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  1. Thread: Pond Peeling

    by koiczar
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    Well, this is a surprising turn of events, to say...

    Well, this is a surprising turn of events, to say the least!

    First a bit of history - This pond was constructed between August and October of 2006. The customer was provided a written contract and...
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    Troy Yes, that is correct. We wanted to have a...

    Troy

    Yes, that is correct. We wanted to have a good turnout for the banquet as several hobbyists don't go to banquets. So, the entry fee included the cost for the banquet as well as tank fees. It...
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    BINGO!! Thanks for the input Mark!

    BINGO!! Thanks for the input Mark!
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    Tony My take - Next time, you be the Show...

    Tony

    My take - Next time, you be the Show Chair and YOU make the rules - simple!
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    Steve Now you can make it three - as a pond...

    Steve

    Now you can make it three - as a pond builder, under the rules of ZNA, I cannot show fish in a hobbyist show - AND I DON'T SELL FISH OR HAVE A RETAIL SHOP!

    Mike
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    I knew there was a reason for my not posting on...

    I knew there was a reason for my not posting on this board anymore, and this is one of them - appearance/underlying currents of "hidden" agendas.

    I have been Show Chair for 5 shows since 1998,...
  7. Ethan As you look at the pic you posted, I am...

    Ethan

    As you look at the pic you posted, I am the one in the plaid shirt, along with Erwin. I got a good look at her then, and another when I helped Russ bowl her for her photo op. Her sumi was...
  8. Correction Michael, the operative word here is...

    Correction Michael, the operative word here is "HAD" one. She came down with a serious infection shortly after arrival and no amount of effort could stop the infection, you know the rest.

    I think...
  9. Ethan ANY fish I spend $1200 on would NOT have...

    Ethan

    ANY fish I spend $1200 on would NOT have beni in the tail and pecs! This is probably a male as well!!

    What Mike Pheffer said is usually true about Goshiki and Goromo more times than not....
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    Nice pickup Luke!:eek:;)

    Nice pickup Luke!:eek:;)
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    Kevin is somewhat correct. As a Nisai, and in the...

    Kevin is somewhat correct. As a Nisai, and in the 50bu class showa, this fish took 2nd place at the 2007 AJKS. I too had the priviledge to see this fish in person on 3 different occasions while she...
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    Actually, this fish looks more like a goldfish...

    Actually, this fish looks more like a goldfish than a koi. I've seen goldfish do exactly what you're describing, but looking at where the color is coming up, I have never seen a koi do this.

    Mike
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    Koi #4's price is indicative of a comparison of...

    Koi #4's price is indicative of a comparison of buying Guchi or Laurenti versus a "slightly" less expensive brand - it's in the name - the name Nogami commands a very high price, even in Japan. It...
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    #1 - Appears to have best skin and volume at this...

    #1 - Appears to have best skin and volume at this stage. Still 2-3 years away but has the body to support the growth.

    #3 - The photo doesn't do this fish justice. The camera settings put too much...
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    Best Wishes to ALL who attend and entered fish....

    Best Wishes to ALL who attend and entered fish. Your journey begins or continues with each show attended.

    Good Luck

    Mike
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    Flounder You won't have to travel far as...

    Flounder

    You won't have to travel far as they'll all be at the show!:eek::D
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    Peppy I agree with a lot that has been said...

    Peppy

    I agree with a lot that has been said here. It's a lot to take in and comprehend, especially without seeing the various systems in play first hand. I complement you on at least making a...
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    Wow Garry! Someone finally came up to the plate...

    Wow Garry! Someone finally came up to the plate and created and "ALL FEMALE" JUDGING TEAM! Fantastic. Great judges, all three. Should be a good show, as usual. That looks like a great list of...
  19. Thread: Pond Rebuild

    by koiczar
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    Tamianth So, your project is finally taking on...

    Tamianth

    So, your project is finally taking on a "visual" shape/form. Glad to hear it. I remember talking to you about it during the Portland show in 2006. Glad to see you have Steve working on it...
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    koiboi31 If I'm not mistaken, isn't that Taru...

    koiboi31

    If I'm not mistaken, isn't that Taru of Far East Imports in the background of the first video? I take it he is Richdon Koi's Agent while in Japan?

    Mike
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    Hey Dick Don't forget San Joaquin Koi!

    Hey Dick

    Don't forget San Joaquin Koi!
  22. Well, okay, I guess I was misinformed. Looks like...

    Well, okay, I guess I was misinformed. Looks like the Sakai family took four titles over a seven year span. Still pretty impressive.
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    Mike I know you found it really did a nice job...

    Mike

    I know you found it really did a nice job of raising your ORP readings, so it sounds like you're able to really knock down the DOCs. Do you think it has any real effect on TDS?

    Mike
  24. Thread: New Member

    by koiczar
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    Lam I think he said these were BOTH Tosai!?

    Lam

    I think he said these were BOTH Tosai!?
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    So, Mike, with head loss, you're probably getting...

    So, Mike, with head loss, you're probably getting about 3000gph per shower?

    Mike
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