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    Thread: Mike Shaw of Evolution Aqua - Pre-Chat Thread

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      Thumbs up Mike Shaw of Evolution Aqua - Pre-Chat Thread

      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.

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      Thankyou for the invite !

      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 !

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      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...


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      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

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      Like Maybe...

      A digital readout control panel of some sort that could be retrofitted to existing units? Or a ?
      Alan :D

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      Mike: Here are a couple of links to questions that have been posted about EA products:
      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2371
      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2520
      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2034
      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1392
      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...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!

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      "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

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lynda in Arkansas
      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...


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

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      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

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      Question For Mr. Shaw

      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,
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      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.

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      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

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      Mike.......

      How did you get the nickname Mike "BN" Shaw? Oh, and di Nick fix the wooden windows yet? (starting my heckling early)

      Steve

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      Quote Originally Posted by Frank Sinatra
      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

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      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

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      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?

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      Most excellent !!!!!
      I dont know Mike so I cant terrorize him...damnit...
      Thats OK !!! Childers and Jimbo will be there !
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      Dear Mr Mike Shaw Sir!

      "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.
      Last edited by stephen; 08-01-2004 at 12:22 PM.

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      I am looking forward to learning more about your filtration products, especially the Nexus.

      Thank you much for agreeing to do this.
      "Sarge"


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