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  1. Thread: Anoxic filter

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    I agree. Only water changes deal with the full...

    I agree. Only water changes deal with the full range of parameters involved in maintaining water quality. I would not minimize the benefit of lowering nitrate levels, but at the same time think most...
  2. Thread: Anoxic filter

    by MikeM
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    It has been a very long time since I heard any...

    It has been a very long time since I heard any hobbyist claiming success in relying on anoxic "filter baskets". I know a fellow who installed some and continues to have it, but he is careful to say...
  3. All vendor spaces have been taken. ...I might be...

    All vendor spaces have been taken. ...I might be able to create a space for one dry goods vendor if they can work with a long, narrow display. Also, it looks like all tanks for entries into the koi...
  4. Thread: Pond filtration

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    In my opinion, there is no "best filter". There...

    In my opinion, there is no "best filter". There are multiple types of filter systems, and many brands of each sort. Each type excels at certain functions, and even highly experienced people will...
  5. Thread: Filter depth

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    I do not know what you have available in Ireland....

    I do not know what you have available in Ireland. I use a Zoeller sump pump... https://www.zoellerpumps.com/en-us/products/sump-effluent-pumps

    In the 15 years my pond has been in operation, I have...
  6. Thread: Filter depth

    by MikeM
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    Many of us are in your situation. The Nexus will...

    Many of us are in your situation. The Nexus will go in a filter pit so that gravity flow works. Getting things level takes careful attention when digging and laying the bottom of the pit. Note: The...
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    Where are you located? If in a warm climate,...

    Where are you located? If in a warm climate, having only 1.5 to 0.5 feet below the ground surface might work. (But, water could get very warm in summer.) If in a locale with true winter, pond may not...
  8. Yep... and I left off Genki Koi. Kevin is moving...

    Yep... and I left off Genki Koi. Kevin is moving to a space across from the registration room. Plus, it looks like Mike Weynschenk (Southwest Koi & Goldfish) will be able to come.
  9. Central Florida Koi & Goldfish Show: March 13-15, 2020

    It's time to make plans to take a spring break in Orlando.

    The Central Florida Koi & Goldfish Show will be March 13-15, 2020 at the Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center, 6515 International...
  10. Thread: Nitrate

    by MikeM
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    It is often said that nitrate is "relatively...

    It is often said that nitrate is "relatively harmless". Nearly all new hobbyists and many long-time hobbyists read and hear those words to mean "Nitrate is harmless." The emphasis should always be on...
  11. 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...
  16. 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...
  20. 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...
  24. Thread: Nitrate

    by MikeM
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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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