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    2010 KB Momotaro Gosanke 70,000 US Gallon Liner Grow-Out Pond

    THE GREEN MONSTER

    Fellow kichiis, it just keeps getting better! I talked to my good friend and local Portland dealer, Tony Prew, about the Momotaro gosanke grow-out and he said that he has an 80’ L x 19’ W x 6’ D (est. total volume ~ 70,000 US gallon) liner pond that he can rent out for the summer for the Momotaro female gosanke grow-out. Brian, Dinh and I are very excited about this opportunity that we are offering it to the grow-out participants. In fact, Brian is so excited about the news that he said he will try and import some Momotaro koi food (yes, the very same one that Momotaro uses to feed his gosanke!) just for the koi in this grow-out pond!

    I have attached a few pictures of the liner grow-out pond below. This 80’ L x 19’ W x 6’ D 70,000 US gallon pond is located in Portland. It is secluded and in a locked and gated private property (only the property owner, Tony and I have access to the property). It is inside a greenhouse for optimal growth temperature. There are 4 bottom drains each feeding a Cetus sieve that feeds K1 kaldnes fluidized bed filters. The water source comes from a well w/ pH 7.4 and TDS < 100 (very soft like Momotaro!). Imagine approx 50 Momotaro female JT gosanke swimming in 70,000 gallons of water being fed all they want with Momotaro growth food and warm well water and you guys get the pictures.

    The plan is to stock only the female Momotaro gosanke in this liner pond from June 20th to late October/early November. The males will not be stocked to keep the pheromone levels low and prevent “accidents” from happening. We will not stock koi from other breeders to prevent cross-contamination. At the end of the year we will all get together to have our very own Pacific NW Ikeage. I will take pictures and videos of each participant’s koi when they come out. Food and beverages will be provided, ofcourse!

    This is a great opportunity for those who want to attend the GO event but do not have pond space. It is also a great way to get excellent growth out of these high quality female gosanke. The cost of each Momotaro female gosanke in the liner pond is $200. This will cover the rent, water changes and electric bills. Please reserve your spot today!
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    Here are a few pictures of the unfinished liner grow-out pond that is aptly named the GREEN MONSTER. Tony said that he should be able to have the pond up and running in a week and he can start cycling the K1 kaldnes w/ ammonia. The first picture is Tony Prew opening the locked gate to the private property where the greenhouse is located. Please note that the liner in the pond right now is an old liner that was punctured in several places when concrete blocks fell on it. The new liner has been ordered and will be placed in there as soon as it arrives. Knowing Tony and his pond construction skills, replacing the liner should be done in no time.
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    Cost - the cost per female gosanke is $200 for the summer. This will include rent, water changes and all the Momotaro (or Saki-Hikari Growth) koi food your koi can consume

    Tentative Timeline

    Sunday May 30th - last day to participate or withdraw from GO event
    Sunday June 6th - last day to receive full payment for the koi. If no payment by deadline, then you will be removed from GO.
    Monday June 7th - koi shipped from Japan to Portland (yes!!!!!)
    Monday June 7th - draft order determination date (good luck everyone!)
    Sunday June 13th - last day to participate or withdraw from placing your koi in the GREEN MONSTER
    Sunday June 20th - last day to receive $200 for placing koi in the GREEN MONSTER
    Sunday June 20th - LIVE DRAFT DATE & PLACEMENT OF KOI IN THE GREEN MONSTER. If no pond fee payment then we will not put your koi in the GREEN MONSTER
    Late October/Early November - GREEN MONSTER pond drainage
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    GREEN MONSTER 70,000 Gallon Participants

    Dinh Nguyen - 2 gosanke
    Lam Nguyen - 2 gosanke
    Anonymous LT - 3 gosanke
    Anonymous KH - 1 gosanke
    koi2002 - 2 gosanke
    Matt and Tracy - 1 gosanke
    Pete and Laurie - 2 gosanke
    Dan Powerman - 1 gosanke
    Lai Tran - 1 gosanke
    mykoiII - 2 gosanke
    Last edited by Lam Nguyen; 06-12-2010 at 11:59 PM.

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    gosanke 1-5

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    Gosanke 6-10

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    Gosanke 11-15

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    Gosanke 16-20

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    Gosnake 26-30

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