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    Note if you look up the professor on Google, you...

    Note if you look up the professor on Google, you can't find one other thing on him except this letter. 254,000 links, all link back to this letter. A little strange, I'm very skeptical of both...
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    Google Earth/Google Maps for Niigata

    For those interested, Google has finally updated the satellite images in the hills of Niigata. You can finally look with great detail to the little villages of your favorite breeder.

    Motown:)
  3. Thread: Omosako Shiros

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    The 2nd koi

    The 2nd koi
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    If your ordering the concrete from a comercial...

    If your ordering the concrete from a comercial outfit (Concrete Truck Delivery), ask them to add a type 3a antihydro add mixiture to the concrete. The concrete mix will have less water in it and...
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    Rich, I should have explained in greater...

    Rich,

    I should have explained in greater detail. My pond is 4 ft below grade, and 2 ft above grade. The part of the pond that is below grade has 2" pink foam on the outer walls between the soil...
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    JR, This tread has talked about "inches"...

    JR,

    This tread has talked about "inches" grown in a couple of months. It's easy to gain length on a small koi in a short period of time because the kois doesn't add much mass during this time. ...
  7. Thread: Water Changes

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    So using Mike's example: Weekly 10% changes...

    So using Mike's example:

    Weekly 10% changes ==> Equalibrium at week 50 with 89.5 units of pollution.
    Weekly 15% Changes ==> Equalibrium at week 35 with 56.5 units of pollution.
    Weekly 20%...
  8. Thread: Water Changes

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    Thanks Mike I'm making a spreadsheet showing...

    Thanks Mike

    I'm making a spreadsheet showing 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25% to show at the next club meeting. Seriously, water is cheap here in Michigan, it costs me $1.24 for each 15% change (750gal)...
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    Before anyone asks, Can you give us some water...

    Before anyone asks, Can you give us some water parameters? Test the water?

    PH, Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite?

    Can you post a photo of the fish? I seriously doubt a small fish of 12 inches could...
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    Any measurements yet?

    Any measurements yet?
  11. Thread: Flow meters

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    I use something very similar on both my main...

    I use something very similar on both my main return and my sidestream going to my UV. I like to turn the velocity down on the UV by using a ball valve so I can get a nice long exposure to the light....
  12. Thread: breeding ?'s

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    Don't bother with the malchite green, you need to...

    Don't bother with the malchite green, you need to treat the eggs within 12-18 hrs. If you treat them later then that, you'll kill them all. Skipping the treatment only reduces the viability of the...
  13. Thread: breeding ?'s

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    You can also try ZeiglerŪ Larval Diet, they sell...

    You can also try ZeiglerŪ Larval Diet, they sell it online at one of the big Aquatic places. Send me a PM, I'll send you the link.
  14. Thread: breeding ?'s

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    socalnick, Mike isn't kidding about food...

    socalnick,

    Mike isn't kidding about food sources. The breeding part is only 1/2 of the equation, you need to start working on a food source right away. Fry will start to need food by day 5, do...
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    Larry, I can't argue with your system, it's top...

    Larry, I can't argue with your system, it's top notch both in mechanical and UV.

    I was taliking more about the lower end of the spectrum, people with 3-4000 gal ponds with two UV units, and...
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    Thanks Larry, But doesn't UV light effect the...

    Thanks Larry,

    But doesn't UV light effect the DNA so that the algae can no longer reproduce? I don't think it kills the algae directly.
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    I agree, I saved a copy of the PDF to my hard...

    I agree, I saved a copy of the PDF to my hard drive.
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    hacnp, I'm not saying don't do UV lights (I...

    hacnp,

    I'm not saying don't do UV lights (I use one myself). I'm just saying algae is good, it locks up nutients in the water, then you can filter out the algae. UV lights tend to hide a water...
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    Don, I agree about the bloom during the late...

    Don, I agree about the bloom during the late spring.

    My point was more about the low level of unicellualr algae that reside in the pond. The stuff that you can hardly see, or in such small...
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    Lori, You're doing great! I say you have...

    Lori,

    You're doing great!

    I say you have been very very busy. Keep up the excellent work.

    I'm not sure how the saw cut went, I didn't realize that you were cutting so much. Hopefully I...
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    Thanks for the name, when I have a moment I'll...

    Thanks for the name, when I have a moment I'll send Mike a PM
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    UV vs. Better Mechanical Filtration

    It's a bad weather day and the board is a little light today, so I'll pose this question to all.

    Have we all become to dependant on UV to keep our water clear?

    I ask this because the only...
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    Larry, Excellent presentation for people...

    Larry,

    Excellent presentation for people coming into the hobby. So many people minimize the equipment required when you get started. I know of people that had plenty of money that were turned...
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    Jim, We have people from all over...US,...

    Jim,

    We have people from all over...US, Canada, Japan, UK, Denmark, and the list goes on....
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    Sorry, I'm engineer, sometimes I don't talk...

    Sorry, I'm engineer, sometimes I don't talk english. It's due to my orthongonal way of thinking.:rolleyes:
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