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    I received 10th koi down on thread
    Dainichi Hotaru Sanke Growout
    31cm
    female

    Pond:

    *10' Intex Garage QT (1,000 gallon)
    *1 Retro bottom drain
    *Aquabead 1.75 Bead Filter
    *Return through TPR and above surface discharge (will be adding barrel bio filter with springflow as time permits)
    *Pondmaster 40 Airpump
    *Will be adding additional full spectrum lighting over the pond in the weeks to come.

    Stocking Density:

    1 sanke: 12"
    1 kohaku 12"
    1 Asagi 17" (will be going back to main pond in about 4 weeks)

    Feeding: (currently)

    Tomigai Wheat Germ / Hi silk 21 / EA Health

    Water Changes:

    35% every week
    koi clay weekly
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  • #2

    Where's the feesh??

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    • #3

      Originally posted by 4TEXAS View Post
      Where's the feesh??
      Here you go....
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      • #4

        John, i really like your sanke, the body on it is what i really like. This is 1 of the top 3 in the group imo. I hope you keep yours in the intex for the GO, it will give me some comparison since I'll keep mine in my qt during the whole GO.

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        • #5

          Originally posted by Flounder View Post
          John, i really like your sanke, the body on it is what i really like. This is 1 of the top 3 in the group imo. I hope you keep yours in the intex for the GO, it will give me some comparison since I'll keep mine in my qt during the whole GO.
          Thanks Ryan...That's the plan for now. I don't think I'll be moving it to the main pond this year.

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          • #6

            Just added some of the lighting to the QT. I'm not sure if I will add more in the future, but I added two 4' full spectrum 6500k fluorescent grow lights and placed them about 12" above the water line.

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            • #7

              Video

              Here's a video of the little lady.....

              YouTube - Dainichi Hotaru JT Sanke.avi

              I apologize in advance for the lighting....there was a ridiculous glare so I had to go to the less lighted side of the tank for the video.....

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              • #8

                nice, now I have to learn how to do that.

                How's your water temp holding?
                Whoever said you can't buy happiness didn't know about Koi

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                • #9

                  John, this is easier for all to see:

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                  • #10

                    Originally posted by smithvillemike View Post
                    nice, now I have to learn how to do that.

                    How's your water temp holding?
                    It's been pretty steady at 74 degrees. I haven't seen much fluctuation at all.

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                    • #11

                      Originally posted by Flounder View Post
                      John, this is easier for all to see:

                      lol...I have no idea how you did it, but thank you.

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                      • #12

                        Water temp has trended to about 78 degrees. I've added another light over the tank and have also added a 55 gallon barrel with springflo. They seem to have settled in nicely and are eating very well. I'm a little concerned at what the beni will do with my 8.4 PH.......

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                        • #13

                          Pulled the little lady up to check out a possible ulcer....(false alarm...secondary beni) Snapped a few photos. Looks like she is growing just a bit. I've also added Saki Hikari to the mix as of yesterday.
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                          • #14

                            I can see how that "secondary hi" would get you going...

                            She is looking nice.
                            Whoever said you can't buy happiness didn't know about Koi

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                            • #15

                              Hotaru

                              Here's my latest update.....Sorry about the video quality. It was already dark in the garage and several of my lights that are on timers had already turned off. It's pretty dark and almost worthless but thought I would post anyway. She is right at 15"....(like several other of the growouts). Overall I am pretty happy with her. I'm interested to see what the beni does. I'm hoping it will thicken but some parts look pretty weak. We were on vacation all last week and she didn't eat for about 10 days. (She's making up for lost time now)

                              YouTube - dainichi hotaru sanke.AVI
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