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    That's what the Scarecrow (TM) does. Won't work....

    That's what the Scarecrow (TM) does. Won't work. They will figure out the strings in a few days and find a way to work around them or catch fish through them. Even complete netting is not...
  2. Call around to your local industrial chemcial...

    Call around to your local industrial chemcial suppliers. I paid a hundred bucks for a fifty pound bag.

    -ste
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    That scarecrow thing only works for a week or so....

    That scarecrow thing only works for a week or so. Build an aviary or lath house over the pond and make predator protection part of the landscape.

    -steve
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    CG, I got about the same answer, 132 liters/min =...

    CG, I got about the same answer, 132 liters/min = 2100 gph.

    If you want to save more energy, increase the pipe diameter and decrease the depth of the diffuser. A three-inch pipe with the...
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    Adding EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is...

    Adding EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is the cheapest and most effective way to get rid of heavy metals. Well.... it doesn't really get rid of them but it chelates them so that are not...
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    The Bush administration will not let EPA make any...

    The Bush administration will not let EPA make any serious effort to protect the environment so the bureaucrats have to busy themselves with these fluffy little home economics projects.

    The day is...
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    You will always get kohaku from sanke parents. ...

    You will always get kohaku from sanke parents. Do the breeders throw good-looking kohaku away and save only the sanke offspring? Depends.

    -steve
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    I don't have to scroll left and right quite as...

    I don't have to scroll left and right quite as far now to see the entire width of the page. However, the new color scheme clashes with most of the avatars.

    -steve
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    Dropsy is like kidney failure. By the time you...

    Dropsy is like kidney failure. By the time you see the pine cone effect the kidney damage is likely irreversible. The kidney damage, in turn, was caused by an internal infection or parasite.
    ...
  10. Ocean Rider (seahorses) is at the Natural Energy...

    Ocean Rider (seahorses) is at the Natural Energy Lab complex on the Big Island.

    I was raising Banggai Cardinals, True Percula, False Percula, and Tomato Clowns, a few Dottybacks, seahorse (H....
  11. I do not know what happened to Robinson of late....

    I do not know what happened to Robinson of late.

    Getting that premium for net-caught fish over cyanide fish has always been the problem. I was the first marine ornamental breeder to become MAC...
  12. James, the American Marinelife Dealers Assoc. was...

    James, the American Marinelife Dealers Assoc. was Steve Robinson's organization. AMDA is driven by the profit motive while MAC, ostensibly, is concerned with the marine environment. This is not to...
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    My mother-in-law had a friend who was somehow...

    My mother-in-law had a friend who was somehow connected with, or jumped on the bandwagon of, shipping fish in plastic bags. That was when she lived in Southern California. Somewhere around here is...
  14. This all reminds me of the Marine Aquarium...

    This all reminds me of the Marine Aquarium Council's move to certify marine aquarium fish which are collected or cultured with environmentally sustainable practices. Marine Aquarium Council...
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    It is weird that when the samples are submitted...

    It is weird that when the samples are submitted they want to know if the fish have been tested by another lab and what the results were. If they were comfortable with their methods that would be...
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    Regardless of what Shinkokai, AKCA, breeders and...

    Regardless of what Shinkokai, AKCA, breeders and dealers do, the fate of your koi is still in your own hands. There is no substitute for careful, thoughtful and prolonged quarantine.

    KHV is...
  17. They invented punctuation and capitalization to...

    They invented punctuation and capitalization to help us express thoughts in writing and avoid confusion.

    -s
  18. Thread: the cost of koi

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    Are you concerned Russell? Every one of your...

    Are you concerned Russell? Every one of your costs is going up yet the price you receive for a koi is not.

    -steve
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    PP works by oxidizing organic matter. Feed is...

    PP works by oxidizing organic matter. Feed is organic matter. Seems like feeding would increase the PP demand and shorten the effective period (before it turns borwn).

    -steve
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    Agreed Zek. Japan continues climb out of lost...

    Agreed Zek.

    Japan continues climb out of lost decade | Business | The Guardian

    -stev
  21. Thread: the cost of koi

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    Welcome To Air Cargo World -- Breaking News...

    Welcome To Air Cargo World -- Breaking News
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    LOL. Yes, 0.3% is the same as 3 ppt.. -s

    LOL. Yes, 0.3% is the same as 3 ppt..

    -s
  23. Thread: the cost of koi

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    the cost of koi

    From their news release....



    USDA PROPOSES TO ADJUST USER FEES FOR VETERINARY IMPORT AND EXPORT RELATED SERVICES


    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2008--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and...
  24. Thread: Your Thoughts

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    He says the fin is bent downward which may not be...

    He says the fin is bent downward which may not be discernible from a top view photo. Time will not heal that. If it were not inhumane, it would be interesting to cut off the bent portion of the fin...
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    Water coming from the tap probably has some...

    Water coming from the tap probably has some excess carbon dioxide (a weak acid) which is driven off during aeration to increase the pH. Either that or you have uncured concrete or something.

    pH...
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