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    If there was any moisture build up within the...

    If there was any moisture build up within the tube from it not being sealed right after the last bulb change, it could have prevented the transformer from working. Cleaning the tubes and drying it...
  2. The top Asagi on the left and the one on the...

    The top Asagi on the left and the one on the right really stand out.
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    Last call for volunteers. Tonight I will finalize...

    Last call for volunteers. Tonight I will finalize the list and we will get started.
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    I have chatted with Mitsuhiro via the Koi farm...

    I have chatted with Mitsuhiro via the Koi farm facebook page. Kevin is who I went to, but unfortunately the cost to ship to FL was well over $100 for just two fish. He noted he would be bringing some...
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    They are great fish. Who did you get yours...

    They are great fish. Who did you get yours through? I have had a hard time getting them from Marushin without ridiculous shipping costs.
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    You will find equipment at the Orlando show, but...

    You will find equipment at the Orlando show, but no builders so to speak. Russ at PSKoi will be there, but I doubt you want to pay to fly him in for a build. Same with Matt from Quality Koi Jersey...
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    Over in Homestead there is Sobe Koi that will...

    Over in Homestead there is Sobe Koi that will have some. You can also look for any aquascape dealer in the area as well. They will have some pond quality fish. If you can wait, drive up to Orlando...
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    :bump: Second to last call. At a week I will...

    :bump:

    Second to last call. At a week I will close this off, so if you would like to join in on the planning, please shoot me a PM.
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    It would be interesting to compare install...

    It would be interesting to compare install methods (vertical vs horizontal, flow rate, use of bypass,etc), any maintenance that occurred prior to errors (bulb changes, installing after winterizing...
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    Every one of their units I have run has run 24/7...

    Every one of their units I have run has run 24/7 year round with no issues with the units or bulbs running out. One of the things to remember is per the directions and the bulb maker, turning the...
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    It should be just a cavity from the back of the...

    It should be just a cavity from the back of the unit to the front, not actually exposed to the water inside the unit. It should have a silicone seal for best results to prevent moisture from entering...
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    :bump:

    :bump:
  14. Those are some amazing koi there.

    Those are some amazing koi there.
  15. Hopefully you catch that booger.

    Hopefully you catch that booger.
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    Mine did not have one, so I never looked into it....

    Mine did not have one, so I never looked into it. I know they changed it up due to fires with one unit remodel they tried, not sure if your is one of those units.
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    Are you sure the unit was new when purchased?...

    Are you sure the unit was new when purchased? That foam does not look standard nor sufficient. Mine was a thick amount of sealant as that cavity in the unit has to be air tight. If there is moisture...
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    In the past photos needed to be in by around Dec...

    In the past photos needed to be in by around Dec 1st with winners announced after the new year. Dates for this year won't be determined until the committee starts meeting.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    :like:

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    :bump2:

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    From my experience, jumping is typically a signal...

    From my experience, jumping is typically a signal of stress. This can be from events in the pond (spawning, etc) or from predators. My suggestion is two fold. First test the water to make sure...
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    Great news.

    Great news.
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    Their site is dated, but here is their new banner...

    Their site is dated, but here is their new banner for the show.
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    Looks like the same place http://www.alohakoi.org/

    Looks like the same place http://www.alohakoi.org/
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    Just for clarity, I will be chairing the show...

    Just for clarity, I will be chairing the show this year. Volunteers are needed for the committee that helps set rules, selects dates, etc.
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    Please add the Aloha Koi Show on 2/13 and 2/14

    Please add the Aloha Koi Show on 2/13 and 2/14
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    Virtual Koi Show- Volunteers Needed

    We have not held a virtual show in a few years and our attempt on the last one did not come through as time and schedules did not allow it to be finalized. We are getting a head start on this year to...
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    If it's all for fun, it doesn't matter what you...

    If it's all for fun, it doesn't matter what you get.
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    You should use both for a better fertilization...

    You should use both for a better fertilization rate on the spawn. Have fun with it and hopefully you get a few keepers you can enjoy watching grow.
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    I pick 1325 as the winner for what little worth...

    I pick 1325 as the winner for what little worth my opinion has, lol.
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    Mike- I believe the beni k was two years ago,...

    Mike- I believe the beni k was two years ago, hence 20 inches when combined with first year length at time of purchase.
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    Gotta get a lot of good water and food pumped...

    Gotta get a lot of good water and food pumped into it to catch it up. Should be 20 inches or more by now.
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    How big is the beni K now? It looks small...

    How big is the beni K now? It looks small compared to the others.
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    I would agree with Mike on this. If breeding is...

    I would agree with Mike on this. If breeding is the goal, get better parent stock. We are a month and a half from the Orlando show which can provide much better options. I would list what you don't...
  36. Like I noted, its not north cold, but cold...

    Like I noted, its not north cold, but cold enough. Its not often it snows in FL and it did on Friday. It snowed within an hours drive of my place. Monthly averages don't matter compared to current...
  37. That's today. Orlando area spent most of the...

    That's today. Orlando area spent most of the weekend in the upper 40's to low 50's. Night time lows here have been 33-35 degrees. Its not the north, but its cold enough.
  38. Prove it, lol. We need pictures.

    Prove it, lol. We need pictures.
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    O2 cylinder tank fittings

    I have an oxygen tank that apparently has a cga 540 male opening. Anyone know of a place online to get a cheap fitting that will connect and conver to the standard 1/4 Npt so I can get a cheap gauge...
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    it is already noted in my thread on this. You can...

    it is already noted in my thread on this. You can find it in my started posts. the sockets we have gotten from Bill at Mystic. i haven't sourced those out.
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    Before you buy the trays and construct something,...

    Before you buy the trays and construct something, check out Zakki Showers by Deepwater Koi. The shower will outperform what ever you build and cost wise I find them a great value for the amount of...
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    600gph is under sized. I personally think you...

    600gph is under sized. I personally think you should turn your water at least once an hour. Mine is turned over a little over 2 times an hour.
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    While it appears to be the same unit, I urge...

    While it appears to be the same unit, I urge caution. The description only notes for T5 bulbs. I found that site before working with Atlanta, but they could not answer if their worked for T8 bulbs....
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    I will concede the minimum order portion stinks,...

    I will concede the minimum order portion stinks, but the savings is up there. I have paid up to $20 to ship two bulbs at $35 each. So two bulbs for $90 every year for 5 years would cost me $450. In...
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    I have not yet ordered replacement bulbs from...

    I have not yet ordered replacement bulbs from Atlanta, just did the research. You can check the writing on the end of your bulbs to double check, but here is what I based mine off of. Below is a...
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    Glad its working out for you. Couple tips for...

    Glad its working out for you. Couple tips for you. Go ahead and redo the ends of all of those wires into the transformer as well, be sure to get the silica bag back in there, clean off all of the old...
  47. Or an attempt to gain a laugh using a joke with...

    Or an attempt to gain a laugh using a joke with poor taste.
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    I never heard back on that one. If you give them...

    I never heard back on that one. If you give them a call, they can check really quick. I see they raised the price though. Still cheaper than buying a new unit.
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    I would check the sockets. Make sure when you are...

    I would check the sockets. Make sure when you are looking at them the same direction, the blue line is on the same side of the both sockets, same with the brown wire (Assuming they used the same...
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    Maybe others might have a better clue, I am not...

    Maybe others might have a better clue, I am not sure what it is. Looks more pond grade mix to me more than anything else.
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