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  1. Thread: Let's See YOUR koi

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    A while ago we talked on this thread about Cha...

    A while ago we talked on this thread about Cha Utsuri (or tiger Chagoi as Brother David called them). I have recently bought one from the breeder I mentioned....
  2. Thread: "4" step kohaku

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    I agree with the above to an extent. The thing...

    I agree with the above to an extent. The thing that caught my eye was the beni on the left side which seems to have a pale edge to the scales.

    I'm afraid I don't like the ragged edge to the...
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    Well there's ammonia but no nitrite and a small...

    Well there's ammonia but no nitrite and a small nitrate reading so that suggests that there are some bacteria converting some ammonia into nitrite and then nitrate.

    Either way it's nowhere near...
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    Zeolite is a short term chemical remover of...

    Zeolite is a short term chemical remover of ammonia which needs regular recharging! It is not suitable for a long term koi pond filter.

    You need to get them to take the filtration they have...
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    Nice. What size and age are these now? As an...

    Nice. What size and age are these now? As an outcross between two different lines are you seeing better growth? They certainly have good body shapes.
  6. Thread: Let's See YOUR koi

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    Thanks for the video David - they have lovely...

    Thanks for the video David - they have lovely bodies and some show extremely strong netting pattern and good gin rin. One of the ochiba especially stood out to me with great richness in it's...
  7. Thread: Let's See YOUR koi

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    Are these the same as cha-utsuri? A friend of...

    Are these the same as cha-utsuri? A friend of mine has bred a few of these from his chagoi pairings over here in the UK. They are a chagoi with a black (well greyish-black) pattern like an utsuri....
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    Interesting sumi - looks very much like atarashi...

    Interesting sumi - looks very much like atarashi sumi! How'd that get into Australia or is this the result of some cross breeding? Liking the showa sumi too.
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    Not sure I'd go for any of them to be honest but...

    Not sure I'd go for any of them to be honest but then judging from photos is not the best way to do things!

    The first seems to have some stray beni at the back and it's mouth is quite narrow -...
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    Have to agree with the rest - kohaku on the far...

    Have to agree with the rest - kohaku on the far right. I like the sanke in the centre too.

    For the year after I think the same kohaku might still be the best bet. I'd think after that his...
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    Wow, beautiful. I need to get a couple of nice...

    Wow, beautiful. I need to get a couple of nice asagi once my new pond is done.
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    I like #14 - I like simple patterns and I think...

    I like #14 - I like simple patterns and I think it will look great when it gets big and has a huge wide mouth to shovel the pellets down.

    I alos like a few of the fish on the tosai page - would...
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    Our government were almost as useless and left...

    Our government were almost as useless and left Britains waiting at the airport in Tripoli and hadn't even chartered a flight to evacuate them. It seems that embassies now aren't worth the money used...
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    I know the feeling Dick. It's like me finding a...

    I know the feeling Dick. It's like me finding a particular snowdrop I want or other rare fish or plant.

    Here's one of my favourites this year, Galanthus nivalis 'Walrus',...
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    I like the depth pf the colours but the head...

    I like the depth pf the colours but the head shape looks rather pointed with a small mouth. However it seems to have grown well recently so you never know...
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    No apricots here in Nottingham but I do have...

    No apricots here in Nottingham but I do have flowers!

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p169/edseeley/Uploads%20via%20Pixelpipe/16012011036.jpg
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  17. Thread: sinking food

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    Glad you put the word facts in quote marks. ...

    Glad you put the word facts in quote marks.

    IMO his conclusions were wrong as his results simply showed that fish fed less often used a set amount of food more effectively per gram. It did not...
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    Very similar yes but I was trying to say he's...

    Very similar yes but I was trying to say he's using a chamber that can fill right up rather than the small one you drew and he's not using a balancing pump, just a float valve in case the pump runs...
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    A friend is gravity feeding sets of showers on a...

    A friend is gravity feeding sets of showers on a pond. He has simply built a chamber up to the pond height by the side of the pond. Water flows from a surface pipe (effectively an overflow) into...
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    It's a rotating screen that is backwashed...

    It's a rotating screen that is backwashed automatically when it blocks rather than waiting to be done manually as in a sieve. If you google drum filter you'll see a lot of industrial ones that'll...
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    Yume Koi - Suppliers Of High Quality Nishikigoi...

    Yume Koi - Suppliers Of High Quality Nishikigoi

    And this is the articles page,
    Magazine Articles Written By Mike Snaden

    Lots of great reading there...
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    Has the ice cracked the pond or any of the...

    Has the ice cracked the pond or any of the fittings? Or maybe expanded a seal and caused the leak overnight?
  23. Thread: My new pond design

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    Started digging but had to change the pond design...

    Started digging but had to change the pond design as I've gone with a liner rather than concrete and fibreglass. So the pond will be the same dimensions but with an aerated bottom drain in the...
  24. Can you stop water coming into the filter by...

    Can you stop water coming into the filter by valving off the feed from the pond? If so you could also check the water flow by calculating the volume in the top inch of water and timing how long it...
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    Here's an excellent article...

    Here's an excellent article by Mike Snaden that talks a bit about the use of Sodium Bicarbonate in conjunction with RO water in koi ponds. This was published in August 2003 in Koi Carp in the UK. ...
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