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    This koi is 5. She had very thick Beni. I don't...

    This koi is 5. She had very thick Beni. I don't know if this has any bearing but she lost all her Sumi her first year. I was told it would come back even stronger. It never did. It looks like...
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    I've been talking with Troy Head about a Sanke I...

    I've been talking with Troy Head about a Sanke I have. He notified me about this thread. Troy thinks the problem may be that I'm in southern Louisiana and my pond is not shaded, save for a large...
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    8' Pearls of Paradise Tank

    I have an 8' Pearls of Paradise tank that was used for about 12 hours at the Deep South Koi Show March 29, 2014. I was going to use it as a QT but when I put it up to sterilize it, I found that I...
  4. Thread: Karasugoi

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    Hi Ray! I gifted her to a friend because I...

    Hi Ray!

    I gifted her to a friend because I can't see her in my pond. She'll probably pick her up in March at the Deep South Show.

    Unless she's standing on right to eat off the surface, you...
  5. Thread: Karasugoi

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    I haven't noticed a tinge to her black. Here is...

    I haven't noticed a tinge to her black. Here is a pic of the red/orange on her mouth. I can't flip her over and take pics, she's too big, but her belly is the same color.
  6. Thread: Karasugoi

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    That's what has me puzzled, too, Mike. I...

    That's what has me puzzled, too, Mike.

    I take awful pics but here she is coming out of the mud. She was much fatter than the pic shows. I swear it's the same fish. LOL
  7. Thread: Karasugoi

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    I've been trying to ID my koi for years and found...

    I've been trying to ID my koi for years and found this old thread.

    She is solid, laquer black with a metallic goldish red belly when she is in a black pond. In the brown mud pond, she turns the...
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    Nope, he didn't do that either. Surprised. NOT.

    Nope, he didn't do that either. Surprised. NOT.
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    What is a bond beam? There is 00 highway mesh...

    What is a bond beam?

    There is 00 highway mesh in the original pour. When he came back and added the 8", he put wire mesh and drilled rebar into the original pour before shooting the additional...
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    Freeze? What's that? I'm a Cajun country girl,...

    Freeze? What's that? I'm a Cajun country girl, southern Louisiana.

    The pond walls were supposed to be 8" thick but that shoddy contractor I had made them 4". He used 16 yards of material,...
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    They brought the cement in a truck and the truck...

    They brought the cement in a truck and the truck pumped into some kind of hopper that they added water to and then sprayed it. They told me it was gunite????

    Yes, I turned them into the BBB and...
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    Your gunite job looks 1000% better than mine. ...

    Your gunite job looks 1000% better than mine. Congrats!

    I wish I would have seen this sooner but you could have mixed the Xypex in with the gunite and been done with it. Xypex is the way to go. ...
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    Are you sure your ammonia kit is good? What is...

    Are you sure your ammonia kit is good? What is your water temp? Maybe the water is a little too cool for the bacteria to really populate.
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    I'm just seeing this thread. Michael, why did...

    I'm just seeing this thread.

    Michael, why did you put those expensive covers over the sieves? How much of your pond is above ground. Your filter pit is very shallow compared to mine.
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    The pond is full and has been running for a week...

    The pond is full and has been running for a week today. I have a few issues to fix but so far nothing major. I forgot to put shut off valves before the leaf baskets on the 2 skimmer pumps. I have...
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    Michael, I have the meter set up already. I'm...

    Michael, I have the meter set up already. I'm going to drain the rain water out in the morning and use the shop vac to get the dirt out of the bottom drain pipes, clean the S/G filters and start...
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    I've been spending every spare second trying to...

    I've been spending every spare second trying to finish the pond. Sorry for not posting very often.

    Here is a brief summary of what's happened. The Rubberizeit didn't stick to the bottom and...
  18. Thread: Goshiki tips?

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    I'm glad you found one you like. It's a striking...

    I'm glad you found one you like. It's a striking fish. When picking Goshiki, I like the interesting head pattern as much as I like the Beni and Sumi to be 50/50 or 40/60. If you have too much of...
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    Michael, what's going to stop the crushed coral...

    Michael, what's going to stop the crushed coral from being washed down through the showers?
  20. Thanks, Si. The gunite guy finally came back...

    Thanks, Si.

    The gunite guy finally came back about 3 weeks ago. He drilled into the original pond, and put rebar studs, wired rebar and highway wire around the outside and applied a bonding...
  21. The top drawing is Paint shopped to put grass,...

    The top drawing is Paint shopped to put grass, garden behind pond and ledgestone siding. The pond is 18" above ground.

    Also, please, I'm begging you, don't use a rubber sealer unless it's...
  22. Lam, since we haven't had a chance to talk, here...

    Lam, since we haven't had a chance to talk, here is my pond design.

    River flow, 10'x25', 5-7' deep. 2 aerated bottom drains on deep end, 5' from rear wall. Each drain goes to a Cetus to an Evo...
  23. Thread: Ball Valves

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    Mine will be about 4-5' deep. The pond is 7' at...

    Mine will be about 4-5' deep. The pond is 7' at that end.

    I've never liked using knife valves on bottom drains no matter how deep they are.
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    It's going to have to be mounted horizontal. I...

    It's going to have to be mounted horizontal. I don't have enough room height wise. My cetus are almost sitting on the ground. I made my pit 4' deep but due to the mushy clay, I had to put a layer...
  25. Thread: Ball Valves

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    I don't understand what you're saying, Michael. ...

    I don't understand what you're saying, Michael. The sieve intake is almost at the bottom of the sieve which is going to be about 4 1/2'-5' down, I would think.

    I've found out that this ball valve...
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