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    I have a cheap blender I keep in the garage for...

    I have a cheap blender I keep in the garage for this purpose. I blend clove oil in the appropriate amount with some pond water, then pour it into the container the koi will be in and swirl it around....
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    I would recommend that you join the Texas Koi &...

    I would recommend that you join the Texas Koi & Goldfish Society (www.texaskoi.com or is it org?) to talk to some really knowledgeable folks who can steer you to contractors that are reliable. ...
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    Based on the photo, I'm wondering if the koi got...

    Based on the photo, I'm wondering if the koi got jumpy because of the heron and this one jumped out after the heron was gone. Would explain why it has not been eaten.
    When I had a pond with a 1...
  4. Dallas Koi Show & Goldfish Show-Mark Your Calendars! Sept 19 -21

    The Dallas Koi Show will be held a little later in September this year to avoid some of the high temps we dealt with last year. The weekend is September 19-21, and will be held at Bass Pro Shop in...
  5. Nice Newsletter! I'd like to start one with our...

    Nice Newsletter! I'd like to start one with our club, but am concerned about the time involved...good job, though!
  6. So I'm confused....is it a matter of either...

    So I'm confused....is it a matter of either Proform-C OR MinnFinn? In reading the directions, MinnFinn seems to do more than Proform-C, by eradicating Flukes as well.
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    Go to Costco or Sam's for big bags of baking...

    Go to Costco or Sam's for big bags of baking soda...a lot easier and cheaper than buying those little boxes!
  8. Thread: Pond Volume

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    I did it according to Dr. Nick Saint Erne in his...

    I did it according to Dr. Nick Saint Erne in his book. I did measure the salt content before with my salt meter. The salt I used was very small granules, so I believe it was completely dissolved. ...
  9. Thread: Pond Volume

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    Pond Volume

    When we first built our pond, we used our water meter at the street to measure how many gallons went into the pond, and came up with 7000 gallons, and that's what I've been going by when treating the...
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    Catfish can you send me the plastic tomorrow? I'd...

    Catfish can you send me the plastic tomorrow? I'd be grateful.
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    Yes that's what I heard as well Koiman. Been...

    Yes that's what I heard as well Koiman. Been talking to welders all day and very few do this kind of welding, actually only one and he's 40 miles away. I'm tempted to give it a try.
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    I think this is the fish that lost its eye, not...

    I think this is the fish that lost its eye, not the koi with sandpaper skin/no slime coat. She says in her post that she was attaching the photo of Mr. Convict, so I think these are two different...
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    How does the air work? Does it cool the tip or...

    How does the air work? Does it cool the tip or the plastic?
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    I saw the plastic welder on Harbor Freight's...

    I saw the plastic welder on Harbor Freight's website and was tempted at $64 to buy it, but kind of scared to attempt it ourselves!
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    I had not heard of this being an issue before...

    I had not heard of this being an issue before now. I bought this 300 used from a friend, so no warranty. It's probably several years old (I've had it for at least 3 yr). Not ready to give it up...
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    Wow that's awesome catfish! The guys are taking...

    Wow that's awesome catfish! The guys are taking it offline today so I will let you know. Thanks! Where are you? Oh, never mind, I see your signature says Southern California. Would you be able to...
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    Thanks I'll check in the morning...

    Thanks I'll check in the morning...
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    We just were on the pond tour this past weekend,...

    We just were on the pond tour this past weekend, and I jinxed myself I'm sure. I said to one of my visitors, that I love the Nexus because there are no moving parts, nothing to break....stupid me!
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    Nexus 300 with a leak!

    Hi, all,
    Ever since we turned the waterfall back on after winter, we noticed more "evaporation", then thought it was a leak in the falls, so we redirected from the waterfalls to check. The water...
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    Both good ideas! I hadn't thought of Craig's...

    Both good ideas! I hadn't thought of Craig's List...we have a few water garden clubs in the D/FW area, so I will contact them as well...thank you!
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    AKCA Wet Lab in Houston

    Anyone else going to the wet lab in Houston June 27-29? I plan on being there, and would love to meet up with some fellow KPer's!
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    I have a cap on mine as well...in the summer I'm...

    I have a cap on mine as well...in the summer I'm cleaning them every 1-2 weeks, in the winter about once a month...
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    I've heard that before but I've yet to see it. ...

    I've heard that before but I've yet to see it. I'll keep looking...
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    Photos? Love these kind of surprises!

    Photos? Love these kind of surprises!
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    15-20 gallon aquariums, cheap?

    We are going to be having our first goldfish show in conjunction with the koi show this September. Trying to hold down expenses since we don't know if it will continue, plus concerned about storage....
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    Leaking waterfall solution

    I'd like to hear of some alternatives for creating a leakproof water fall.

    We have a 5 foot rock waterfall into our pond, partially cemented in, partially dry stacked. It has a rubber liner,...
  27. Good luck with the show, Duc!

    Good luck with the show, Duc!
  28. Sticky: Dallas Koi Kichi Show is in September. We'd like...

    Dallas Koi Kichi Show is in September. We'd like to be included. Do you still have my address?
  29. Thread: Free Books

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    Would LOVE to have a copy of Koi Kichi! Sign me...

    Would LOVE to have a copy of Koi Kichi! Sign me up!
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    This is really neat! Thanks for taking the time...

    This is really neat! Thanks for taking the time for these photos...
  31. UV does not affect string algae it needs to be...

    UV does not affect string algae it needs to be removed manually. It's usually an indication of overfeeding...
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    I used "Simple Green" (non-toxic) to clean my qt...

    I used "Simple Green" (non-toxic) to clean my qt for shut down last fall. It worked very well
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    Temperature is a concern with a small (300...

    Temperature is a concern with a small (300 Gallon) tank and Texas heat. I have placed the tank on the east side of the house and it is mostly in the shade at all times. Last year the tank got to 80...
  34. Thread: Pop eye

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    I had a koi do this years ago, and I salted the...

    I had a koi do this years ago, and I salted the pond to 0.3%. It resolved in about a week...
  35. I thought I saw a lot of string algae in there....

    I thought I saw a lot of string algae in there. That should be pulled out manually as much as possible as it can clog your pump, UV and S&G Filter...
  36. Always remember "pond guys" don't make money...

    Always remember "pond guys" don't make money giving advice. They make money by selling you something, like filters, pumps, and "chemicals" which can actually backfire and make things worse...let...
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    Thank you. I have great filtration in the qt (50...

    Thank you. I have great filtration in the qt (50 gal barrel with strapping and an ultima II) plus regular weekly water changes, the water parameters are good and the koi are hungry! My instinct was...
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    Where to put my small Goshiki?

    I am trying my hand at Goshiki with one I got as part of a grow out competition between two clubs. Still in quarantine but hope to add to main pond soon. He's quite a bit smaller at about 8" than...
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    I agree, a S&G filter works great!

    I agree, a S&G filter works great!
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    I have a Medo 80 running the aerated bottom...

    I have a Medo 80 running the aerated bottom drains. It sits inside a "pump house" which has a vent on on side & flagstone covering the top but with holes for venting. Has worked with no problems for...
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    I'm so sorry, Larkin...try not to beat yourself...

    I'm so sorry, Larkin...try not to beat yourself up too much, just learn from it and move on...take care...
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    What a great tribute, Tim!

    What a great tribute, Tim!
  43. That's what I was going to say...sell it! You...

    That's what I was going to say...sell it! You will be much happier in the end and will have a better pond, in my opinion...
  44. Poll: I'm just not sure what I would do. There always...

    I'm just not sure what I would do. There always seems to be a concern about one thing or another. Like, right now, I have two koi that I've had for years. They both have growths (different kinds),...
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    What is it for?

    What is it for?
  46. Thread: Oye, Dropsy?

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    I live in Texas and the water in my pond is still...

    I live in Texas and the water in my pond is still below 50 so you should not be feeding at all at those temps, and with nitrites. You need to be testing the water every day (don't just guess because...
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    Their will to survive is amazing!

    Their will to survive is amazing!
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    Congrats, Monte!

    Congrats, Monte!
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    Better it happened in the cool season, as opposed...

    Better it happened in the cool season, as opposed to the heat of summer!
  50. Thread: Flashing?

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    I don't think I'm constantly adding it, but I do...

    I don't think I'm constantly adding it, but I do add Calcium Chloride and Epsom Salts every 2-4 weeks, about a cup of each. I had understood that with our soft water and the amount of koi that I...
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