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  1. Thread: New Test Tank

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    I look forward to hearing your results when you...

    I look forward to hearing your results when you get 'em....and your plans for bigger filtration. Sounds like the birdman is at it again...

    most interesting.
  2. Thread: New Test Tank

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    nice. what exactly do you plan on using this tank...

    nice. what exactly do you plan on using this tank for, Steve? You mention to disprove/prove theories. Sounds very Frankenstein. LOL! Is this where you will take the head of a koi and stick it onto...
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    That is pox for sure, and actually it's NOT...

    That is pox for sure, and actually it's NOT better. You would have been better off with Ich, because ick is curable.

    Pox is a viral disease and highly contagious. As one of the folks posted, it...
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    The Aqua Art site has specifications for the GPH...

    The Aqua Art site has specifications for the GPH and size of pond for each size. I got the big one, and boy is it big. The small one I think is for 500-1400 gallons and I think the big one was...
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    "The HML vaccine does not include any live...

    "The HML vaccine does not include any live attenuated virus."

    is what was written on a uk site about the trial.
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    I have had the same thing happen to a sanke I've...

    I have had the same thing happen to a sanke I've had for two years. It had a lovely big red spot on it's head, which over the course of the last 7 months has just faded away to nothing more than...
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    I was PETRIFIED of installing a bulkead in my...

    I was PETRIFIED of installing a bulkead in my liner! Make a hole?! What?!Honestly, it could not have been easier. I got one of those bulkheads that basically looks the same on both sides, so inside...
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    LOL! You're still describing my situation...

    LOL! You're still describing my situation exactly. My pond is perfectly flat on the bottom as well--the builder never put a gentle slope toward the center.

    I have my aqua art drain placed...
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    I had the same exact situation. I bought a house...

    I had the same exact situation. I bought a house and inherited a pond that had zero consideration for filtration in mind, and I've basically retrofit the whole thing.

    I put an aqua art retro...
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    The one on the tail tube looks cauliflower-like....

    The one on the tail tube looks cauliflower-like. Lymphocistis possibly? The photo isn't close up enough for me to really tell...
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    took everything apart and refit all the fitting...

    took everything apart and refit all the fitting and no leaks. glad that one's done.
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    the barrel is now empty and i've just redirected...

    the barrel is now empty and i've just redirected the flow to another filter. I dried everything and put a ton more roofing sealant on. I'll have to wait a day before I can go and refill and check...
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    help stop a leak!

    I sprung a leak right where i've got the conduit union on my barrel. Just noticed a slow drip going right into my sump pit. I've got P&L Roofing cement lathered all over it from the initial install,...
  14. Thread: New GR ochiba

    by lfreem
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    wow sparkly! love that bronze! i definitely...

    wow sparkly! love that bronze!

    i definitely see the "pooch" and thinning at the tail tube. Hope that all orients itself properly and you get a more uniform body.

    Lots of potential there. Will...
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    incredible. Amazing what can be done when you...

    incredible. Amazing what can be done when you have gaggles of money!
  16. Thread: Cutting Water

    by lfreem
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    Yes, I learned the same thing a few years ago....

    Yes, I learned the same thing a few years ago. When my upper pond returns water into my lower pond via the waterfall, I have it set up so that the water hits a few pieces of slate set below the falls...
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    I'm 39 and have 25 years of tropical fishkeeping...

    I'm 39 and have 25 years of tropical fishkeeping under my belt. Also worked at a family owned aqua shop for 5 years through high school/college. I've never had a pond, having grown up in NYC. No such...
  18. What Ethan isn't telling you is that he feeds his...

    What Ethan isn't telling you is that he feeds his fish bacon, pot roast and potatoes and ham sandwiches 4 times per day. I'm pretty sure he gave them hot dogs and burgers on the 4th so they could...
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    what a lovely herd you have there! My goodness...

    what a lovely herd you have there! My goodness you do have some BIG water buffalo!
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    I find this question very interesting, because...

    I find this question very interesting, because the same has happened to my fish. We are lucky enough to be on well water, so I am able to avoid chlorine and other city water additives. The water is...
  21. Thanks Meg. No. no rocks on the bottom--I haven't...

    Thanks Meg. No. no rocks on the bottom--I haven't broken that cardinal rule. :D

    I want to make sure I understand this comment correctly:
    "then put the Sc off the bottom drain of the larger pond...
  22. wow! your fish have better digs than me! LOL!...

    wow! your fish have better digs than me! LOL! Lucky them! great work!
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    berkokid, thank you for your response. I can...

    berkokid, thank you for your response. I can assure you that I have been scouring the threads on numerous forum sites (read all the stickies) and the web for over 6 months on trying to figure out...
  24. Filtration/Plumbing Diagram: Please correct me if I'm wrong

    This is a very rough sketch of what I'm thinking in terms of my filtration to retro a pond I have inherited. I am just trying to verify with the pros here that I have the order of things correctly. I...
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    filter system query

    Am hoping to get an answer on this as I retro my existing pond.

    Pond is on a gentle slope of about 15 degrees. I know I have to put my external pump at the lower side of the pond below water...
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