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  1. Thread: Air Lift Pond?

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    Air lift was a hot topic many years ago. But does...

    Air lift was a hot topic many years ago. But does not seem to fit with newer mechanical stages such as sieves or RDFs. The same goes for bio conversion units such as showers. It should work for...
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    Covering a shower with a foam box

    You might want to cover a shower box this winter to minimize heat loss. One option is to use insulated tarps. Another option is to build a box around the shower. The box shown in the pictures is made...
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    Ikeage videos and photos

    For those that do not know, on the Facebook page "Koi Keepers of North America", some of the US dealers who are in Japan are posting both videos and still photos of koi they have purchased and will...
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    time to produce ammonia and feces?

    Does anyone know or have read how long it takes in warm water after a koi has eaten before the corresponding ammonia starts to be produced and the food completely transits the gut with the release of...
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    Remember the koi keepers on the east coast

    They could be facing a tough week with the hurricane that is supposed to go up the coast from Florida to North Carolina.
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    Still using the H1 in the shower trays. Happy...

    Still using the H1 in the shower trays. Happy camper.
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    She is swimming and eating with the rest. I...

    She is swimming and eating with the rest. I just got some JPD food from Carl this weekend. I have mixed the Shori high protein with the Fujizakura health food and started everyone on that...
  8. Thread: Nitrate

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    Excellent post Mike. Bottom line...nitrates...

    Excellent post Mike. Bottom line...nitrates are toxic too.
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    Its part of koi care.

    Koi, like most animals, can develop tumors. Our chagoi had one growing from under the operculum (gill plate). So today I knocked her out with a gracious plenty of oil of cloves, excised the tumor...
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    And with the new show awards added for...

    And with the new show awards added for non-gosankes a good Hikiari or Doitsu can indeed win a major award.
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    I have gotten into the 3 Hikari show classes. ...

    I have gotten into the 3 Hikari show classes. Some very beautiful and elegant koi are to be found there.
  12. CFKS was again a great experience run by a super...

    CFKS was again a great experience run by a super team. Even the flood of 2019 (water main break) did not slow the show! There were some fantastic koi to be seen in the show bowls and excellent...
  13. Excellent set of posts on a tough topic.

    Excellent set of posts on a tough topic.
  14. Headed that way in the very early hours of...

    Headed that way in the very early hours of Friday. My koi will be there hours before I arrive. ;)
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    Thanks Brian! You should be headed to...

    Thanks Brian!

    You should be headed to Orlando!!!
  16. Thread: Seneye Pond Pack

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    Seneye Pond Pack

    Finally got a Seneye Pond Pack installed yesterday. pH is little higher than I would have guessed. But no risk of pH crash. Temp will hopefully increase this week. I took the cover off the pond...
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    Drs Foster & Smith Super Food on Sale

    The company is have a 4th of July sale. Using the promo code "20blast", plus the sale price.....I just ordered 80 pounds of Super Food delivered, with sales tax, for $155.14. That is just a few...
  18. Thread: New to Pond Life

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    You can get the Aquadyne manuals online. ...

    You can get the Aquadyne manuals online. Aquadyne Filtration Systems http://www.aquadyne-filters.com/pdf/ad8000-16000--22b-44c-manual-.pdf
    Aquadyne is a very good brand. I have used them for...
  19. How much does the float move in routine use? ...

    How much does the float move in routine use? As much as the water depth changes during the week.

    It probably not noticeable in one day, but after weeks, u might see it has gone up inches. The...
  20. Yes that is why Cetus and USIII have floats that...

    Yes that is why Cetus and USIII have floats that adjust the weir height. The weirs heights are not fixed.
  21. For the two Cetus sieves I used to have and the...

    For the two Cetus sieves I used to have and the two UltraSieves I have now....you install the sieves with the tops of the units around 1/2-1" above full pool level of the pond....so they do not...
  22. If I have two connected water chambers (pond and...

    If I have two connected water chambers (pond and filter box) and I use a pump to remove water from the box, the water flowing in from the pond will be the same rate as whatever the pump is removing. ...
  23. Each of my two BDs connect to a UltraSieveIII...

    Each of my two BDs connect to a UltraSieveIII unit via one of the two 4" ports. The other 4" port on each sieve has reducer to 2" and then a ball valve. When I want to do a water change, I turn off...
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    Still using H-1 in my shower trays. No problems...

    Still using H-1 in my shower trays. No problems with the media falling apart or not doing nitrification and aeration.
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