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    Wood? Instead consider a poured concrete floor...

    Wood? Instead consider a poured concrete floor with block walls. Plan so that the walls go around 24" above grade to provide a nice seating area and keep out wind blown debris, mud, and any yard...
  2. Gonna be another great show!!!

    Gonna be another great show!!!
  3. Thread: Nitrate

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    Well said. Wishing all koi keepers a safe and...

    Well said. Wishing all koi keepers a safe and properous New Year! See everyone at CFKS this coming spring!!!!
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    UltraSieveIII unit pricing example: ...

    UltraSieveIII unit pricing example: http://www.cascade-pond-supply.com/Aqua-Forte-Sieve-Filters/AquaForte-UltraSieve-III-p-511.html
    Shower stacks can be DIY using storage boxes from a DIY store. ...
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    My shower water comes through UltraSieveIII units...

    My shower water comes through UltraSieveIII units with 200micron screens. Maybe not as good as an RDF; but, I don't have to clean out the water distribution box or the top tray of H1 ceramics in...
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    The foam at the shower had frozrn this morning. ...

    The foam at the shower had frozrn this morning. Pond water is 55F. We usually don't see something like that in ATL until after New Year. May have to put the cover on the pond early this year. ...
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    You are welcome. Matting is not nearly as good...

    You are welcome. Matting is not nearly as good as ceramic media. But I had to use matting when my first choice of ceramic media started turning to mush. The matting gave me time to find a better...
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    This thread is around 9 years old. Original...

    This thread is around 9 years old. Original posters not likely to reply.
  9. Thread: Air Lift Pond?

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    Air lift was a hot topic many years ago. But does...

    Air lift was a hot topic many years ago. But does not seem to fit with newer mechanical stages such as sieves or RDFs. The same goes for bio conversion units such as showers. It should work for...
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    Covering a shower with a foam box

    You might want to cover a shower box this winter to minimize heat loss. One option is to use insulated tarps. Another option is to build a box around the shower. The box shown in the pictures is made...
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    Ikeage videos and photos

    For those that do not know, on the Facebook page "Koi Keepers of North America", some of the US dealers who are in Japan are posting both videos and still photos of koi they have purchased and will...
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    time to produce ammonia and feces?

    Does anyone know or have read how long it takes in warm water after a koi has eaten before the corresponding ammonia starts to be produced and the food completely transits the gut with the release of...
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    Remember the koi keepers on the east coast

    They could be facing a tough week with the hurricane that is supposed to go up the coast from Florida to North Carolina.
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    Still using the H1 in the shower trays. Happy...

    Still using the H1 in the shower trays. Happy camper.
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    She is swimming and eating with the rest. I...

    She is swimming and eating with the rest. I just got some JPD food from Carl this weekend. I have mixed the Shori high protein with the Fujizakura health food and started everyone on that...
  16. Thread: Nitrate

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    Excellent post Mike. Bottom line...nitrates...

    Excellent post Mike. Bottom line...nitrates are toxic too.
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    Its part of koi care.

    Koi, like most animals, can develop tumors. Our chagoi had one growing from under the operculum (gill plate). So today I knocked her out with a gracious plenty of oil of cloves, excised the tumor...
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    And with the new show awards added for...

    And with the new show awards added for non-gosankes a good Hikiari or Doitsu can indeed win a major award.
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    I have gotten into the 3 Hikari show classes. ...

    I have gotten into the 3 Hikari show classes. Some very beautiful and elegant koi are to be found there.
  20. CFKS was again a great experience run by a super...

    CFKS was again a great experience run by a super team. Even the flood of 2019 (water main break) did not slow the show! There were some fantastic koi to be seen in the show bowls and excellent...
  21. Excellent set of posts on a tough topic.

    Excellent set of posts on a tough topic.
  22. Headed that way in the very early hours of...

    Headed that way in the very early hours of Friday. My koi will be there hours before I arrive. ;)
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    Thanks Brian! You should be headed to...

    Thanks Brian!

    You should be headed to Orlando!!!
  24. Thread: Seneye Pond Pack

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    Seneye Pond Pack

    Finally got a Seneye Pond Pack installed yesterday. pH is little higher than I would have guessed. But no risk of pH crash. Temp will hopefully increase this week. I took the cover off the pond...
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    Drs Foster & Smith Super Food on Sale

    The company is have a 4th of July sale. Using the promo code "20blast", plus the sale price.....I just ordered 80 pounds of Super Food delivered, with sales tax, for $155.14. That is just a few...
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