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    Gloria, I don't know if you have any koi nets...

    Gloria, I don't know if you have any koi nets that have removable handles?
    If so, you can drop the net over the bottom drain. It kept my pipsqueaks from going to the Cetus when my pond was new and...
  2. How devastating! I'm so very sorry for the loss...

    How devastating! I'm so very sorry for the loss of your lovely koi.
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    I will be interested in hearing the answer as...

    I will be interested in hearing the answer as well.
    I don't recall seeing it addressed on KP but the Malaysian forums have a fair bit of diy kit using aluminum.
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    CeD, the pics don't really allow for adequate...

    CeD, the pics don't really allow for adequate appraisal but it looks like a nice shipment.
    Maybe later on you can pull them and do individual pics?
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    I would not use Melafix or Pimafix (sp?). They...

    I would not use Melafix or Pimafix (sp?).
    They really aren't medications but treatments. Cindy will recall what they are but I believe it's some kind of oil which can coat their gills. That isn't...
  6. Yep, when they think they have a food source they...

    Yep, when they think they have a food source they can be tough to keep out. That is usually why we recommend deeper ponds as they don't care for those much at all.
    I'm sorry you lost fish but the...
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    I'm sorry you lost him. That's rotten but it's a...

    I'm sorry you lost him. That's rotten but it's a valuable lesson you're sharing and thank you for that.
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    They're so beautiful, Max. Love the Kado Gin on...

    They're so beautiful, Max. Love the Kado Gin on this little tyke.

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=500710&stc=1&d=1398138099
  9. Looking good, John.

    Looking good, John.
  10. Nifty set up.

    Nifty set up.
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    Is it beautiful. There could be minor critiques...

    Is it beautiful. There could be minor critiques like more separation at the odome for coloring and less beni into the dorsal but frankly, it's just plain a beautiful koi.
    Looking at the totality of...
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    That took some serious investigating because that...

    That took some serious investigating because that Man v Pond thread is 114 pages. :D:
    It starts with this post:
    ...
  13. Excellent news!

    Excellent news!
  14. Thread: Thank you!

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    Andrea, you had a rough go of it and did an...

    Andrea, you had a rough go of it and did an amazing job throughout. As rough as it was, it ended up giving you valuable experience and we're already seeing you pay if forward.
    Well done! :bow:
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    You noted the beni difference so I won't address...

    You noted the beni difference so I won't address it.
    I think the difference is the breeder indicates what he sees happen over time with his koi. If the same thing happens with yours over the next...
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    No problem, it's great you have the showers to...

    No problem, it's great you have the showers to work off of for it!
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    Well, bigger units accomodate higher flows which...

    Well, bigger units accomodate higher flows which work well on larger ponds. They're a stand alone filter and while the focus is for removing DOC's they do provide so bio conversion too.

    Even...
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    You're welcome! I have Rain's variation currently...

    You're welcome! I have Rain's variation currently in use on my pond. It's a series of 3 shorter pipes but the rest is the same. I have pretty good results with it. :yes:
    ...
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    Yep, that looks like DOC's. There are a couple...

    Yep, that looks like DOC's.
    There are a couple of ways to deal with it. Water changes help quite a bit but you can also build a FF. It's a tall tower that exposes the bubbles and gives them an...
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    You make no mention of age. I personally would...

    You make no mention of age.
    I personally would pass on this one. I don't particularly care for the conformation and the sumi looks quite messy and scattered.
  21. Thread: Acting weird?

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    Here is a link that further explains KH: ...

    Here is a link that further explains KH:

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?143231-KH-for-Laypersons-and-Newbies
  22. Thread: Acting weird?

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    We need a KH reading too because you've got a...

    We need a KH reading too because you've got a tremendous bio load in the making with a small tank. That will deplete the KH further.
    If your KH was higher your pH will be around 8.2.
    The ammonia...
  23. Thread: Acting weird?

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    The only reason to add salt would be if you are...

    The only reason to add salt would be if you are seeing a nitrite reading.
  24. At 2 years old, hopefully she isn't showing the...

    At 2 years old, hopefully she isn't showing the sumi she will at maturity. She's a young koi.
    I like her and 22" for a nisai SU is pretty good.
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    I've used teflon tape with success. I hadn't...

    I've used teflon tape with success. I hadn't heard about the warping.
  26. Thread: Acting weird?

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    That was my concern, too. We'll keep our fingers...

    That was my concern, too. We'll keep our fingers crossed until further testing is done.
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    You can get a master kit from API which will...

    You can get a master kit from API which will cover ammonia, nitrite (important), nitrate, pH. Then you only need to supplement with a KH kit.
    There's an old saying that if you keep good water, the...
  28. Thread: Acting weird?

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    Belly up is decidedly not good. It sounds like...

    Belly up is decidedly not good. It sounds like there is more going on.
    It would be great to have all the readings from the tests I spoke of earlier and also, how much aeration and in what form do...
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    My phone takes better pics than my camera and...

    My phone takes better pics than my camera and both are old. :D:
    Some kind of defy absolute classification but frankly, those koi have been some of my favorites in the pond.
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    Here it is: ...

    Here it is:

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?97777-Tosai-moved-to-pond

    I also have a koi I swore was a Goromo develop Goshiki coloration, 2 rows of scales on each side of the...
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    :doh: You caught me before coffee. :D: The...

    :doh:

    You caught me before coffee. :D:

    The longfin is Kikokuryu and the regular finned kid behind it looks like a Goshiki perhaps or maybe a Platinum Goromo if it's got Hikari/metallic sheen....
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    :clap: I'm so glad you made it through all the...

    :clap:

    I'm so glad you made it through all the winter woes and can now enjoy the herd! They look active and well.
    Best guess on ID would be Hi Utsuri, black spot would be Kikokuryu and the black...
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    Paranoid isn't necessarily a bad thing as you are...

    Paranoid isn't necessarily a bad thing as you are likely be on the front end of an issue with the koi. Your saltwater background will come in very handy with the koi.
    I'm happy to hear you have a...
  34. It is a lovely pond. I was hoping some pond gurus...

    It is a lovely pond. I was hoping some pond gurus would help with some answers for this member.

    Retro fitting in things is so much more difficult than new construction. I hope some of the pond...
  35. Thread: Acting weird?

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    Glad you found us, then. :yes: Keep an eye on...

    Glad you found us, then. :yes:

    Keep an eye on them and let us know if something seems out of whack.

    Btw, I don't know if anyone has shared this yet but koi are known to be incredibly messy...
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    :lol: It's because you are a gentleman. :thumb:

    :lol: It's because you are a gentleman. :thumb:
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    Is your pH stable throughout the day?...

    Is your pH stable throughout the day? Particularly at dawn and dusk.
    My fish are flashing right now too but I know I'm getting some pH fluctuations due to a spring algae bloom. They are sensitve...
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    Ah, I misunderstood the suggestion. Sorry!

    Ah, I misunderstood the suggestion. Sorry!
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    Just a caution here, if you ever salt the pond...

    Just a caution here, if you ever salt the pond remove the zeolite first. Salt will make it release all the ammonia it's attracted.
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    If you've got ammonia readings then your filters...

    If you've got ammonia readings then your filters aren't keeping up with the bio load. I would stop feeding until the filters have caught up.
    What are your other readings? Nitrite, nitrate, pH, KH...
  41. Pics would help because it sounds like you're...

    Pics would help because it sounds like you're saying you've got flooded suction which shouldn't allow a pump to cavitate if the pump is 40" below the water line.
  42. Thread: Tancho Showa

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    I'll step out then. Best wishes.

    I'll step out then.

    Best wishes.
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    :pullup: Having just spent a fair bit of time...

    :pullup:

    Having just spent a fair bit of time talking to Kirk about filtration this past weekend at the show I'm looking forward to how he sums it up. :yes:
  44. :ditto: Welcome to the forum!

    :ditto:

    Welcome to the forum!
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    So providing you have some place like that and...

    So providing you have some place like that and you can run pipe to where you want the water to go then uniseal or bulkhead into the barrel, skimmer or tank.
    Plumb a 90 upwards with a fernco/rubber...
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    An overflow might be a good idea if you can do...

    An overflow might be a good idea if you can do it.
    What kind of filters do you run? If you have a settlement tank, barrels or something like that it shouldn't be too hard to retro an overflow into...
  47. Thread: My first Koi

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    I'll move it into Main. That's usually where we...

    I'll move it into Main. That's usually where we put fish that we aren't trying to assess by judging standards. :yes:
  48. Thread: koi with mouth

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    Ademink addressed most of this but as far as...

    Ademink addressed most of this but as far as worse?
    If you mean more deforming then possibly. It all depends on how quickly you observe and react to either mouth rot or ulcers, both can...
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    Done!

    Done!
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    Looks like a lovely pond, very pretty Showa....

    Looks like a lovely pond, very pretty Showa. :yes:

    Would you like me to move this into the Main forum? It might get a bit more notice there.
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