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  1. Thread: Nualgi

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    My bad Russ, I should have read down the thread...

    My bad Russ, I should have read down the thread further, lol. I think I'll give this product a pass. Scares me how many are using the stuff though, from ponds to aquariums to agriculture.


    clm
  2. Thread: Nualgi

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    Russell, this product is full of metals.

    Russell, this product is full of metals.
  3. Thread: Nualgi

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    I gotta say, I'm not wild about the ingredients...

    I gotta say, I'm not wild about the ingredients in this product. I'd want to know the concentrations of each before I even considered putting it in the pond once let alone weekly.

    Nualgi...
  4. Thread: Sad day

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    I'm so sorry you lost them all. Hang in there...

    I'm so sorry you lost them all. Hang in there and clean it out and start again.
    I covered my ponds this year, but previous years haven't. Last winter was brutal too as have many been. You must...
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    I'm so sorry Debbi. It's always the favorites...

    I'm so sorry Debbi. It's always the favorites that go. I hate this time of year. The roller coaster weather does nothing good for the fish after a brutal winter. I dare say if you have any others...
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    Coldest February on record and the coldest winter...

    Coldest February on record and the coldest winter since 1939. Every fish has survived and come out of winter looking great. I'm sold on covering the ponds now. Will do so every winter, even if it...
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    I get that slimy stuff every spring too. As soon...

    I get that slimy stuff every spring too. As soon as it warms up enough it's replaced by the coarser hair algae. I prefer the coarser stuff, lol.

    clm
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    much easier and probably cheaper if you have the...

    much easier and probably cheaper if you have the room is to get an intex pool.
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    I hear you. Freezing here too, plus the added...

    I hear you. Freezing here too, plus the added bonus of more snow to come on Tuesday.
  10. Thread: Air hole in pond

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    the frigid temps really are making their way down...

    the frigid temps really are making their way down south a fair bit this year. I hope your fish are okay.

    clm
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    Last winter wasn't a whole lot better as I...

    Last winter wasn't a whole lot better as I recall. Been a tough couple for the fish. I think the ones who survive these winters are stronger and hardier. Any going into winters like these that...
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    snow is a great insulator. It won't stay on my...

    snow is a great insulator. It won't stay on my pond covers long. The dome shape makes it slip off readily, but it stays around the bottom of the ponds insulating the raised sections nicely and...
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    coldest February on record here. actually broke...

    coldest February on record here. actually broke the record from 1939. for a short month it takes forever to get through.
  14. Thread: Frozen Pond.

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    I've always had my pumps on the pond bottom...

    I've always had my pumps on the pond bottom discharging onto the surface to keep air holes open. Never been an issue super cooling the pond. I just keep the pumps and the returns away from where...
  15. never found that and I have loads of raccoons...

    never found that and I have loads of raccoons around here.
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    I've always admired your taste in Koi. I love...

    I've always admired your taste in Koi. I love that goshiki too.
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    oh, that is warm compared to what we were at. ...

    oh, that is warm compared to what we were at. -7f the other day, lol.
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    can't read the temp, the monitor is behind the...

    can't read the temp, the monitor is behind the cover too, lol. Definitely warmer than past years though. Normally with the temps we've had this year, the pond would be totally ice covered with...
  19. Thread: Are you looking

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    love this plant. I find they need to be crowded...

    love this plant. I find they need to be crowded to bloom for me, so I get 3' hula hoops and place a few in each one. They multiply so quickly the hoops fill up fast and once they're jammed in there...
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    Both ponds are ice free

    Amazing considering how cold it's been here. Lots of sun the past few days has the plastic clear enough for me to see into both ponds and even the one that's 2' above ground is ice free. Certainly...
  21. Biggest mistake with our first pond was not...

    Biggest mistake with our first pond was not lining it. It was small and the clay held the water just fine. Problem was it was always cloudy because of the clay and hard to see the fish unless they...
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    Wow, I can't believe how it just collapsed. Ours...

    Wow, I can't believe how it just collapsed. Ours are still holding strong thank goodness. Took these pics a few minutes ago. Did you just have the hoops or did you have a ridge pole that you tie...
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    Great choice. Congratulations Rain!

    Great choice. Congratulations Rain!
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    Nice. I'd love to see you move a lot further...

    Nice. I'd love to see you move a lot further north and then see what you have to say about it, lol.
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    :like:

    :like:
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    sorry, I don't buy the nutritional torpor...

    sorry, I don't buy the nutritional torpor nonsense. and yes I believe it to be nonsense. they stop feeding on their own when the water gets cold. there is stuff for them to eat in the pond if...
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    where some of us live, there are no filters...

    where some of us live, there are no filters running in winter. Too cold to do so. No filters no food. My fish do not want to eat pellets in winter. They go into a state of torpor and hopefully...
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    I dare say it's not an oxygen problem. It's a...

    I dare say it's not an oxygen problem. It's a cold water problem. How deep is the area of the pond that they're in and what is the pond size. My experience has been fish laying over can't handle...
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    When you know how quickly a fish can get ill and...

    When you know how quickly a fish can get ill and die sometimes, it takes a lot for me to even spend more than 150.00 for a fish, lol. I don't have a lot of fish die on me, but the ones that have I...
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    covered ours this year. hoops made of electrical...

    covered ours this year. hoops made of electrical conduit over rebar stakes, 6ml greenhouse plastic to cover.
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    covered the ponds for this winter

    I haven't covered the main pond in years. keep two pumps running every winter to keep holes open in the ice, but that's been it. This year had to cover the new pond anyway, so decided to give the...
  32. Thread: Ginger Harvest

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    they look great craig. I'm not a big fan of...

    they look great craig. I'm not a big fan of ginger in my food, but I sure do love the look of the plants themselves. How much do you think you'll harvest this year? Do you harvest the entire plant...
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    Hmmmmm, here's an interesting article on...

    Hmmmmm, here's an interesting article on freshwater mussels and their reliance on fish for their reproductive cycle. Not sure what damage they may do to the fish. I've copied a bit from the...
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    I always get some of those with every spawn I...

    I always get some of those with every spawn I have. I've always thought they were a grey matsuba
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    very pretty

    very pretty
  36. Thread: Turmeric

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    I like turmeric and it's supposed to be good for...

    I like turmeric and it's supposed to be good for you too. I use it if I want to colour rice and don't have any saffron on hand.

    clm
  37. Thread: Taro

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    I've tried taro before and have failed miserably...

    I've tried taro before and have failed miserably trying to grow it, lol. After seeing these pics I may just have to try killing some more. My they are beautiful plants.
  38. I agree, it's an inviting challenge, lol. Looks...

    I agree, it's an inviting challenge, lol. Looks like we get a little too cold here in winter to make the challenge even greater, plus it's definite dislike of sunlight. It's a nice looking plant...
  39. Craig, here's another water loving food crop for you

    Looks like a challenging crop, but lucrative if you can master it.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29082091
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    I've always used vodka with the prazi. Mixes it...

    I've always used vodka with the prazi. Mixes it far better than with proformC. If you need to treat with the proformC as well, just add it by itself. Have no idea what the shelf life would be...
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    great pictures Craig. All very pretty. clm

    great pictures Craig. All very pretty.

    clm
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    I've given up on Japanese maples here. The coral...

    I've given up on Japanese maples here. The coral bark is my favorite variety of Japanese maple though. This past winter would have killed the hardiest varieties if I had any. Tiger eye sumac and...
  43. Thread: Horrified.

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    I'm far from kidding. they said he is a little...

    I'm far from kidding. they said he is a little kid, not a teenager. Bear or kid, not going to like getting soaked. Lock on the gate is law here if you have a pool or a pond. You're liable if the...
  44. Thread: Horrified.

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    put a lock on the gate to help keep the little...

    put a lock on the gate to help keep the little monster out. One of those scarecrow soakers near the pond might deter him if he does get in and gets soaked a few times.

    clm
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    Igor the pond guardian. Have had him for years. ...

    Igor the pond guardian. Have had him for years.

    http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l148/clmandmm/garden%20critters%202013/DSCF2611.jpg
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    I've used it in the marginal pond plantings in...

    I've used it in the marginal pond plantings in pots in the main pond for years. I also use it for the plants in my floating rafts in the new pond. I wouldn't use it for lilies . A lot of it does...
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    Mine are in full sun in the pond. No issues. I...

    Mine are in full sun in the pond. No issues. I had heard about problems with impatiens last year, but I've been spared having trouble with mine in either pond.
  48. To be honest David, I've fought this battle with...

    To be honest David, I've fought this battle with algae for so long, I'm not sure I want to know why it's gone, lol. I just want to rejoice in the fact that it is. It's not just a summer thing, I...
  49. One of the few places I would recommend you get...

    One of the few places I would recommend you get help from here is Clarke Koi in Scarborough. Randall knows his stuff. He may come out to have a look at the fish to see what's going on. Won't do it...
  50. All of a sudden I no longer have a string/hair algae issue

    I've had to fight with this stuff for years, not just this year. I have no idea why, but there is now none, nadda, zip. I used to have it growing on the lily stems which drove me nuts, I had to...
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