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  1. I left you a voicemail.

    I left you a voicemail.
  2. I imagine it might have looked a little like this!

    I imagine it might have looked a little like this!
  3. Suzi, have you seen my filtration system that I...

    Suzi, have you seen my filtration system that I use in my koihouse?

    It consists of a 3x5 square settling chamber (green treated wood, lined with rubber). Inside that is two 55 gallon barrels full...
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    Beni was weak even in the first picture. Thats...

    Beni was weak even in the first picture. Thats one I wouldnt have even taken a chance on. Dump it.
  5. Most excellent. I am humbled knowing I have met...

    Most excellent. I am humbled knowing I have met him in person.
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    I fancy myself an expert when it comes to Water...

    I fancy myself an expert when it comes to Water Hyacinths. I use them for raising fry, as keeping fry out of pumps and filters is always a hassle. I also put them in streams of heavily moving...
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    There was a local store that had the Aluminum...

    There was a local store that had the Aluminum rod, but I could see where it might be hard to find. I see Home Depot only carries it in 36" lengths.

    Bending it was no problem. I used a 55 gallon...
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    I got a Shusui from a fellow hobbiest who has...

    I got a Shusui from a fellow hobbiest who has extremely hard water. Hard enough to form deposits on his Kaldness and sink them. The blue of the Shusui had started to turn black.

    With record...
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    I use a FEW plants to filter my 60,000 gallon...

    I use a FEW plants to filter my 60,000 gallon grow-out pond! :D Dimensions are 40x80. Pond is home to 40 koi 16-24". Koi do not stay in the pond during the winter, and the pond gets pumped and...
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    Here's my DIY nets. I bought the net fabric &...

    Here's my DIY nets. I bought the net fabric & lashing when I was in Japan. Then I use aluminum rod and bent it around to the shape. About 6" tail to connect to the wood. I routered a little groove in...
  11. Are you running any air in the pond? How come...

    Are you running any air in the pond?

    How come the water pipe coming in is at a 45 degree angle instead of straight which would give the water a counter-clockwise rotation?
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    Once a runt always a runt from my experience over...

    Once a runt always a runt from my experience over the last 10 years breeding them. If they don't grow fast, most likely they wont ever get any real size.
  13. Im glad someone finally mentioned a pipe boot :)

    Im glad someone finally mentioned a pipe boot :)
  14. Thread: Giant Carp

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    Note to self, quit feeding my koi raw tiger nuts...

    Note to self, quit feeding my koi raw tiger nuts :)
  15. Bickal Koi Farm will Match JR's $200, let me know...

    Bickal Koi Farm will Match JR's $200, let me know how I can help Luke!
  16. It was an excellent show. I had a great time. ...

    It was an excellent show. I had a great time. Its the first time ive been to a banquet as well. Alot more kissing going on in the banquet than I expected. :eek: I loved the mini gas pump and the...
  17. so since were not paying, you would give me a...

    so since were not paying, you would give me a flat screen tv and I would give you my #1 tosai :D
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    You mention a water change and they go berzerk. ...

    You mention a water change and they go berzerk. I doubt they like me even peeing by the tree. They probably think that the evaporation from my pond is fueling the storm clouds causing all the rain....
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    Thanks Steve, thats just the test info I was...

    Thanks Steve, thats just the test info I was needing.

    I see the neighbor grabbed a sample of his water last night in a mason jar, he must have overheard me mentioning to the county guy about a...
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    Im guessing even the PP would get burned out...

    Im guessing even the PP would get burned out going through the 30 feet of soil from my yard to theirs.

    What about some kind of test for fish hormone?

    Or, the water coming out of their tile...
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    Water Test to proove its not pond water

    Here's the short story (long story is on my facebook page), I have a neighbor whose yard gets wet when it rains, even tho they have a spring running through their property they blame their wet yard...
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    The koi are the gods, I am but their humble...

    The koi are the gods, I am but their humble servant:D
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    Dang, sorry to hear about this Luke. I have been...

    Dang, sorry to hear about this Luke. I have been away from the boards for awhile, and just got word from a friend last night. Information travels slow in Iowa you know (were still using horse and...
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    I thought I might try shipping koi this year, but...

    I thought I might try shipping koi this year, but haven't, and probably wont. I don't sell on e-bay, and never plan on it. I did learn last year that koi are more expensive in the big cities like...
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    Im working on one of these sharecropper deals...

    Im working on one of these sharecropper deals right now. Homeowner wants to see big koi, I need a place to grow them big. Guy has 10 acres and an artiesian well:D

    As for selling koi for...
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