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    Didn't plan well enough for this year, but should...

    Didn't plan well enough for this year, but should be better situated next year to either travel or send something nice down there! ;)
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    Yes they do. It was obviously modeled after the...

    Yes they do. It was obviously modeled after the Fukushin unit.
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    $550 for this one versus $1380 for the Fukushin...

    $550 for this one versus $1380 for the Fukushin feeder. Quite a big difference.
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    I've heard that from a few people, but I don't...

    I've heard that from a few people, but I don't think that Fukushin Denki (producer of the PFX-17) has anything to do with this unit. Besides the unit being slightly bigger (and the solar panel as...
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    A Tale of Two Autofeeders

    Apologies to Charles Dickens!

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    I've used the solar type Esa-Yari Meijin for years (known also as Feeding Master or PXF-17) and have had very little issue. It has proven to be a reliable...
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    And thank you all for being part of it!

    And thank you all for being part of it!
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    Hi Sunny! I hope to keep the forum going for a...

    Hi Sunny! I hope to keep the forum going for a very long time and now that I've removed that bad code it should be much easier to manage. The land that I live on came with a deep well that decided it...
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    Some changes to the forum

    Hello All,

    I've finally gotten around to doing something that's been on my list to do for years, and that was to upgrade the underlying software which runs this forum. It was badly out of date,...
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    Rob! How are you? Yep, it's been a long time and...

    Rob! How are you? Yep, it's been a long time and we both still have the bug. The forum is still going thanks in no small part to a number of longtime members that contribute regularly.

    It's been...
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    Hello there and welcome to Koi-Bito! Nice looking...

    Hello there and welcome to Koi-Bito! Nice looking tank there. What took you to Japan if I may ask?
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    Thanks Jim! Happy New Year to you and everyone on...

    Thanks Jim! Happy New Year to you and everyone on the forum. May 2019 be a prosperous year for all. :D
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    Hi Mike, I'm still on the far side of the...

    Hi Mike,

    I'm still on the far side of the learning curve of culling these as well, so not sure what the edge sumi means in terms of culling yet other than the higher amount when small, the more...
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    Hi Mike, None of the other male parents have...

    Hi Mike,

    None of the other male parents have any GR in their background, at least that I'm aware of. It really struck me as odd as well, but I think there is probably any explanation somewhere. I...
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    Karashi and Karashi hybrid fry

    I pulled a set of Karashi out of the mud pond a few weeks back and filmed a bowl to show the different types. They were a large number of "grayish" fry produced. They might look darker and brown in...
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    Hello Lunven, Sorry it took me a while, but...

    Hello Lunven,

    Sorry it took me a while, but wanted to welcome you to the forum!
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    Hi Alex, Thank you (and welcome to KB) very...

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you (and welcome to KB) very much for your detailed post on Konishi's work with Karashi. I've seen Martin's videos on Youtube and follow Konishi's blog (and several other Japanese...
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    Nice work Brian! Tried to edit your post before...

    Nice work Brian! Tried to edit your post before so that the videos would embed, but didn't have any luck.
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    The female is a lighter type from Marudo, and the...

    The female is a lighter type from Marudo, and the male darker type from Konishi. I have a mix of the two with some like the mother, some like the father, and some falling somewhere in between.
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    Hi Mike, It certainly is a lot of fun, and am...

    Hi Mike,

    It certainly is a lot of fun, and am experimenting with ways to make it work with less labor to suit my situation.

    The Goshiki was and idea I had to try and improve the size, but had...
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    What I've been doing lately

    Hey folks,

    I've received some messages over the past few months asking what I've been up to. Last year, I started work on a large mud pond only to be unable to fill it as a deep well that was...
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Wanted to wish all of our US (and world) members a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for your contributions and enjoy the time off with your families.

    I'm sure that some of you wonder what I've been up...
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    $1.7 million could pay for a lot of farm...

    $1.7 million could pay for a lot of farm infrastructure which would seem like a better investment if it is indeed a Taiwanese breeder that bought the kohaku. It's a lovely kohaku no doubt and I'm...
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    Found this on a Japanese tweet from Twitter....

    Found this on a Japanese tweet from Twitter. Looks like it made the television news in Japan. 230 million yen...wow :)

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    Wow...the clarity is exceptional! Thanks for...

    Wow...the clarity is exceptional! Thanks for sharing :)
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    I've found that certain varieties like chagoi,...

    I've found that certain varieties like chagoi, soragoi, etc. get lighter after a week or so in the mud pond. Not sure if it's a camo response, but my feelings are that it's more of an environmental...
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