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    Hi Erns. D shaped benching bowls are a great...

    Hi Erns.

    D shaped benching bowls are a great idea.
    see http://www.koi-clubs.com/SouthEast/SHOW_NEWS/Benching_AID.pdf

    rgds BERN
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    We've now got a similar problem over here. ...

    We've now got a similar problem over here.

    When I got involved in benching (1991) the benching team took care of most of the DQs, not that there were many. Our rules then were pretty basic....
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    Hi Jim, We've two commercial publications over...

    Hi Jim,

    We've two commercial publications over here. Koi Carp and Koi. Koi were formerly Koi Ponds and Gardens.
    It's Koi that are part of a large publishing group. Koi Carp is a smaller affair,...
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    Hi Dick, Website is now updated with all but...

    Hi Dick,

    Website is now updated with all but one photo there.

    rgds BERN
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    Hi Dick, Full results, datawise are now on our...

    Hi Dick,

    Full results, datawise are now on our website - The Web-Site of the SouthEast Koi Club

    I'll be getting around to putting something prettier, with pictures this week now that we've had...
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    I visited a koi farm in South Africa and they had...

    I visited a koi farm in South Africa and they had to take precautions against frogs for the same reasons - fry predation.

    THey showed me traps that they used to capture adult specimens. The...
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    I've just Googled it and its 566 miles. A few...

    I've just Googled it and its 566 miles.
    A few years back I remember a Cape Town guy showing at Durban and that distance is 1606miles.

    rgds
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    I've just heard. The South African National,...

    I've just heard.

    The South African National, staged in Johannesburg was won by an exhibitor from Durban. There were several Durbanites there showing.

    rgds
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    Hi Jim, The locals dominate (in numbers) for...

    Hi Jim,

    The locals dominate (in numbers) for sure but they get a proportion of exhibitors from the other provinces, not just the other National location.

    rgds
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    Hi Jim, That's a fair description of Koi Shows...

    Hi Jim,

    That's a fair description of Koi Shows over here too.
    Type 1's abound in the UK.
    Type 2's wax and wane.
    Combined Shows haven't but they have in Europe.
    Dealer shows are very rare and...
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    What got me started?:eek: It was you Bl**dy...

    What got me started?:eek:

    It was you Bl**dy Yanks!!!!!!!!!!

    In the mid sixties I was a contented goldfish keeper with 3 interconnected, filtered pond breeding and showing Common Goldfish,...
  12. Thread: Measuring Koi

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    Hi, There are some differences in some...

    Hi,

    There are some differences in some benching procedures between ours and the main hobbyist body in the UK (the BKKS), but not where measuring is concerned.

    However, I wouldn't be so bold as...
  13. Thread: Measuring Koi

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    I think the main points have been covered. One...

    I think the main points have been covered.
    One bowl, same tape for all koi in the show*
    Competent handler to ensure safety.

    * We have one deviation. Our main benching bowl is only good for koi...
  14. Thread: Hikui and Shimi

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    I have always had a problem with the dirty filter...

    I have always had a problem with the dirty filter theory.

    I bought a Sanke in 1988 that I transferred to my new pond in 1992. Some years later it started to lose some beni which I put down to...
  15. Thread: Hikui and Shimi

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    BB, That's interesting. Australia has an...

    BB, That's interesting.

    Australia has an isolated population of Koi with probably a tighter genetic pool than most other countries which makes me suspect the genetic theory.

    BTW some fellow...
  16. Hi Bradly, You might get to keep that head...

    Hi Bradly,

    You might get to keep that head judge. We've a volcanic ash cloud over here that's closed most European airports. One scientist reckons that the last time this particular volcano...
  17. Mark has definately mentioned Hankos since he...

    Mark has definately mentioned Hankos since he started his blogs.
    He even got one made for me. After signing 300odd certificates:mad: at the first Belgian [email protected] show I felt that I needed one and...
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    Wayne, I know of a South African breeder that...

    Wayne,

    I know of a South African breeder that regularly washed eggs in a iodine solution before transferring them to the fry ponds.

    This was a precaution he took with all his oyagoi. At the...
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    There is a dealer in the UK that makes this claim...

    There is a dealer in the UK that makes this claim and the term "Exclusive breeder" often accompanies information supplied about show winners.

    Could it be a UK Show report where you've seen this?
    ...
  20. Thread: Chris Neaves

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    Chris Neaves

    I've just heard that Chris Neaves, founder member of SAKKS, occasional poster on here, author of many articles about koi nutritions, food and clays etc was shot by armed robbers.
    He is still in...
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    Luke, I see where you are coming from but...

    Luke,

    I see where you are coming from but wonder if more rules are the soltution. Magazines over here struggle for editorial content and as an occasional contributor I would hate to leave my...
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    Not so Jim Boy. There's an Irish Section of the...

    Not so Jim Boy.
    There's an Irish Section of the BKKS. Mostly in the Belfast area I'm told but not limited to just Northern Ireland, thus overcoming the politics of that region.

    Where there's koi...
  23. Thread: Giant Carp

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    That's probably a more factual piece of reporting...

    That's probably a more factual piece of reporting than most of the articles that appeared in our papers. In one article they actually had a picture of a Mirror Carp instead of a Common.

    Whilst...
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    One page of an American booklet on goldfish had a...

    One page of an American booklet on goldfish had a picture of a group of koi with the caption "a riot of color aren't they?". I bought it sometime during the 60's. That was the first time I saw a...
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    I prefer the robed scale edge style to this....

    I prefer the robed scale edge style to this. These types can be stunning but I've yet to see a large one retain the reticulation on the white, in fact its hard to even call it reticulation.
    Do you...
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