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    I have gotten into the 3 Hikari show classes. ...

    I have gotten into the 3 Hikari show classes. Some very beautiful and elegant koi are to be found there.
  2. CFKS was again a great experience run by a super...

    CFKS was again a great experience run by a super team. Even the flood of 2019 (water main break) did not slow the show! There were some fantastic koi to be seen in the show bowls and excellent...
  3. Excellent set of posts on a tough topic.

    Excellent set of posts on a tough topic.
  4. Headed that way in the very early hours of...

    Headed that way in the very early hours of Friday. My koi will be there hours before I arrive. ;)
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    Thanks Brian! You should be headed to...

    Thanks Brian!

    You should be headed to Orlando!!!
  6. Thread: Seneye Pond Pack

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    Seneye Pond Pack

    Finally got a Seneye Pond Pack installed yesterday. pH is little higher than I would have guessed. But no risk of pH crash. Temp will hopefully increase this week. I took the cover off the pond...
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    Drs Foster & Smith Super Food on Sale

    The company is have a 4th of July sale. Using the promo code "20blast", plus the sale price.....I just ordered 80 pounds of Super Food delivered, with sales tax, for $155.14. That is just a few...
  8. Thread: New to Pond Life

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    You can get the Aquadyne manuals online. ...

    You can get the Aquadyne manuals online. Aquadyne Filtration Systems http://www.aquadyne-filters.com/pdf/ad8000-16000--22b-44c-manual-.pdf
    Aquadyne is a very good brand. I have used them for...
  9. How much does the float move in routine use? ...

    How much does the float move in routine use? As much as the water depth changes during the week.

    It probably not noticeable in one day, but after weeks, u might see it has gone up inches. The...
  10. Yes that is why Cetus and USIII have floats that...

    Yes that is why Cetus and USIII have floats that adjust the weir height. The weirs heights are not fixed.
  11. For the two Cetus sieves I used to have and the...

    For the two Cetus sieves I used to have and the two UltraSieves I have now....you install the sieves with the tops of the units around 1/2-1" above full pool level of the pond....so they do not...
  12. If I have two connected water chambers (pond and...

    If I have two connected water chambers (pond and filter box) and I use a pump to remove water from the box, the water flowing in from the pond will be the same rate as whatever the pump is removing. ...
  13. Each of my two BDs connect to a UltraSieveIII...

    Each of my two BDs connect to a UltraSieveIII unit via one of the two 4" ports. The other 4" port on each sieve has reducer to 2" and then a ball valve. When I want to do a water change, I turn off...
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    Still using H-1 in my shower trays. No problems...

    Still using H-1 in my shower trays. No problems with the media falling apart or not doing nitrification and aeration.
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    Not to mention using peroxide, another oxidizer,...

    Not to mention using peroxide, another oxidizer, after PP is you got the pond overheated with PP. MUCH better to stop oxidizers with ST. And better still, watch what the oxidizers are doing in...
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    How does any ppm does equal weak, mild or full? ...

    How does any ppm does equal weak, mild or full? The impact of any dose of an oxidizer depends on the baseline organic pollution level, measured in ORP mV. 1ppm in dirty water won't matter a...
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    Both components can be toxic and/or carcinogenic....

    Both components can be toxic and/or carcinogenic. So always purchase an over the counter commercial product....don't try to make your own.

    Last time I did FMG I purchased Microbe Lift's Broad...
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    I have never be able to local or purchased...

    I have never be able to local or purchased trained oxidizers (chlorine, PP, O3) that knew which organic material to to oxidize and which to leave alone. So putting PP into a pond system subjects...
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    So are talking about design, components used, or...

    So are talking about design, components used, or implementation/installation? All those are very different things.......that all have to come together to make an effective and relatively trouble...
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    They are PVC surrounded by concrete. How do you...

    They are PVC surrounded by concrete. How do you have an issue with a drain with an anti vortex cover? The bigger risk is if you have a slow flow rate on the pipe from the drain sump to the...
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    Be careful with the word "standards". That...

    Be careful with the word "standards". That implies some government or professional organization issuing rules. No such thing in koi pond systems. But in some countries, koi ponds may have to be...
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    Brian, I know several folks with mud ponds...

    Brian,

    I know several folks with mud ponds that will till in some manure to fuel the growth of all sorts of plant and micro animals that the fry will feed on. They also till in lime as needed.
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    The H-1 media is used by Kevin Pham at Genki...

    The H-1 media is used by Kevin Pham at Genki Nishikigoi for his shop in showers and I think it resells it to customers as well. So far so good. :D
  25. Thread: Water Changes

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    But if you have a good nitrate denitrification...

    But if you have a good nitrate denitrification chamber, you could have very low nitrates and still need to do major routine water changes to take out other pollution and bring in fresh...
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