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    Thread: Showa Growout Results!

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      Showa Growout Results!

      Offical Showa results. Otherwise known as the Roddy awards.

      Best Showa

      1ST Place - Roddy Conrad

      2ND Place - Roddy Conrad

      3RD Place - Douglas Law

      Most Growth Showa

      1ST Place - Roddy Conrad

      2ND Place - Roddy Conrad

      3RD Place - Chris Devincenzi

      Best Finish Showa

      Roddy Conrad

      Showa Tatagoi

      Chris Devincenzi

      Here is one of Roddy's awards, the other 4 can be surprises.
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      Best Showa - Roddy
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan S.
      Offical Showa results. Otherwise known as the Roddy awards.

      Best Showa

      1ST Place - Roddy Conrad

      2ND Place - Roddy Conrad

      3RD Place - Douglas Law

      Most Growth Showa

      1ST Place - Roddy Conrad

      2ND Place - Roddy Conrad

      3RD Place - Chris Devincenzi

      Best Finish Showa

      Roddy Conrad

      Showa Tatagoi

      Chris Devincenzi

      Here is one of Roddy's awards, the other 4 can be surprises.
      Roddy, Please send me 55 gallon drum of pp.:woo:

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      Thanks Ryan, and congrats to all the winners, and a special:attaboy: to Roddy, a man that knows his stuff.
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      Wow! That first (best) Showa really is striking!

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      Congradulations. I gotta get some of that pp too

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      Wow! That best showa has some finishing still to do, too! VERY impressive.
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      Congrats Roddy.....thats a beautiful showa!
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      WTG, Doc Roddy!!! That 1st showa is something else!!!
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      Brady liked a good handfull of the showas that remained in the contest. I'm sure he will address some of them individually. I had asked him to hold comments untill results were posted. And is not even bragging about beating momo fish in growth yet. Its done Brady, you can start.

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      Thanks for all the wonderful comments! Of course the breeding had to be there for them to turn out so nice.

      As most of you know, the main key to good growth was regularly burning off the DOC's with PP as mentioned by Steven in his post. For this contest, I did that by pumping ~85% of the water out of the tank once a week, and dosing it with 5 PPM PP for a few days. In the meantime, the amount of water taken out of the tank was pumped immediately back from another tank which had already had the DOC's burned off with strong PP. So I had three 900 gallon tanks going for the growout contest, one in which the koi lived, and two other 900 gallon tanks for PP treatment of the water.

      I ran only shower filtration on the growout pond, homemade, cheap, nothing elaborate.

      I ran very high alkalinity (300 to 500 ppm) continually to enable the shower filter to do its thing at maximum efficiency.

      I kept GH in the medium range with calcium chloride and Epsom salt addition at the start of the growout, but since I never did any water change through the growout, only one addition of the calcium chloride and Epsom salt did the trick to bring hardness into the right range using my ultrasoft city water supply.

      It works for me as you can see.

      Whether it works for you depends on lots of little details, many of which I taught myself through careful experimentation.

      The growout koi are now out in the big pond with the really big koi and doing quite well. A picture of one of their new swim mates is shown below in a 36 inch show bowl, as you can see the gin rin showa measures to be 31 inches long, with what I assume is a decent body shape. This pic was taken two weeks ago when we were moving the koi from our indoor koi pond to our outdoor koi pond. This big girl has been in the water through roughly 800 of my PP DOC burnout treatments of my main two koi ponds, and, done properly, as you can hopefully see, the low level PP DOC burnout treatments don't hurt my koi, in my hands, with my head guiding the process.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Roddy Conrad
      As most of you know, the main key to good growth was regularly burning off the DOC's with PP as mentioned by Steven in his post. For this contest, I did that by pumping ~85% of the water out of the tank once a week, and dosing it with 5 PPM PP for a few days. In the meantime, the amount of water taken out of the tank was pumped immediately back from another tank which had already had the DOC's burned off with strong PP. So I had three 900 gallon tanks going for the growout contest, one in which the koi lived, and two other 900 gallon tanks for PP treatment of the water.
      Roddy - That pp regimine is more like ozone oxidation as it only oxidizes water that is separated from the pond & is not in contact with the fish. Excellent job my friend & I hope to give you a bit of competition in the new growout contest

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      great job Roddy!!!

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      Roddy

      Congrats

      Great job the showa looks awesome.

      I understand the koi elitist concern about PP but you have proven that when it is done property it is very effective. I would like to see the top guy's come and compete in next year contest.

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      Wow, what fine examples of Lotuslandkoifarm.com showa! Roddy and Brady should be proud. Roddy, to help me understand your thinking, by using the PP to eliminate the DOCs regularly, is this equivalent to doing massive (85%) water changes on a weekly basis? How is your system preventing nitrate buildup? The PP and/or shower filter doesn't eliminate nitrates, right?

      Also, What did you feed them, how much, and how often?

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