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    I just finished cleaning our settlement tank, and backwashing 1 of our Ultima's.
    I do this daily, since Frank leaves for work much earlier than I do. I was just wondering how many of the men on this board can get there wives to do pond maintenance? In our circle of koi friends I can't think of one women who would actually go out and dump settlement tanks and bio filters. Do any of you have your wives trained to do the daily pond cleaning. Just in case you can't be home or something happens? The only women I know who do these chores are women who are single and in the hobby for themselves.
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    I am single and do my own, but I really enjoy it. I like how I feel when I understand how something works and know how to troubleshoot a problem.

    Other women who do it for themselves are women who are married but who cannot get their husbands interested in koi, so enjoy their hobby alone.
    ChrisC

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    • #3

      Originally posted by ChrisC
      I am single and do my own, but I really enjoy it. I like how I feel when I understand how something works and know how to troubleshoot a problem.

      Other women who do it for themselves are women who are married but who cannot get their husbands interested in koi, so enjoy their hobby alone.
      I agree 100% with you Chris. I enjoy knowing that I can fix any problem with our pond, and that our fish our safe in my hands. I remember many years ago when I did not have the hands on knowledge I have now, several hysterical phone calls to my husband ( what do I do). Now he is safe in traveling knowing that I can handle any problem if it arises with our pond and Koi.

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      • #4

        my wife can easily be talked into feeding. the rest I do myself. good point tho, if anything ever happened to me, a how to list for maintenance would be helpful!
        I commend you ladies for knowing what to do on your own!
        Dick Benbow

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        • #5

          My wife, Kathy, can do the maintenance if needed. But the main responsibility is mine. Koi keeping started out as my hobby but she has taken an interest and helps when ever needed.


          Steve

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          • #6

            Hey Nancy (and Frank) . . .

            nope, Brenda's not involved in the pond maintenance -- not even trained up on it. Guess you're the sole exception to the H & W rule! Don
            Don Chandler
            Member: AKCA, ZNA, KoiUSA

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            • #7

              Originally posted by Nancy M.
              I just finished cleaning our settlement tank, and backwashing 1 of our Ultima's.
              I do this daily, since Frank leaves for work much earlier than I do. I was just wondering how many of the men on this board can get there wives to do pond maintenance? In our circle of koi friends I can't think of one women who would actually go out and dump settlement tanks and bio filters. Do any of you have your wives trained to do the daily pond cleaning. Just in case you can't be home or something happens? The only women I know who do these chores are women who are single and in the hobby for themselves.
              I got a girlfriend in training...HAHAHAHA...Good thing about my lady is she supports me in the hobby 100% and even if it means backwashing...
              The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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              • #8

                Does she know about the "new fish budget" yet?
                ChrisC

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                • #9

                  Hell, I have a hard time getting my wife, as great as she is, to stop feeding so much! She says they always look so hungry! But she would really suprise me if she would do any actual pond maintenance.
                  Koi-Unit
                  " Da Best" Chapter
                  xxx

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                  • #10

                    Originally posted by Nancy M.
                    I just finished cleaning our settlement tank, and backwashing 1 of our Ultima's.
                    I do this daily, since Frank leaves for work much earlier than I do. I was just wondering how many of the men on this board can get there wives to do pond maintenance? In our circle of koi friends I can't think of one women who would actually go out and dump settlement tanks and bio filters. Do any of you have your wives trained to do the daily pond cleaning. Just in case you can't be home or something happens? The only women I know who do these chores are women who are single and in the hobby for themselves.
                    WOW

                    Hey Nancy, What's your daughter doing Later? I mean you gotta figure it runs iin the family

                    HA HA just kidding...

                    Joe
                    It's a living creature (chit happens)

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                    • #11

                      Originally posted by ChrisC
                      Does she know about the "new fish budget" yet?
                      She knows what I spend, but I show her what the money pays for....Koi can be expensive but with a trained eye it doesn't have to be....She knows my budget is nothing more than $600....Also that's what motivates me when I show too, the fish I bought for $300 beats a fish that was 8 times more expensive is my joy....But let's just say my lady knows what I spend and honestly i don't spend more than $1000.
                      The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by aquitori
                        She knows what I spend, but I show her what the money pays for....Koi can be expensive but with a trained eye it doesn't have to be....She knows my budget is nothing more than $600....Also that's what motivates me when I show too, the fish I bought for $300 beats a fish that was 8 times more expensive is my joy....But let's just say my lady knows what I spend and honestly i don't spend more than $1000.
                        I am confused is it $600 or $1000

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                        • #13

                          Originally posted by Andrew from FL
                          I am confused is it $600 or $1000
                          $600 is my price range, never have I paid for a koi from my dealers more than that.

                          My Kohaku I brought to ZNA cost only $250...

                          $1000 is the most I would pay, but I would feel uncomfortable paying that much for a fish. I am in it for the conditioning part or project fish.
                          The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                          • #14

                            Just giving you a hard time. It would be interesting to see what regular posters on here pay on the average and also the most they have ever paid or would pay for a fish!!!

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                            • #15

                              Originally posted by keokoi
                              WOW

                              Hey Nancy, What's your daughter doing Later? I mean you gotta figure it runs iin the family

                              HA HA just kidding...

                              Joe
                              Joe, She will be home picking up doggy crap & feeding the koi.

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