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    Thank you Kai, extra photo's helped! Very good set up, well done.

    Now, koi pics... more please

    Kind Regards,
    Terri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regenmeneer
    Wilkommen Kai

    I like your pond and DIY filtration. I'm just wondering, how did you waterproof the underlayment you used to build your filter?

    Regenmeneer
    Hi,
    I used GFK (= fibre reinforced plastic) + Top Coat but without color,( little cheaper)
    But horrable to work with the GFK, because it smells very hard. I paid for the whole waterproof 600€

    kind regards
    kai

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    Thumbs up great filter setup

    wow you have a great filter setup. It sure gave me ideas for my filter. If you have more pics of your filter setup (different angles), it would be appreciated much by me many thanks!

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    Thanks Dick,

    i think the K1 is the biological filtration material in the future.

    The reasons:

    • self cleaning because of moving bed
    • big plantation for bakkis
    • easy to build the chambers
    • easy to add more
    • 50Liters K1 take down 750gramms koi food


    All the number one pond builder here in germany use the k1. they build the filtratin system like that: drumfilter+big K1 chamber+ new pumps (32000Liter/hour by 160 watt) and very easy to handle. Because the mechanical filtration cleans every hour the sceens, and the waste goes automatical to the wastewater.

    The disadvantage is, that the DF very expensiv between 8000-11000€.

    But some german hobbiest develop a DF around 3000€ with a flow 80000Liters/hour!!!

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    Hi Terry,
    here are my new koi for the next season. They arrivals 3weeks ago in frankfurt direct from Japan.
    The Kohaku: 60cm 3 years old,female breeder Marudoh
    The Sanke: 53cm 2 years old, female Breeder Hoshide
    The doitsu sanke: 45cm 2 years old Breeder Ogata
    My dealer send me a video about the kohaku, when he was on trip in Japan. And I write him a email: buy this Koi!!!!! Very good skin and body

    kind regards
    Kai
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    Kai . . .

    thank you for sharing your pond and koi pix - they're lovely and I enjoyed looking at them very much.

    By the way I was stunned by your Ogata doitsu sanke, which has a body shape I do not typically associate with Ogata koi. Anyone else care to hazzard an opinion here? Someone more knowledgeable???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoiCop
    thank you for sharing your pond and koi pix - they're lovely and I enjoyed looking at them very much.

    By the way I was stunned by your Ogata doitsu sanke, which has a body shape I do not typically associate with Ogata koi. Anyone else care to hazzard an opinion here? Someone more knowledgeable???
    Hi Don,
    i am not your opinion. I think the Koi have the typical Ogata Body,The belliedy bodyform. look at the Ogata Homepage for the Jumbos http://www.ogatakoi.com/gallery/index.htm

    kind regards
    Kai

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    Hi Kai,
    I love the Kohaku, would not mind if any were mine.
    Thanks for the pictures.

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    Thanx for your answer Kai.

    I used GFK on several ocasions on ponds. Smell pretty bad doesn't it, especially in smaller compartments. I used it on my filter as well, and burned my behinds when standing against a wall I had just finished. But I've always used color on the top coat.

    I like your koi as well. Keep those pics coming!

    Regenmeneer

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    [QUOTE=Kai][color=black][size=3][font=Times New Roman
    All the number one pond builder here in germany use the k1. they build the filtratin system like that: drumfilter+big K1 chamber+ new pumps (32000Liter/hour by 160 watt) and very easy to handle. Because the mechanical filtration cleans every hour the sceens, and the waste goes automatical to the wastewater.

    Kai,
    Welcome and thanks for posting your beautiful pond, first class filtration system and stunning new fish! The "new pump" you mentioned above caught my eye, is it true that you can get 32000Liter/hour using only 160 watts? I don't think I've seen that efficiency for most of the pumps used here in the US, can you provide more details, i.e., manufacturer please.

    Jane

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