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    Please join us for our 22nd Annual Show on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th, 27th & 28th). Details will be posted as they become Available. ...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
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    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Not confused anymore :)
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    Brian replied to a thread Clay in Main Forum
    On the farm here, there is plenty of white clay that starts between 1-2 feet down depending on the location, so there is absolutely no issues of...
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    sacicu replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    If you do more frequent but less % of water change as compared to more sudden water change but less frequent with the volume of water change per...
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    1 Day Ago
    Very good to see you back Tony!
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  • Jacques's Avatar
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    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    So for a fixed volume of water change each week, the small pond will benefit more seeing that the fresh water will dilute the pond better. It is just...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Are you saying you get better results with skin development when you do LESS / SMALLER water changes?
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  • sacicu's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    sacicu replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Aside from the reason of "the solution of dilution" is more better, there is this thing of stability. With a fewer percent of water change , there...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    MikeM replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    We talk about water changes in terms of percentages of pond volume, but that is not really the best way to analyze the need. The real question to...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    The question I am hoping you will discuss with me and that pertains to Water Changes, is this: Is it wise to increase pond size (by enlarging...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Gentlemen, I am worried that we are not on point anymore. This discussion is very valuable to me but possibly better suited for the Pond Construction...
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    2 Days Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    The current and future Koi populations will benefit for the next 20 years. And I foresee problems with out water supply going forward. This setup...
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  • yerrag's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I hope that you will be able to find out the most likely causes of the mysterious deaths, and be able to get future large koi that will develop well...
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    2 Days Ago
    yerrag replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Jacques, on the day you have to use 15,000 liters of water for irrigation, you still could opt for using mostly source water to fill your needs for...
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  • coolwon's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    coolwon replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Do the fish justify the effort? Garfield
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Well, obviously these mystery deaths are outside my experience... or, should I say, they are part of my experience from which I've not learned...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    I am not one to throw around money but seeing that the pond is built on a slope I would need very little excavation. Absent earthworks, the bricks...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Thank you for your input yerrag. I forgot about mosquitoes! These are the reasons for considering the irrigation tank: I cannot pump 15 000...
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  • yerrag's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Given your experience Mike, and I hope you don't mind me asking, would you be more likely to think twice before bringing into your pond large sansai...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I believe you are correct that gosanke, particularly those from the leading breeders whose bloodlines produce the bulk of GCs over 85cm, have shorter...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Until my current pond was built in 2005, I did not succeed in getting many koi larger than 70cm (28 inches), one exception being the old Hariwake...
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  • yerrag's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    yerrag replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Jacques, it is a lot of work to add an irrigation pond just to be able to use the pond water to irrigate. Costly as well. I also use my pond water to...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Thank you for your input gentlemen. Let me clarify: I am going to build a concrete irrigation reservoir next to the pond. When I do water changes,...
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  • sacicu's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I happen to agree with JR that the lifespan of koi nowadays have fallen and I agree without slowing the metabolic rate of koi thru colder water...
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  • yerrag's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Mike, since you've been caring for koi for around thirty years, and you've re-homed a fewlarge old koi, I'm assuming that you've raised large koi...
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  • sacicu's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    sacicu replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    More water or less koi to water would always be better as the dilution of pollution is better while the allowance for mistakes is bigger. However...
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  • MCA's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    MCA replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    To me the question is not clear. By "add 4,000 gallons per week" do you mean changing out 4,000 gallons per week? What do you mean by increasing...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Not too long ago South Africa went through a period of frequent power outages and, during this time, I was told the story of an old large female that...
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  • Jacques's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Jacques replied to a thread Water Changes in Main Forum
    Which is better ... given the same stocking level, feeding rate and amount of fresh water added each week, a small or large pond? We all have...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I've been discussing these mystery deaths outside the forum. Thus far, I have not had anyone say they had observed the same behavior shortly...
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