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  1. Thread: koi hi plate

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    Too many factors to say absolutely that the color...

    Too many factors to say absolutely that the color will regenerate. If it's a scuff or light scratch and the beni is strong then yes. If it's a clean cut but not too wide and the beni is strong then...
  2. Absolutely stunning Goshiki, just amazing.

    Absolutely stunning Goshiki, just amazing.
  3. Nice, though I admit I admit I was hoping that...

    Nice, though I admit I admit I was hoping that maybe it was Ochibiki. :redface:
  4. Lovely koi from Hosokai, as usual. Can you...

    Lovely koi from Hosokai, as usual.

    Can you tell me what this one is?
  5. :lol: You know the koi geek in me knew where to...

    :lol: You know the koi geek in me knew where to find more videos. :D: :redface:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKPoc_E17Yo
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7hbBHpafI
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gegYZpzYIfc
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgj6ZLvNQ6s
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtbq7Vi41bw
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4310bR3csZM
  12. I think Momotaro still has their videos on...

    I think Momotaro still has their videos on youtube.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54uYDVpEIA
  13. I noticed the same koi. It stood out as having...

    I noticed the same koi. It stood out as having some Showa characteristics in the Sumi but looks Sanke.
    The wrapping band-like Sumi and the Motoguro appearance instead of the Tejima we usually see....
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    I'm more than a little in love with #189. She is...

    I'm more than a little in love with #189. She is missing a couple of scales or is scratched in her beni, wonder if she'll sell cheap? :rofl2::lmao: I wish!

    Check out her video:

    ...
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    The UV is in the Blue Eco rdf so there is a lot...

    The UV is in the Blue Eco rdf so there is a lot more contact time than the UV's we typically see used in the US. All of the rdf water is being treated too. I've been really happy with how quickly and...
  16. Sacicu, thank you for bringing up very valid...

    Sacicu, thank you for bringing up very valid points. You posted a lot of good information. :like:



    You've painted with a broad brush in this post and covered a lot from breeders and their...
  17. Your experiences with Saki Hikari are very...

    Your experiences with Saki Hikari are very interesting. Their R & D must have kicked in again as the food that comes up the most often when discussing food at shows for show koi is Saki Hikari. FD is...
  18. Thread: Kohaku

    by Marilyn
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    It's very hard to tell from the recent pics about...

    It's very hard to tell from the recent pics about the head being short. I wouldn't think so from the tosai pic but the recent short where the koi is the straightest make it look shorter.
    The body...
  19. Thank you, I do appreciate it. We all should feel...

    Thank you, I do appreciate it. We all should feel we have a right to share our experiences. I realize my expectations may be different, too, in that I want the best results possible for potential...
  20. Thread: Kohaku

    by Marilyn
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    It should be a nice koi to enjoy. The skin is...

    It should be a nice koi to enjoy. The skin is okay, the pattern is pleasing and you seem to be doing well with it.
    There is some color separation in the scales on the bottom which could indicate...
  21. :rofl2: You found me out!

    :rofl2: You found me out!
  22. I guess my using the food alone with no other...

    I guess my using the food alone with no other contributing factors should carry more weight then. I did my due diligence in looking for other factors and the fact undesired circumstances changed with...
  23. I'm sorry but this just doesn't add up to me. ...

    I'm sorry but this just doesn't add up to me.

    It's either an excellent food, wonderful start up and is everything that is hyped or ????????

    As I said, I'm not interested in being a guinea pig...
  24. I used the sinking basic one, it's been years so...

    I used the sinking basic one, it's been years so pardon my forgetting which blend or name, for about six months, to the best of my recollection. It's been years since I used it.
    I also purchased...
  25. As someone that has used both Kenzen and Saki...

    As someone that has used both Kenzen and Saki Hikari, I can say unequivocally that I prefer Saki Hikari. Some like Kenzen, cool beans for them. Didn't work for me for a lot of reasons and each time I...
  26. Ditto. It's all about prepping them for winter...

    Ditto.
    It's all about prepping them for winter and having a good period of growth in the warmest months. I pretty much call it carry over growth.
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    :D: Ah, a Kanno Goshiki... Santa is a kind and...

    :D: Ah, a Kanno Goshiki... Santa is a kind and generous man.
    She'll always fall into the "one that got away" category. ;)

    I've been pretty impressed with the Purigen. It's hard to get behind...
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    Congrats, Mary! Gotta love fast cycling. You're...

    Congrats, Mary! Gotta love fast cycling. You're getting to be an old hand at this. I've not tried it myself but you can bet I'll be sending you a pm or three when I do. :D:
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    No problem, Paul. I meant to add it later but got...

    No problem, Paul. I meant to add it later but got busy with some holiday shopping.
    I planned to do one of these, I like the concept a lot, but when I happened on the Purigen I went that route...
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    I agree. :thumb:

    I agree. :thumb:
  31. Yes, for cycling start up you'll be binding...

    Yes, for cycling start up you'll be binding ammonia, doing more water changes and monitoring for nitrites. You will probably have to add some salt when you hit the nitrite stage to .1 to protect them...
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    Boy, did I get a ration of you know what because...

    Boy, did I get a ration of you know what because mine was plumbed that way. :tape: So did Russ though it was my call to have it set up that way originally.

    In any case, I have NOT noticed a...
  33. You're very welcome! If it's all new, definitely...

    You're very welcome!
    If it's all new, definitely keep an eye on the parameters. You'll go through a cycle at some point. With the water temps, I'm guessing it will be a weeks out but you could have...
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    I'd suggest plumbing it now and using a ball...

    I'd suggest plumbing it now and using a ball valve to control how much you want to go through it. I made the mistake of bypassing my waterfalls the first year I had my pond, had the valve completely...
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    I would agree but they need a basin to pump from...

    I would agree but they need a basin to pump from so they aren't going to work for all applications.
    With the volume of water they move, mine is close to 10,000 gph, you need a pretty big basin for...
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    I didn't know 3" bottom drains could gravity flow...

    I didn't know 3" bottom drains could gravity flow 7700gph. I have my 4" doing, I figure, around 5k and I'm not sure it would handle all that much more but I'll have to see. :yes:

    If the listed...
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    What is the max flow the Profidrum can handle?...

    What is the max flow the Profidrum can handle? I'd be structuring your pump for that consideration, too. It doesn't do you much good to have a pump sized beyond what the unit can handle and most of...
  38. With your water temps and feedings I would...

    With your water temps and feedings I would maintain the weekly water changes and filter cleanings. It's pretty much no different than my spring water temps. I would cut back on the feedings until...
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    That's an all time favorite! :bow:

    That's an all time favorite! :bow:
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    I thought I was replying to your suggestion about...

    I thought I was replying to your suggestion about how to measure my power consumption and I provided a link showing that I'm well aware of the power consumption and showed the method used to...
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    I have absolutely no idea how that addresses my...

    I have absolutely no idea how that addresses my post or are you just sharing your information? :scratch:
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    I can. Maybe this thread will assist. ...

    I can. Maybe this thread will assist.

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?149574-New-greenhouse-pond-with-the-pinnacle-in-filtration

    When I moved all of the koi into the greenhouse and...
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    Goshiki were the second variety I fell for hard,...

    Goshiki were the second variety I fell for hard, the first was Kujaku. Over the years I've come to appreciate the Nezu and Mameshibori varieties more but admit I was first drawn to the Kuro type.
    I...
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    I know, it's nice to share her but still smarts....

    I know, it's nice to share her but still smarts. :girlcry:
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    I think it's important to remember that...

    I think it's important to remember that reticulation can also be a developmental stage. If someone mentioned that previously, sorry!

    For example, this is a koi I had. The first pic is her at about...
  46. Thread: Sick Koi

    by Marilyn
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    If you added them this morning, I don't see any...

    If you added them this morning, I don't see any images or videos. :no:
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    Absolutely, keep an eye on them for sure. Thank...

    Absolutely, keep an eye on them for sure. Thank you so much for pointing that out. My family is from the midwest originally so the last one in the room was on the hook to turn off the space heater....
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    Well said!

    Well said!
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    Mary, I did use the waterbed heaters on top of...

    Mary, I did use the waterbed heaters on top of foam insulation. They worked okay but I ended up having the best luck with the stick heaters. The one concern I had about the waterbed heaters is if one...
  50. Good to chat with you, John. It has been too...

    Good to chat with you, John. It has been too long.

    We all have our favorites. It's hard not to be emotionally invested in these beauties. I admit I do the same thing. And it's been said often of...
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