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    Hi Pam, Call Mark at USA koi, he is an...

    Hi Pam,

    Call Mark at USA koi, he is an Aquadyne dealer : (856)-881-7088

    Matt
  2. Thanks for the show notice ! A certain person...

    Thanks for the show notice ! A certain person has been twisting my arm to show up at one of these !
  3. a couple key points for using Cermedia .... 1....

    a couple key points for using Cermedia ....
    1. good prefilter .... like RDF
    2. cleaning with strong hydrogen peroxide ( 7%) ....but usually a good rinse with water works when the prefilter is...
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    I think the confirmation on the koi is excellent,...

    I think the confirmation on the koi is excellent, hopefully it grows well into these fine lines.
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    As we have all learned about the "traditional"...

    As we have all learned about the "traditional" patterns or appropriate patterns, I do appreciate the idea in a basic sense. However I tend to look for koi with a variation to a traditional pattern...
  6. No, parasites can still be a problem. As for...

    No, parasites can still be a problem. As for hikkui, who can say what causes that.
  7. Thread: Ph at 9!

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    bnlauren, I saw on your other thread that you...

    bnlauren,

    I saw on your other thread that you added some plants to the pond. #1

    I am wondering if the soil from the plant pots is what raised your pond pH.

    If you test the water from...
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    Agreed, and none of what we now know would have...

    Agreed, and none of what we now know would have been possible without a regular schedule of water testing. I should probably qualify statements of the type above with "advance technique" or...
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    Interesting subject, I'll add that contrary to...

    Interesting subject, I'll add that contrary to the statement:

    "No activity will occur at 39° F (4° C)"

    ...that I have demonstrated that a biofilter can be active below 39F.
    At least for...
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    When doing the calculation to get to carb...

    When doing the calculation to get to carb content, look to use 10% as a moisture number for each food you compare. This will keep the comparisons in more line. 10% is a typical number within a week...
  11. Thread: Koi Food?

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    Although the koi might eat it, poultry by product...

    Although the koi might eat it, poultry by product is not digested very well by koi.
  12. This is where reading the ingredient list always...

    This is where reading the ingredient list always sheds some light on things....

    the feed is marketed as an earthworm pellet and here are the ingredients :

    Main Ingredients: salmon meal, fish...
  13. Thread: Koi Food?

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    I just need to keep an eye on my dog, cause when...

    I just need to keep an eye on my dog, cause when the koi food bucket is open his head is in it!
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    Anyone wonder about the timing on this...

    Anyone wonder about the timing on this announcement ?
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    Nice, getting thick !

    Nice, getting thick !
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    A high quality silicone or PL polyurethane.

    A high quality silicone or PL polyurethane.
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    The undigested portion becomes waste in the pond,...

    The undigested portion becomes waste in the pond, and yes it is protein. So if it stays in the system long enough it will become ammonia in the water.
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    Consider : Nitrogen in proteins vary from...

    Consider :

    Nitrogen in proteins vary from about 13 to 19 percent depending on the protein source. For many years researchers used only one number : 16 percent.


    So if 100 gram samples where...
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    Many shows in the U.S. are in the middle of prime...

    Many shows in the U.S. are in the middle of prime feeding season as well. In my opinion, to show well you are either growing them or showing them but not both.
    Multiple ponds are helpful to...
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    Those clear bubble sheet pool covers work very...

    Those clear bubble sheet pool covers work very well.
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    With 5 winters of experience feeding the koi...

    With 5 winters of experience feeding the koi through the winter, and last winter being the most severe winter I have ever lived through, I can honestly say that I don't worry about how my koi will...
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    The koi look healthy ...nice group of fish

    The koi look healthy ...nice group of fish
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    I really don't believe that a conclusion can be...

    I really don't believe that a conclusion can be made as such :"ORP in this case even helps the skin of the koi."

    If koi come out of a mud pond with great skin and the orp was considered low...
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    "dirty" would be more related to dissolved...

    "dirty" would be more related to dissolved organics ..... do you test orp in your pond?
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    TrueHarmony, In case you are not familiar with...

    TrueHarmony,
    In case you are not familiar with ORP as mentioned by tsipple, it stands for Oxidation reduction potential. This is a water parameter that can be measured with an ORP meter such as...
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