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    Hey Guys & Gals,
    As most of you know, I've been redoing my pond, and its about ready for fish. My question to you is, how slowly should I introduce the fish to their new home? Should it be 2 fish a week?, or every couple of days? Your thoughts.
    Koi-Unit
    " Da Best" Chapter
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  • #2

    I'd toss them all in, and just keep feeding to a minimum and do water changes if your filter isn't "up" yet.

    But that's just me
    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed” Adolf Hitler


    Chris~

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    • #3

      It depends on if their enviroment in the new pond is better or worse than where they are staying now.

      If they are currently well kept, I'd add a few and give them a few days to see if any start 'sunning their bellies'. Just to be sure the new pond is safe. (It absolutely should be safe, but better this than sorry.) It also gives a chance for you to see how well the filter system catches up.

      If, like MikeM, you don't see a blip, then add more until you do and hold off adding more till the blip goes away.

      If their current accommodations aren't great then add a lot more a lot faster and hope you can keep up via water changes and additives.

      Once fish are in there seeding the filter should be easy too.

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      • #4

        I think adding a few fish to start off to start building the bioactive should be cool...Plus I think your adding Microlift to start it off on the right foot so I wouldn't worry too much...After a couple of weeks start adding fish slowly....
        The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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        • #5

          We told you to add them last night.. Instead we all sat around with feet in the water.. Some of us face down in water.....


          Joe
          It's a living creature (chit happens)

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          • #6

            Originally posted by keokoi
            We told you to add them last night.. Instead we all sat around with feet in the water.. Some of us face down in water.....


            Joe
            I know, Akinosan got all scared...I was telling him I'll jump in and start the bioactive....it was hot as hell yesterday....I will bring a couple of tosai I had earlier this year as part of the pond warming...
            The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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            • #7

              Originally posted by aquitori
              I know, Akinosan got all scared...I was telling him I'll jump in and start the bioactive....it was hot as hell yesterday....I will bring a couple of tosai I had earlier this year as part of the pond warming...

              HA HA.. with my feet being in there I think that was more of Bio Hazzard...

              Anyhow I would add a good amount of fish as your pond is pretty big...

              I wouldn't add during the cycle process as then you start to change things as the cycle goes along.. Just add and let it take it course..

              Pond warming Party... Cool!!! I will Bring some culls....


              Joe
              It's a living creature (chit happens)

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              • #8

                You bringing the Filtration media with you? well then add em all.

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                • #9

                  Originally posted by keokoi
                  HA HA.. with my feet being in there I think that was more of Bio Hazzard...

                  Anyhow I would add a good amount of fish as your pond is pretty big...

                  I wouldn't add during the cycle process as then you start to change things as the cycle goes along.. Just add and let it take it course..

                  Pond warming Party... Cool!!! I will Bring some culls....


                  Joe
                  Oh hell yeah, BYOK.....We can sit around eat pizza and watch BNKOI finish up the plumbing.... I'll order the first round of pizza...
                  The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                  • #10

                    Luke: i keep waiting to hear your tale about sorting tosai in the UK.

                    Gonna tell all?
                    Dick Benbow

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                    • #11

                      You are a patient guy, if I had seeded media, I would put them all in!!!

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                      • #12

                        My patients are running a little thin Charlie! I'm trying to decide which ones should go in first, the good ones, or the better ones.
                        Koi-Unit
                        " Da Best" Chapter
                        xxx

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                        • #13

                          Put goldfish in first and let them help establish the filter, If they make it then and only then would I add koi. Goldfish are cheap koi are not, and you dont want to kill any of the good koi

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                          • #14

                            aren't your fish in water right now? well take that water and put it into new pond along with the fish and toss in whatever media you were using to filter the water in the old setup into the first chamber of the new filter, once in the first chaber give it a good thrashing to release the fines in it and let them get trapped and colonize the new media. c'mon and get some pics up already
                            " I'd rather a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy "

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