoldfishonline.com today. They are absolutely beautiful, every one!

    Sorry, no pictures. It was raining off and on all day today. In fact every time I went outside in a...
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    Jim, They will be in QT until sometime next...

    Jim,

    They will be in QT until sometime next year, but a peroxide dip sounds good to me. I know there must be a thread on dosage, but can you post instructions here or referral to the post for it?
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    Understandable. A lot of people will ruin a...

    Understandable.
    A lot of people will ruin a vender's reputation for any number of reasons, even if their experience was their own fault. When I research an item for sale and 95% give 4 or 5 stars...
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    question for moderater

    I just posted to BuyGoldfishonline. Why did it say my post will not show up until it is approved by a moderator? I have been here for a long time.
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    I agree Duck weed helps with water clarity and is...

    I agree Duck weed helps with water clarity and is a great food supplement . It uses ammonia and therefore helps prevent nitrites and nitrates. Works especially well growing on top of a filter.

    I...
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    I have multiple ponds and quarantine tanks. I...

    I have multiple ponds and quarantine tanks.

    I no longer put any koi in a size 1,000 gallon pond or smaller. While it can be done, it requires constant monitoring and something as simple as...
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    I have had similar butterfly koi. The color could...

    I have had similar butterfly koi. The color could stay the same, loose or gain more yellow. Sometimes color will appear in the fins and the head could turn completely yellow, or loose the yellow and...
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    I went to dinner, leaving this thread up and...

    I went to dinner, leaving this thread up and posted before I saw Cindy's post. Seems we both had the same thought.
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    How often do you clean the pea gravel in your 100...

    How often do you clean the pea gravel in your 100 gallon Rubbermaid tank? Just wondering if it is full of muck and producing hydrogen sulfide gas.
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    Here is a picture I found.

    Here is a picture I found.
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    It may be unusual, but not that rare in butterfy...

    It may be unusual, but not that rare in butterfy koi. I have had some with barbels like that (long with the branching).
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    Quote Originally Posted by koi4u2c View Post I...

    Quote Originally Posted by koi4u2c View Post
    I have a 17,000 gallon pond and did most of the work myself. I did have a friend of my husband dig most of the hole with a backhoe. My pond cost less...
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    I use a net to guide them into a rubbermaid...

    I use a net to guide them into a rubbermaid container with water and a top. Less damage to the fish.
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    I have a 17,000 gallon pond and did most of the...

    I have a 17,000 gallon pond and did most of the work myself. I did have a friend of my husband dig most of the hole with a backhoe. My pond cost less than $5,000 dollars.
  44. Thread: Water Celery

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    My koi love to eat it. They will keep it trimmed...

    My koi love to eat it. They will keep it trimmed if in their pond or hanging over the edge if growing in the ground near the pond. Some times I break off leaves and throw it in the pond for them.
    ...
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    I have 2 sizes of duckweed, both are larger than...

    I have 2 sizes of duckweed, both are larger than that, The grow in different tanks or water gardens.
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    My koi have killed frogs in the past and stripped...

    My koi have killed frogs in the past and stripped the flesh off their legs. It is pay back. The frogs terrorized and ate my koi when they were small and now they don't want them in their pond.
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    About 8 years ago during a severe lightning...

    About 8 years ago during a severe lightning storm, lightning struck a tree near my large pond. It apparently came down the tree into the ground and blew out a 4 foot trench in the ground towards my...
  48. Thread: Khv rescue

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    What is CEV ?

    What is CEV ?
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    If the preformed pond has cracks in it and it...

    If the preformed pond has cracks in it and it can't be repaired, you could still use it for a bog garden near your pond.
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    " So....one of the grandkids is going to have a...

    " So....one of the grandkids is going to have a conversation with gramps now!"

    Good luck with that! I noticed grandkids is plural. I had two kids. Trust me, NOBODY did it.:yes:
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