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    I will add 120 ("the young guns") kois and one lage Kohaku (70 cm) on friday May 28th. The rest of the "A-team" will stay at the dealers place for another year. I want to be sure they can handle the winther before I add the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haab View Post
    Hi Decube

    I do have a realy large aerator (designed in Japan for Koi-ponds), and it was in the deepend of the pond. It left a large open space all winther

    I will post pics later
    Do you have a spec. on the aerator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haab View Post

    This summer I decided the only option was to take out all the water, 1.000.000 gallons
    How did you go about removing 1 million gallons? I hope for your sake that it is a lake built with a stand pipe.

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    I added 127 kois between 13-73 cm yesterday :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovemesomekoi View Post
    How did you go about removing 1 million gallons? I hope for your sake that it is a lake built with a stand pipe.
    No. I had to use large pumps. There are
    pics early in this tread :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andedammen View Post
    Do you have a spec. on the aerator?
    I will take some new pics. The Norwegian dealer Vogata made it for me :-)

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    Hey Haab,

    Long time no talk! Been busy with my backyard water course project. One word of advise. Don't set your aeration to deep to help create more super chilled water during your most cold part of winter. Ensure your aerator is at a higher point in the water column to just help keep a hole open to help release dangerous gases. Your fish will enjoy that 39 degree F undisturbed water at its deepest depths. This temp will help your northern koi survive. The more snow ...the better as it will help to insulate your body of water. Question, have you considered windmill aerators as well set in shallow water at strategic locations to help your koi and lake develop healthy? All the best and looking forward to seeing your new spawn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowly View Post
    Long time no talk! Been busy with my backyard water course project. One word of advise. Don't set your aeration to deep to help create more super chilled water during your most cold part of winter. Ensure your aerator is at a higher point in the water column to just help keep a hole open to help release dangerous gases. Your fish will enjoy that 39 degree F undisturbed water at its deepest depths. This temp will help your northern koi survive. The more snow ...the better as it will help to insulate your body of water. Question, have you considered windmill aerators as well set in shallow water at strategic locations to help your koi and lake develop healthy? All the best and looking forward to seeing your new spawn?

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    Hi Rowly

    Itís nice to hear from you again. Iíve been looking for a tread on your project. Do you have one?

    Thanks for the advice on the aeration in the winter. I know about the danger, so I put it in the middle of the pond, and only 1 m down. More than half of the pond are between 3-4 m deep, so I believe I'm safe.

    Do you have some pics or drawings of the windmill aeration? That was a really good idea - thanks

    What do you mean with my new spawn?

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    HA!HA! HAAB...Smart minds think alike!

    Updated by other blog with updated pics. Hope you enjoy!!!! More to come once I download a few....

    Rowly

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    New spawn..

    Just hoping mother nature works and you are enriched with a new spawn in 2010 and many years therafter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowly View Post
    Updated by other blog with updated pics. Hope you enjoy!!!! More to come once I download a few....

    Rowly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowly View Post
    Just hoping mother nature works and you are enriched with a new spawn in 2010 and many years therafter?
    131 kois are more than I need

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    Haab

    Its the business of selling off your excess and creating more informed kioer in Norway..... they may call you "King Haab of Norway".... that's a very nice gene pool! best of luck moving forward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowly View Post
    Its the business of selling off your excess and creating more informed kioer in Norway..... they may call you "King Haab of Norway".... that's a very nice gene pool! best of luck moving forward!
    Hahaha

    Norway is a very small market. Its impossible to make any money. To many people are trying to make money importing cheap kois

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    I've been on KP for quite some time and I always find a thread that I've missed. Wished I would have found this one along time ago. Simply awesome photos, pond, fish and landscape. Beautiful country you have there. I would love to be able to visit someday.

    Please keep up all of those awesome photos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusJazz View Post
    I've been on KP for quite some time and I always find a thread that I've missed. Wished I would have found this one along time ago. Simply awesome photos, pond, fish and landscape. Beautiful country you have there. I would love to be able to visit someday.

    Please keep up all of those awesome photos.
    Tanks :-)

    There will be more pics and hd-videos

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    Nice video.....I did worry that you were going to "step off" into the pond as you were moving in the brush.
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    Some old friends...

    3 Showas - I belive they have grown a bit since I added them to the pond. They where 45+ cm 2 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flQGdRUlRG4

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairlady View Post
    Nice video.....I did worry that you were going to "step off" into the pond as you were moving in the brush.
    I can swim But the camera will not...

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