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    Installed mine yesterday too. Ph is right at what...

    Installed mine yesterday too. Ph is right at what my test pen indicates. Temperature is 2 degrees lower than my current thermometer reads so I set the trim to match my other thermometer.

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    Here is the photo that Dale took for the photo...

    Here is the photo that Dale took for the photo award. After going through the long transport, she still looks perfect. Thanks again to Danh for bringing her to Orlando for us to see in person....
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    Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 20...

    Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 20 minutes from the show site.
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    My pink beni Kohaku from Toshio Sakai. Video is...

    My pink beni Kohaku from Toshio Sakai. Video is from last year at 72cm. Now over 80cm.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUnz86ahOHI
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    We were the first US show to have Sakura, Tsubaki...

    We were the first US show to have Sakura, Tsubaki and Botan awards so we discussed the move up options at our planning meeting. We felt the Best in Size non-gosanke should be considered for those...
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    CFKS used to have a Grand Champion B award which...

    CFKS used to have a Grand Champion B award which was the best non-gosanke at the show. We decided to change it to be similar to the Shinkokai All Japan show (Sakura, Tsubaki and Botan). That allows...
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    CFKS Major Award Winners

    Grand Champion owed by Jason Yates
    http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=40526&stc=1

    Reserve Champion owed by Mike McMahon...
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    The tent went up today and we transported all the...

    The tent went up today and we transported all the tanks to the show site. All tanks have been pressure cleaned and in place. We set up 88 tanks this year.
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    Here are a few photos of work by the artist we...

    Here are a few photos of work by the artist we are using for awards this year. His name is Ray Cannata and he creates beautiful wood artwork. Each piece is carved/turned from a single piece of wood...
  10. This Sanke is well on her way to 1 meter. I got...

    This Sanke is well on her way to 1 meter. I got her from Mat as a tosai in October 2012 (again during the AKJA judging seminar). She was 10" (26cm) then. Just 2 years later as a sansai she is already...
  11. Next is a Kohaku that I got from Mat as a nisai...

    Next is a Kohaku that I got from Mat as a nisai in October of 2012 when the AKJA had our annual judging seminar at the Nisei Koi Farm. At nisai, this Kohaku was 45cm. Now at yonsai she has grown to...
  12. Since Mat is harvesting the Nisei Koi Farm mud...

    Since Mat is harvesting the Nisei Koi Farm mud ponds, I figured it was time to bowl up the NKF Koi in my pond to get a status on how they are doing. These first 2 are a couple of Gin Rin Showa that I...
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    It has always been the second weekend of March.

    It has always been the second weekend of March.
  14. I believe the sieve screen is 200 micron. You...

    I believe the sieve screen is 200 micron. You will probably find that it is difficult to buy a small piece of sieve screen. I got mine from Zac Penn. Since he uses a lot of sieve screen in his...
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    Richard and Luanne are scheduled to arrive at my...

    Richard and Luanne are scheduled to arrive at my house around midnight tonight for our long drive to Louisville. We should arrive sometime between 1pm and 3pm. See you tomorrow.
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    That showa is from Dainichi, nisai daughter of...

    That showa is from Dainichi, nisai daughter of Gachako. I got her from the fall auction. She was marked as one of the "Special" Koi. The mature champ Kohaku is yonsai and the older sister of the...
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    Mike's beautiful Grand Champion Sanke. A very...

    Mike's beautiful Grand Champion Sanke. A very deserving Koi owned by a very deserving hobbyist. Congratulations Mike.
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    CFKS Show Layout

    Here is this year's show layout for those wanting to know where their favorite vendor will be located. Special thanks to Mike for all the great work he has done yet again this year with the vendors....
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    I just got word that there was a misunderstanding...

    I just got word that there was a misunderstanding about which customer bid was successful and I actual got one of the Koi. As expected, my substantial bid on Special 01 was blown out of the water. I...
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    I highly recommend these measuring tubs. Joe...

    I highly recommend these measuring tubs. Joe White has one that we have been using at CFKS since he bought one while in Japan. It is much lighter weight than the normal measuring tubs which makes a...
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    As Mike indicated, I have made a couple of...

    As Mike indicated, I have made a couple of changes since original construction. A few years ago I replace the bakki shower containers including a sieve on top. The media was getting too clogged up...
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    I'm not holding out. The 2 SFF Sankes I got (both...

    I'm not holding out. The 2 SFF Sankes I got (both from Shining Rose) have won several GCs here in the US. They also were the Champion of Champions and runner up a few years ago.

    I did not win any...
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    Yes, Joel and Zac will be there and they will...

    Yes, Joel and Zac will be there and they will have at least one client's dream koi(s) and budget in mind;)
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    I spoke with the hotel this morning. They will be...

    I spoke with the hotel this morning. They will be more diligent about looking up group codes. The hotel also explained how our group room block gets assigned to the Tower. The reservation is made as...
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    Since the AKCA hobbyist's concerns started about...

    Since the AKCA hobbyist's concerns started about a year and half ago, there has only been one CFKS Head Judge prior to this last weekend. I doubt that one judge, Steve Childers, was hanging out at a...
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