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      2 years ago she was 25” at the time
      Hummm I did regret a bit rehomed her
      But no pain no gain Bro Kevin
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      2 years ago she was 25” at the time
      Hummm I did regret a bit rehomed her
      But no pain no gain Bro Kevin
      can't keep them all buddy. she did look nice though

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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      that was then before the SC and direct pump feed no bottom drain
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AweSqP2FIU&t=154s

      this is now
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW-Z...ature=youtu.be

      i just cant not believe how over crowded the pond used to be
      Look like you had a better system now and less fishes. You must really focus on quality over quantity now. How many fishes you had back then? although it was "over crowded", they all seem to be decent size and healthy. You really knew how to taken care of them.

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      Bro hp
      I don’t remember but could be in the 30’s
      The first 3-4 years in the hobby you get fancy with cheap tosai and just working through slowly
      But honestly the day I founded Koiphen then my eyes for koi much improved
      I will try to grow 6-7 big decent koi out of my pond like bro NNTampa is mean time now
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      what is your pond temp today Mitch? I'm back up to 60 and the fish are super active again

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      what is your pond temp today Mitch? I'm back up to 60 and the fish are super active again
      Water temp have not drop below 60F anyway but yea the heat wave raises it up 66F today
      They do get 2-3 times and very active when see me look at them
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Water temp have not drop below 60F anyway but yea the heat wave raises it up 66F today
      They do get 2-3 times and very active when see me look at them
      im tempted to keep my intex heated to 65 all winter but not sure if I want to pay the extra pg&e to make it happen. thought about a greenhouse as well for it but kinda feeling to last to do it

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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Bro hp
      I don’t remember but could be in the 30’s
      The first 3-4 years in the hobby you get fancy with cheap tosai and just working through slowly
      But honestly the day I founded Koiphen then my eyes for koi much improved
      I will try to grow 6-7 big decent koi out of my pond like bro NNTampa is mean time now
      Lol, 30's, you make me feel not too bad .. I guess most of ponders go through the same path . And I think it's good in someway. We can't just be good out of the gate. So, we start out with "cheaper" kois and once we know what to do, and know how to take care them, then we can move to more "expensive" kois. Of course, cheap/expensive term is relative for individual . I finished my 1st year with a few issues during the first winter. I am in the second winter now and have done a few different things to help the kois. I'll see how it comes out in the spring.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      im tempted to keep my intex heated to 65 all winter but not sure if I want to pay the extra pg&e to make it happen. thought about a greenhouse as well for it but kinda feeling to last to do it
      You have such a short winter and it's not even that cold Kevin! Our water is below 50 from Nov to April (and typically below 40 in Dec and Jan)

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      Quote Originally Posted by hp View Post
      You have such a short winter and it's not even that cold Kevin! Our water is below 50 from Nov to April (and typically below 40 in Dec and Jan)

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      yeah last winter I saw some temps as low as 28 which is cold for us. I guess since I got 50 tosai the
      winter had to be colder than usual. I was keeping them at 67 or more. this year they have enough fat and think they are on there own lol

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      Honey, itís cold outside stop feeding the fish

      Windy and cold outside
      Pond Temperature still 58F
      My herd look at me pitiful for foods but they just cannot get more than 15grams a day
      My fingers just got snapped off mercilessly

      https://youtu.be/4WMiVuI3Bns
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      nice. my water is 50 now and my koi are still active but not taking in much food now. I need to be careful not to feed to much since I'm a little overcrowded

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      nice. my water is 50 now and my koi are still active but not taking in much food now. I need to be careful not to feed to much since I'm a little overcrowded
      go back to your tile project amigo
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Windy and cold outside
      Pond Temperature still 58F
      My herd look at me pitiful for foods but they just cannot get more than 15grams a day
      My fingers just got snapped off mercilessly

      https://youtu.be/4WMiVuI3Bns
      So I'm around the same ballpark then (good to know). Water temp 60F, feeding 10g daily (5Koi/1GF); up from the same time last year.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KoiRun View Post
      So I'm around the same ballpark then (good to know). Water temp 60F, feeding 10g daily (5Koi/1GF); up from the same time last year.
      The plan is to not feed them for 8 weeks starting New Year Day! You know I got a huge eggy showa
      But I’m afraid they be line up on the floor and infection to come after
      Hard decision here
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Windy and cold outside
      Pond Temperature still 58F
      My herd look at me pitiful for foods but they just cannot get more than 15grams a day
      My fingers just got snapped off mercilessly
      15 grams is how much volume? Is that per koi?

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      Quote Originally Posted by audioenvy View Post
      15 grams is how much volume? Is that per koi?
      4-5 medium hikari pellets each koi (except the chagoi )
      Just to keep them active and get their shape back after all the summer buffets
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      Water temp is avg 60F they look at me begging for food
      https://youtu.be/OZ1S3EgfXBY
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      Looking good



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      Looking Nice! Gonna pull part of the cover this weekend and see if I have any activity. About time to get some filtration going.

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