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    Thanks Jay... been having some health issues the...

    Thanks Jay... been having some health issues the last couple of years but none the less I've been out there watching even though I haven't been posting much. Things are pretty good now and I'm...
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    While not a liner pond, I have seen with my own...

    While not a liner pond, I have seen with my own eyes the liner of above ground, earthen water storage basins being pushed upward due to gas forming under the liner, but then we are talking a bit...
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    First of all I would rule out the frog theory. ...

    First of all I would rule out the frog theory.

    Because your koi have been inoculated for KHV they would return a positive result if given an ELISA test for the Koi Herpes Virus. This may well...
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    Cute little devils

    Cute little devils
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    Nice tanuki Vegan!

    Nice tanuki Vegan!
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    Don't let the door hit you on the way out:eek:

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out:eek:
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    PP will burn out the organics and pheromones as...

    PP will burn out the organics and pheromones as well but what it will not do is give the water the quality that a change-out with fresh water would have. Add to that the nitrates, added GH and other...
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    Absolutely Steve, It is logical for a person in...

    Absolutely Steve,
    It is logical for a person in the learning process to start with cheaper fish, The chances of killing or damaging them is much greater if you are just starting out. That is no...
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    Aeromonas Alley, It was always an interesting...

    Aeromonas Alley,
    It was always an interesting theory. Koi immune system becomes weaker in a temperature range in which (Pseudo) Aeromonas still thrives leaving the koi at risk.
    Still, true or not,...
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    While I wouldn't say 3-4 ppm is a "low" dose I do...

    While I wouldn't say 3-4 ppm is a "low" dose I do realise that in a pond with plants you will tend to get many more organics which would make the dose less effective. Still, PP isn't something to be...
  11. Thread: Dutch Show

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    Dutch Show

    Friday the 15th of August, will see the opening of the NVN (Dutch chapter of the ZNA) show in Arcen Holland. This is the largest koi show outside Japan and well worth seeing

    This show is the...
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    The day is so long So much that I could get done...

    The day is so long
    So much that I could get done
    If I left my chair
    :p
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    Just bought a new fish as well from Mike Snaden...

    Just bought a new fish as well from Mike Snaden in Bristol, UK. At the moment it is staying at my buddies house and I will pick it up at the end of the month. It was 15cm in Feb. 07, 34cm in Aug. 07...
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    Glad to hear it survived Dick. Mine are just...

    Glad to hear it survived Dick. Mine are just about to come into flower. A bit late but the weather has been very strange this spring. my blackberry bushes are only just starting to flower now.
    ...
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    It took me a while to get around to it, but here...

    It took me a while to get around to it, but here is the little guy I bought last summer.

    http://www.koi.excalibur-nw.com/images/tanuki.jpg

    B.Scott
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    With the filter completely uncycled, I wouldn't...

    With the filter completely uncycled, I wouldn't be feeding thema at all!
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    Steve is only 50???:eek: Maybe he just looks...

    Steve is only 50???:eek:

    Maybe he just looks older:p

    Have a good one Steve

    B.Scott
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    Much depends on genetics of the fish. 12 years of...

    Much depends on genetics of the fish. 12 years of age isn't necessarily over the hill for a koi. If I recall correctly there was a 12 year old GC in Japan about 10-11 years ago. With a well cared for...
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    I think Mike should check his data:rolleyes: ...

    I think Mike should check his data:rolleyes:

    B.Scott
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    Stan, So if I understand it right, during the...

    Stan,
    So if I understand it right, during the day you get the first 10 kw/hr for about 6 cents kw/hr and then pay the 36.5 cent premium for anything above that? Not bad really if you consider the...
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    Out of curiosity Stan, What do you pay for...

    Out of curiosity Stan, What do you pay for off-peak electricity?

    B.Scott
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    Ooty, At lower temperatures, ammonia is LESS of...

    Ooty,
    At lower temperatures, ammonia is LESS of a problem but not something you can ignore completely. It is a sliding scale and as the water warms the problem increases. This especially true if you...
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    You mean like the ones that blow up inside you...

    You mean like the ones that blow up inside you cell-phone and laptop? If a cell phone battery can kill can you imagine what one big enough to power a house (and pond) would do?

    I am seriously...
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    Indeed! Considering they have already sold-out...

    Indeed!
    Considering they have already sold-out their first year of production and most likely a large chunk of the next years production as well This could well be on it's way to becoming a must...
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    Solar-electric pannels are about to get a whole...

    Solar-electric pannels are about to get a whole lot cheaper! A new method of production is about to reduce the price of pannels to about $1000 per KW.

    Nanosolar Blog Nanosolar Ships First...
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