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    Thanks Mike I never thought of it that way and of...

    Thanks Mike I never thought of it that way and of course you are right I am not trying to have salmon in my pond afterall.

    Oklahoma Koi Society thanks for the message I will check them out and...
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    Tamus' newbie questions

    Moved it to a new thread to not continue off topic on the water change thread I will delete out my posts from that one.

    The 2000 gallon pump would be bringing water from my 400 gallon section...
  3. Thread: Water Changes

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    Deleted to maintain topic admin feel free to...

    Deleted to maintain topic admin feel free to remove. Thanks
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    What was the way that you could guesstimate their...

    What was the way that you could guesstimate their size something about the distance from tip of thier mouth to the eye ball being longer or shorter than from the eye to the gill plate?
  5. Thread: Salting

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    Thanks Mike,I did not intend to imply that Koivet...

    Thanks Mike,I did not intend to imply that Koivet said Flukes would do that to a fish only that when I looked at him I saw no signs of those things just to illiminate them as a possibility.I guess...
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    Awesome post! I being one of those newbie...

    Awesome post!

    I being one of those newbie wanna be koi keepers with a water garden have never done frequent water changes. I only turn the hose on to refill the pond from evaporation (big problem...
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    Salting

    Found a post done in the past about salting and was wondering more about it. As I said back when I first posted I had a koi that was laying over whenever he wasn't moving around. He eats and swims...
  8. Thanks Mike while I feel like a 1 year old trying...

    Thanks Mike while I feel like a 1 year old trying to learn how to run the hurdles around you guys I am learning a lot.
  9. Thread: Idenify anyone?

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    Do any of you have a link to a site with say a...

    Do any of you have a link to a site with say a picture next to the names for the fish? I think its amazing you can just spout off the names. Is it something that you just learn from someone else...
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    I think it would be a great read if one of you...

    I think it would be a great read if one of you something like a daily/weekly/month journal of a spawn just to see what all goes into it. Of course as they get older there wont be much to report as...
  11. Thread: fun for easter

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    Thanks now all my kids want to do is listen to...

    Thanks now all my kids want to do is listen to the bunny song. :)
  12. Those koi all look fat to me is that something...

    Those koi all look fat to me is that something they do for the show? Or does the camera really add 10 pounds :)
  13. Thread: Tap Water

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    So say someone had this dinky little watergarden...

    So say someone had this dinky little watergarden and they wanted to try this out would they be able to.

    Run a hose from a water spigot that never gets used because it is in an out of the way area...
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    Airstone over night is just to oxygenate the...

    Airstone over night is just to oxygenate the water really well before bringing it into pond or does this help in some other ways?

    So fill up your bucket or container or whatever you are using...
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    Isn't it sad the things people do to try and take...

    Isn't it sad the things people do to try and take money from others? That guy or girl probly does search after search finding forums registering a name and posting some junk like that and never...
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    Chimming in from the good looks aspect I like...

    Chimming in from the good looks aspect I like C,B,A I like C best because the strong colors and the "brightness" of it C I like the least because of the opposite it looks dull the white isn't very...
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    I am sure this wont work because I thought it up,...

    I am sure this wont work because I thought it up, but I am interested from a learning stand point the whys of it not working.

    Could you have a water garden pond of 5-600 gallons with nothing but...
  18. Thread: One Step Closer

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    The picture is kinda small I can't read any of...

    The picture is kinda small I can't read any of the writting. On a side note you pay my way to Hawaii and I will do all the digging and dirty work for you :) I will even bring my own shovel!
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    Yeah I think I am starting to know what you are...

    Yeah I think I am starting to know what you are talking about. Last night I was out playing with my water garden till it got dark then I was in here going through passed archives till my kids nagged...
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    That is a very nice looking fish of course I can...

    That is a very nice looking fish of course I can just say that on astetics since I am not a pro, but a very attractive fish indeed. My longest lasting koi in my little mud hole :) has been there for...
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    I am very sorry to hear of you losing your...

    I am very sorry to hear of you losing your favorite koi. Koi keeping being a japanesse hobby/tradition I wish I had some old witty Japanesse proverb to make you feel better, but I am not that witty...
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    Yes all I have ever bought I would guess would...

    Yes all I have ever bought I would guess would be carpagoi I am not up on the Japanesse names for the different colors I have an all yellow metalic, an all orange, an orange with black, a murky...
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    Thank you I preffer honesty to sunshine :) I...

    Thank you I preffer honesty to sunshine :) I have been thinking about it since last night and am figuring that a true koi pond may be a little out of my reach at the moment so I will look into...
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    A real koi pond would have to be in a different...

    A real koi pond would have to be in a different location as their isn't enough room to really add a whole lot to it or I should say add a whole lot to it in a managable way. What would an estimate on...
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    My pond is not covered and I am not sure on the...

    My pond is not covered and I am not sure on the water temp it has been in the 70s and 80s here for the last 5 days but it is still droppin into the 40s at night.
    Bought a nitrate and amonnia test...
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