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    Just wanted to know among us who live here in NorCal who is feeding 40% or more protein to their fish?

    The reason I am asking is because I have heard alot of people having problems with their fish this year being the temps have been up and down from week to week. The weather this time last year was in the high 80's to mid 90's....Since the weather is not consistant yet I was wonder who was feed straight 40% or higher feed now.
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    I've got a greenhouse so my temps haven't dipped below 70F for a while, so your milege may vary...

    I've already gone through a 5Kg bag of 42% protein food and a little bit of paste. But I'm using a 15Kg bag of 36% protein wheat germ food for staple food at the moment, even though water temps are in mid 70s very consistently. This weekend my water temps might hit 80F again, just like with the last batch of warmer weather.

    The Q-pond, which just houses some 'cull' koi and a bunch of goldfish at this time is outside so they're still getting wheat germ. Haven't bothered to check water temp on them since the remote thermometer probe broke early this year.

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    • #3

      My water temps haven't been below 68 for about 2 months or so, I have been feeding Hi-Protien food for about half of that, no problems at all, I have heard of others having problems though, maybe I am lucky Right now my temps are from 74-80. I have been feeding very heavily to, 4-7 times a day depending on how much I am here. About 2 full hadfulls each feeding.
      “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed” Adolf Hitler


      Chris~

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      • #4

        As close as SJ is to Santa Cruz the Micros climate here is intense. We can have a 75 degree day and have it dip down below 50's at night. I havent been feeding all that much water temp still at 62 in morning and 65 during day.

        I think it time to invest in a heater...

        Joe
        It's a living creature (chit happens)

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        • #5

          Hey Joe!
          Try to find a Solar unit that you don't have to take a loan out for, and I'll join you. I've been looking but no joy yet!
          Koi-Unit
          " Da Best" Chapter
          xxx

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          • #6

            Originally posted by Akinosan
            Hey Joe!
            Try to find a Solar unit that you don't have to take a loan out for, and I'll join you. I've been looking but no joy yet!
            I have thought in depth about building one, I guess I should experiment with one and market it???????????????? They are really simple to build as well.

            Things that make ya go Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
            “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed” Adolf Hitler


            Chris~

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            • #7

              Originally posted by Akinosan
              Hey Joe!
              Try to find a Solar unit that you don't have to take a loan out for, and I'll join you. I've been looking but no joy yet!



              Still gotta take a loan out because to add one I gonna have to redo the roof as well. Might as well get solor for the whole house. Photovotaics(sp?) is the way to go....

              Joe
              It's a living creature (chit happens)

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              • #8

                I just brought down my pool solar heater for home improvement. Maybe I should just connect that damn thing to my pond. That heat is capable of heating a 30G pool to 95F in the summer, with pool cover, and in 3 hr.

                stan

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                • #9

                  Great minds (or was that insane... I forget) think alike!

                  After a wonderful 25th anniversery of the CKC club meeting at a Pauline's recently remodeled home that has a bunch of solar panels, I ended up contacting her solar provider and signing up for my own set. I was already in the market, but it certainly paid to shop around.

                  Not too stiff a price. Cheaper than a 30" show quality Kohaku I recently took a liking to but more expensive than my car.

                  3.3Kw (4K DC) while sun is shining, about 540 Kwh per month average (more in summer, less in winter).

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                  • #10

                    Originally posted by saratogatan
                    I just brought down my pool solar heater for home improvement. Maybe I should just connect that damn thing to my pond. That heat is capable of heating a 30G pool to 95F in the summer, with pool cover, and in 3 hr.

                    stan

                    Stan, you should throw it away I can haul it for free for you.


                    Jason care to share the business name of our treasure find?
                    It's a living creature (chit happens)

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                    • #11

                      Hey! You don't even have a pickup. I'll haul it off for you!
                      Koi-Unit
                      " Da Best" Chapter
                      xxx

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by Akinosan
                        Hey! You don't even have a pickup. I'll haul it off for you!

                        Ummm yeah I do... You havet seen my other truck... LOL
                        It's a living creature (chit happens)

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                        • #13

                          Originally posted by keokoi
                          Jason care to share the business name of our treasure find?
                          Sierra Solar Systems
                          http://www.sierrasolar.com/prod_store/PS_intertie.html

                          The prices listed on that page are 'best case' -- concrete tile roof like mine needed some additional hardware and another contractor for the install. In addition they may need to spread the panels around your roof a bit, adding a slight additional cost.

                          And the rebates may change in July...

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                          • #14

                            Originally posted by JasonS
                            Thanks! Jason....

                            Akinosan thay you go you can use your jumbo truck to pick up at above place.

                            LOL

                            Joe
                            It's a living creature (chit happens)

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                            • #15

                              Joe,
                              when I said 30G, I meant 30Kg, that is the pool next to my pond. I think I will re-install it back to the roof after I am done with my home improvement. That english garden next to the japanses style pond will be reduce in half.

                              BTW, sierra solar is not cheap.

                              stan

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