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  1. Thread: RIP Chuck Poppe

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    A sad day. Chuck was a US marine officer-- and a...

    A sad day. Chuck was a US marine officer-- and a warrior for ZNA and peace. Great man.
    What most people don't know is that chuck was also a very early member of MAKC. He helped build the club...
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    all right guys, I get it, I'm gone. But for...

    all right guys, I get it, I'm gone.
    But for those long term ZNA members who supported the idea of an independent district, refer to your orange books which is a rewrite of the ZNA newletter...
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    all right guys, I get it, I'm gone. JR

    all right guys, I get it, I'm gone. JR
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    I remember that design!! LOLs JR

    I remember that design!! LOLs JR
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    Appliance guy makes a good point when he talks...

    Appliance guy makes a good point when he talks about the old guard and how the time may have come to turn over the reins to the new generation. I think that makes sense and as a guy who never had...
  6. no question that personal situations and 'special...

    no question that personal situations and 'special events' ( dumping in too much salt is another one) . pretty much a trade off. One other practical issue of a huge water change besides general...
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    so the best way is to re-enforce the idea that...

    so the best way is to re-enforce the idea that the unit can work to convert ammonia to nitrate very well. But that its a share that it is not a long term or long running filter. ask how often they...
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    I always looked to the kawari group as an...

    I always looked to the kawari group as an exciting 'bull pen' of B style fish. Not blessed with made made genetic manipulation. But rather natural mutation made stronger. hyper Black fish with the...
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    well those are some pretty good sentiments and I...

    well those are some pretty good sentiments and I can't argue with them. you seem to be on the right track so maybe there is hope after all. I'll check back in periodically and see how things are...
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    Jmat is great in that eddies are created within...

    Jmat is great in that eddies are created within its structure making it a very efficient static media. In that benefit, flow design is more important that flow rate- that is, not too deep and well...
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    Like getting 'more pregnant' or 'more dead' you...

    Like getting 'more pregnant' or 'more dead' you can't really get more saturation at temperature ( unless under pressure and that is dangerous). TTs and wet/drys will insure maximum saturation for...
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    Sorry, not sure why you are trying to take a poke...

    Sorry, not sure why you are trying to take a poke at me or why? If you want me to run down the Japanese, I can't as I have no such hatreds to draw from. I'm just quoting history. Southern Americans...
  13. 10% at a time. 10%-15% at a time. If your water...

    10% at a time. 10%-15% at a time. If your water is city water, the dilute factor will save your fish ( how many times have we heard of someone leaving a hose running and chlorine wacking the entire...
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    We'll I like it! LOls Ok here is something...

    We'll I like it! LOls

    Ok here is something that a lot of folks still do not know-- Kohaku and Sanke are the only actual line bred koi for the past 100 years. And so they have been perfected in...
  15. No your ok. :) the old water change...

    No your ok. :) the old water change recommendation from the aquarium hobby really is 25% a month. The other common one is 20% weekly. I actually prefer the smaller more frequent water change of 10% a...
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    I understand. As I hopefully hinted at if not...

    I understand. As I hopefully hinted at if not said-- when we place ourselves above the tradition and learned lessons something is lost. But its only a hobby so we need to think good thoughts and roll...
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    Honestly not heard that word. many Japanese...

    Honestly not heard that word. many Japanese descriptives are adjectives or metaphores for something being used by an individual breeder,sales person or judge. So for pec fins, as example, you can...
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    Amen brother! And when you tie in that origin to...

    Amen brother! And when you tie in that origin to the genetics of the nishikigoi one begins to understand WHY they are called GoSanake. the three houses you refer to were FAMILIES linked under the...
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    Hi Meg, one of the best ponds in the entire...

    Hi Meg, one of the best ponds in the entire country ( if not THE best) is a southern California pond. It is amazing not just because of scale and depth and collection, but because it sits in a two...
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    pulling in the thead of a good sweater

    ever have an expensive sweater with a thread appearing in the sleeve? It seems like a simple thing- just pull it out and fix it! But what a mistake-- it turns out that the simple solution is...
  21. No way! Gosanke is way too graded from highest...

    No way! Gosanke is way too graded from highest quality to lowest to easily snag a GC out of the $60 vat! And the highest are very very expensive. And Shiro is a roll of the dice as most amateur...
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    Morning Hwong, Yes, there is no question about...

    Morning Hwong, Yes, there is no question about it, media that is meant for biofiltration can also be trapping. And the accumulation of all that trapped meaterial over time ( it can quit shocking...
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    count down to the BIG show

    How many more days Dinh before the big event!? JR
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    Hey, you are right about cooler water being...

    Hey, you are right about cooler water being better for koi. A koi works most efficiently metabolically speaking, at temps between 58F and 72F. This confuses people who know that their koi are most...
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    that's actually kinda funny and proves the old...

    that's actually kinda funny and proves the old addage " everything old is new again"! :) That technology was in place in 1970 in the koi hobby and it is WHAT we evolved away from and out of with...
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