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Thread: UMKC 2008 Show Photos

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    Tosai
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    UMKC 2008 Show Photos

    Set up is almost done, despite the heat. Here's some early pictures to whet your appetites and show the set-up.

    Entrance area:



    The venue host Bachman's graciously let us use plants form the sale floor to dress up the place



    Club Table



    Seminar schedule is posted:



    Down the side aisle:


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    Are these too big for people? I can upload them all individually (there are more of the mechanics around the tanks and such I can post as well), but that takes a bit longer. I'd copied from a posting elsewhere that resizes these links automatically so they were so huge.

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    Oyagoi Sangreaal's Avatar
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    They're perfect for us vision challenged peeps......don't change a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangreaal View Post
    They're perfect for us vision challenged peeps......don't change a thing.
    Woe be to dial-up users it is, then!

    The mechanics

    Temper tanks for water from the well on site:



    Overhead PVC runs for tempered water and air run above both lines of show tanks in the greenhouse:



    An airstone for each tank drops from the PVC lines. There is also a water line into each tank with a regulator to keep the flow through system going.



    On club-owned tanks, a standpipe is installed to drain water into a PVC pipe on the ground and back out of the show site. A siphon version over the lip of the tank drains water on the show tanks provided by sponsor Poly-tank.


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    Trophy table is all decorated, waiting for the trophies:



    Champion Challenge tanks (Marudo showa growout contest). Fish will be assigned by lottery and brought back to the 2009 show for judging.







    Four koi donated by Kodama for the club koi auction are already in their tank (a short video will be up later tonight, no time to do it right now)


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    Oyagoi RayJordan's Avatar
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    Wow, very impressed especially considering just the 2nd year for your show. I can't wait to see it in person. Heading your direction tomorrow.

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    thanks for posting. Yes, I agree Ray, very impressive for just a second year effort! here in the Pacific Northwest, we have our young fish show this weekend. I pick up the judges friday afternoon but will be watching this thread for more pics of the fishees! Good luck to all entrants!

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    Here are the Kodama-donated koi, doing their thing.



    More pictures tomorrow once benching gets going.

    Thanks for the compliments, I'm amazed at how hard everyone has been working (it's toasty up here right - we're not used to this heat, it's 100 degrees hotter than it was 6 months ago...ewww.) The Koi Acres crew has been handing all the air and water set-up, drilling out tanks for standpipes, etc. I figure the least I can do is share some pictures.

    This will be my first show for entering fish, so I'm looking forward to all the excitement.

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    Great looking set up. I wish that I had time to run up to MSP.
    This wet's my appetite for the Denver show which I am going to.
    Looking forward to more Koi pictures.

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    Impressive, those hard shell poly tanks are the way to go.

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