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  • How many hours do nishikigoi take out of your week..

    When I got into this Hobby. A person now Mentor had told me.. ( Joe koi take up a lot of time.)

    I said yeah yeah..

    I used to travel everywhere take at least 2 trips per month.. Now I have koi...

    How many hours (Approximate does Nishikigoi take out of your week? )


    Joe
    It's a living creature (chit happens)
  • #2


    Only a few!
    Maurice.
    http://www.koi-uk.co.uk

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    • #3

      Originally posted by Maurice

      Only a few!
      Maurice.
      Maurice, you dont count (LOL) only if I can be like you when I grow up...


      Joe
      It's a living creature (chit happens)

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      • #4

        LOADS!!!!!!!!!!!

        But i love it,i am always going out to the pond to look at one thing or another...and then some koi

        I am just trying to build a small QT/Growing on system in me shed and thats taken a few days and there is no water in site yet
        Regards

        Gazza

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        • #5

          13.5 hours a day X 7 = 94.5 hours a week

          Then I go home and tend the koi there!

          Only time off since Christmas was to go to the National 2 weeks ago.

          Maurice,
          http://www.koi-uk.co.uk

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          • #6

            Maurice i am glad you had that time off as it was a pleasure to meet with you again at the National

            To most of us you have the best job in the world and after seeing you in action at the farm i must say good luck to you mate as you work bloody hard.I would also like to say the results you have been having is because of this hard work one of which is happily swimming around in my pond

            Thanks

            Gazza
            Regards

            Gazza

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            • #7

              I think 15 to 20 hours a week is about right for me generaly. Somtimes its more if you want to include chillin' next to the pond.
              Koi-Unit
              " Da Best" Chapter
              xxx

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              • #8

                Shot I spend more hours on my pond than I really work...Look at me now, I spent the first 4 hours on this board and the 4 getting ready to go home...HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA..I love it!!!
                The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                • #9

                  Depending on what you mean by spending time on your koi... Working or enjoying them?

                  To keep water quality up...less than 1 hour per week on two ponds, 900 and 1700 gallons each...This is working...

                  Hanging out with the koi, watching them swim, about 4-5 hours a day... Accessing this and other boards, learning more about koi, 1-2 hours/day... Pure enjoyment...

                  Maurice what you're doing is not working it's doing what you want to do for the rest of your life, so it's more like playing... You'll probably never retire... You're probably the envy of most posters on this and other boards...

                  Aloha! Mike

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                  • #10

                    About 1-4 hours per week on maintenance depending on the season.
                    Watching them....I don't know...I guess as much as I can.
                    Spending time on boards learning, researching.....Too many, but never enough!

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                    • #11

                      Many many hours. I even put a webcam on them so I could watch them from work.
                      Koi-Unit

                      ZNA Potomac Koi Club

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                      • #12

                        Having done some of what Maurice does, and only for a little while -- it is work. Definitely work.

                        Work one can take pleasure in. Very satisfying work. But still work.

                        Culling is work. And ALOT of what Maurice does is that. Having other koi kichi come over and maybe buy a couple of fish -- that's play.

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                        • #13

                          Jason S.

                          Sorry, but I have a different perspective on work... My dad was a 3rd generation woodworker from boats, to sailing ships to furniture in his latter years... He worked 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week and loved every minute of it... He would work Mon-Fri building furniture for his customers then spend Sat and Sun building furniture for our new home and the homes of relatives... When I asked him why he worked so hard, his reply was "I'm not working, I'm doing what I love, it's like you going surfing every chance you get" "It's not work, It's play"...

                          Work is doing something you have to do for 8 hours a day in order to get a paycheck...

                          It would be interesting to see if Maurice enjoys his 96 hour weeks doing what he does now, or working less in his probably more lucrative last career...

                          Aloha! Mike

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                          • #14

                            hey guys

                            i don't know how many hours i spend, whether its on the net about koi, looking at my koi, at other peoples koi, there just aint enough time for koi. All i know is that the girlfriend keeps complaining, so theres a sign.

                            tewa
                            There is no such thing as a zero maintenance pond but the closer you get the more time to enjoy your koi. Soft low TDS water is the perfect pond water.
                            http://www.tewakoi.com

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                            • #15

                              about 2 hrs per week for changing water and pond maintenance.
                              2 hrs per day for feeding, watching and relaxing around the pond/garden.

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