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    Really? I think it is the other way around....

    Really? I think it is the other way around. Hobbyist focus more on mechanical filtration and don't appreciate the importance of biological filtration.
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    I agree too. If a hobbyist buys from a trusted...

    I agree too.

    If a hobbyist buys from a trusted dealer who quarantines properly in an established quarantine tank/pond... what is the point of stressing a new purchased Koi in an inadequate...
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    I followed Russ Peters (and others) advice and...

    I followed Russ Peters (and others) advice and used 20 grams per 1000 gallons.
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    Where are the pictures?

    Where are the pictures?
  5. I think a bad idea.

    I think a bad idea.
  6. "Kenaf textiles" ??? Can you post a picture?

    "Kenaf textiles" ??? Can you post a picture?
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    A pond with a drain with an anti vortex cover and...

    A pond with a drain with an anti vortex cover and proper flow rate can still have issues if not designed properly.
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    That would show genetics and people's eye for...

    That would show genetics and people's eye for selection. Most growouts put a big emphasis on owners care of tosai for a year. I have a friend that won and beat a growout contestant who kept his...
  9. Thread: 6.5ph

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    Living in Southern California, I cannot relate to...

    Living in Southern California, I cannot relate to keeping Koi where the pH is 6.5.
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    You never had a Tancho Kohaku lose its beni?

    You never had a Tancho Kohaku lose its beni?
  11. MCA pretty much nailed it! With free shipping...

    MCA pretty much nailed it!

    With free shipping by some vendors, better prices, availability, and more options on good quality Koi food.
  12. Thread: Water Changes

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    The problem I see with pond water, crowded with...

    The problem I see with pond water, crowded with fish, is that water is an excellent solvent.

    Water changes are important to remove the dissolved contaminates, many we don't test for with our pond...
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    Here is part of the problem. I thought you were...

    Here is part of the problem. I thought you were suggesting having salt in the pond all of the time. Is that true? or are you talking about occasional use of salt when bring Koi home from a Koi show?
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    I understand you better now.

    I understand you better now.
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    yerrag; Why do you think now that most of the...

    yerrag; Why do you think now that most of the parasites are virtually immune to salt?
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    1 pound of salt per 100 gallons is a very low...

    1 pound of salt per 100 gallons is a very low concentration. Back in the 80s it was popular to maintain that concentration in a Koi pond. Now days, when salt is used by some hobbyists as a treatment,...
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    Were the 95% swabs submitted all from Koi?

    Were the 95% swabs submitted all from Koi?
  18. Thread: Pearl Barley

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    The problem I see so often when people decide to...

    The problem I see so often when people decide to "cook for their pets" (I am not talking about Tim), is even though they "think" they are making healthy choices, they often do not provide a complete...
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    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x457/Richard_R...

    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x457/Richard_Renshaw/Koi%20related/ZNA/2017%20SoCAL%20Show%206_zpspkab1ive.jpg
  20. Thread: Pearl Barley

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    Thanks! I made correction. I consider Koi...

    Thanks! I made correction.

    I consider Koi judges to be "experts". Have you ever heard of feeding cooked barley to improve shiroji?
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    The two ZNA Judges from Japan. Mr. Atsushi...

    The two ZNA Judges from Japan.

    Mr. Atsushi Yokoyama and Mr. Eiji Noji
  22. 2017 ZNA SoCal Chapter 43rd Annual Koi Show

    For more information - See:
    http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/club-news-updates/16423-2017-zna-socal-chapter-43rd-annual-koi-show.html
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    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x457/Richard_R...

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  24. Thread: Pearl Barley

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    I use to sometimes feed my Koi cooked short-grain...

    I use to sometimes feed my Koi cooked short-grain rice (sticky rice). The reason I fed rice, I was a cheap ass (Tim's words) and 30 years ago I heard that some Japanese Koi hobbyist fed cooked rice...
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    Always consider the source credibility and how...

    Always consider the source credibility and how current this practice is.
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