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Lynda in Arkansas
07-29-2004, 11:22 AM
I am starting this thread for Mike Shaw of Evolution Aqua. Mr. Shaw has agreed to lead a discussion about EA's revolutionary filters and koi keeping equipment. Check the announcement thread for date and time, and mark your calendars to make sure you're there! This is quite a coup for Koiphen.com, so let's all make him feel VERY welcome.
Please do not post to this thread until Mr. Shaw opens it up for group participation.

Mike Shaw
07-31-2004, 04:05 PM
Dear All

Can I first say how much Iím looking forward to next week! Itís a real privilege to have been asked to do this and Iíll do my utmost not to let any question go unanswered to the best of my ability. I must give a quick and well deserved thanks to Jeff Rance for asking me to do this and to Lynda for helping me work my way through it. I only hope my repetitive questions to her havenít put her off having future guests here!
I would like people to post questions right now and especially anything that they would like me to get in the way of data, information or photos prior to next weekís chat. Iíll try and answer as they go on, if not, Iíll do it all on the night (day for you lot) and then follow up after the live chat with anything that is unanswered. Iíll put some pictures up and a brief write up of Evolution Aqua in the next couple of days. Meantime if anyone wants me to get anything specific, please let me know either here or to my work email. mike@evolutionaqua.com
Many thanks and I look forward to speaking with you all next week.

Mike Shaw

p.s despite what you may have heard, I'm very sensitive so go easy on me please !

koiingaround
07-31-2004, 07:27 PM
Hi Mike!!!

I am really looking forward to your chat on the Nexus!!!

I have just received my very first Nexus (((the Baby))) for my new koi pond. I would first like to comment on how well these units are constructed!!! It is like a tank!!! AND the attention to detail and just sleek eye appealing design is wonderful!!!

I am sure I will have more questions after we get this Baby up and running, but could you please tell me (((us))) if there are any steps that should be taken from the get~go to set it up for better or optimum performance???

I am planning for a gravity flow from the bottom drain to it...

stephen
07-31-2004, 07:42 PM
Mike:) I am looking forward to your chat gig! Thanks.

I was kind of wondering if you had anything on the drawing board in the way of future products that you would like to share! I do realize that sharing that info probably would not be a very smart thing for you to do, competition wise, unless you are almost there, whereas, an introduction of the product may have a positive result!

Thanks Again for Sharing Your Time:)

Stephen:cool:

Alan
07-31-2004, 07:48 PM
A digital readout control panel of some sort that could be retrofitted to existing units? Or a ?
Alan :confused: :D

Lynda in Arkansas
07-31-2004, 08:04 PM
Mike: Here are a couple of links to questions that have been posted about EA products:
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2371
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2520
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2034
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1392
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1731&highlight=evolution+aqua
I'm sure there are many more, but these are the ones I turned up in a quick search. Like I told you, there is a lot of interest in your products! By the way, I enjoyed helping you out so that you would feel comfortable doing this chat. You can e-mail me and ask me questions anytime! After all, that 's why Stephen pays us moderators the "big bucks!" :p (Disclaimer: No moderator is paid anything, no big bucks, no special privileges, nada, zip, nothing. We serve for the joy and pleasure of it!)
MEMBERS: Please note that he said that he is sensitive - go easy on him, please! We want him to stick around!!!! No dancing letters or clowns on this thread, pretty please!

Uncle Lester
07-31-2004, 08:21 PM
"MEMBERS: Please note that he said that he is sensitive - go easy on him, please! We want him to stick around!!!! No dancing letters or clowns on this thread, pretty please!"

Oh Goody! Maybe just 1 (one) TEENY TINY Dwarf Clown! :)

Lester :cool:

koiingaround
07-31-2004, 08:23 PM
MEMBERS: Please note that he said that he is sensitive - go easy on him, please! We want him to stick around!!!! No dancing letters or clowns on this thread, pretty please!

Sure Lynda...NP...

Next time just pm me and tell me that please...

stephen
07-31-2004, 08:28 PM
"Oh Goody! Maybe just 1 (one) TEENY TINY Dwarf Clown! :) "

:) :mad: :p ;) :( :D :confused: :o :rolleyes: :cool: :eek: k:cool:

Tom C
07-31-2004, 08:33 PM
Sensitive from what I have seen you sure are. LOL

Mike I have been hearing EA is coming out with a lot of new products. One being the pond sieve. I would like to know a lot more about this. What about a new try of bottom drain, I heard they is something going around about one.

I have to say when everyone talked about your Nexus filters being good I didn't know what to think. I thought it might just be hype from a few. But since I put two on my pond I have never seen a filter better for biological. I never seen a ammonia spike on my pond. I did see a nitrite spike for less than two days. That was the real shocker to me.

I do have a little bit of a problem with clarity though. I'm hoping this can be fixed without adding a bead filter to the pond. Since the pond is new I will give it a little more time. It has been getting a little better. I also think it would help if I had the Answers on the filters, but it's not in the budget right now.

I hope you can find time to answer the questions a lot of have.

Welcome to the board!

Tom

Bill D.
07-31-2004, 09:48 PM
Just last week, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking announced that he had reversed a position he had held for decades when he said that black holes do not, in fact, devour information never to return it. Given this shocking turn of events, my question to Mr. Shaw would be how we can ever again trust the British to develop and hold-fast the tenants of both the physical and philosophical universe in which we supposedly inhabit?

Yours Truly,
Bill D.

danzcool
08-01-2004, 12:28 AM
How about a bit of history on kaldnes media. Any tips you might be willing to share with people wanting to add a kaldnes boiler to their existing system (I assume this is acceptable since EA apparently has sole distribution rights for kaldnes.

Frank Sinatra
08-01-2004, 09:35 AM
Unfortunately, I will be away from civilization during this chat. I will not only not have access to a computer but I won't have access to electricity or running water.
How can I access the chat thread once I return?
howard

schildkoi
08-01-2004, 09:40 AM
How did you get the nickname Mike "BN" Shaw? :) Oh, and di Nick fix the wooden windows yet? :) (starting my heckling early) :)

Steve

stephen
08-01-2004, 09:43 AM
Unfortunately, I will be away from civilization during this chat. I will not only not have access to a computer but I won't have access to electricity or running water.
How can I access the chat thread once I return?
howard
Hi Howard - Minime Records them and will post a link to the chat notes on this exact thread! Stephen:)

JPR
08-01-2004, 10:37 AM
Handsome Mike, We have come a long way in our understanding of biological filtration. Half that journey was about separating out organics from inorganics to manage them better. Organics marked for removal in the prebiological filtration stage and then - Inorganic toxins in the biological stage. that freed us up to concentrate on EFFICIENCY of inorganic toxin removal ( ammonia/nitrite).

My question is- since organics can get VERY small, what is the best way to deal with 'fines' in the water when using a nexus filter since part of the high efficiency associated with Kladnes is the fact that it is non trapping?

'Yakatori head' JR

Busy B
08-01-2004, 12:30 PM
Thanks for sharing your time in the upcoming chat!

How does the Nexus stand up to the elements? Does it need to be in a covered structure for those that are in the colder zones? In winter would it then need to be drained and cleaned , lines blown, or totally disassembled and stored?

Blammo
08-01-2004, 12:43 PM
Most excellent !!!!!
I dont know Mike so I cant terrorize him...damnit...
Thats OK !!! Childers and Jimbo will be there !
:eek::eek::D
Buy stock in Gas-X :p

Doctor Ronald J. Kalfman
08-01-2004, 12:51 PM
"p.s despite what you may have heard, I'm very sensitive so go easy on me please !"


Rest assured that we all have impeccable table manners at this outstanding forum Sir! :)

Dr RJ Kalfman III, Jr. :cool:

Sarge
08-01-2004, 11:31 PM
I am looking forward to learning more about your filtration products, especially the Nexus.

Thank you much for agreeing to do this.

Lynda in Arkansas
08-02-2004, 10:58 PM
Mike asked me to put this on his thread, so that you could read all of the information about the Evolution Aqua products:

To download the EA Brochure go to http://www.koiphen.com/jpennington/eabro.pdf

If you don't have the Adobe PDF reader, go to:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Bill D.
08-03-2004, 10:09 PM
Mike,
I've heard rumors that EA is working on an improved high-performance version of the micro-screen "Answer", code named ďAnswer 410-ZĒ. My understanding is that a US manufacturer is collaborating on the design and manufacture of the yet-to-be announced unit. Through various sources (which I'm not at liberty to divulge) I have been provided photos of this revolutionary new design. As a result, would you be willing to discuss some of the features of this new unit?

Regards,
Bill D.
http://www.mikeallen.com/truck/pics/edelbrock_air_cleaner.jpg

Lynda in Arkansas
08-05-2004, 02:02 PM
Mike - I am also interested in the Aqua-Sieve. I hope that you can provide more information about this new piece of equipment! Thanks.
Lynda

JPennington
08-15-2004, 08:25 PM
http://www.koiphen.com/chat/8august2004pm.htm