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  1. That has to be the most fastidiously neat pond...

    That has to be the most fastidiously neat pond dig I have ever seen. ...Nice result. In time, will need to reduce the number of koi.
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    LOL.... No freezing here. We had a record hot...

    LOL.... No freezing here. We had a record hot October with most days 90F or above. The frigid cold affecting so much of the country is a very welcome 'cool front' here. With nighttime lows in the...
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    Yep. Just the sort of system I would do if...

    Yep. Just the sort of system I would do if building now.
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    Folks with long, cold winters need to consider...

    Folks with long, cold winters need to consider the time required to 'ramp up' in spring, and when cold weather starts arriving they likely can continue using a Nexus or similar type filter longer...
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    It will soon be 15 years since my shower filter...

    It will soon be 15 years since my shower filter went into operation. A year or three after it was installed, I began placing used mats across the top of the top tray to catch debris that made it...
  6. Brian: It would seem this was the result of some...

    Brian: It would seem this was the result of some personal vendetta rather than a prank that got out of control. My first thought was that it must have been some discharged employee. In any event, it...
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    Looking good! ...Love her head. :)

    Looking good! ...Love her head. :)
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    New MAKC Central Chapter

    Those who have not been paying attention may not know that the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club is re-forming its Central Chapter covering Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Beni Hanna Nishikigoi is hosting...
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    There could be genetic differences or a...

    There could be genetic differences or a crowding/competition impact. It is not possible to draw much of a conclusion without a lengthy history of experiences in the pond. After nearly 15 years, I...
  10. First Momotaro Auction of 2019: October 7 & 8

    The photos & video are posted for great eye candy... and my annual opportunity to study how the Momotaro breeding program progresses. It's a 'koi nerd' sort of thing, but I look forward to it.
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    Biggest Koi Show In History

    Or, it seems it may have been. The 20th Anniversay All-Indonesia Koi Show, staged by the ZNA Bandung chapter, drew 4,476 entries. Amazing! The entries may not have been of the quality of the...
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    Good questions. I have no idea regarding...

    Good questions. I have no idea regarding increased ammonia production. Regarding feces, consider the experience of those who show. Some fast for 5 days to be sure the gut is clear. I have found 4...
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    Now that you mention using Beni Kumonryu, I see...

    Now that you mention using Beni Kumonryu, I see the tendency of the sumi toward a lateral orientation. Jos Alben at Yoshikigoi in Poland has used Beni Kumonryu in his Showa breeding. If I recall...
  14. Thread: Nitrate

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    Links to articles on the effects of nitrate on...

    Links to articles on the effects of nitrate on aquatic life were recently posted on another board. Seems appropriate to re-post the links here.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15667845
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    Kudos to you for undertaking to do this ..And,...

    Kudos to you for undertaking to do this ..And, for the successful operation. Please update on her progress.

    I admire those who make the effort to save a fish. I have never attempted any sort of...
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    Hey, Brian. The Doitsu Showa in the first...

    Hey, Brian.

    The Doitsu Showa in the first video is one of the best you have produced. Definitely one many would like in their pond. You should be proud of your accomplishment. :)
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    Yep. The breeders have been busy. Much...

    Yep. The breeders have been busy. Much improvement in metallics over the past dozen years. It's not just Yamabuki anymore. True red (or pretty much true red) is not so rare. The improvement of sumi...
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    Increased Interest In Non-Gosanke?

    Is it just me, or does it seem that over the past year or so the number of serious koikeepers keeping non-gosanke has increased? Or, perhaps it is better phrased that they are giving more space to...
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    There is quite a range of yellow hues. At this...

    There is quite a range of yellow hues. At this stage, I like the Yamabuki cross better.
  20. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    "The other bane of kohaku breeders is aka-muji,...

    "The other bane of kohaku breeders is aka-muji, but at least some of the better ones can be kept and grown on."

    LOL.... I recall Ray Abell had a Kohaku spawning in one of his ponds (unintended, I...
  21. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    Never fails to amaze me how much size variation...

    Never fails to amaze me how much size variation there is among fry. .... May there be no shiromuji in the bunch. :)
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    Well, I think it goes back to the question of...

    Well, I think it goes back to the question of what your goal is.

    The Shusui-like male in post #8 is a neat koi. He reminds me of some of the unique koi Dr. Kuroki praised so much back in the...
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    Postscript: It has been almost 3 months since the...

    Postscript: It has been almost 3 months since the two Akame runts went in my pond. They are no longer runts. I have not netted them to measure, but one that appears it could be female is now equal in...
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    Your Yamabuki comes across in the photo as having...

    Your Yamabuki comes across in the photo as having very good color. I am wondering whether someone in the club has a Doitsu metallic of any sort. A Kikisui or Hariwake would give you a lot of metallic...
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    Many years ago, Brady Brandwood undertook...

    Many years ago, Brady Brandwood undertook re-creating Ki Utsuri. He was trying to get better body form with a good yellow and quality sumi. Ki Utsuri are notoriously weak on all three counts. He went...
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