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    Sent you a PM, MikeC. I'll let folks who know...

    Sent you a PM, MikeC. I'll let folks who know about polyurea and cold climate koikeeping answer your question. Doesn't seem necessary to me, but what do I know? My pond temp has been over 75F for a...
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    Midnight: I have an Aquadyne 2.2, which I've had...

    Midnight: I have an Aquadyne 2.2, which I've had for over 4 years. I'm using the Sequence 7200. I like the bead filter as a mechanical filter for capturing smaller debris. They should not be used...
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    I am pleased with the polyurea lining, but there...

    I am pleased with the polyurea lining, but there is a characteristic I had not anticipated. It is extremely smooth. That has a couple of consequences. First, it is not the best substrate for...
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    Nancy: Would I like it bigger? ... of course!...

    Nancy: Would I like it bigger? ... of course! But, realistically, this is a good size for me in terms of the time I can devote to it. What would interest me is having a second pond about 4,000...
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    I've a few minutes before I have to go back into...

    I've a few minutes before I have to go back into a meeting...

    A problem I have is having to depend on the sump whenever dumping settlement, cleaning the EAzys etc. That is a weak point in the...
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    Joe: It has been over a year since fish went into...

    Joe: It has been over a year since fish went into the pond, although the construction site feeling stayed until last Labor Day when the flagstone was finally completed. ...It has been a quick year.
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    You know, Lee, I've always had a problem with...

    You know, Lee, I've always had a problem with coconut rum. It seems so sweet and yoush cahnt tale deres any alchyhall in ut 'til is tooooooo late ....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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    Years ago, Lee, before my collegiate daughter was...

    Years ago, Lee, before my collegiate daughter was even born, my favorite destination when a long weekend or vacation could be taken, was Jamaica. It was not the beaches or sea that drew me back. It...
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    Well, Lee, are you once again coming to Orlando...

    Well, Lee, are you once again coming to Orlando in March for the Central Florida Koi Show? (In 2006 it will be the biggest & best unless the Koiphen Show really sky rockets.) If you're here, no...
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    O.K., guys. You get Savio to make them and I'll...

    O.K., guys. You get Savio to make them and I'll buy two. :cool:
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    Joe, there have been some challenges in regard to...

    Joe, there have been some challenges in regard to getting things finished. Price quotes on doing the flagstone were considerably higher than I think reasonable and availability to do the work even at...
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    New Pond Cycling

    Some of you may be familiar with the "fast cycling" debate occuring on other boards involving JR, Roddy Conrad, Roark and others. I am on JR's side in the debate, but recognize that cycling a new...
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    Ah, Marco, in 6 weeks we will have the...

    Ah, Marco, in 6 weeks we will have the anniversary of the hurricane that devastated our garden ... which led to getting the new pond. But, I have my doubts if we will finish the renovation of the...
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    ...Sorry for the interruption. It took me...

    ...Sorry for the interruption.

    It took me about 3 hours to install the EAzy. Having done it once, I think the second one will take half as long.

    I only installed one this week because I did...
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    Interesting product. For small projects it could...

    Interesting product. For small projects it could be affordable. For large projects, the cost could be rather hefty. Raw wood can be very absorbent.

    I'm assuming it worked well as a concrete...
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    I know a dark gray and black are available in...

    I know a dark gray and black are available in addition to the light gray I got. I have heard that various colors can be obtained, but I am not aware if they are readily available.
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    Lee: I do not know. I posted a query on several...

    Lee: I do not know. I posted a query on several boards in early April (or around then) asking if anyone knew of a safe paint or sealant for use over a koi pond. I received no responses. So, I decided...
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    Tony: That was carribbean-flavored dry Brit humor...

    Tony: That was carribbean-flavored dry Brit humor Brian will understand... unless he has been in Japan too long. :)

    Lee: I'm going to let it weather. I could not find anyone who could assure that...
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    Keo: Don't worry. See the flagstone (which Carl...

    Keo: Don't worry. See the flagstone (which Carl Forss was moving at the beginning of this thread) now piled out in the yard? Well, best scheduling so far is 6 weeks until I can get somebody who...
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    Notice how green the pond looks? Not aquamarine...

    Notice how green the pond looks? Not aquamarine like last week. Brown slime now covers the walls and floor. The first step in getting good algae growth. Curious how light refracts. The water is...
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    Lee: The shadecloth has a story behind it. We...

    Lee: The shadecloth has a story behind it. We have many foliage plant nurseries in the area, so, of course, there are supply outlets serving them. I went to one and learned that they had two custom...
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    Charlie: I think I confused you by referring to...

    Charlie: I think I confused you by referring to the epoxy as a sealant. It was used as a primer, or base coat. The epoxy primer was applied on all interior pond surfaces and several inches into the...
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    It will be a while before the rest of the beams...

    It will be a while before the rest of the beams are in place. I have to work over the weekend, but maybe I'll be able to take off a day next week before the Memorial Day weekend. It may only take one...
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    Tony: I prefer not to discuss costs in specifics...

    Tony: I prefer not to discuss costs in specifics because everyone is going to be dealing with different situations. Site issues affect not only design, but also the time involved. The less freedom of...
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    Redhot: The block was filled and some rebar....

    Redhot: The block was filled and some rebar. There is no cover on the filter pit for now. I think on how to do something that will not violate code requirements. (Once I have the area fenced off,...
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