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    Nisai
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    PNKCA Convention

    Hello all,

    Just wanted to let you all know that Russell Water, Gardens & Koi will be sponsoring a vendor booth at the PNKCA show this weekend in Post Falls Idaho. I'll be working the booth - so I'd love to meet those of you that will be attending.

    We have donated a Marlin Hydro Vortex filter with the ElectroFlush low voltage electronic backwash system to the auction - retail price is $1,544.99. You can visit our web site for information about this auction item at Marlin Hydro Vortex? Backwashable, Easy to Clean Waterfall Filter by Russell Water, Gardens & Koi

    Also, for you Koi lovers that also enjoy golf, I'm bringing my clubs. Anyone interested in joining me for a round - stop by my booth and we'll set it up. I'd like to try and play Circling Raven Coeur D'Alene Casino
    either Thursday before the show or Monday after the show.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!
    Sincerely,
    John Russell
    CEO
    Russell Water, Gardens & Koi

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Russell View Post
    We have donated a Marlin Hydro Vortex filter with the ElectroFlush low voltage electronic backwash system to the auction - retail price is $1,544.99.
    OY!!

    Wheat/////////chaff.

    Why am I thinking of a Monty Python type delivery for the phrase "ElectroFlush low voltage electronic backwash system"? Or maybe the Three Stooges in lab coats.

    Nothing constructive in this post...move on...just move on.

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    Nisai
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    Hi mitten,

    OK, maybe you don't play golf, and you don't need anything for your pond. But somebody does - and what ever the winning bid for the donated item is from one penny to the full retail price goes straight to the PNKCA. (Pacific Northwest Koi Club Association)

    I didn't realize that donating something to a worthy cause was "nothing constructive". The retail price is listed so that people will know what a bargain they can get.

    We dontated a pond skimmer to the WK&WGS Koi Show last weekend - the unit raised $275 for the local Koi club here in Seattle. Maybe that wasn't constructive either.

    I apologize if I offended you.

    Sincerely,
    John Russell
    www.russellwatergardens.com

    p.s.
    I created this thread to tell people that I'll be attending this show and that we're doing something to help raise money for the Koi Clubs. It was also to encourage all of you KB'ers to meet me in person so you can tell me what you think. Maybe you'ld prefer to through a pie in my face. That would be 3-stooges like. Would that have been a better fund raiser item for the auction?

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    John! You didn't offend me, I was saying my post was unconstructive, not yours, and feeling a little uncomfortable about littering up the hallways here with more crappola, entirely unneccesary crappola, I might add. Please continue to donate a bunch of paraphernalia to koi clubs; help them raise money; it is a good thing.

    But, I am not at all sure that having a whatcha ma jigger assigned to some fish poop evacuation task is something I am comfortable hearing (reading) promoted though, even in your swashbuckling style, and it reminds me of nothing other than slapstick. You're pushing a better mousetrap and don't even know what a mouse looks like. You are the psychic offspring of Rube Goldberg and Herb Tarlick.

    And though it is a little lame to point out, especially for a half ass grammaticist and barely civilized fellow such as myself, a little spell checking and some proof reading goes a long way toward an image of professionalism.

    Your energetic typing marathons impressed me greatly in the past, (year and a half ago?) but your products impress me not at all.

    No smiley, sorry.

    Sheesh.
    Mickey the windowman, the world is a very big place.

    Aquitori says Keokoi says "even sun shines on dogs ass..." so I say... Buy Ugly Early.

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    Sansai
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    Whoa!

    Hey Micky, John is supporting a convention that includes 15 member club here in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Thought you were a koi kichi, not an attack dog, we are pleased to have Russell Water Gardens along with many great vendors and suppliers supporting this convention. It is through supporting organizations like AKCA and PNKCA many worthy koi related activites and education continue to thrive. Why not go to Pacific Northwest Koi Clubs Association and take a look, how about some love coming form Micky!

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    Nisai
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    Hi Mitten,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, we have a better mouse trap. Your pond may not need a mouse trap - but you have to admit that there are tens of thousands of ponds with bad mouse traps out there that need to be replaced.

    We're talking waterfall filters here - nothing else. We're not talking about how they compare to any other type of filter or filtration system - just waterfall filters. In that category, we definitely have the best mouse trap on the block. But don't take my word for it - compare any brand on the market to ours yourself - and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    Also, some KB'ers have waterfalls on their ponds - their waterfalls are most likely NOT the filtration system yes, but a backwashable - and electronically backwashable mouse trap in the waterfalls would improve the waterfalls - or at least give them some added bio filtration - while being easier to clean than any other brand of mouse trap out there.

    Thanks for adding humor - it makes the hairs on my neck settle down.
    I do my best with spelling - I haven't been able to figure out the downloadable spell checker yet. I'll get on it.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the show!
    Sincerely,
    John Russell
    www.russellwatergardens.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitten View Post
    John! You didn't offend me, I was saying my post was unconstructive, not yours, and feeling a little uncomfortable about littering up the hallways here with more crappola, entirely unneccesary crappola, I might add. Please continue to donate a bunch of paraphernalia to koi clubs; help them raise money; it is a good thing.

    But, I am not at all sure that having a whatcha ma jigger assigned to some fish poop evacuation task is something I am comfortable hearing (reading) promoted though, even in your swashbuckling style, and it reminds me of nothing other than slapstick. You're pushing a better mousetrap and don't even know what a mouse looks like. You are the psychic offspring of Rube Goldberg and Herb Tarlick.

    And though it is a little lame to point out, especially for a half ass grammaticist and barely civilized fellow such as myself, a little spell checking and some proof reading goes a long way toward an image of professionalism.

    Your energetic typing marathons impressed me greatly in the past, (year and a half ago?) but your products impress me not at all.

    No smiley, sorry.

    Sheesh.
    LOL,
    Hi Mickey, we sure have missed you around here. You need to take a drive to the ZNA Potomac show this weekend, Frank and I are flying in Friday, to help the club with the show. To all are other Koi friends look forward to seeing you all in VA this weekend.

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    Have a great weekend Nancy and be sure and take some pics to post for the rest of us. That must be a 6-7 hr flight from cali?

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    Sounds like it will be a great koi event. What is the agenda for the convention?

    --DN

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    PNKCA Agenda

    Check out www.pnkca.com for agenda and additional info for this convention.

    After 15 months of planning and promotion, we have sold out vendor spaces (22) on site, sold out banquet cruise seating (160) with another 40 meals available but no inside seating. We are hosting 7 really top notch speakers with close to capacity attendance already registered.

    NIKK, the little engine that could has put this PNKCA convention event together, we open tomorrow (Friday), set-up all day today along with registrations.

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