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Thread: "Never buy a koi that costs more than your?????

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    Daihonmei
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    "Never buy a koi that costs more than your?????

    microscope?
    Ok Hoppy (term of endearment that we have for one of our ER M.D.'s, named Hopkins).
    "NEVER"?...so if I want to buy a $10,000 koi, I can't if I just paid 5 grand for my microscope?
    So does Momotaro have an electron microscope?

    Now with the kidding out of the way..at what point can a koi guy say, "I do not need to buy a better microscope."
    Specifics of the features need and a SPECIFIC Microscope...with a link to the site.

    And two threads in one....nah I'll start another one dealing with Hoppy's byline...

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    Sansai
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    Not particualrly relevant to your thread but I have an SEM buzzing away at my side as I type. I've been very tempted on many occasions to use it for purposes not entirely work related but as of yet have resisted the temptation.......as of yet

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    Sansai koiloco's Avatar
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    Smile

    You guys either have too much money or just love to have
    a BIG SCOPE

    I just have a regular 1000x with good optics. I think that's more than adequate.

    By the way, I haven't had the need to use it for 3 years

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    Daihonmei aquitori's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by koiloco
    You guys either have too much money or just love to have
    a BIG SCOPE

    I just have a regular 1000x with good optics. I think that's more than adequate.

    By the way, I haven't had the need to use it for 3 years
    Shot, I'll just barrow Keokoi's scope...

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    That's right Luke. If you are going to shell out ten grand for a fish, you better be prepared to take care of it.

    -stevehoppy

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    Never buy a koi that costs more than your pond.

    Never pay more than $1 per gallon for all the koi in your pond. (If you are keeping them in 6000 gallons, don't purchase more than six $1000 fish or twelve $500 fish or....)

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    Sansai koiloco's Avatar
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    Cool

    hahaha,

    Tony, your way is the BEST!

    You're welcomed to borrow mine anytime, too!

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    Daihonmei aquitori's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by koiloco
    hahaha,

    Tony, your way is the BEST!

    You're welcomed to borrow mine anytime, too!
    My thought is what are you going to do with a $1000+ microscope that is goin to sit most of time in a closet, when you can barrow it from a good friend. Use the money to buy koi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori
    My thought is what are you going to do with a $1000+ microscope that is goin to sit most of time in a closet, when you can barrow it from a good friend. Use the money to buy koi!
    I used to think that! until that Friend was on Vacation....

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    Daihonmei
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    Come On Hoppy!

    It is your byline.
    if you are into 'scopes that much let's have some idea of what we must have if we are going to buy some big-time koi.............

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